$450 eBay Sale From a $50 OfferUp Find

$450 eBay Sale From a $50 OfferUp Find

$450 eBay Sale From a $50 OfferUp Find

This week we had a great flip! We turned a $50 investment from OfferUp into a $450 eBay sale!

Sourcing items from my La-Z-Boy is one of my favorite things to do! I love browsing OfferUp, Facebook Marketplace, Craigslist and LetGO when I have a few minutes of downtime in my day.

I found these stilts on OfferUP for $65. I shot the guy an offer for $50 and he agreed to it. That evening I met up with him and picked up the stilts. (If you know an item is a good deal, you don't want to wait too long before you schedule a pick up time!)

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The next day I surprised the kiddos with the fun find..

As you see in the video we posted last month with the kids, I thought we would get about $350 for them, so $450 was a bonus!

These actually went overseas using eBay's Global Shipping Program. Shipping only cost me $18! I included free shipping with these so it will come out of our profit. (But $18 isn't bad!)

 

Breakdown of Profit

Sale of Item:$450

Item Cost: $50

eBay and Paypal Fees: $59

Shipping Cost: $18

Total Profit: $323

Not bad! And they were sold in less than a month!

eBay Sale

People ask us all the time if the eBay fees are worth it and we have to respond with absolutely.

Now do we like to pay them? Heck no! Who would?

But are they worth it for the reach? Yep.

We could have listed these stilts locally (and we usually do cross-post most items), but most likely we would have sat on them a lot longer and probably not made as high of profit.

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$450 eBay Sale From a $50 OfferUp Find

Rob Stephenson
rob@fleamarketflipper.com

I grew up in Central Florida and have lived here my whole life. I first got into buying and selling items when I was 16 years old, and have been hooked ever since. It has mostly been a hobby that makes some extra cash, but sometimes it serves as my main income as well. I don't plan on stopping any time soon. I find too many fun toys for my family (or myself), and just love the whole process.

4 Comments
  • Brittany
    Posted at 09:48h, 21 July Reply

    stilts what a odd item.

    I wonder what someone would really want them for.

    Oh I know they walk down the streets with them to grab attention I bet they would really grab attention.

    very odd and intresting find

    • Robert Stephenson
      Posted at 12:50h, 25 July Reply

      haha – these were actually painting stilts. So painters or contractors can reach higher places if needed.

  • Linda King
    Posted at 21:22h, 12 July Reply

    I am in the process of downsizing.I have been a thrifter since I was a child..going to garage sales and auctions with my mom…I have alot of stuff to unload. I can also use the money to live on..This will be a new job for me…a necessity for me at 66yrs of age. But I am passionate about thrifting and vintage items.
    I am a bit insecure about the shipping end of things and just the general business information that I need to know…have to remember 1 step at a time.
    I am very inspired by you all and I think that after I have my first sale I will feel more confident about the whole process.

    • Robert Stephenson
      Posted at 16:17h, 15 July Reply

      Glad to have you here with us Linda! Sounds like you would do well with this if you have a passion for thrifting and vintage. 🙂

      Shipping does not have to be intimidating, but I know it’s one of the biggest things that hold people back. We just launched our everything about shipping library this week! It might be something that you could benefit from. 🙂 You can check it out here: https://pickflipship.com/vsl-order-formv1a1o2udgmfujnzuys9xalrxjiefjsw

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