Thursday, February 19, 2009

Hot Item to Sell on eBay - Today Contraceptive Sponges

Today Contraceptive Sponges. These are selling for 5 times the retail price, but are very hard to find. The company has temporarily stopped production as a result of a packaging change. Women love these and will pay big money for them - since they offer hormone-free, convenient birth control.

They have been found Rite Aid and Walgreens and other drug stores. Some have even been found marked down on clearance. They cost about $10 for a box of 3, or $20 for a box of six. Also look at flea markets. If you can find any, buy them and sell in a lot. Here are some recent completed listings:

Today Sponge Vaginal Contraceptive Box of 6 2010
That's right! One box of 6 sponges that costs $20 sold for $99!

6 ~ TODAY SPONGE Contraceptive New in Box Exp 6/10
Same thing, a $20 item sold for $99.95!

3 ~ TODAY SPONGE Contraceptive Exp 6/10 New in Box
Box of 3 sponges which cost $10 (or less) sold for $49.95.

Let me warn you, these are hard to come buy. But it never hurts to look if you are out and about and can drop by a drugstore and check. If you do decide to sell them, list them as a private listing. You will get more bids and buyers if the buyer's privacy is respected, because of the nature of the product. Click here for step by step instructions on how to create a private listing.

I had great luck with these last summer and fall, and have cleaned out most of the stores in Atlanta! Other sellers in my Facebook group reported finding the Today Sponges and making several hundred dollars.

Update September 2013: Since this post was written in 2009, I have become proficient in selling grocery items on Amazon, including "embarrassing products" like contraceptives. Personal items sell better online than in retail stores because of the privacy of buying online. In fact, I make between $150 - $200 selling condoms on Amazon every month. Learn more about selling grocery items by taking my class, "The ABCs of Selling Groceries on Amazon."

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Anonymous said...


When you posted this tip in September I purchased every one I could find in my area. I ended up selling about 60 boxes. My husband and I recently went out of town and I found 6 boxes. I sold them all within 3 days and it practically paid for our trip!! Thanks again for this awesome tip!

Suzanne A. Wells said...

Amanda, I am so glad to hear that! When I was finding them here in Atlanta, spent a week driving around to all the drug stores in a 25 mile radius. Nothing like making $400 in one day on eBay. These are just about the hottest item I've ever worked with.

Anonymous said...

Thanks so much for sahreing this info. I will for sure be on the look out for these on my next shopping trip. I need to make all the money I can to pay our bills and to make this kind of money would be a blessing. Again thanks so much for your tips and sharing!

Anonymous said...

lol....wasn't there a Seinfeld episode where Elaine was trying to decide if guys were "sponge-worthy" and wiped out the stores of the sponges when they were discontinued??

Anissa.Lynette said...

I think you must have bought them all. I made several stops around Roswell today and found nothing. I'm going to keep at it. BTW, love your blog. I'm learning so much. I used to ebay a long time ago and then stopped. Your blog has made me want to jump back in.