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KID’S UNDER ARMOUR-PROFIT $26.07

I found this kid’s blue Under Armour sweatshirt at Goodwill for $1.59 including tax.  I listed this sweatshirt in a 7 day auction starting at $7.99 plus $5.99 shipping.  People loved this sweatshirt, I had 57 views, 14 bids, and it sold for a total of $35.99.  Usually the kids Under Armour sweatshirts sell for $15-$20, but for some reason this one took off.

TIP: Under Armour kid’s clothing has a Y before the size, example YXL.  I find a lot of Under Armour kid’s items in the adult section.  So if you know that kid’s Under Armour is marked with a Y, you will pay the kid’s price.

$1.59 item cost

$3.46 USPS First Class shipping

$3.60 ebay fee

$1.08 Paypal fee

$.19 large poly mailer 12in by 15.5in

20 large poly mailers 12in by 15.5in

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It cost me $9.92 to buy, sell, and ship this sweatshirt, it sold for $35.99, so I made $26.07.  One of our beaches close to us is lined with restaurants, so the profit from this sweatshirt will go towards lunch at the beach.

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NWT JUSTICE-PROFIT $12.49

I found both this pair of girl’s Justice pants and shirt new with tags at Goodwill for $1.49 each, $3.16 with tax.  I listed this outfit in an auction for 7 days starting at $9.99 plus $6.99 shipping.  I had 99 views, 10 bids, and the outfit sold for a total of $21.99.

This pair of pants and shirt each had a price tag of around $30, so I thought the pre-owned items could possibly have some value too.  So I bought a few items and I soon found out that pre-owned Justice items are not worth much, I ended up bundling the pieces and selling them for around $12.  Justice is like all the other mall brands, new with tags has value, but if the mall brand items are pre-owned they are worth very little.

$3.16 item cost

$2.20 ebay fee

$.66 Paypal fee

$3.40 First Class USPS shipping fee

$.08 poly mailer

100 Non Bubble 9 by 12 Poly Mailers

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It cost me $9.50 to buy, sell, and ship this outfit, it sold for $21.99, so I made $12.49.  The profit from this sale will pay for our parking the next time we go to the beach.

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LEVI JEAN JACKET-PROFIT $21.93

Someone gave my husband this Levi jean jacket and being that it looked like it was from the 80’s, he gave it to me to sell.  I did not think this jacket would sell, little did I know that there is a market for old vintage Levi jean jackets.  I listed it in an auction for 7 days starting at $14.99 plus $5.99 shipping.  I had 77 page views, 7 bids, and it sold for a total of $35.98.  I was shocked that someone wanted this jacket and even more shocked that more than one person wanted it.  The point is never pre-judge an item, what you think is worthless could be worth something to someone else.

$0 Item cost

$3.59 ebay fee

$1.08 Paypal fee

$0 I re-used a box so I did not have a box cost

$9.38 FedEx Smartpost economy shipping

TIP:  I did not know at the time I shipped this item, but I should have used a padded flat rate 9.5 by 12.5 envelope, it would have fit in the envelope and it only would have cost $6.30.  The Post office does not put the padded envelopes out, you have to ask for it or order at www.usps.com.  It is flat rate so anything that fits will ship for $6.30, weight does not matter.

The total cost to sell and ship my item was $14.05, my item sold for $35.98, so I made $21.93.  The profit from this item will go towards swim lessons for the kids this summer!

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VINTAGE BARBIES-PROFIT $9.02

I read somewhere that there is a market for vintage Barbie dolls, so I decided to try a couple.  I knew exactly where to find them, of course www.shopgoodwill.com.  I won an auction that included 2 barbie dolls and clothing for $24 including shipping.

Bubble Cut Barbie

Fashion Queen Barbie, with no wigs

Before I placed my bid I had to do some research because there are a lot of reproductions out there.  The markings are the easiest way to know the real thing from a fake.  The reproductions of the old dolls from the 50’s and 60’s will have a date stamped on the back of their neck or the small of their back.  The old dolls will have the patent information stamped on their bottom.  I also learned that just because a doll is marked with 1966 does not mean that is when the doll was made, 1966 is just a reference to when the patent was registered in the country for that doll.  The 2 dolls that I won was a Bubble Cut Barbie and the Fashion Queen Barbie.  I think it is easy to tell the difference by looking at them.  The older Barbies don’t have big smiles or show their teeth, they have older hair styles, they smell old, sometimes they can have green ears from their earrings, always check the way the patent is written on the doll’s bottom because that can get you closer to finding out what year and what type of Barbie you have.

I listed each doll separately in a 7 day auction.

I started the Bubble Cut Barbie at $19.99 plus $7.99 shipping, I had 142 views, 1 bid, and it sold for a total of $27.98.

I started the Fashion Queen Barbie at $9.99 plus $7.99 shipping, I had 56 views, 1 bid, and it sold for $17.98.

$24 total cost for both barbies

$6.80 USPS first class shipping for both dolls

$4.60 total ebay fees

$1.38 total paypal fees

$.16 (2) 9 by 12 poly mailers

100 Non Bubble 9 by 12 Poly Mailers

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Both of the dolls sold for a total of $45.96.  The total cost to buy, sell, and ship the dolls was $36.94, so I made $9.02.  What I made on both of these dolls was not worth the time, but you have to try new things if you want to expand.  I am sure there are people out there that make a lot of money re-selling vintage dolls, but it is not for me.  Regardless the profit from these 2 dolls will pay for a trip to the frozen yogurt place after school one day.

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NIKE RUNNING-PROFIT $11.82

I found this men’s gray long sleeve Nike element running shirt at Goodwill for $4.27 including tax.  I knew this item would sell, but I didn’t realize how popular the Nike running line was.  Since this item I have found many Nike running items and they continue to sell for great prices.

TIP:  The Nike running tops and bottoms have reflectors on them, so I started taking pictures of each item with the flash off and the flash on so bidders can see the reflectors shine.  I feel like since I started using the flash on these items I have been receiving higher bids.

I listed this item in a 7 day auction starting at $9.99 plus $6.99 shipping, I had 90 views, 5 bids, and it sold for a total of $22.50 including shipping.

$4.27 item cost

$2.25 ebay fee

$.68 Paypal fee

$3.40 USPS First Class shipping fee

$.08 poly mailer

100 Non Bubble 9 by 12 Poly Mailers

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The total price to buy, sell, and ship my item was $10.68, it sold for $22.50, so I made $11.82.  My son just expressed that he wants to play golf.  After some research I found out that one of our local golf courses offers a Saturday morning golf clinic for kids.  The clinic is an hour long and costs $10, so the profit from this item will pay for my son’s first golf lesson!

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NORTH FACE JACKET-PROFIT $16.13

I found this girl’s North Face fleece jacket size small 7/8 at Goodwill for $1.59 including tax.  The North Face is a brand that resells great, if you find anything North Face buy it.  This jacket was so cute and in great condition.  I listed it in a 7 day auction starting at $9.99 plus $5.99 shipping.  I had 61 views, 8 bids, and it sold for $24.49 including shipping.

$1.59 item cost

$2.45 ebay fee

$.73 paypal fee

$3.40 first class shipping fee

$.19 large poly mailer 12in by 15.5in

20 large poly mailers 12in by 15.5in

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The total cost to buy, sell, and ship my item was $8.36, the jacket sold for $24.49 so I made $16.13.  We have a kids festival coming up, the profit from this item will buy 2 adult tickets and the kids are free!

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CHRISTIAN DIOR-PROFIT $10.64

I found this Christian Dior vintage men’s sweater at my local Goodwill new with tags for $4.27 including tax.  Even though this sweater was new with tags it had some storage wear on the sleeve, so unfortunately it was not perfect, if it was I think it would have sold for a lot more.  Regardless I listed it in a 7 day auction starting at $14.99 plus $5.99 shipping, I had 63 views, 3 bids, and it sold for a total of $21.99 including shipping.

TIP: I was unsure if this sweater was going to sell when I bought it, one it had a defect and two it was old.  Don’t be afraid of a defect if the item is cool enough and vintage designer items sell.  Now I know I don’t have to think twice when I come across items like this.  However I don’t know if this sweater should have been auctioned, I think I could have sold it for more if I listed it for a higher buy it now price and waited for the right buyer, it was a cool piece.

$4.27 item cost

$2.20 ebay fee

$.66 paypal fee

$4.03 USPS First Class shipping

$.19 large poly mailer 12in by 15.5in

20 large poly mailers 12in by 15.5in

It cost me $11.35 to buy, sell, and ship my item, it sold for $21.99, so I made $10.64.  There is an Auntie Anne’s pretzel store right by the kids play area at the mall.  So the profit from this item will buy a couple of pretzels and a lemonade while the kids play!

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UNDER ARMOUR-PROFIT $12.67

I found this Under Armour boy’s sweatshirt at Goodwill for $1.58 including tax.  Obviously by now you know that anything Under Armour is a good buy, especially sweatshirts.  The kid’s sweatshirts are the best because they sell for a good price and they weigh less than 16 ounces so I can ship them USPS First Class.  I listed this sweatshirt in a 7 day auction starting at $9.99 plus $5.99 shipping, I had 37 views, 5 bids, and the sweatshirt sold for a total of $20.50 including shipping.

TIP:  I buy adult and kid’s clothing, but I love kid’s clothing because it costs less, usually $1.49-$3 per item, if I can find pieces that re-sell well my profit margin is better on kid’s items than adult items.

$1.58 item cost

$2.05 ebay fee

$.61 paypal fee

$3.40 USPS First Class shipping fee

$.19 large poly mailer 12in by 15.5in

20 large poly mailers 12in by 15.5in

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The total cost to buy, sell, and ship my item was $7.83, my item sold for $20.50, so I made $12.67.  We have a strawberry farm by us and next door is a pizza place, so the profit from this item will buy a couple slices of pizza and a small bucket of u-pick strawberries!

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THE NORTH FACE-PROFIT $12.77

I found this boy’s green North Face light jacket at my local Goodwill for $1.58 including tax.  The North Face brand re-sells great, just like Under Armour, if you see anything North Face, buy it.  I listed this jacket in a 7 day auction starting at $9.99 plus $5.99 shipping.  I had 31 views, 2 bids, and the jacket sold for $20.40 including shipping.

TIP:  Only buy kids jackets if they are a major high priced brand, skip the Osh Kosh/Carter’s brands, from my experience they do not re-sell very well at all.

$1.58 item cost

$3.40 USPS First Class shipping

$2.05 ebay fee

$.61 paypal fee

$.08 poly mailer

100 Non Bubble 9 by 12 Poly Mailers

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The total cost of my item to buy, sell, and ship was $7.72, my item sold for $20.49, so I made $12.77.  The profit from this item will buy my other Kid’s fun pass, it costs $12.95 and provides buy one get one admissions to various attractions in our area, so much fun!

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Calico Critters-Profit $19.33

This next item was a complete accident.  I was with the kids at a Habitat for Humanity Restore, we were looking for shelves to organize.  We were getting ready to leave when my youngest ran up to me with this car full of bunnies.  He asked if he could get it, after I saw the $2 price tag I said of course.  He kept dropping the bunnies and I told him “just leave the bunnies and we will buy the car.”  He screamed “no, I want the bunnies!”  I said “fine, lets go,” good thing he insisted on keeping those bunnies.  When we got home, the boys played with the car for 2 seconds and threw it aside.  I picked it up to put it away and I saw that it said Calico on the license plate, Calico was a name I had heard before.  I looked up the “too cute” Calico Critters car and found out it is worth money especially with the bunnies.

TIP:  If you find anything Calico Critters, buy it!  I was so sad one day I was treasure hunting at a thrift store and this woman who was strolling in front of me found the entire Calico Critters tree house.  I don’t even know what it was worth, but I know it was a lot.  If I only would have arrived 10 minutes earlier, oh well maybe next time!

I told the boys that we could sell the car and they could pick out a new hot wheels track, they said “sell it!”  So we listed the car in a 7 day auction starting at $19.99 plus $9.99 shipping, we had 107 page views, 4 bids, and it sold for a total of $33.82 including shipping.

$2.12 item cost including tax

$7.98 FedEx Smartpost shipping

$3.38 ebay fee

$1.01 paypal fee

$0 box fee

I recently changed my ebay account and subscribed to the basic ebay store for $19.95 per month.  With the store I get 250 free auction listings, 250 free fixed listings, 1% off on final value fees, and once a quarter ebay sends a $25 gift certificate to use in their store on shipping supplies.  My first gift certificate purchase was 25 ebay boxes for $19.37, so the boxes were free, I used one of my ebay boxes to send this car. Another good item to buy with your gift certificate is the ebay tape. You can check out the ebay boxes and tape below.  I would only purchase the below items with your gift certificate to make them free.  I would not buy these items with my money they are over-priced.  You can look at my resource section for the best priced shipping supplies.

Ebay boxes 12x10x8

12 rolls of Ebay tape

My item cost $14.49 to buy, sell and ship, it sold for $33.82, so my profit was $19.33.  I found this cool hot wheels track factory sealed on www.shopgoodwill.com.

I won the auction for $23.00 including shipping!  The boys love it!  I have referenced some auctions I have purchased from www.shopgoodwill.com to re-sell, but you should also check out the site for new factory sealed toys. This track is listed on ebay for $80, I would not buy this track for $80, but someone else may therefore in my opinion the value is there.  I did most of my Christmas shopping last year on the site, I bought some awesome new quality toys at a fraction of the cost!