How I Come Up With Spare Cash
How do you make spare cash? I can always find a way to make spare cash – sometimes out of items simply around my home. One way that is always in the back of my mind is picking up items at yard sales and / or thrift stores to be sold online – either through ebay or Craigslist.
What do I look for? For clothing – I look for anything new with tags. If the condition is new I try to focus on items that are in style or never quite go out of style. I do often consider items that are not new. Those types of clothing items sell really well for children in bulk lots on ebay. Kids grow so fast so I can often find really nice clothes that look like they have never been worn. Now the key here is to look for brand names such as GAP, Children’s Place, OshKosh, LLBean and more…
I also look for different types of glass. Glass is more expensive to ship and more risky to insure it gets to its destination but if I can find some rare glass – it is so worth it.
High end children’s toys – another big seller. Toys in excellent condition are much more difficult and rare to find.
Other rare articles – if something strikes my eye as being extremely unusual, chances are it is pretty rare and may be worth something. First thing I do is look and see if I can determine if it is hand made; made in China, or some other foreign assembly line; type of construction etc… If I purchase something like this I need to do a little research to figure out how much it is worth and how I am going to market it. So the same places I would sell the items are the same places I would research what it might be worth – ebay, Craigslist, Victorian Casino Antiques and more.
I also purchase furniture items and refinish or reupholster them. My skills are pretty basic but as long as I am purchasing a piece that I am capable of completing – I can make money on it.
Then I proceed with selling the items with the appropriate site depending on what the item is such as ebay, Craigslist or Victorian Casino Auction.
So there you have it – my life of coming up with spare cash.
How do you manage to come up with spare cash.