While most of us work full-time, it’s prevalent for young adults to pick up a side hustle. The cost of living has become so high, and wages have not really kept up. Survey says 64% of Millenials have side hustles to help cover their bills. An easy side hustle to pick up is buying and selling things for profit. Here are some of the best things to buy and sell for profit.
- Vintage Lamps
- Name Brand Clothing
- Exercise Equipment
- Sports Equipment
- Kitchen Appliances
- Vintage Clothing
When reselling each of these items there are certain things to consider, so let’s get into it.
Best Things To Buy And Sell For Profit:
Truth be told, you can fetch a pretty penny for vintage lamps. Not many people know about this, so it’s a really great opportunity to cash in on.
Here are some of the types of lamps to look for and how much you can sell them for.
- Globe/Double Globe Lamps – up to $400
- Emeralite Banker’s Lamps – up to $700
- Art Deco Wall Sconce – up to $1000
- Vintage Crystal Chandelier – up to $1500
- Slag Glass Lamps – up to $3000
All of the pricing was sourced from the “sold” section on eBay. This will be your go-to guide for figuring out how to price items for sale.
Name Brand Clothing
One of the easiest things to find when thrifting is clothes! Fas fashion has been a huge issue lately. We are constantly buying clothing that goes out of style in one season. A lot of these clothing pieces end up in the thrift stores. Reselling clothes is tough but has a lot of potential to be lucrative.
Because of this, thrift stores are a great place to go to find unwanted name-brand clothing. By buying and selling a name brand, you limit the amount of work you actually need to do. People are already familiar with certain brands, which makes them much easier to sell. Here are some suggestions for name brands to search for:
- Urban Outfitters
These are just a few examples. While it’s rare, there may be a chance for you to find something designer!
People are constantly offloading things from their old hobbies, which include exercising! There are plenty of other people trying to build up their home gyms for a good price.
Let’s face it, buying exercise equipment brand new is really expensive. As a result, you will find a market of people who want to purchase affordable equipment.
Moving along in the list is sports equipment—things like hockey sticks, tennis rackets, roller skates, etc. There are plenty of people, again, who have hobbies and interests that they outgrow.
Many people have children who outgrow old equipment and donate to their local thrift stores. This means you have a great opportunity to pick up these items for reselling!
Once again, instruments are another thing that adults and children alike outgrow or lose interest in. Instruments in good working condition can make a big buck!
You definitely need to pay close attention to the quality of the instrument. If it’s not in working condition, you need to consider if it can be fixed or not. Know how much money you can price an item for based on its condition as well.
There are sooo many old kitchen appliances that are dropped off at the thrift store. Some kitchen appliances to look for include:
- Coffee Makers
- Crock Pots
- Waffle Makers
- Food Processors
- Air Fryers
Thrift stores are always packed with kitchen appliances and gadgets, so use them to your advantage!
Like finding the rare designer piece in a thrift store, finding valuable jewelry can be possible. You simply need to know what you’re looking for. The jewelry section in thrift stores is often looked over, so if you meticulously go through the pieces, you can find something valuable.
Types of jewelry/brands to look for:
- Crystal Necklaces / Bracelets
- Vintage Art Deco Pieces
- Coco Chanel
Types of stones to look for:
There are plenty of other brands and stones to look for besides what’s included in this list. Finding a name brand is much easier than determining if a piece is real or fake. Be careful buying pieces and pricing them. The last thing you want to do is overprice a fake piece of jewelry.
Have you heard? Vintage clothing is super popular lately. You have a great chance of finding vintage pieces that are in good condition at the thrift stores. Some types of vintage clothing and brands to look for include:
- Vintage Levi’s Mom jeans
- Levi’s Denim Jackets
- Old Graphic T-Shirts
- Leather Jackets
Again, look for popular vintage brands that will sell well. There is a huge market for sourced vintage products. It’s hard work finding good pieces and bringing them up to selling condition. Many people would prefer to buy a piece that’s easy to find.