Top 10 Flipping tips

Visually Inspect the Exterior

Next, visually inspect the exterior. Is the car dirty? Wet your finger and run it along the side of the car. If you’re able to wipe off dirt with a single pass or a more vigorous scrub, the vehicle will likely look a lot better once it’s washed. Dirty isn’t necessarily bad – and it may scare off less savvy auction buyers. Thoroughly inspect for more serious imperfections: deep scratches, dings, dents, and rust (which usually appears along the wheel wells unless the car is in an advanced state of disrepair). Depending on the car’s resale value and your ideal buyer, you may need to invest substantial sums to repair these issues before you sell.


Lego has been around for decades, and it’s as popular as ever today. That’s why it’s a great item to resell. Always check your local thrift store to see if they have any in stock. All types of Lego sell well, but figures from well-known TV shows and movies sell particularly well, as do collections of vintage Lego. If you can find a full set or a big collection of Lego at the thrift store, then even better. Overall, Lego is an item that you could make a good profit from, especially if you resell it online. You can specially make good money selling Lego on eBay.

Meta titles

It’s amazing how many blogs don’t have a meta title. A meta title is a short description of your blog that appears in the browser tab when people visit your site. It also appears in all search engine listings of your blog. If you hope to ever rank well for core keywords related to your blog’s subject, you’ll have to incorporate a keyword-rich metatitle, but one that also reads like an intriguing tagline. You can use the free Rank Math plugin to manage this and many other essential SEO functions of your website.

Share Buttons

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Thrift shop on vacation

For some reason, thrift shopping on vacation is particularly fun! Maybe because they’re stores you’ve never been to, or because they might be full of merchandise not available in your hometown. Either way, if you have some downtime on vacation, consider checking out some thrift shops. The items you buy will be particularly memorable!

Check out

This website is so awesome! It’s a national thrift store directory, so just type in your zip code, and it gives you a full list of thrift shops in your area. It also includes the stores’ hours, their distance from you, and reviews. So convenient! When I first searched my zip code, I was so surprised how many more thrift stores were near me than I realized.

Test electronics before you buy

Find (or ask for) an outlet so that you can plug in any electronic item you’re interested in purchasing. You don’t want to get home and be disappointed.

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.

Pop the Hood

After you’ve looked inside and out, pop the hood. According to Jones, the engine compartment’s general appearance is a key tell. “Cars with dirtier engine compartments tend to need more work,” he says. In other words, dirty engine compartments don’t bode well for your margins. At a private party sale, you’ll have plenty of time to check the car’s vitals. (Let the seller know you plan to do this beforehand. If they get antsy on the day of, that’s a potential red flag.) At an auction, you’ll be much more rushed and face much more competition. Still, you’ll want to check as much as possible of the following for any used car warning signs:

  • Engine Oil: Check oil levels and color. Ideally, the level would be within the acceptable range and the color would be relatively light, but neither is a deal-breaker – it’s quick and cheap to change the oil once you’ve taken possession of the car. Leakage is a bigger, costlier issue.
  • Radiator: The radiator’s water supply should maintain a normal temperature with no air bubbles or leakage. If the car overheats after a few minutes of operation or leaks water while running, it’s going to need repairs – the question is what kind, and how much they’ll cost. If you’re not a car expert, think carefully before you buy.
  • Belts: With the engine turned off, carefully inspect the belts. Visible signs of wear, such as fraying or thinning, will need to be addressed before you sell. According to Angie’s List, you can expect to pay at least $500 to replace a timing belt – a substantial hit to your profit margin.
  • Radiator Hose: Repeat this procedure for the radiator hose. This part isn’t quite as expensive as the timing belt, but it’s not cheap. According to RepairPal, a radiator hose replacement can cost upwards of $200.
  • Transmission: Most auction lots don’t allow prospective buyers to drive cars during the inspection period. However, most private party sellers are fine with it (and if your seller isn’t, walk away). If you can take the car for a spin, pay close attention to the transmission’s performance. In an automatic transmission, a noticeable gap between shifting and engagement signals significant wear. A gap of longer than one to two seconds is worrisome – the transmission might not be long for this world.
  • Brakes: Another test drive to-do: brake checks. Build up a good amount of speed, make sure the road is dry and clear, warn any passengers that you’re about to stop suddenly, and then engage the brake forcefully. You’re looking for a smooth, rapid, straight-line stop. Shaky, crooked, or worn-out brakes need replacement – not a deal-breaker, but a definite margin-eater.

Use Quality Images

Everyone loves photos. Just a few well-placed attractive photos can really improve the design, and they can help improve impulse clicking on your articles. Create a folder of images that you are free to use; your own images, Creative Commons images, and paid photos from places like Haute Stock. Related: Where to find free stock photography Even if your topic is not a visual theme, find as many relevant images as possible. The images can also spark article ideas that can be written around them.