You begin to realize that opportunities to make money exist in great abundance, as soon as you get in the habit of looking for these opportunities. And selling used items online is certainly at the top of the list when it comes to big, easy, profitable ways to make a bit of extra money. And even though you probably do not have piles of useful used items spread all throughout your house, you can easily find such items for sale. As you start to frequent the garage sales and yard sales in your city or town, you will find that lots of items that would be great for eBay are being sold for "get rid of it" prices.
The first tip for shopping at garage sales to make money is to start off with a small-scale operation. You should not be looking for a big strike from the start, but should be looking to get your feet under you and solidify your eBay seller rating. You should only need to make one, small investment into your foray into eBay; this should be a small investment, and the money will be paid back to you over time, after which you will continue to reinvest your profits. Start with about $50, buying lots of smaller items; you can double or triple this money, pay your investment back to yourself, and then use only this money for your garage sale shopping from that point forward! After you have established your seller rating and begun to pile up a little reservoir of money, you should start to look for some items you can sell for a higher price. Research is vital at this stage, as an item will not necessarily sell well just because you think that it should! Even before you head out there to shop at garage sales, you should know what you are looking for; in this way, you can be proactive instead of reactive. Finding items that others want and making these items available for auction is really all there is to making money on eBay. Once you get into a good groove of finding the items people want, your initial investment can start to seriously grow!