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Well yet again I seem unable to sell items on eBay!

Anyone want to buy a morphy Richards slowcooker??!?!?!? :)
Didn't you just buy it? Facebook marketplace is a better bet for that kind of item
 

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Didn't you just buy it? Facebook marketplace is a better bet for that kind of item
Nooo that was a normal slow cooker. This is a multicooker thing
 

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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.
Antiques are a good way to go. Sometimes I will sell the odd antique (over 100 years old). There are many books that fit this category.
 
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I started with antiques but wandered into Militaria and Toys. They seem to do better than traditional antiques now. I think there has been a shift in the last 10 years in money being spent moving from old ladys collecting ceramics and traditional antiques to middle aged men buying up things from their childhood.
 
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I started with antiques but wandered into Militaria and Toys. They seem to do better than traditional antiques now. I think there has been a shift in the last 10 years in money being spent moving from old ladys collecting ceramics and traditional antiques to middle aged men buying up things from their childhood.
I think I may fast be turning into one of those middle aged men given the contents of my display cabinets!!!
 

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I don't realty have a speciality, I just buy items that I think will make money. Although I didn't buy them, there were several unopened 5 litre cans of Cuprinol wood preservative for sale this morning at the carboot at a cost of £3 per can. They sell on ebay for £30-40. I didn't buy because of the sending weight, but a bargain for a reseller.
 

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By the sounds of it, very specialised and specific tools are the way to go for this?
I think even everyday tools can fetch a good price, but I expect it would take a while to know what to look for. My friend is a builder and he has some vintage tools he has paid a lot of money over and he loves and adores them! He has a chisel that looks like an ordinary chisel to me, but he is adamant that it is much nicer to use than modern ones. I think he ended up in a bidding war for it!
 

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I think even everyday tools can fetch a good price, but I expect it would take a while to know what to look for. My friend is a builder and he has some vintage tools he has paid a lot of money over and he loves and adores them! He has a chisel that looks like an ordinary chisel to me, but he is adamant that it is much nicer to use than modern ones. I think he ended up in a bidding war for it!
I recently sold a chisel for £20 that cost £2, but they can go for lots of money!
 

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Just got rid of a box of old tools that were not really saleable singularly. Total cost to me was about £3 (max) and they sold for just over £50.
 

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Local charity shop had NEXT belts brand new and in their packets at 28p each. Had a ticket price of £3.99. At boot sale this Sunday shirts Double 2 and Peter James still sealed in their packaging £1 each. I don't normally do clothes, but there has to be a resell profit for someone!
 

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Would you recommend eBay for items like these, please? :)
 

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Would you recommend eBay for items like these, please? :)
Hi kayfabe, If I was selling these on Ebay I would group them into lots as individual profits would be small, but in say, lots of 10 worth doing. My wife finds lots of clothes really marked down and also in charity and car boot sales where they still have the price label attached. M&S recently had a 90% reduction on some items. Got to be a profit there,
 

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Would you recommend eBay for items like these, please? :)
Some of the newer sites like DePop and Mecari are better for clothes if you're not an established seller. There's a lot of clothing sellers on eBay (including myself) so lots of competition. If I was reliant on clothing sales alone for my business I'd have run out of money a long time ago
 

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Some of the newer sites like DePop and Mecari are better for clothes if you're not an established seller. There's a lot of clothing sellers on eBay (including myself) so lots of competition. If I was reliant on clothing sales alone for my business I'd have run out of money a long time ago
I am not really a clothing seller, but there are many on Youyube who seem to do well. My point was that there are so many opportunities out there if you just look around. I will bow to your better knowledge on clothes.
 
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I am not really a clothing seller, but there are many on Youyube who seem to do well. My point was that there are so many opportunities out there if you just look around. I will bow to your better knowledge on clothes.
Aye there's loads of opportunities out there. Don't be thinking I have any superior knowledge though. I just try and remember where the minefields I've blundered into are!
 

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Interesting little sale this week. Bought an M&M figure of Einstein for £1.25 and sold him for £17. And guess what...he is off to China!
 

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Sold a vintage hoe which cost less than a pound for £40
A belt costing £3 for £25
An axe costing £4 for £20
plus a few other bits.
 
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Bought some Christmas baubles for £10 from private sale and sold 10 minutes later for £19.99 and made a net profit of £7.40
 

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