Saturday, June 21, 2014

How To Make Money Off Of Antiques And Garage Sales

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It is always nice to pick up new ways to make money, and while many people tend to look for “conventional” ways to make money (which often leaves them wishing there were more available options as far as “conventional” ways go), you will probably have much better success looking for ways to make money through unconventional means. If you are wanting to start making some extra money through unconventional means (or if you are even wanting to eventually make a living doing unconventional things!), one thing to consider is trying to make money through antiques and garage sales – but not through your own antiques and garage sales, either!

Antique stores can sometimes seem as though they price things much higher than they should actually be priced – but the amazing thing is that a handful of the items in each of these stores (not all, but a handful!) are actually great deals compared to what the same items are fetching on such sites as eBay. The way to make money selling others' antiques is by going antique shopping and seeing what catches your eye; once you have priced a number of items you think might be worth reselling online, you can check on such sites as eBay to see what these items are selling for, and if they are selling for far more than the price at the antique store, you can purchase the item and resell it yourself!

If selling items from the antique store can be likened to winning a small jackpot, buying and selling items from garage sales is like the meat and potatoes of income – you won't end up with a windfall of cash, but you should have no problem getting a steady flow of money. When people have a garage sale, they are usually wanting to simply clean out their house (usually because they are moving or remodeling), and they are less interested in making money than they are in getting rid of everything; because of this, you can often buy great items for anywhere from a quarter to a couple dollars, after you have stockpiled from garage sales, you can start listing these items online for whatever they will fetch – making several dollars of profit from every item!

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