Use garage sales to find new inventory. Once you have sold off all your own junk and are forced to look for new sources, don't overlook the neighborhood garage sales. Make sure that you study the yard/moving/garage/estate sales section in your local paper the evening prior to your excursion and plan your route so that stops are close to each other.
Visit wealthy neighborhoods first to obtain items with the highest resale value. Next, visit older, well-established neighborhoods to search for collectibles. Arrive at the sales 30 to 45 minutes before the advertised start time if at all possible, so that you can at least scope out the inventory, if not get a jump on the buying frenzy. Bring small bills and loose change as sellers are often not well prepared to provide change. Always be willing to bargain and don't forget to rummage through the free box.
Do not sell what everyone else is selling or something that you know and love, unless there is a demand for it. Where can you get ideas of things that will sell successfully on eBay? Look in the lifestyle and business sections of newspapers to get into the minds of consumers and look at major stores’ advertisements.
Look at magazines to see what niche markets are available and what people interested in these specific areas are buying. Talk to salespeople in malls and other store to find out what is popular right now. There are even trend-spotting websites that can show you what the newest “it" items will be. . Check here . . .
Always keep your eyes on the television and movie industry as new television and movie hits always drive sales of their corresponding merchandise.
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