Welcome to the starting point of thrift store flipping! Here I’m going to start talking about reselling items. I’ve been flipping items for over 11 years but just got serious recently. When I left my career, I started flipping full time and absolutely LOVED IT! I get asked a lot of questions about what I do so I’m going to start documenting it as a thrift store flipping blog so that I can easily share all of this information with y’all 🙂
Are you confused on how to get started? Here are some of may favorites that I learned from. I gathered then all in one place. Watch them here on a mixed feed of thrift store flipping Youtube
What is a flip?
a flip is when you buy an item for a lower price and you sell it for higher
Reselling Thrift Store Flips
- Work From home
- Do it part time
- Make it a full time career
- Start small and work your way up to full time
Thrift Store Flipping Apps
Did you know you can actually work from your phone? There are so many claims about legit ways for stay at home moms to make money from home opportunities but these are the real deal.
Thrift Store Flipping Items
These are a couple of items that you can get started with when you decide to start reselling thrift store flips.
- VIDEO GAMES
Thrift Store Flip tips and tricks
Here are a few thrift store flipping tips and tricks that are very basic but very important to running a successful work from home business.
- 1. Shop by sections. don’t jump around too much or you will miss something.2. Shop often, they are constantly turning over product and bringing in new items, so don’t let a dry trip or two discourage you. Your persistence can pay off in a big way.
3. Cultivate relationships with the employees. If they like you, they’ll be much more willing to give you heads up on stuff. They may also be more willing to set things aside for you if they know what you’re looking for and guide you to items you might have otherwise missed.
….more basics of reselling thrift store flips….
- Don’t over spend
- Use your tools and not your heart
- Don’t hoard
- Love what you do!
- Check over your purchases multiple times. Here’s a short guide I go by:Assessing condition of clothing while doing thrift store flipping.
Considering the age of the clothes, it is very likely to spot signs of tear and damages if they are visibly old.1.) Mint. It means the item is as perfect and flawless as it was first made. There are no indications of damages, as if it wasnít even worn. Sometimes you will see this as “NWT” new with tags.
2.) Near Mint. It means the item is still in pristine condition, but has slight signs of wear.
3.) Excellent. The garment shows signs of wear due to occasional use. It is wearable and in superior condition, though.
4.) Very good. The item is wearable, although it shows some surface and structural flaws.
5.) Good. A good find that is still wearable, but has serious flaws that will need small repairs cannot bring it back to its pristine condition. IE :Stains
Can you really make a full time living from selling items from the thrift store?
Yes!!! It’s not easy but it’s totally doable with the right tools, patience and A LOT of hard work.