Hello everyone, Wayne here and thank-you for stopping by. If you want to find flea market merchandise that always sells and makes really good profits then you have landed in the right place.
I have operated a flea market business for 24 years.I have seen them come and go over that period of time and if you want to succeed in this business you better know how to choose which flea market items to sell. There is more to it than that but if you get that wrong you are pretty much doomed right from the get go. Get it right and you are way ahead of the game. You can read more here>flea market merchandise
When I first started out I used to go to an auction each day. I really like music and I would buy the old vinyl records in bulk really cheap. I usually paid a nickel or a dime on average for them. Now keep in mind our market is totally outdoors. I would lug them out (in the boxes they are heavy) to the flea market and sell them for a couple of dollars each.
Being a newbie flea market vendor I had no idea what records were worth and the vendors who knew the value of the records cherry picked me real good. So that was my initiation into the flea market business.
I soon tired of dragging those heavy records back and forth. After checking the market out there was only one other vendor selling used music cassette tapes(Im dating myself now) so I decided to give that a try. I made friends with the people at the auction and made a deal to buy the tapes for a quarter a piece. I sold tapes for two dollars a piece or three for five dollars. I had thousands of tapes and business was real good.
Well, that lasted for a couple of years and then guess what? Along came something called a cd. Before everyone switched to cd's I saw the writing on the wall and dumped all those cassette tapes. I tried to sell cd's but all the other vendors had the same idea.
After that I tried to sell other flea market merchandise like jeans and video games but had no success.
Then it happened. I found something that really clicked and I have been selling it ever since. It cost me $45.00 and I retail it out for around $375.00. Click here if you want to read more.
Now I had a good flea market business and then I started dating my future wife who had been a flea market vendor for about ten years. Long story short we married, combined the businesses and then together we had a really great business.
We couldn't believe how we could go out Saturday and Sunday for five or six hours each day and pull in $1,200.00 to $1,500.00 for the two days with roughly 65% of that being pure profit. She no longer goes out with me but she still does the buying for the flea market items I sell.
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I have a new book out showing you how I have pulled thousands out of the flea market for the last 2 and 1/2 years without setting up or selling anything. Its called 'Flea Market Gold'. Read my post on 12-16-13.
Wayne O. Stanila
If you source flea market merchandise to sell online do you prefer Amazon or Ebay's platform. As for me I use both Amazon and Ebay but probably 95% of my products are sold on Amazon.
Amazon shoppers are much more picky but I feel as though they have a right to be as they are more than willing to pay much higher prices than Ebay shoppers. Amazon buyers could buy it cheaper in the store for a lot of things I sell but either don't want to shop, have the time, want it delivered to their front door, etc. So for convenience they will pay more for an item. Kinda like 7-11.
Now I find the ebay buyer much more laid back and and mainly concerned about getting something on the cheap. They don't care that Joe Smo is shipping it and not Amazon. They don't necessarily need it next day or 2 days from now. They are willing to wait a week. They got it cheap so they are pretty much satisfied with that. Don't get me wrong, they still want good customer service but not in the same sense of an Amazon buyer.
I do find certain items to sell on Ebay that will bring a higher price than on Amazon. Mostly older items such as cassette tapes, dvd's, 8 track tapes, seminar course tapes, cameras, etc. I am still amazed at the prices some of these items sell for.
I am in my 4th year selling on Amazon and have sold for 11 years on Ebay. I definitely prefer Amazon as I sell almost everything new in the box and that is where the most profit is. You just have to know what to buy and where to find it.
There's gold out there if you are willing to search for it.
Ok, was at the flea market this morning for just a little over an hour. Really hot here in Fl. now so pickin is slim cause not many vendors. However, still able to come away with over $100 just like I preach about every week.
So here are my flea market finds for this Sat.
2) Vicks Vaporizer: Bought for $2.00. Will sell for $19.98. Profit after fees & cost: $12.50 x 2=$25.00
Nature Cure Acne: Bought for $2.oo. Will sell for $11.87. Profit after fees & cost: $5.50
Tennis Elbow: Bought for $2.00. Will sell for $12.98. Profit after fees and cost: $6.00
Feosol: Bought for $2.00. Will sell for $30.84. Profit after fees and cost:$24.00
Osteo Bi-Flex: Bought for $2.00. Will sell for $12.99. Profit after fees & cost: $9.00
Allergy Medicine Case: Bought for $2.00. Will sell for $17.97. Profit after fees and cost. $12.00
So for first batch total profit is around 95.00
Now for second batch: I paid $2.00 for each item:
Lutein: Will sell for $30.97. Profit $23.00
Olive Leaf: Will sell for $12.00. Profit $8.00
4) Vitamin B12: Will sell for $12.00 Profit $8.00 x 4=$32.00
Lycopene: Will sell for $14.89. Profit $10.00
Total profit for second batch: $73.00
Total profit will be $168.00 for the morning. So even though there weren't very many vendors I was still able to make my $100 an hr.
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Ok, a short post showing what I found that will make me a quick $100.00. I found more items than these two that will make me $400.00 for the one hour I was there but I want to continue showing how easy it is to make $100.00.
Would an extra $400.00 a month make a difference each month to you. $400.00 a month makes my car payment so I can drive a nice car. Makes a difference to me. You can make much, much more just like I do but I will continue showing you items I find each week.
First up will be Dexatrim Max. Looks like a product that promises to get rid of fat. A lot of people buy this product. Nice sales rank of 25K and sells for $38.00. I found three of these and paid five dollars for all three. After Amazon fees and what I paid I will net $28.00 a bottle. So $84.00 is my total profit.
Next I ran across three Protec filters of some sort. Got the three of these for $5.00 as well. I can sell one by itself and sell the other two as a 2 pack. The 2 pack sells for $29.99. Nice sales rank of 8K. Will sell really fast and my net after Amazon fees and what I paid will be $19.00. The one by itself sells for $10.00 and will net $5.00. So total of $24.00.
So there you have just two products that will make a profit of $108.00. Selling on Amazon is a great way to make money. If you have an interest in learning how to make money online drop me a line. Be glad to chat with you about it.
Best Wishes To All,
Just a quick update to show a couple of flea market finds from last Saturday.
The item on the left are replacement razor blades that fit a little car. The car then glides over someone who is bald to give them a clean haircut. I had no idea about these until I scanned it. The cars weren't profitable so I just bought the replacement blades.
I paid a dollar a piece and I got 14. They retail for about $15. After fees and cost of item I probably will net about $9 each. So that was a quick $126 profit.
Next I got 4 of the towel holders for $2 each. They will sell for a little over $20 each. After fees and cost of item I will net probably $12 each so another $48 profit.
I forget what the rank for the towel holder was but I know it had to be good or I wouldn't have bought it. The razor blades are ranked at 5K so they will sell very fast and there were only 2 or 3 other FBA sellers.
What I like to stress here is how easy it is to make a hundred dollars. Would four hundred dollars a month make a difference in your life? You can make much, much more than that but I just wanted to show again what one hour, once a week on a Saturday morning can mean to someones bottom line.
I have a book titled "Flea Market Gold" on Amazon that explains how I have been doing just what I showed above for over 4 years now. CLICK HERE to check it out.
The flea market was my main business for over twenty years and I still leverage it in a couple of different ways. This is one of the ways I use it to make money on Amazon. I source products from a lot of different places but week end and week out the flea market is a great fishing hole.
I go to the flea market every Saturday morning. I get there about 7 am and by 8-8:30 I make one to five hundred dollars.
The good times are between October and April when the northerners are here and selling their goods. They usually leave in April and things aren't quiet as lively in the summer with the heat.
However, I will show you what I bought this past Saturday to put a few shekels in my pocket.
With what I do I only need to scan the barcode to decide if I want to buy this item to resale on Amazon or Ebay. The 3 items I am showing you today will all be sold on Amazon. First ups is Skylanders Giants Crusher. Now I have no idea what this is about nor do I care except to see if there is a profit here.
I picked this up for $3.00. It has a sales rank of 794 with 1 being the best possible number there is. These things are flying off the shelf at Amazon. I will sell it for $25 with no problem and after fees will net about $18.00. Subtract the $3.00 I paid and I profit $15.00. Pretty good ROI isn't it?
Next I ran across some Depends. Now these have a rank of 65K. Not the greatest sales rank but they will sell without a doubt. The vendor was asking $7.00 but I politely asked if I took as many as possible that were in good condition would he take $5.oo and he agreed. Unfortunately for me he only had 4 in good condition. The rest were torn or stained.
So I got 4 for $20.00. They sell for $30.81 each so figure $120.00 and after fees I will net $72.00. Subtract the $20.00 I paid and I make about $50.00. So now I have made about $65.00 with just 2 items.
Last thing I will show you is baby formula. Similac in the tubs. I bought 6 of these. The dealer was asking for $10.00 a tub. I politely asked if I took them all would she give me a better price? She said she would take $50.00 to which I replied "I was hoping for $45.00." She offered to split the difference so I gladly paid $47.50. I will sell them in a six pack for $149.97 with a sales rank of 680. This will sell probably before it hits the shelves. After fees the net is $118. Now subtract the $47.50 I paid and I get about a $70.00 profit.
So there you have it. $135.00 profit with just three items in way less than an hour. I went on to buy about four other items and added another hundred profit for the morning. This is one of my easiest money making streams. Not my best by any means but still makes me thousands a month with very little time involved.
I hope you are adding income streams to your business. If I can be of help just let me know.
Just an update on my finds last Saturday.
I found quiet a few items with a real good ROI.
I have the items boxed up and ready for UPS to pick up.
Sorry the picture isn't better but will tell you about 2 of the items in the pic.
The long pink box is some sort of Barbie makeup kit. Retails for around $35 and I got it for $2.
See the other box in the right hand corner? Its a hair color for men with gray hair. You comb out as much or little as you want. I bought it for $2 and it sells for over $40.
So there are just two items that will bring me some really good profits. I got a lot more items than this but like to share a couple of finds so you can see what is selling.
P. S. I plan to post some more items from this week over HERE .
One of my favorite places to find items to resale on amazon is the flea market ( no secret right ) and last weekend was no different. One of the reasons I like scouting merchandise at the markets is because you will find deals with multiple items.
Here is a good find I recently ran across. I have had a lot of luck with vitamins and oils. This past weekend I found 36 bottles of AstroGlide and 2 bottles of Synergy. The vendor was asking $1.50 a bottle and I asked him him if he would take $50 for all of them and he agreed.
Now the Astroglide is selling for over $10 a bottle with a terrific sales rank of 223 which means they are pretty much flying out the window. I will net about $5 a bottle on the Astroglide. The Synergy is selling for $15 a bottle with a rank of 200 K so they will take longer to sell but I will sell them for $11 a bottle and move them quickly.
So this one buy will make me around two hundred dollars. That's the kind of deal I like. Not running from store to store scanning and getting one or two of something. That is another reason I am going into buying wholesale. I want to ramp things up on Amazon this year. Even though it isn't my main income stream maybe it could become my main one or get close anyway.
Wholesale is fascinating to me. The margins are smaller but you can make up for that in volume. You also can judge your sales after you get a track record and you don't have to worry about constantly being on the hunt for new product even though it is pretty much everywhere.
So I will write about my journey into the wholesale world and see how it goes, good, bad and the ugly.
Until Next Time,
Ok, wanted to show some of my flea market finds for resale from last weekend.
These are some vitamins that I paid $2.50 a bottle. They have a 11 k sales rank which is real good. They will sale for $10.25 each and after fees and what I paid I will clear about $4.00 a bottle. I bought 8 as that was all the vendor had with long expiration dates. So I make $30 bucks. Should sell quick with that sales rank
Next is a scrubbing bubble automatic shower cleaner. I picked it up for $5.00. Now Amazon is selling it for $17 so I will sit back and wait for them to sell out. Shouldn't take long as the sales rank is 3 k in personal and health category. I will price mine at $25 if I am the only FBA seller and should make about $10/ 200% ROI.
Here is a new game. I think there are 6 games inside. Not sure how much my assistant priced it but will find out and update post.
So those are just a few items to give you some ideas for things to resale on Amazon.
The thing I like about sourcing at the flea markets is most of the time what you find won't have a lot of competition.
Had a new cover made for "Flea Market Gold". If you don't have a copy yet and want to read about how I go about sourcing products at the flea market just click on the book.
All right everybody, have a great weekend.....
Here are a couple of flea market finds I got on Saturday.
I had no idea what they were when I scanned them but turns out they are decals for bikes and motorcycles.
I got these for a $1 each. They sell for $27 each and there are no FBA sellers so I will up the price to $29. These are the kind of returns you can find sourcing products to resale on Amazon at the flea markets.
The duracell package is some type of iphone cable. Again I don't have a clue but its not important. What is important is I bought it for $2 and i can sell it for $20.
Next is a Dr. Scholls product. I have had a lot of luck with these type of products. There are no FBA sellers for this one so I can price it at $9.97. It only cost me a dollar.
Being the only FBA seller is a huge advantage when it comes to selling on Amazon.
So there are just three examples of items that will retail for about $88 and only cost me $5. I picked several more things but just wanted to show you what you can do at the flea markets.
I hope you will get out there and scoop up some deals to resale for yourself.
Until Next Time,
Ok, the new book "Flea Market Gold" is available. You can get it here:
It is all about how I source products at the flea market and resale them on Amazon.
As I talk about in the book Christmas sales on Amazon is a wild ride. Items fly off the shelves like nothing I have ever seen before. Also the price doesn't seem to matter to the shoppers.
I love selling on Amazon all year long. If you want to find out how to make money by going to the flea markets without setting up or selling anything then this book is for you.
Its just one way I leverage the flea market. Inside the book I talk about how you can find out another way I leverage the flea market with six figure sales each year for the past four years.
At $8.97 it is a steal...