Welcome to the new, What Sells on eBay series! I’ll be sharing everything that sold in my eBay store over the past month and how much money I made from it. I figured I would take my readers along with me on my trash panda journeys and show what I scavenge and successfully sell. You’ll notice that I sell really random things and I think that’s the best tactic for someone like me who is just one person trying to make as much money as they can on the eBay platform. The more categories you’re willing to sell in, the more opportunities you have to find buyers for your items. If you enjoy this series and want me to continue it, Please let me know by leaving a comment. I believe I will do a monthly post the first week of each month.

September was the slowest month I’ve had so far since getting serious about selling things back in April. I think it’s partly because September is a slow month anyways and I had to devote time to college instead of listing things.

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Most profitable item I’ve sold to date: 

Vintage TNT CB radio amp. Total profit: $468.76

Numbers for the month of September

  • Amount of Items sold: 25
  • Gross sales: $523.91
  • Cost of goods sold: $76.82
  • Profits after all expenses: $370.33
  • Average profit per item: $14.92

Not bad for a few hours of work, but certainly not enough to live off yet!

Items that sold

what sells on ebay

Vintage Nash Skateboard

  • Purchased from: thrift store
  • Cost: $3.74
  • Sold: $19.99
  • Profit: $13.49

what sells on ebay

The Sims complete collection

  • Purchased from: estate sale
  • Cost: $2.00
  • Sold: $29.99
  • Profit: $24.05

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Little Mermaid Costume

  • Purchased from: This is something my wife bought years ago
  • Cost: $0.00 I’m saying the cost was 0 because it’s something we bought without the intent of selling.
  • Sold: $20.00
  • Profit: $16.64

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Vintage Polaroid camera

  • Purchased from: Estate Sale
  • Cost: $5.00
  • Sold: $12.99
  • Profit: $6.44

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Vintage Girl Scout Patches

  • Purchased from: Thrift Store
  • Cost: $5.00
  • Sold: $27.00
  • Profit: $18.30

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Spider killer

  • Purchased from: discount store
  • Cost: $4.00
  • Sold: $16.99
  • Profit: $0.21 – I had to do free shipping on these to stay competitive. That’s what I don’t like about selling commodity items.

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Vintage Levi’s denim coat

  • Purchased from: yard sale
  • Cost: $2.72
  • Sold: $20.50
  • Profit: $16.25

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Plaid Skirt

  • Purchased from: This came out of my wife’s closet
  • Cost: $0.00
  • Sold: $10.00
  • Profit: $8.79

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Rollerblades

  • Purchased from: thrift store
  • Cost: $2.66
  • Sold: $14.00
  • Profit: $11.65

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Vintage Levi’s shirt

  • Purchased from: yard sale
  • Cost: $2.72
  • Sold: $10.00
  • Profit: $5.91

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Woolrich beanie

  • Purchased from: yard sale
  • Cost: $2.72
  • Sold: $9.99
  • Profit: $6.07

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Vintage Calculator

  • Purchased from: yard sale
  • Cost: $3.00
  • Sold: $5.99
  • Profit: $4.12 – I must have profited a decent amount from shipping discount

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Levi’s denim jacket

  • Purchased from: yard sale
  • Cost: $2.72
  • Sold: $30.00
  • Profit: $24.90

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Harley parts

  • Purchased from: thrift store
  • Cost: $18.19
  • Sold: $40.00
  • Profit: $14.49

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Sketchers

  • Purchased from: old shoes from my closet
  • Cost: $0.00
  • Sold: $6.00
  • Profit: $5.01

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Axe hair spray

  • Purchased from: discount store
  • Cost: $3.00
  • Sold: $7.99
  • Profit: $4.14 – must have made a little on shipping

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Everquest PC game

  • Purchased from: yard sale
  • Cost: $1.25
  • Sold: $39.99
  • Profit: $33.67

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Biltrite boots

  • Purchased from: estate sale
  • Cost: $2.00
  • Sold: $20.00
  • Profit: $15.75

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Harley lens kit

  • Purchased from: estate sale
  • Cost: $5.00
  • Sold: $25.00
  • Profit: $17.20

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Autographed Chipper Jones hat

  • Purchased from: yard sale
  • Cost: $2.00
  • Sold: $35.00
  • Profit: $28.73

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Garneau saddle bag

  • Purchased from: yard sale
  • Cost: $2.72
  • Sold: $25.00
  • Profit: $19.26

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Harley switches

  • Purchased from: thrift store
  • Cost: $0.00 – Think I was too lazy to divide the total cost of Harley parts I got one day.
  • Sold: $16.50
  • Profit: $11.41

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East Sport backpack

  • Purchased from: yard sale
  • Cost: $2.72
  • Sold: $15.00
  • Profit: $10.27

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Under Armour Hoodie

  • Purchased from: yard sale
  • Cost: $1.00
  • Sold: $19.99
  • Profit: $16.46

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AutoCAD book with 2008 software

  • Purchased from: thrift store
  • Cost: $2.66
  • Sold: $46.00
  • Profit: $37.12

And that’s it for September! If you noticed that a few of the items have the same exact cost ($2.72) that means I bought all of them at the same place and divided the total amount I paid by the amount of items I got.

As my sales grow, I will probably have to stop including photos in this series. If I start selling over one hundred items a month, it would take forever to upload all of the pictures and might slow down my site load time which would hurt my SEO ranking.

If you’re curious, you can check out my eBay store here.

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If you’re selling on eBay, let us know in the comments how your month went and any interesting scavenging story you have to share!

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