How I made £649.67 in 2 hours

October 07, 2019 |
Profit
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This weekend I stopped by my parents place, who were having a clear out of all the old junk that’s been lying around the house for years.

Most of which, are the boxes and boxes of toys, games and just old stuff that I accumulated as a child.

After looking through some of the boxes I had an idea, which would net me exactly £649.67 profit in just 2 hours.

The process is simple, but can be oh so valuable when you are looking through old toys you owned as a child, and can be even more valuable when browsing around car boot sales.

All you need to do, is open your eBay app on your phone or desktop.

Search for the item you’re looking to sell.

Go into Filter (top right when on an iPhone) and check the ‘Sold’ listings.

This will now show you ONLY the auctions which have sold, and it shows you the price they sold for.

In some occasions it can also be good to sort (again, top right) by highest price – because then you get to see, of the items you are looking to sell, what makes it the most valuable. In a box, with certain components, in a certain condition, a certain date.

When doing this exact search whilst at my parents house, we discovered a TY beanie bear potentially worth over £5,000 had it had specific markings on the tag, which it did not.

To give you an example of how much you can make, with very little hassle. I’ll run you through the steps I took to make £649.67 in part of just one evening.

Firstly – I’ll show you my eBay selling page below. It does say in the last 60 days, but I hardly ever use my eBay account anyway.

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Here you can see that in just 25 items, I managed to make a pretty decent profit. And this was literally from a box of ‘junk’ that my parents had already taken to jumble and car boot sales trying to offload them.

Some of the items I sold for £45+ were already in plastic bags with a £2.50 sticker marked on them!

Don’t even get me started on one item, which was tagged at £2.50, which sold for just shy of £100!

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So if you are looking to make some quick money, firstly take a look at the old toys and games that you might already be hoarding, look them up on eBay – go to the top right -> Filter -> Sold, and see what they sell for.

My advice is to list your item and start the bid at just under what they sold for. Let the auction run and hope for the best!

Now a word of advice, even if you see an item sell for £100 previously, it does not mean that your item will.

Some of my items I was expecting £50 and I managed £1.50, but I certainly made enough of a profit not to worry about the short term losses.

Once you’ve mastered this and got a feel for the market – why not check out some car boot sales and try to snap up some bargains to flip on eBay later that evening.

All it takes is a couple of minutes from an iPhone and you can list something, totally pain free.

If you do, share what you’ve done with me online by tweeting @petematheson to let me know how you got on.

Good luck!