People think ‘reselling is a scam’ but I find a $5 item consistently at thrift stores and it sells for $60 on eBay

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 (@jrideflips) wants to dispel the myth that thrift store resale is “a scam.”


Jake (@jrideflips) wants to dispel the myth that thrift store resale is “a scam.”Photo credit: TikTok / @jrideflips
He showcased a $5 find that


He showcased a $5 find that “consistently sells for” $60 on eBayPhoto credit: TikTok / @jrideflips

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.

I donated a shirt for $11 and sold it for fifteen times that amount - I knew it would sell
I made “quick money” with my $7 Goodwill Fund – it’s worth up to $600

“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.


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.”

The NBA star got me pregnant, told me to get an abortion, and then ghosted me
Drew pauses the premiere of his talk show until the writers' strike ends after backlash

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.

Aila Slisco

Aila Slisco is a Dailynationtoday U.S. News Reporter based in London. His focus is on U.S. politics and the environment. He has covered climate change extensively, as well as healthcare and crime. Aila Slisco joined Dailynationtoday in 2023 from the Daily Express and previously worked for Chemist and Druggist and the Jewish Chronicle. He is a graduate of Cambridge University. Languages: English. You can get in touch with me by emailing:

Related Articles

Back to top button