19 May How I Made $1,200 in One Day Flipping Flea Market Stuff
How I Made $1,200 in One Day Flipping Flea Market Stuff
I recently quit my ‘real job' as a home insurance inspector, and am now focusing more time on my flea market flipping business. (Check out that post HERE.) I have accumulated a lot of fun items over the years, and I realized I haven't posted all of them. I decided to put a little more time into posting more items which in turn made yesterday a great profitable day! a $1,200 day to be exact.
Two items made up this profit: a pitching machine and a Cadillac subframe.
The pitching machine I picked up from a yard sale for $30 about 6 months ago. I think I haven't posted it yet because I really wanted to keep it for future fun with my kids. But since the three of them are all 3 and under I decided I could sell it for now. I posted it eBay and in 24 hours it sold for $600 (which included the shipping).
It's pretty cool right?! Wouldn't you want to keep it too? My wife reminds me regularly that I am in the business of selling-not keeping- so bye bye nifty pitching machine. I hope someone has a lot of fun using you!
The Cadillac subframe was one part of about 10 that I bought from a vendor at the flea market. He is a guy I buy from regularly who buys his items from unpaid storage units (like the show storage wars). Some people ask me why I don't buy items from storage units. I think it can be a great way to make money, I just don't want to go through the hassle of selling all the little things that aren't worth as much. He sold all of the parts to me for $100, so I ended up paying about $10 for this piece. It sold yesterday for $800 (including shipping).
The shipping totals were just over $150, so I made over $1,200 on these two items. All-in-all a great flipping day! 😉
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Would you have kept the pitching machine for your kids? Or sold it for the $570 profit?