Thursday, October 13, 2011
What to sell Wednesday: Parts and Pieces and Stuff Like That
What day is it, anyway? Oh well.
Once you've been at this for a while, you might find yourself with random parts and pieces of things at the bottom of boxes and storage bins. Or, maybe you bought something thinking it was surely a gold mine, only to find it wasn't worth your time to sell.
Well don't go throwing anything away just yet. I've got a collection of "randoms" I intend to sell...very soon. Parts to extremely popular, not sold anymore toys...things like baby doll pacifiers and doors to pirate ships and caps to castles...you get the point.
Now I'm not claiming you'll get rich off a random care bear castle topper or a door to a fisher price pirate ship, but I'll happily pocket ten bucks for each and go on my merry way. These little trinkets are easy to ship, easy to store, and easy to list, and sometimes you can even set the market and get seemingly outrageous asking prices if you're the only one out there who has one to sell. You'll likely tap into two buyer markets: moms looking for a missing part to a favorite toy, or an ebay seller hoping to get that last little piece that will make a complete set.
Things to think about: research everything. When you buy a bag and see random stuff in it, spend time searching said random stuff to see if you can find out what it is. When you identify it, see what others are selling it for and undercut them by a buck so yours will sell first. And don't list it for 99 cents or something silly like that. When it comes to random parts and pieces, make your start price what you expect to sell it for, or do a fixed price. Keep your shipping low since at most these little things will only cost a couple of bucks to ship.