22. Finding Things to Flip
This next tip isn’t necessarily about saving money. But rather, it can be a great idea to find things to flip for a profit on eBay. If you can make some money by selling something you found at the thrift shop, the rest of your purchases will likely end up being completely free. Sure, this takes time and effort to find something to sell. But when it’s done properly, it can seriously pay off. Nowadays, everyone has a smartphone. So it should be quick and easy to make extra cash.
Next time you find something at the thrift store that you suspect might be valuable, open up the eBay app and check that item under the “sold” listings. This will show you if the item has actually sold recently. It’s very important to check completed, sold, and the number of people selling this same object. The quicker you can flip the item, the better. This money will end up deposited in your PayPal or bank account. Obviously, this takes time to get your money back. But it becomes almost like a rebate that pays for your other thrift shop finds.