Sunday, June 12, 2016

Makin' It And Savin' It Sunday

Have you ever sold anything from the free box at a garage sale? Have you ever bought something from a garage sale and sold it for a profit? Over at the Penny Hoarder, there is a new article about how a woman turned some free clothes from Craig's list into $545.
I think what would happen with me if I tried this is I would have piles of junk in the garage. That said I have bought a bunch of Blue Rays and sold them at the pawn shop and Den still recycles brass. Does this count?
Spill, is this a no or a go?
Still Broke,
Sonya Ann

8 comments:

SAM said...

It would sit in my garage, basement, corner of my bedroom etc. and never be sold. I need to come up with some money making schemes but buying and reselling is not going to cut it for me either.

Cheapchick said...

I actually have sold quite a few things that I have bought at a garage sale then sold on a site for more money - a painting comes to mind. Bought for $15 sold for $30. I always try and buy at the lowest price in case I change my mind In this case the painting was supposed to be for our house but didn't work out

Practical Parsimony said...

I bought a men's urinal, light green with the stickers still on it for a quarter and sold it for $8 less than 24 hours later. Profit--48.75. I used to buy underpriced items at yard sales all the time when traveling and stop at the first antique store I came to and sell for a huge profit.

Practical Parsimony said...

Profit was $8.75

Elephant's Child said...

I am so not letting my partner see this post. He would frequent garage sales and auctions - and then be unable to relinquish ANY of his finds.

Anne in the kitchen said...

I know the theory behind this, but this is not for me. I don't want the responsibility of having to meet people to resell anything. I just want a phantom rich uncle to leave his entire estate to me because out of the 23 grandchildren we all know I would be the favorite, right?

A. Marie said...

I once bought a set of matching candleholders at an auction for $1 and resold the set on eBay for $33.00. No kidding. I thought I was awesome. haha.

But, usually, what happens is the stuff just sits around and becomes junk.

~Carla~ said...

Wow.. Good for her! I don't care if people do that.. I've given away loads of stuff 'cause I simply can't be bothered to sell it (I hate dealing with the back & forth, emails, no shows, etc...) so if someone wants to do all that to make some $$, more power to them!!