I can absolutely see myself becoming a picker in my retirement years. When I have the luxury of time at my disposal, I want to spend my days in secondhand shops and hunting down garage sales, buying items to resell. My favourite picker is ThriftCore – I love the things she finds and have bought a few on etsy just for me.
As for now, if I see something while thrifting that I’m certain I could resell at a profit, I snap it up. Here are a few recent successful picks:
A Trunki, purchased for $2, sold for $20
A pretty pink scrapbook, purchased for $2, sold for $5
Halloween decor, purchased for $15, sold for $50
Five toddler Halloween costumes, purchased for $1, sold for $5 each
The photo below shows a few amazing finds from a garage sale this weekend. For $10 we bought the following brand new, never opened items: little girl make up kit, Barbie hair styling head, Bratz doll, two board games, two craft kits and a puzzle. Had I been buying to pick, I could have easily resold all of these items for over $60. Because I was painting our new house a more neutral colour though, I was a nice mom and let the kids play with their finds.
Have you ever bought something at a thrift shop and resold it for profit?