- My girls' clothes. By the time we are finished with an article of clothing, it has really been through the wringer. With three girls, our clothes get used at least by two kids! Plus many of my children's clothes come from a yard sale, so they have been worn by someone else's kids on top of mine. I feel it is only worth your time to eBay unique, boutique, or specialty clothes.
- DVDs I buy at yard sales for $.50 or $1 each. Some Disney classics I do eBay, but for not-as-popular movies or TV show episodes I sell them on consignment and ask $4-$8 per DVD.
- Things I don't feel like shipping, like some big dollhouses (remember I like to sell the people and the furniture separately?) or big plastic toys. There are MANY toys I buy simply to sell off the accessories, pieces, or parts, so what do you do with the big structure they came with? Sell on consignment. It WILL sell, even if it doesn't have any of the pieces!
- My "mistakes." When God knit me together, he gave me that risk taker gene...which means I'm not afraid of making mistakes. So I make a lot of them like the Dora Sheets or the Smurfette figurine I just HAD to have. If I try to sell something and it doesn't sell, I simply tag it at my "happy with" price. Remember ebayers have to pay shipping which is always at least an extra 5 or 6 bucks. At a consignment sale, you can ask a bit more than you would on ebay because the buyer is not paying a high shipping price.
- Baby gear. Baby gear is just SOOO BIG!! There are some things I will ship, like nice infant carriers or backpacks or bumbo seat sized things, but for the most part, if I run across a baby deal and feel like storing it until a sale, I consign it.
Stay tuned this week for more information on how you can make money by buying things at yard sales to resell at kid consignment sales (you don't need eBay for this one!).