One day on a treasure hunt at Goodwill I found this girl’s Roxy winter coat for $1.49. This was the first kid’s coat that I ever purchased, the coat was so cool and in great condition, I knew it was going to sell. I listed this coat in a 7 day auction at the starting price of $9.99 plus $5.99 shipping, it had 43 views, 1 bid, and sold for a total of $15.98 including shipping.
TIP: Make sure the coat that you buy is a major popular brand, brands that have worked for me are Roxy, The North Face, Under Armour. I still have a boys Guess coat and a toddler Timberland coat that have not sold, both are really nice just not enough people interested.
$1.58 item cost including tax
$3.46 USPS first class shipping
$1.60 ebay fee
$.48 paypal fee
$.19 large poly mailer 12in by 15.5in
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The total cost of my item including all selling and shipping fees was $7.31, my item sold for $15.98, so I made $8.67. We have a McDonalds indoor play place by us, it is relatively clean, so sometimes after school the kids will get ice cream and play, the profit from this item will buy their ice cream cups and maybe an iced coffee for me.