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Where do I sell the goods I get?

Offline MovieMan

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Where do I sell the goods I get?
« on: December 03, 2012, 07:42:22 PM »
The top three choices (not necessarily in order) are:

Flea Markets
eBay
Craigslist

Other outlets are:

garage/yard sales
consignment shops
other online outlets

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Re: Where do I sell the goods I get?
« Reply #1 on: December 10, 2012, 04:58:58 PM »
I personally use Craigslist instead of Ebay to sell almost all of of my items because you are dealing locally and people can come and pick the items up, plus, its a great free resource. Some items that are rare, expensive or unusual might do better on Ebay because it has more specific categories & better exposure. There are also a variety of other classified ad and auction websites you can sell through.

You should have no problem getting rid of the nicer merchandise but what do you do with all of the smaller, less valuable items? Owning a thrift store is the way to go if you are trying to maximize your profit from buying storage units at auction. 1. You can ask higher prices for each item in a retail environment. 2. Over time & at the right price, every item will eventually sell.

When I was at my peak, buying 7-10 storage units per week, I had so much merchandise that I had sell it quickly. My employees and I would fill up two 26′ U-Haul trucks per week and then have a gigantic garage sale in a car lot that I rented on Saturdays. I got great exposure being on a major road and we had about 800-1000 people stopping by every Saturday. With this many people picking through your merchandise, you will move a lot of items that you otherwise couldn’t sell. One mans trash is another's treasure and you would be amazed at the things other people are willing to buy.


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