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February 25, 2014
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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!

 

19 comments

  1. Margaret, There’s a (married?) couple on YouTube called Gilldaddy and they sell a lot of replacement parts for things, especially power cords. Most resellers see the whole world with a price tag on it. There’s a buyer out there for almost anything you can think of.

    1. Hey Lorraine,

      Yes, I just learned about them. I have their YouTube page bookmarked, but haven’t watched them yet. There is a buyer for almost everything for sure.

  2. I love selling replacement parts. I paid $55 for a NEW Evenflo Exersaucer (baby bouncy/play seat) when my first son was a baby (2006). Both my kids used it and when they were done I tried to sell the whole thing for $15 at a garage sale and CL’s with no takers. I decided to part it out on ebay and WOW! I made over $60 selling all the parts (seats, springs, legs, toys, etc). More than I paid for it and after both my babies had used if for several years! I love selling replacement parts! They are usually a for sure sale! I paid $12 for a V-tech Innotab (toy tablet) from GW a few years ago. My kids dropped it and broke the screen so I sold the stylus for $7 on ebay. I will be able to sell the battery cover and other parts off of it too.

    1. Hi Kristine. That’s awesome. I wish I had been that smart when my kids were little. Used items and replacement parts are lucrative!

      Thanks so much for stopping by. 🙂

  3. Hi Margaret!
    I just saw your comment on my blog about the corningware pot! I did sell the inside piece but it wasnt for as much money as I hoped (I think $12!)… I didnt realize you could still sell the whole set for “replacement” parts. Have you listed any yet? I think that the perculator of mine would have sold faster and for more if I had included the power cord…. So if you do break it up and sell the inside pieces, include the power cord.
    I still have the pitcher… I am thinking about listing it as a water pitcher because I have seen people do similar.

    I didnt realize you could make money off of selling replacement parts until last week when I sold a few replacement pieces to a toy for $26! It was crazy. But your right… you can generate more money breaking up certain things and selling the pieces.
    🙂

    1. Hi Ashley,

      I haven’t listed mine yet. I just need to clean them and then list them (they’ve been sitting for about a year..I’m bad). LOL Now I don’t recall if it was the 9 cup or the 10. I have both. The 9 cup one sold for $40 with free shipping..it was complete, but listed for parts only.

      Thanks for stopping by! 🙂

  4. Oh, I had the hardest time figuring out where to click to reply! I know, I’m a techno-tard. Can’t believe I function on Ebay, but I do! I do find that selling broken things “For Repair” often brings in more money than if it weren’t broken–can you believe that??? I just sold a holey old wool sweater “With Holes, For Felting” and got $9.99 plus shipping! Go figure. 🙂 I’m happy to recycle!

    1. Hey Linda, thanks for stopping by. Glad you were able to figure out how to reply! 😉

      Wow, an old holey wool sweater? That’s a great tip. Lots of crafters looking for all kinds of stuff!

  5. I had sold a few replacement parts or things that were missing parts before watching Gilldaddy’s videos. But they take it to a new level. Since watching I have started picking up various bits and pieces. Barbie accessories like phones, silverware and all the little stuff that gets lost seems to sell well. I’m going to give it a try even though I don’t like Barbie at all. In the past I have picked up games for the pieces, clothes with good labels that have light damage (spots, missing button, distressed) sweaters with holes or for taking apart for the yarn. I’ve got a big box of Tupperware lids that I need to list and see how they do. Nothing is safe in my house. Leave it sitting around and it may get taken apart and put on ebay!!

    1. Hi Annabel. Some game pieces do really well. And I have heard about wool holy sweaters selling like crazy for crafts and such. Ebay amazes me each and every day at the kinds of things we can sell on it. I ♥ Ebay! 🙂

  6. We have a huge GI JOE Aircraft carrier that is not selling for the price we want. It’s so big to ship. We just started talking about taking it all apart and selling as replacement pieces….which would be a HUGE task.

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