In times of Corona, many people have more time at home. On the one hand because they have less travel due to home office. On the other hand because they have lost their job or their business has to take a break. For all those who would like to earn a little extra money now, here is a tip: children and baby second hand goods.
There are portals all over the web where parents sell their children’s second-hand things. I myself have often done this after I no longer needed them. In the process, I noticed something interesting. I am convinced that you can make a good business out of it if you really make an effort.
Children’s stuff – how do you make money from it?
When I had my first experience with eBay in general, I had to realise that nothing was really cheap there. For the most part, used things were always hawked for just under the price you would have paid for something new. Why was that? Quite simply. Because there were an immense number of people active on a well-frequented marketplace like eBay. Out of such a large crowd, there is always some fool willing to go so far as to spend a little less than the new price. Simply because it’s still cheaper than in the shop. That’s how it went every time. Except for products that were not in great demand. That’s the only place where you get real bargains on auction websites.
In any case, as a supplier, I have made the experience that you can achieve quite significant profits with the above-mentioned category of buyers. There are things that always fetch top prices. Among them was, for example, the Stokke Tripp Trapp child seat for the dining table or all my Britax and Römer car seats, as well as bicycle seats, helmets, scooters and so on. All well-known brands, they were all snatched out of my hands. Some of these things I bought second-hand myself. Afterwards I used them for 1-2 years and then even sold them at a profit.
Many sellers on ebay and in regional ads are families. They post their stuff at half the price from the shop and just want to get rid of their stuff quickly. If you lurk for such offers and cash in quickly, you will profit. Good children’s stuff can usually still be sold for 75%-90% of the original price.
It works similarly with second-hand children’s clothes. Parents sell them in boxes at ridiculous prices. So if you have some business acumen and take the time to watch the market, you can build up a small sideline with products from the baby shop. Buying and selling – a simple trader activity that can be done from the comfort of your own home. For possible transport, I recommend packages from the supermarket. There they give away cardboard boxes in all sizes and formats.