A thrift store seller proves that reselling isn’t a scam with his bargain finds.
Jake Rider’s most common flips include a $5 item selling for $60.
Jake is a full-time eBay reseller who shares his best thrift finds on TikTok (@jrideflips).
In a recent video he wants to deny the rumors about “resale is fraud”.
As an example, he showed several everyday items that he regularly finds at Desert Industries and sells for a profit.
First, he found a CenturyLink modem router for just $5.
“It regularly sells for $40 to $60 in used condition,” he claimed, showing a screenshot of many sold eBay listings.
Jake continued with a few other examples, including a $2 cable “that consistently sells for $20 when used.”
This pinball machine makes a profit even on seemingly damaged items.
For example, he took a $3 Kodak camera whose batteries were corroded.
“All you have to do is apply a little white vinegar and the problem will be solved,” Jake suggested.
“PAYS MY BILLS”
In another recent video, Jake claimed: “Frugality pays my bills.”
He gave examples of other items he was able to flip with great profit.
Jake’s finds included a $1 wallet that he said he would sell for “around $40 to $50” due to its unique crocodile leather texture and premium branding.
And he recommended children’s toys like Bob it! to collect. for just $2.
“Especially with Christmas coming up, this is an easy $20 change,” he said.
eBay is one of the most popular online auction sites for second-hand resellers.
The good news is that selling on the site just got easier.
Earlier this week, the company unveiled new AI technology that automatically creates listings for users.
All you have to do is take a photo of your item and the AI will then write a title and product description for you.
According to a press release, the technology will be rolled out to all eBay users “in the coming months.”
A reseller recently announced his major move to authenticate worn designer shoes and sell them on eBay for a big profit.
And while student calculators can be purchased for just pennies at the thrift store, they can fetch almost $100 on Amazon.