Earning Hundreds per Month Selling Items on eBay

Millionaire Dojo is a personal finance site that focuses on saving, investing, and side hustles. The author of the site is a systems engineer by day and an eBay seller by night. 

Each month this author shares a recap of what he sold on eBay and how much he earned. Here is his October 2018 recap.


Welcome to the What Sells on eBay series! It’s the start of the busiest season on eBay, so if you have any items you need to list, get them up ASAP! We should only see sales rise until the end of the year so now’s the time to make the most money.

I didn’t do a ton of scavenging in October, but I did get my store inventory up to over 200 items. I’m still a far ways away from the 1,000 item inventory I want to get to, but I’m slowly making progress. Maybe I’ll have more time to scavenge/list in November.

Most profitable item I’ve sold to date:

Vintage TNT CB radio amp. Total profit: $468.76

Numbers for the month of October

  • Amount of Items sold: 31 (Up 6 from last month, that’s an item a day at least.)
  • Gross sales: $684.82
  • Cost of goods sold: $94.68
  • Profits after all expenses: $503.45 (Up $129.82 from last month.)
  • Average profit per item: $16.24 (Up $1.32 from last month.)

Items that sold

what sells on ebay october 2018American Tradition Camo Pants

  • Purchased from: yard sale
  • Cost: $1.00
  • Sold: $9.99
  • Profit: $8.30

what sells on ebay october 2018

Harley Davidson Levers

  • Purchased from: thrift store
  • Bought: $0.00 (I bought these with other parts and factored the total cost into another item I sold last month.)
  • Sold: $9.99
  • Profit: $8.49

what sells on ebay october 2018

Aeropostale Jeans

  • Purchased from: yard sale
  • Bought: $2.72
  • Sold: $7.99
  • Profit: $3.53

what sells on ebay october 2018

Grey’s Anatomy Seasons

  • Purchased from: yard sale
  • Bought: $21.00
  • Sold: $45.00
  • Profit: $17.35

what sells on ebay october 2018

Woolrich Beanie

  • Purchased from: yard sale
  • Bought: $2.72
  • Sold: $9.99
  • Profit: $6.18

what sells on ebay october 2018

Microsoft Sidewinder Joystick

  • Purchased from: yard sale
  • Bought: $1.00
  • Sold: $50
  • Profit: $44.21 (Wish I could make this much on every item!)

what sells on ebay october 2018

Crochet Kit

  • Purchased from: yard sale
  • Bought: $0.25
  • Sold: $19.99
  • Profit: $17.98

what sells on ebay october 2018

Vintage Wedding Dress

(Did I mention you can sell pretty much ANYTHING?)

  • Purchased from: yard sale
  • Bought: $2.72
  • Sold: $35.99
  • Profit: $29.71

what sells on ebay october 2018

Vintage Bass Pro Shops Hat

  • Purchased from: thrift store
  • Bought: $0.50
  • Sold: $24.00
  • Profit: $20.69

what sells on ebay october 2018

Wilson Socks

  • Purchased from: discount store
  • Bought: $6.00
  • Sold: $14.99
  • Profit: $7.00

what sells on ebay october 2018

Ford Ranger Tail Light

  • Purchased from: yard sale
  • Bought: $5.00
  • Sold: $19.99
  • Profit: $12.83

Columbia Jacket

  • Purchased from: yard sale
  • Bought: $2.72
  • Sold: $20.00
  • Profit: $15.08

what sells on ebay october 2018

Vintage Cub Scouts Scarf

  • Purchased from: A guy my dad knows who collects antiques
  • Bought: $2.00
  • Sold: $6.99 (Wasn’t really worth buying this item.)
  • Profit: $4.27

what sells on ebay october 2018

Harley Davidson Jeans

  • Purchased from: yard sale
  • Bought: $1
  • Sold: $14.99
  • Profit: $12.05

what sells on ebay october 2018

Carhartt Jacket

  • Purchased from: yard sale
  • Bought: $5.00
  • Sold: $20.00
  • Profit: $13.09

what sells on ebay october 2018

Bucket Boss Tool Bag

  • Purchased from: thrift store
  • Bought: $2.66
  • Sold: $14.99
  • Profit: $10.52

what sells on ebay october 2018

Ski Overalls

  • Purchased from: yard sale
  • Bought: $5.00
  • Sold: $14.99
  • Profit: $7.78

Rock & Roll Jeans

  • Purchased from: yard sale
  • Bought: $3.00
  • Sold: $20.00
  • Profit: $14.80

what sells on ebay october 2018

Gray Toms

  • Purchased from: thrift store
  • Bought: $4.84
  • Sold: $10.00
  • Profit: $4.24

what sells on ebay october 2018

Olympics Sweatshirt

  • Purchased from: estate sale
  • Bought: $1.00
  • Sold: $44.99
  • Profit: $38.56

what sells on ebay october 2018

ESP Ski Overalls

  • Purchased from: yard sale
  • Bought: $5.00
  • Sold: $12.00
  • Profit: $5.42

what sells on ebay october 2018

Disney Scrapbook

  • Purchased from: yard sale
  • Bought: $2.00
  • Sold: $20.00
  • Profit: $15.67

what sells on ebay october 2018

Masters Flag

  • Purchased from: yard sale
  • Bought: $0.00 (They just gave it to me.)
  • Sold: $65.00 (Oooh Yeea
  • ah!)
  • Profit: $53.95

what sells on ebay october 2018

Levi’s Jean Shorts

  • Purchased from: yard sale
  • Bought: $2.00
  • Sold: $20.00
  • Profit: $15.49

what sells on ebay october 2018

Military Pants

  • Purchased from: yard sale
  • Bought: $1.00
  • Sold: $15.00
  • Profit: $11.98

Sound Blaster

  • Purchased from: estate sale
  • Bought: $1.00
  • Sold: $59.99
  • Profit: $47.89

Tractor Supply Jacket

  • Purchased from: yard sale
  • Bought: $6.00
  • Sold: $20.00
  • Profit: $11.84

what sells on ebay october 2018

Cabela’s Windbreaker

  • Purchased from: yard sale
  • Bought: $2.72
  • Sold: $14.99
  • Profit: $11.15

what sells on ebay october 2018

Vintage Camo Pants

  • Purchased from: yard sale
  • Bought: $1.44
  • Sold: $14.99
  • Profit: $10.54

what sells on ebay october 2018

A Da We Beanie

  • Purchased from: yard sale
  • Bought: $2.72
  • Sold: $7.99
  • Profit: $4.43

what sells on ebay october 2018

Emergency Light

  • Purchased from: thrift store
  • Bought: $0.67
  • Sold: $19.99
  • Profit $18.43

Overall it was a good month! I’d like my profit to continue to go up and hopefully get to over an average of $20 per item.


Republished with the permission of Millionaire Dojo.

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