The Yard Sale
If you donít live in an area
that is well known to have yard sales, garage sales or house sales in the summer
months, pick up a newspaper, or a newspaper from a surrounding town and find
some! These are the best ways that you can find stuff that you can resell.
Moving sales, divorce sales, and yard sales are all great places where stuff is
cheap and you can find things that people just want rid of because they donít
want any more that are still in great shape and usable. You might find things
you can use in your own home, saving you money, or you can find things that you
can sell online and make a profit.
The Flea Market
In most all portions of the
world, flea markets exist in some form where people will rent tables and sell
their goods. This is like one huge yard sale that you can walk through, usually
in a big building. Sometimes, flea markets can be held outdoors when the weather
is nice, in the middle of summer.
If someone falls behind in
their taxes, an estate sale is held. This is one area that you find some
relatively inexpensive items that you can use in reselling or in your own home.
Frugal buying and buying only those things that interest you will help you know
more about what you are selling and how much you can really expect to sell that
item for.¬† House auctions are more than just tax sales, there are also
house auctions where the person has died, and the relatives just want to sell
off the contents of the house as it is too difficult to bear to go through the
house.¬† This is one way that you can often find great antiques, older
items, one of a kind items and other treasures that are going to make your
online store unique in what you offer.
Reading through the newspaper, the
classifieds, and the free sections, you will find a variety of goodies that are
always for sale. You can run an ad yourself saying that you purchase the
contents of attics, leftovers from yard sales and you do whole house clean outs
(which is where you come and pay to take all of the contents out of a
house).¬† This can be a little more work, but your prices are going to stay
low and you are going to find some great deals in things that you can sell both
online and offline to make more money.
Friends and Relatives
Tell your friends and
relatives that you are starting your own resell business. Ask them if they have
stuff that they donít want, that they are going to throw away, tell them to give
it to you.¬† One thing that your friends and relatives will appreciate is
that you are going to find useful ways to get rid of things, instead of them
throwing things in the garbage. Most often friends and relatives are a great way
to get free stuff!
If your start off just making an extra twenty dollars a month
after you pay for shipping and auction fees, this is one method of building your
reputation. When you are known to ship the products, in the shape and in the
manner that you are advertising them, your business can grow quickly.¬†
Remember nothing happens overnight, but continuing to work on your business Ė
where to buy and where to sell, you will find that your hobby and be quite