I remember often reading about people buying games and toys that may not be complete for replacements. I think it’s a brilliant strategy. And sometimes things will fetch more $ if sold by piece than the entire product.
I ‘ve been catching up on my Ebay blogs and was reading Ebay Selliing Coach who features success stories and links to their Ebay stores. So a recent one I read about was the Ebay seller “pinchingpesos“. It was actually about how she turned her treadmill into a workstation and is able to work and get in some exercise at the same time. I’ve been wanting to do that myself, but I’m still waiting for hubby to build me a shelf. LOL
Well I like to always check the sold completeds of sellers to see what type of stuff they sell and for how much, and when I checked pinchingpesos out, I noticed that she sells a lot of replacement parts. I also noticed that she sold quite a few parts for the Jack Lalanne juicer. We have one that we never use and I was curious to see how much they sell for and discovered that in this situation, I would make a lot more $ taking that sucker apart and selling it for replacement parts.
I was also recently cleaning out the kids closet and came upon a few games and things that I was getting rid of (donating to Goodwill) when it occurred to me that maybe I should try to sell some of this stuff for replacements. Below is what I listed a couple of days ago:
My boys lost most of the pieces to this game, but I found this CD and it was in almost mint condition. The complete games were selling for about $15-$20. No one was selling the replacement CD, but I thought I’d give it a try. And it sold after 2 days. I felt the price may have been a little on the low side, but the CD will be fairly cheap to ship.
There is definitely money to be made in selling replacement parts.
Do you sell replacements? If so, what type? I’d love to hear about it!