All sorts of antiques, from dolls to furniture, are great sellers. But most of us are not antique dealers and may not know or care enough about them. So listed here are twelve things that sell in significant amounts that you could profit from using online auctions. (The list is not in priority order.)
Lots of folks are coin collectors. You can purchase on the Internet all sorts of foreign coins, pesos from Mexico, and coins from Brazil. We have now the Euro, currencies in the old money can just only escalation in value while they turn into a rarity.
These are inexpensive coins. Some people have packaged them, like one hundred coins of the entire world, and they’ve sold at auction for £60 and £70. A lot of those coins, such as the Mexican peso and Brazilian one peso coin is less than the usual penny.
Also, Indian Head pennies and old silver, and even some current silver that’s not too old, what’s called junk silver, but it is still silver, is quite popular. Many people bid this stuff up far significantly more than what you can get it for as base metal. It’s crazy, but that’s how it is.
2. Pocket and hunting knives
Both old and new pocket and hunting knives are trendy items. This category also incorporates swords.
It’s not for anyone, but if you should be interested or possess some knowledge of survival skills using knives, or find the annals of swords fascinating these things excel online.
3. Watches and Rings
People are into some unusual watches and rings. Some of the turquoise watches and jewelry from New Mexico were originally popular two decades ago. But it sought out of fashion, and nobody dons it. Now, once again, it is popular.
If you can get that jewelry at a great price, you can double and even triple your money.
4. Music boxes
Music boxes are extremely collectible and highly popular. They are relatively simple to ship to customers. A trip to any junk shop, car boot sale, antiques mall, or market will often yield a minimum of one music box.
5. Holiday Season Items
All kinds of unusual items associated with Easter, Christmas, and Halloween are prevalent. People have bid items in this category way up.
6. Native American Indian Arts and Crafts
Anything related to Indian arts and crafts is big business, especially in the USA, UK, Germany, and Belgium. Ancient arrowheads are popular, blankets, saddles, beadwork, some things linked to the Native American nations.
7. Religious Items
It doesn’t matter if the religious items are Christian, Jewish, Islamic, Hindu, or any other religion. They are all very popular.
In the Middle East, they’ve “worry beads.” I had an Arab friend many years back that gave me some. They do not cost much money. I’ve seen them bid up to £25.
8. Rocks and Fossils
Rocks and fossils are prevalent, perhaps since they are so collectible – they take little room up, but a group may be startling and exciting.
9. Bedspreads and Quilts
The star quilts of the North American Indians are extremely popular, as well as the different quilts created by the Victorians. Still a well-known craft today, even modern handmade bedspreads and comforters can fetch a high price.
10. Perfumes and Colognes
This includes perfumes and colognes for both men and women. Uniquely name brands at a discount where people can bid for it, but have it for below the £50 it may generally sell for in a big department store.
11. Regional Items
Regional items have increased in popularity. People, who live in Arizona and New Mexico, California, Texas, can slip past the border and grab Mexican arts and crafts extremely cheap Brazilian knives, and yet double and triple their money on eBay.
If that you don’t live in the States but take a holiday in Mexico or South America, you may still find this lucrative. This category also covers tourist items bought anywhere in the world, such as African beadwork, dolls in the costume of the nation, china from seaside towns in the British Isles, handbags from Egypt, and it’s endless. Being an aside, there is a vast, thriving market in British seaside trivia from pre-1970s.
Knowing, or have, anything which was signed by a popular person, a stone star, celebrities, presidents, whatever, they’re bidding these up big style on eBay and other auction sites. Some collectors’ are also keen to bid for a popular person’s item of clothing or lock of hair.
So, that’s only a summary of twelve categories that sell well through Internet auctions.
Obviously, you can sell a large number of other items. Several books sell, as an example, there is no question about that. I’ve sold books, and I’ve had three or four different companies buy books from me and resell them on eBay, Yahoo, and other auction sites. However, you must either buy or print books cheap enough that you could request big enough discounts.
For example, a £25 book may get auctioned off at £6 or £7. Now if you got it for £2, or printed it for £2, it shouldn’t be considered a problem is making a regular profit. The profit margin is big enough for you to walk away with cash in your pocket.