Purchasing goods that you may resell for a profit on eBay is not unlike shopping for merchandise that you wish to keep: Half the battle is knowing where to find them. Once you have depleted your immediate resources, becoming familiar with stores that routinely maintain clearance sections will help you replenish your supplies.
Things You'll Need
- Internet access
- Cash reserve
Look in your own house for "stuff" just laying around. Search the attic, the basement, the garage and closets. Identify anything you don't need or use: electronics, clothes, toys, pictures and books, to name just a few.
Shop yard sales, but don't overpay. Rule of thumb: If you can make four times what you pay for it, buy it.
Attend rummage sales, including those at churches. They have the cheapest prices, and often include a bag sale at the end. Filling a bag to it's capacity for a $1 is a good way to acquire inventory.
Explore the discounted merchandise at department stores and other chain stores. Purchase items that clearly have resale value. Make a list of discounted items about which you are uncertain. Look for the same items on eBay before you buy.