Sunday, March 21, 2010

Famous Footwear - Source for eBay Inventory

Here is another place you can get great stuff at low prices to resell on eBay. Famous Footwear carries name brand shoes such as Born, Merrell, Sorel, and Naturalizer. Many cost over $100.

Here is how to work this system. First, sign up for the rewards program. You will earn points based on your purchases. I received a gift card for $10 in the mail this week.

Next, watch for the special "Buy 1 Get 1 at 1/2 Off" sale. This sale comes around several times a year. Famous Footwear always has shoes on clearance. Here is the deal I did yesterday:

Bought one pair for myself (which I needed) at $45. Scoped out the clearance rack. Found a pair of Born leather clogs with original retail of $74.99. Clearance price was $30. So, at half price, the Born clogs were $15. Applied my $10 rewards to the purchase which made the clogs $5.

Now, this particular shoe sells on eBay for around $60, new in the box. So my profit after fees will be around $46. After all is said and done, my eBay profit will cover the cost of the pair of shoes I bought for myself. How's that for savvy shopping?


When looking for womens shoes to resell, look for larger sizes - 9 and up.

Look at the original retail price on the box. Go for the higher retail prices. You will make more money.

For more ideas on where to get items to sell on eBay, look on the right sidebar under the heading "Where to Get Items to Sell."

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Marge said...

Very smart! Unfortunately, I went to their store locator and it said that there isn't a Famous Footwear store within 50 miles of here (Charlotte, NC) Oh, well, it was a nice idea.

Tanya's Treasure Trove said...

I like it!

Kelli said...

Excellent idea!

Sandra said...

I've found the B1G1 1/2 off doesn't apply to clearance items in my area.