When sourcing for inventory at garage sales and thrift stores, most people make some seriously costly mistakes. Not only do they leave profits behind on items they skip over, but sometimes they also make some mistakes that leads to bad feedback, returns, and other time wasters that cost both time and money.
For over a decade, I’ve been going to garage sales and thrift stores looking for inventory to resell online. I really enjoy buying inventory at those sources because of the potential for huge ROI (return on investment). I mean, where else can you buy something to resell and turn $1 to $25 or $5 to $80?! In fact, it can get a little addicting if you let it.
With over 10 years of garage sale and thrift store sourcing experience, I’ve honestly made countless mistakes. In the video below, I’ll break down what I think are the top 7 mistakes that online resellers make at garage sales and thrift stores. I’ve learned from these mistakes, and it’s helped my profits to go up and my time to be better spent. The goal of this blog post is for you to learn from my mistakes and make much better use of your time and money. Now, press play and let’s get into it…
Like I said before, I really hope you can apply the lessons from the above video and not make the same mistakes that I did during my first few years of garage sale and thrift store sourcing. Not making these 7 mistakes will help you earn more money and also avoid negative feedback and returns.
Now, I’d love to hear from you! Have you made any sourcing mistakes at garage sales and/or thrift stores that you have learned from? Comment below and share your experiences and lessons learned. Together we can make this blog post a continual source of garage sale and thrift store sourcing tips.
My number one favorite item to buy at garage sales to sell on Amazon is board games! The awesome thing about board games is that they sell for really good money in both new and used (collectible) condition.
I find profitable board games almost every time I go out sourcing to garage sales and thrift stores. In fact, I have discovered the secrets to making hundreds of dollars a week selling new and used board games, and I want to pass on my strategies to you.
While I find profitable board games at garage sales and thrift stores, there are so many other great places to find board games to sell on Amazon. I’ll honestly run out of money before I run out of board games to find and resell. It’s because of this abundance of opportunity that I decided to create The Reseller’s Guide to Board Games: How to Turn Play Money into Real Money.
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