1. Snow Globes
I never tried snow globes before, but saw many people posting their success with them on the Money Making Mondays threads in my Facebook group. I always avoided them because I thought the shipping would be a hassle. Boy was I missing out! Here are a few of my sales this year. I still have the highly coveted Little Mermaid Symphony Under the Sea snow globe that sells for $300 (found it at a yard sale, new in box for $30!) Had lots of low offers but the right buyer will come. I sold these snow globes this year:
Little Mermaid Snow Globe $10 at yard sale, sold for $125
Hallmark Frosty Friends Snow Globe $3 at Goodwill, sold for $149
Shalom Snow Globe $2 at Goodwill, sold for $28 on BO
2. Rugs. This is another item I hadn't really looked at but they sell well and are easy to ship.
Found this Capel rug at a garage sale for $6. It was lying on the lady's driveway with a bunch of other rugs. Sold for full price of $124.97 and shipped to Montana, to a lovely log cabin.
$3 at Goodwill, sold for $29.97. Not huge, but plenty of sellers overlook these.
3. Kavu bags. I only found one of these but look for them everywhere. The killer is when you are in Goodwill and the shoppers are wearing them!
$3 at Goodwill, sold for $59.97. Check out my blog post about this brand.
Nike Maria Sharapova tennis dress, $6 at Goodwill, took Best Offer of $60.
Nike Maria Sharapova tennis dress, $6 at Goodwill, took Best Offer of $70. Learn more about selling expensive tennis dresses here.
5. Hats. The magic here is how cheap you can get them. Goodwill's prices on hats are not low enough to turn a profit, so I look for these at other thrift stores or garage sales. Just look for cool or interesting logos, they will sell. All of these cost $1 or less and sold for $20-$25. You can get a Styrofoam head at a beauty supply store or a craft store for about $4. Good margins on hats!
The key to a sustainable eBay business is continued education. Keep learning how to use the resources around you to make money from the comfort of home. I have been selling since 2003 and learn something new every day.