Many people sell thrift Store Clothing on eBay every day. Why? Because clothing is in demand on ebay!. Every day people will comb their local thrift store for items to sell on eBay and many of those items will sell for far more than what they paid for the item. This is why selling thrift store Vlone store items is so great, very big profit potential. I have sold many items for 1, 000%, 3, 000%, and even 5, 000% profit margins. Yes, it is possible to do. There is a secret to it however. It is not inadvertently that the items I sell do so well. And by being eBay, I am sometimes wrong. But often, I’m right and my auctions do very well.
What is the secret? I will tell you the secret to selling on ebay. Knowledge. You get paid on ebay for what you know. It may sound simple and it is but many people who try to sell not only thrift store items and clothing but ANYTHING on ebay, first need to find out what people WANT. Knowing what is in demand is the key to selling on ebay. Many people try to find a supplier first. What good is a supplier if you don’t know there is a greedy market? You must know what people are looking for first. If you are going to sell thrift Store Clothing on ebay, you must first know what to look for.
Thrift stores are filled with thousands of items, most of which you do not want. You want only those items where people are waiting for anyone to post that item. This is done by researching closed past auctions. This way guess what happens is in demand and why. Many times it is collectors, a designer name, a classic piece or a hard to find item that will have many people bidding process thus driving the price up and up.
The best way to do research closed auctions is to keep a notebook dedicated to ebay auctions that have ended in each category that you want to specialize in such as womens jeans, mens knitted clothing or childrens jeans and pants. As you start research a new category make a section for it and start to research the names of the brands that close for the highest price listed first. Write down what names have the most submissions, sell for the highest prices and have the highest sell through rate. As you add more and more names to the list, you will quickly see a pattern of what people want and will bid for them.
In addition to researching closed auctions, the other key is to do field research. Go to your local thrift store with a put in writing and small notepad. Copy down all of the names you see on the rack that you are unfamiliar with. When you get home look up those items on ebay. Many of the names will not yield results that would make it worth going back to buy the item, BUT every once in a while you will find that overlooked diamond that will make it worth your time going back to buy. As you do this for a little while, you will know what brands are junk and which companies are worth buying. When you do find those great items that no one else knows, you will know what people mean by the term the thrill of the hunt!
Knowledge of the market is the key. However many people are yet to done their homework first and will list stuff no one wants and they’ll think ebay just doesn’t work. They just went about it wrong. You can use your local thrift store to have a constant supply of items to sell, If you know what to look for. If you do some simple research and a little experience, you will be the one who knows what they are doing.
You must really become familiar with the market and what people want and what they don’t want as well. You will get better at it as you continue to get more experience and will quickly see other opportunities other than clothing. People cast off all sorts of things that are junk to them but treasure to someone else that creates the old saying most evident One persons junk is another ones treasure.