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Remember when selling your own stuff there is a limit, remember you are unlikely to make a profit on most of your personal items. All you are doing is recouping an amount of money that otherwise would be dormant.
The good news is that you now have some seed capital to obtain new stock. But where to get it from?
What if I told you that there are places that you can find a never ending supply of products that you can pick up for a few pounds and resell for a profit.
Would you believe me?
How do you find them?
Do you have to spend a minimum amount with them?
Do they only sell to trade?
They do exist.
You can find them in any town or city.
You can spend a few pence or a few pounds
They sell to anyone
They are called charity shops. Today’s charity shops such as Oxfam and Barnardos are rather more savvy and tend to know the value of most of the stock, the really good items are creamed off and are then auctioned. You will come across the occasional designer label or item missed by the staff that run the shop but it doesn’t happen often.
Take time to look at the items in the shop amongst the junk will be some good items that will fetch more than the ticket price. Remember the completed items search facility use that to consider if it’s worthwhile making a purchase.
RESEARCH RESEARCH RESEARCH
Books are often a good seller, but be selective leave the paperback bodice rippers on the shelf. Time to find a niche!!
Look at the more specialist non fiction items. Cookery books are good sellers, you won’t find Jamie, Gordon, Hugh or Heston there but there is always Delia and she never lets you down. What’s the worst that can happen? You could lose a few pounds but also brush up your cookery skills. You may even gain a few pounds
Are there any other good sellers from charity shops? Yes, but I will tell you about them next time.