How We Turned $100 Into $3,200 By Flipping Items While On Vacation

How We Turned $100 Into $3,200 By Flipping Items While On Vacation

Summer vacation has now come to a close.

Our kiddos just started school this week (2 out of 3 are now in full-time!), and it’s time to get back to work.

At least more consistent work.

We even started a 30-day listing challenge in our members group to help us all get motivated to get listings done so we can make more sales on eBay, Mercari, & Facebook Marketplace.

We just recently got back from a road trip up the 127 Yard Sale: 690 miles of yard sales and flea markets from Gadsden, Alabama to Addison, Michigan.

We had a blast! 

We will have an in depth post on what we found coming out soon! (We spent $618 and should make $9,400!)

While we were on our trip we heard that always exciting cha-ching from the eBay app.

But this wasn’t just a little cha-ching.

It was a notification we were paid $3,199!

And it was an item that we bought for $100!

I bought this tire balancer from a flea market vendor a few months back. I had it sitting for a while before I finally got it listed. (I love to buy things, but sometimes getting them listed takes me a little longer than I plan.. )

It sold on eBay for $3,199 with free shipping.

Freight shipping from Florida to Idaho cost $325.

So after eBay and Paypal Fees ($346), shipping, and the original $100 investment, our total profit came to $2,428.

Almost a 2,500% ROI!

Where else besides flipping items can you find those kind of returns!

And it saved this machine from going to the scrap yard/landfill.

AND it saved the customer load of money by not having to buy a $15,000 machine!


In case you can’t tell, I am absolutely in love with this flipping gig. It energizes me and I love how different every day is. If you think flipping could be a good side hustle or even main gig for you then check out our free intro workshop to see if this is a good fit for you.

We want to here from you! Are you currently flipping items as a side hustle? Comment below!

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Further Resources

Beginner’s Guide To Selling On eBay

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Rob Stephenson
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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.

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