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You don’t have to trawl round car boot sales and charity shops to find the best items to sell, here’s an easy way to flip on Ebay, you can sometimes even do it from the comfort of your own sofa.
WHAT IS FLIPPING
Flipping is when you buy something specifically to immediately sell again for a profit. There is a whole community of resellers who don’t just sell their own items, clothes and household goods. They also regularly visit charity shops and car boot sales to buy things cheaply to FLIP…to sell on for a profit.
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You don’t have to run a business to flip things, but it’s a nice little side hustle every now and again for anyone needing to make some extra money.
WHERE CAN YOU FIND ITEMS TO FLIP AND MAKE A PROFIT
Car boot sales are really the best place to buy things to flip. You can easily pick up clothing ands shoes for around £3.00. But the boot sale season is limited to just a few months of the year, and even then, rain stops play regularly and the boot sales are a washout.
The next best option that won’t be so affected by the weather is a trawl round your local charity shops, but these days they are not as cheap as they used to be, and well known brands are automatically marked up. However I still manage to find the odd item that turns a good profit. Soft toys can be great little flips and here’s one I ‘flipped’ earlier!
MEET ARAGOG !
I found Aragog in my local charity shop, in a basket along with lots of other anonymous soft toys, he is one of the characters in the Harry Potter films
I paid £1.00 for him, he was very large and probably not best suited to a house full of people living with arachnophobia, but I knew he would be easy to sell on eBay.
I listed him for £17.00 or best offer, and accepted an offer of £16.00, giving me £15.00 profit. Taking into account postage and eBay fees I still made over £10.00 profit in just a few hours.
YOU CAN EVEN FLIP FROM YOUR SOFA
On trend items or well known brands are really great items to flip. Take this very popular dress from Marks and Spencer.
It was launched to lots of press coverage and was featured in the Daily Mail and many popular glossy magazines.
So when another reseller found it for sale on Ebay, (with a very unflattering photo and poor description) , she put in a cheeky bid of £5.00 and the dress was hers and just a few days later she flipped it and the dress shown on the left, became the dress shown on the right, with a profit of around £40.00 after fees. Good Flipping!
These are just two examples of how easy it is to make a bit of money from flipping.
Some of my fabulous ‘finds’ this week include
HOBBS QUILTED COAT – £6.99
WHITE STUFF LINEN BLOUSE £3.99
ESPRIT GREY CARGO JEANS £3.999