Every week, people and businesses throw out $1,000’s of dollars worth of useable goods. Sometimes they do it because they need to clean out fast and don’t have the time or brain space to sort the bad from the good. Others don’t think there’s any value in an old or broken item but most simply don’t care. They want it gone and throwing it out is easier than taking it to Goodwill.
Once some throws an item in the trash, it’s fair game. Anyone can take it and keep it or resell it for a profit. That’s right, there’s gold in them thar trashcans.
My new ebook eBay with Empty Pockets is all about how to find free and nearly free items that you can sell online. It’s not a get rich quick book and it’s not a book for those who lack a sense of adventure. It’s a book for people who have more time than money and who don’t mind getting their hands dirty. Yes, I’m talking about dumpster diving but that’s not the only way to snag free goods.
When our neighbors were moving out, they had a huge pile of items they wanted to give away rather than haul away. We took it all which made them feel better. We took the big items to Goodwill and sold the small pieces on eBay. Between a collection of new baby safety locks and the remote from a dead surround sound system we made more than $50.
The free magazine we picked up outside of the grocery store sold for $15 thanks to the celebrity on the cover.
By far our best score was accidental. I saw an excellent shipping box peaking out of the top of an industrial dumpster. I grabbed it and found it was full of car accessories including 3 plastic trailer hitches that sold for a combined $125.
Are there easier ways to make money? Sure. But who doesn’t love a treasure hunt and it’s a great way to help the planet.
Ready to get started? Head over to Amazon and pick up eBay with Empty Pockets. It’s also a bargain at only $2.99. If you have Kindle Unlimited, you can read it for FREE! My favorite price!