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How To Make Money On Ebay By Finding Treasures At Local Garage Sales
By John Romaine
Friday, 20 March 2009
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Have you ever bought or sold anything on ebay? I bet you have!

Just recently I attended an event held on the Gold Coast called "World Internet Summit" and had the opportunity to listen in to a speech given by Matt and Amanda Clarkson. They told their amazing story on how they built their $50,000 a month ebay business by sourcing items for sale at regular garage sales. Put simply, they were able to find great items at cheap prices at garage sales and sell for profit through eBay.

Thats right, $50,000 a month. Do I have your attention now? I thought so! 

The couple were amazing, truly inspirational and definitely great to speak with and meet in person. They're down to earth folks who have a great sense of humour. If you havent already heard of Matt and Amanda Clarkson, here's a small snippet below on who they are and what they do. By the way, they're based in Queensland.

"Matt, my husband and I have created a very successful eBay business and have become Platinum Power Sellers, turning over at least $50,000 + every month, working only part-time in the space of only 11 short months.The best part is…our business is now over 90% automated which gives us plenty of free time to do the things we love to do like spending lots of time travelling, eating out with friends and just being together enjoying our days."

Wouldnt that be great? How would that feel? Just being able to enjoy your time doing something that you love at your own leisure.

Well, believe it or not, during their speech they mentioned garage sales and just how ridiculously easy it is to find absolute treasures and bargains that you can RESELL for profits on ebay! The concept is simple. People hold garage sales to get rid of a massive amount of goods in one or two days for reasons such as moving house. Prices need to be low to make sure nothing is left. If you have time, you can resell good quality items one by one on an eBay auction and receive the true value of the goods in an unrushed sale.

Its just a matter of doing a little bit of homework on ebay, getting a feel for potential demand for certain items, and what they sell for, then keep a look out for these treasures popping up in weekend garage sales.

As an example, lets just say you stumbled upon a bunch of comic books at a garage sale. Nothing much to get excited about right? But, believe it or not, a box of unwanted comic books , could potentially include issues of interest to collectors and be worth hundreds of dollars on ebay!


I know ebay isnt for everyone and thats fine - but with such opportunities at hand, it really does mean just getting out there and having a look around at whats on offer! 

So next time you whiz by a local garage sale in your street, pop in, have a look around. You never know, the demand for people wanting whats on someones driveway for $2 might be something that you can resell for a good profit on ebay.


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