Dick Barton's Selling Megathread!

Dick Barton

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A lot of charity shops employ people these days to go through their stock and sift out anything that has value on eBay (even the ones that appear to have old dears working in them!). The paid employees tend to not be at the front of the charity shop dealing with customers though. But basically in the majority of the shops anything in the front of the store has already been pre-sifted and pre-valued by the charity shop and they've decided to sell it in store because they need to raise some quick cash to improve their cashflow rather than having to store items and wait for them to sell on eBay.

Thus there isn't really a moral grey area here. By buying something from the shop you're helping them meet their cash flow needs and get rid of stock that would otherwise be taking up valuable space for them. My local charity shops love it when I come in and often invite me out back to have a look at what they've just had in as they're happy for me to take it off their hands and sell it on because they're getting money, freeing up space and they know that most of the profit I make will be spent back in that charity shop again next week.

For me therefore it becomes much the same as buying a product from a wholesaler, they sell it to you knowing you're going to sell it on and make more money but they're happy as long as they get paid.

P.S. I volunteer for a charity as well so am fully aware of what @Dick Barton refers to in terms of not all of them being squeaky clean!

Anyway back to the point - well done @Dick Barton on your sales!
Thanks Andrew. Had a little surprise this week, turned on the old comp and a saw a picked up for a quid sold for £37. Boot sale find...not charity!
 
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your really good at this lool.
 

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Tool cost 20p went for £10
Tool cost 20p went for £27
Tool cost £1 went for £26
Not brilliant, but it all adds up.
 

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Tool cost 20p went for £10
Tool cost 20p went for £27
Tool cost £1 went for £26
Not brilliant, but it all adds up.
Wow @Dick Barton! I may have missed you posting about these, so apologies, but what were they and where did you source them? Sounds a great money spinner...!
 

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Wow @Dick Barton! I may have missed you posting about these, so apologies, but what were they and where did you source them? Sounds a great money spinner...!
The tools were a saw and a couple of leather working items. I also sold some McDonalds toys. All the tools came from a car boot sale.
 

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The tools were a saw and a couple of leather working items. I also sold some McDonalds toys. All the tools came from a car boot sale.
Great work! I was thinking about car boot sales and what I might find...
 
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That is fantastic for a couple of bits!
Do you sell on Ebay or Facebay or somewhere else?
 

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My dad is emigrating and so has a 3 bedroom house full of stuff which he is planning on dumping. I'm toying with the idea of selling stuff online but it just seems like a lot of effort. You're making me reconsider though!
 

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My dad is emigrating and so has a 3 bedroom house full of stuff which he is planning on dumping. I'm toying with the idea of selling stuff online but it just seems like a lot of effort. You're making me reconsider though!
I like selling on-line and find it fun. Also, with a bit of luck, there are some good profits to be made. Give it a go!!
 

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Just sold a specialist tool, which I paid 50p for, for £45! Now you know why I like reselling!
Not my line, but the wife just purchased a load of brand new clothes from M&S for very little as they were having a 90% off sale.
They are for herself, but you can see how many opportunities are around if you look.
 
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Just sold a specialist tool, which I paid 50p for, for £45! Now you know why I like reselling!
Not my line, but the wife just purchased a load of brand new clothes from M&S for very little as they were having a 90% off sale.
They are for herself, but you can see how many opportunities are around if you look.
Love the idea of tool selling @Dick Barton you obviously have a keen eye.
 

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By the sounds of it, very specialised and specific tools are the way to go for this?
 

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By the sounds of it, very specialised and specific tools are the way to go for this?
Special tools of vintage era can command good prices, but there are lots of other items worth considering.
 

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My next move is into antiques. Would love to do tools but just don't have a clue what I'm looking st for those.