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1. Your own house. Clean out a closet and sell your clothes that are high end or still in really great condition and stylish. Look in the shed, garage, attic or basement for hidden goodies that are old and treasured to some. Go through the kids clothes, shoes and toys and don't forget the stuffed animals that they have grown out of.
2. The Thrift Store- Don't buy everything you see or everything that is on sale.
# 1 Rule: Make sure that the items you buy are selling on eBay from 8 to 10 times the price you buy them for or more no less! Also look around for other selling items and pick out the ones you have the money to flip. Just get a little at a time and work up to where you want to be. Your first sell you may have to wait a while on the actual funds to be available until you prove to eBay that you are going to be a good seller.
3. The Resale Store/ Consignment Store- At our resale store they have sales and you can find good deals sometimes. Just remember your R.O.I. strategy though. Rule #1: 8 to 10 times the money you spend or free!
4. Estate Sales- There aren't a lot of estate sales around my area but who knows I may jump into some in other areas one of these days!
5. Yard Sales!- these are so fun and a lot of times if you hit them right people will just offer you free items. Just this week I went back to a yard sale to look for a certain toy that my child wanted that we neglected to pick up and the lady there loaded us up with lots of free items. This will be great to supplement my children't birthday presents. I have three coming up in the next two months. They are not afraid of garage sale items and are excited to have more presents to open! This is a great way to stretch your dollar.
6. Auctions- We do have an action here where we live and I would love to be able to go there in the near future and find some steals. I hear that you can really do well if you wait for the thing that you are interested in and not get carried away. Also you can shop the eBay auctions and if you know what you are doing you can find some great deals from people who are just cleaning out and don't know the worth of an item.
7. Buying wholesale-online and reselling it on eBay. I plan on doing this at some time with a few items if that works out. Just to insure some steady income. They have a program where you can send in your items and have eBay sell them for you.
8. Consignment- Maybe you know someone who is not computer savvy but they have a lot of things in their house they would like to sell. This is a mutual win win situation if it is done correctly. Learn from a seasoned eBay store owner and coach, how this is done right. She has a lot of good advice.
9. Curbside- check out things that people have left on the curb if they look good ask if they don't mind you taking them. Sometimes it is obvious and other times it is not.
10. Craigslist- is a great place to check out the free stuff or find really good deals. I wish we had one in our area. I still may do this whenever I get going good.
12. Facebook- free or sale or garage sale pages. Like some of these pages and keep an eye on them for good deals.
13. City Wide Garage Sales- our city has one of these every year!
14. Outlet Sales- don't forget the #1 rule or you may go under.
15. Department Store Sales Events- just make sure to follow your #1 rule.
I am by no means an expert on eBay sales but I do a lot of research and I wanted to share what I learned with you. If you have any more ideas about where to source please leave them in the comments. Thanks.