Tuesday, March 31, 2009

Discontinued Item to Sell on eBay - Orange Flavored Nicorette Gum

This item was in my Hot List back in November. Nicorette has discontinued the orange flavor. The boxes of 110 pieces are selling for up to $250! Look for it at grocery stores, drug stores, convenience stores, flea markets, and tobacco outlets – where ever tobacco products are sold. All of the recently completed listings are by the same seller and the selling prices range from $175 - $250.

Nicorette gum (Orange) 2mg

Click here to see all of the completed listings.

Special instructions: Read eBay’s policy about selling tobacco products. Be sure to put a disclaimer or caveat on your listing that states buyer must be at least 18 years old to purchase this product.

Click here to see my FREE list of discontinued items to sell on eBay.

Good luck!

Monday, March 30, 2009

Thrift Store Item to Sell on eBay - Alpaca Sweaters

The alpaca is an animal related to the llama, looks like a long-haired, shaggy llama, and grows thick, long, soft wool. The wool from an alpaca is similar to sheep's wool or mohair, but it is softer and silkier and takes much longer to grow. Therefore, Alpaca fleece is quite expensive and in high demand all over the world. Alpaca does almost as well as cashmere. As always, the larger sizes will bring a higher profit, but don't leave an Alpaca sweater behind in a thrift store! Here are a few recently completed listings for Alpaca sweaters. All listings are for used or pre-owned items that you can pick up in thrift stores for just a few dollars. Notice that all of these items sold for over $100!

Peruvian Connection Burgundy Alpaca Sweater Cardigan XL


Peruvian Connection Baby Alpaca
Black Sweater Dress M L

Click here for my free list of thrift store items to sell on eBay.

Congratulations to Ginny and Shel for winning the two $50 Walmart Gift Cards! Stay tuned for more great giveaways to come.

Happy selling, and have a great day on eBay.


Friday, March 27, 2009

Thrift Store Item to Sell on eBay - Vintage Pyrex Amish Pattern

Vintage Pyrex is highly collectible and a good seller on eBay. There are so many patterns out there, but this post will focus on the blue and white Amish pattern. This is the one we had in my home when I was growing up. I remember my mom mixing brownie batter in the big white bowl with the "funny ladies" on the outside.

You can find the single pieces (bowls, casserole dishes, butter dishes, baking pieces, etc.) at thrift stores for $1-$3 each. Also check garage sales and estate sales. Here are a few recently completed listings for vintage Pyrex in the Amish pattern.


Vintage Pyrex Turquoise Amish Butterprint Mixing Bowl


Click here for my free list of thrift store items to sell on eBay.

Wednesday, March 25, 2009

Item to Sell on eBay - General Mills Box Tops For Education

"Box Tops has helped America's schools earn over $250 million in the past 12 years. Your school can earn up to $60,000 every year." -boxtopsforeducation.com

A reader clued me in on this one. Did you know you can buy/sell Box Tops for Education on eBay? This is a win-win situation! People who don't use the box tops can accumulate and sell them, schools who want them can buy them and redeem for educational materials, supplies, and and other items for schools. Here is a recently completed listing for Box Tops for Education:

500 Box Tops for Education Boxtops btfe FREE Ship 2009+

Click here to see all the completed listings for Box Tops for Education to get an idea of quantities and selling price. (There were over 350 completed listings as of this writing.)

Click here to sign up for the Box Tops for Education program and get 5 extra points.

Happy Selling!

Tuesday, March 24, 2009

Discontinued Item to Sell on eBay - Pacquin Hand or Body Cream

Discontinued hand and body cream by Pfizer. This cream has been around since the 1960’s. Comes in regular, medicated, aloe, and plus. Click here to read more about the item. Look for it at closeout stores and wherever hand cream is sold. Retail price (if you can find it) is around $5 for the 8 ounce container, and it is selling on eBay for over $60 for an 8 ounce container!

Here are a few recently completed listings for Pacquin hand and body cream.

Pacquin Plus Hand & Body Cream

Pacquin Plus LARGE 8oz New Ready to ship


Click here to see my FREE list of discontinued items to sell on eBay.

This item was on my Hot List back in November and the price has gone up about $20 per container since then, so the Pacquin cream is really in demand. Click here to check out my Hot Lists for more products like this that you can sell on eBay for a nice profit! There is even an option to get the Hot List free.

Happy Selling!

Monday, March 23, 2009

Thrift Store Item to Sell on eBay - Bose Radio

I sold a used Bose radio a few years ago and was shocked at the profit! I actually found it at a thrift store for about $20 and it sold for around $300. Definitely keep your eyes open for these. Here are a few recently completed listings for Bose radios. All are in used condition.



AM FM mint w/ remote

Click here to see all completed listings for Bose radios and CD players.

Click here for my free list of thrift store items to sell on eBay.

While we are on the subject of electronics, have you heard of this cool gadgety thing called the Magic Jack? (Yes, I am a gadget freak.) It is a new service that gives you a number, call waiting, voice mail, caller ID, and free directory assistance in one compact little phone jack. The "Magic Jack" is actually a USB phone jack that plugs into any computer with USB ports. Then, you plug a phone into the other end allowing you to make or receive calls for free. The Magic Jack was voted 2008 product of the year by PC Magazine. The website says, "Never pay a phone bill again! Click here for a free trial and more information on the Magic Jack. (For the free trial, do NOT select the "5 years for $59.95 plan" when checking out. If you select the 5 year plan, you will charged immediately instead when your 30 day trial is over.)


Happy Selling!

Friday, March 20, 2009

Thrift Store Item to Sell on eBay - Tennis Apparel

Spring is in the air, and tennis is not far behind. Gently worn tennis apparel is a good seller, and plentiful in thrift stores! Here are a few tips for selling pre-owned tennis clothing.

Focus on performance fabrics such as like Nike Dri fit, Nike Sphere Dry, Adidas Climacool, Under Armor, etc. You will get the most money for these types of fabrics.

Look for tennis apparel in thrift stores, garage sales in tennis communities, and at TJ Maxx and Marshall's. You can find some huge deals.

Women's items sell better and are easier to find than men's.

Concentrate on leading brands including Nike, Nike Dri Fit, Nike Seamless, Nike Sphere, Under Armour, Adidas, Avia, Tail, New Balance, Jamie Sadock, and Ellesse. Click here to read more about selling Jamie Sadock tennis apparel on eBay.

Look for the tennis skirts with the shorts made into them under the skirt. You can find these for around $3 at thrift stores and garage sales. These are really the only kind that sell very well on eBay. Look for these in the women's and children’s or girl’s section at thrift stores. Sometimes, tennis skirts are confused with a girl's skirt and are placed in the wrong section of the store. Below are a few listings for tennis clothing that have recently sold on eBay. All of these examples are for pre-owned items.

Nike Tennis Dress size S (4-6)

Nike Fit Dry Fit women's tennis skirt/skort EUC XS 0-2

Nike Dri fit Tennis outfit top & skirt size S/M


Tuesday, March 17, 2009

Giveaway: $50 WalMart Gift Cards & New Hot List Just Released

This post is a two-parter. Part 1: I am celebrating 6 years as an eBay seller this month. I'm sharing my success with two lucky winners who will each receive a $50 Walmart Gift Card! To enter, just leave a comment below. For extra entries do any of the following:

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Be sure to leave a comment for each extra that you do. Don't forget to leave your email address so I can contact you if you win! Contest closes on March 27, 2008. Good luck!

Part 2 - The new Hot List is now available. 15 items that have been good sellers on eBay within the last 30 days. Issue 7 of the eBay Coach Hot List report contains the following:

3 Discontinued Hair Care Items

6 Discontinued Beauty Items

2 Summer Items

1 Skin Care Item

1 OTC Medicine

1 Food Item

1 Clothing Item

My Hot List explains exactly where to find these items, the retail price, the average selling price on eBay, and links to completed listings. Hot List is $9.95 and is a digital download. Option to get it free when completing a Trial Pay offer. Click here to get your copy of the latest Hot List.

Happy Selling,

Monday, March 16, 2009

Selling Dollar Store Items on eBay for Profit

Dollar stores such as Dollar Tree and Dollar General have all kinds of goodies you can sell on eBay for profit. Here is how to use dollar stores to find your eBay inventory.

Find a local store that is good about keeping shelves stocked well. Ask the store manager or employees when inventory is stocked and plan your trip around that time. Early birds get the worm at dollar stores. Think about it like a garage sale - the first shoppers get the best selection.

Keep your eyes out for discontinued items. Pay close attention to scents, shades, and sizes that have been discontinued. (Check my hot lists for exact items.)

Consider seasonal items. You may find sun products in the fall. Stock up on the good brand names (Aveeno, Neutrogena) and hold until spring. Check expiration dates.

Look for higher end cosmetics like L'Oreal, Neutrogena, Revlon, etc. Cosmetics are great to sell in a batch or log.

Soap. I've listed several soaps on my Hot Lists that have been found in dollar stores. Manufacturers are constantly changing the packaging, discontinuing scents, and changing formulas. Do your homework and stay informed of discontinued soaps and check dollar stores.

Books are good sellers. Bestsellers in both paperback and hardback show up in dollar stores. Consider selling these in a lot - such as several different books by the same author, or several books in the same category (romance, thriller, mystery, etc.)

Happy Selling,

Thrift Store Item to Sell on eBay - Clairol Benders Hair Curlers

You can find these funky hair curlers at thrift stores for about $3 a set and they sell on eBay for about $25 a set. Some come in a hard case, some come in a soft vinyl case. These hair curlers make spiral curls, and these sets are great for travel because they are so compact. Even if all of the benders are not in the set, these are worth trying to sell. Here are a few recently completed listings. All of these examples are for used or pre-owned items that could be found at garage sales or thrift stores. Notice that in some of them the seller has grouped two sets together.




Click here for my free list of thrift store items to sell on eBay.

If you want to find out more about what is hot on eBay or what to sell, I recommend Terapeak (which has a free version), and Hammertap (which has a free 10 day trial). I'm hard at work on the next hot list (using these tools) so watch for it to be released later this week.

Happy Selling!

Thursday, March 12, 2009

Thrift Store Item to Sell on eBay - Born Mary Jane Shoes

Born shoes are a line of comfortable casual footwear made from premium leather. Born shoes retail for around $100 or more. One of the most popular styles is the classic Mary Jane style. These are great sellers on eBay, especially in larger Womens sizes, such as 8 and up. You can find gently used shoes at thrift stores for $3-$6 a pair. Below are some recently completed listings for Born Mary Janes. All of these examples are for used or pre-owned shoes.

BORN MaryJane Black shoe Women's 9.5 Barely worn


BORN Shoes Brown Leather Mary Janes Super Nice sz 8.5M

Click here for my free list of thrift store items to sell on eBay.

Good luck thrifting!