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04-23-2003, 09:07 AM #1Jen KrauszGuest
A really good thing you can do at home is to sell
ebay. If your area is like ours, there are dozens of
auctions every week where you can buy valuables to
resell at a profit. My mom is doing this right now.
You have to study some antique books to know what is
worth something, but you can definitely make a couple
hundred a month or more in cash doing this.
My mom is doing this right now and here are some of
the things she's bought:
depression glassware for $2-7 each that sells for
$10-20 OR MORE (my mom just bought an old lamp for $20
that is worth $200).
Antique small tables for $8 each, selling for $50
Boxes of vintage jewelry for $35, selling for hundreds
of dollars total (she sells each piece or set
separately). She even found a perfect 1 carat diamond
heart shaped pendant in one of the boxes!
And you can get this stuff even cheaper at yard
sales--it's just more work that way, more
time-consuming, but there is tons of glassware and
jewelry especially at these sales.
For an initial investment of as little as $50 you can
start, and then reinvest your profits until you've hit
the volume you can handle. If you have anything around
the house to sell, you can even start with that so
that your initial investment can be $0. This is what
my mom did. She had a bunch of old stuff around
including a Truman autograph that sold for $170 and 3
Robert Frost trays that sold for $50 each. She also
sold old skeleton keys, vinyl records, and more. When
she got done with her own stuff, she started buying
stuff at auctions.
You can also buy electronics, computers, at some of
these auctions, or brand name clothes, etc. at yard
sales to sell.
There are 150,000 people making their living entirely
off of ebay right now! And there are other auction
sites cropping up like Yahoo that will give even more
Just a thought. If I wasn't trying to concentrate on
my writing, this is what I'd be doing, without a
Jen K in PA
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