Flipping tips

Board Games

Did you know that vintage board games are highly sought after on platforms like eBay? Really! Of course, the condition of the game and the year it was made will have an effect on how much of a profit you make, but it’s always worth taking a look. Before you purchase a game, take a quick look your Smartphone to estimate its value. A quick Google search can turn up a lot of results, but you could also check out these sites for more information on vintage board games:

  • BoardGameGeek.com
  • RarityGuide.com And, check out this post on how to spot valuable board games.


Another valuable item that’s often overlooked at the thrift store is mugs – particularly the older ones. If you can find a vintage mug from a well-known brand, like Starbucks for example, or one that features a well-known character, like Snoopy for example, then you could make a good profit on it. So, next time you’re at the thrift store, take a look at the old mugs. You never know, you might find a 60 cent mug that you can sell for ten bucks on eBay.

Clothing with Tags

One of the best thrift store items to flip for profit is clothing with tags. If you can find a piece of clothing at a thrift store that still has its tags on, then you should snap it up as soon as possible. When you resell something, it’s great to be able to put “new with tags” on the listing – as this attracts a lot of buyers. It’s a great marketing tool essentially. In fact, on sites like eBay, there are people who specifically search for clothes that still have their tags. Whether it’s a dress or a shirt, if it has tags, you’re likely to make a profit from it. In fact, generally, you can get more for the same piece of clothing, just because it has a tag.

Maternity Clothes

Another thrift store item that can be surprisingly profitable is maternity clothes. While with maternity clothes you might not get as much per unit, as you would with say a rare record, there is a big demand for them. Expectant mothers will often look online on sites like eBay for maternity clothes, as they get a better deal. So, there’s a big market there. Plus, clothes are easy and fairly cheap to ship, compared to other items. Aside from the fact that there’s a big market for them, there’s also another reason why maternity clothing is such a good thrift store item to flip. Maternity clothes aren’t worn for long. So, they haven’t undergone too much wear and tear. This means that they’re generally in good condition when you find them at the thrift store.


Vinyl albums are very collectible, meaning you can make quite a profit from them if you purchase the right ones. And, records are also really trendy nowadays – they’ve had somewhat of a resurgence with the millennial generation. So, there’s definitely a market for them. If you are going to buy a record at the thrift store to resell it, then make sure you do your research beforehand. Make sure that you look up an album online to see if it has value. Here’s what you should keep in mind when shopping for records to resell:

  • Music records tend to sell much better than those that contain spoken word.
  • Genres like early rhythm and blues and jazz tend to be valuable and sought after.
  • Classical orchestral performances are also popular.
  • Keep in mind that records from all musical genres can be popular, as there are die hard music fans out there that will pay a lot for records from their favorite artists – especially older ones.
  • Before you buy a record, you should also check the condition it’s in. If you can get a record in mint or near mint condition, then you’ll be able to make a greater profit on it. Records in very good or good condition will also sell well.

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  • Privacy Page
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Video Games

Buying and selling video games can be a pretty profitable venture. Plus, their small size and light weight make them a dream to ship. If you can find any video games for current generation systems, like the Xbox One or the PlayStation 4, at the thrift store, then you could make a profit selling them on eBay. Also, keep an eye out for old video games too. As mentioned above, people love playing on old video consoles. Just make sure that the game is older or new – the oldest and the newest games tend to sell best. Don’t go for games for consoles that are only just outdated, like the PlayStation 2. Instead, opt for games for classic games consoles, like Nintendo and Atari 2600. Retro games from the 80s and 90s sell particularly well.

Pyrex Dishes and Cookware

You wouldn’t think it, but one of the most valuable things you can pick up at the thrift store is Pyrex dishes and cookware. There are tons of people on sites like eBay and Etsy that love vintage Pyrex and are willing to pay a pretty good amount of cash for it. You can sell each piece individually or you could sell a whole set and make an even bigger profit.


Another thrift store item that’s worth reselling is textbooks. These sell pretty well online. College textbooks are a good choice because students often look for books at cheaper prices – just make sure that you’re not buying an outdated edition because you might not be able to resell it. Textbooks can be sold on sites like eBay and Craigslist, but there are also other sites to sell textbooks on as well. Here are a few:

  • Valore
  • Textbooks.com
  • TextbookRush


Books are one of the best thrift store items to resell for a few reasons:

  • they’re pretty easy to find
  • you can ship them easily
  • and they’re in demand You can sell books on sites like eBay and Craigslist and at garage sales. But, you should also consider selling them to book-focused sites, like BookScouter.com. Getting books in a set or collection is also a good idea because you can often sell them for a much higher price than what you paid for them at the thrift store. When you are buying books, make sure that you check what condition they’re in and inspect them for any rips, tears or missing pages. Unless it’s a highly collectible book, most people won’t pay for a book that’s in poor condition. Plus, many places that sell books won’t accept books if they have tears, so make sure you check thoroughly. A little wear and tear is okay, though.