6 Tips to Make Money from Garage Sale Flipping

The market is more competitive today than 15 years ago. However, individuals still get rid of valuable items at garage sales all the time.

My College Side Hustles

My other side hustle was reselling items on eBay via garage sale flipping. This is where I made most of my side hustle money in college.

Garage Sale Flipping Wins

Most of my dollar store and garage sale purchases were smaller wins. For example, videos purchased for $1 would often resell for $8 to $10 on eBay.

Pick a few specialty areas and get to know them well.

Even with smartphones, having specialty areas will allow you to move quickly through garage sales and identify the more valuable items.


Seek out neighborhood garage sales.

Finding great deals at garage sales is all about volume. You need to be able to move quickly from house to house.


Show up early!

Most anything decent at a garage sale will be gone before 10 am, if not earlier. There will be others looking to resell items, so it will be essential to beat them to it.


Focus on smaller items for simpler shipping

Many eBay vendors offer free shipping, so it is important to keep shipping and packaging costs minimum.


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