I’ve read about people who make a good living by reselling thrifted items.
Dave Ramsey often tell the story of a man who got out of debt by selling thrifted golf clubs on eBay.
Katy the Non-consumer Advocate is building up her son’s college fund selling garbage picked and thrifted things.
My success has been hit and miss but I’m successful often enough to keep it up.
To make it a more appealing offer I added $1.20 of thrifted mason jars to the $3.00 canner my total output was $4.20, I more than doubled that making $5.80 profit.
After my mother passed away I sold her canning kettle. It sold quickly so when I saw another one at a G Sale I put it on Craigslist too. It also sold with no problem.
This is the 12th kettle I’ve bought and sold.
When I had posted one kettle multiple times with no response I decided to sweeten the deal and make a canning kit. I found second hand funnel, jar lifter, book and jars and sold the kit in no time for $30. Funny the kettle alone wouldn’t sell for $10 but I had no problem selling the kit for $30.
I now have a “buy if you see it at” list.
Kettle under $5
lids $1 or less
jar lifter, or wide mouth funnel under $1
Canning book (Sunset and Better Homes and Garden both have ones that are easy to find)Under $2.00.
I won’t get rich this way but every frugal bit helps.
Do you resell thrifted items?