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Saturday, December 20, 2014

Buying Stuff on eBay to Flip on eBay

I still do that, buying things on eBay to flip on eBay. It's a viable option if for some reason you have limited access to yard sales or charity shops. Make sure you use different ID's. Even if you are not reselling, it's best to have a buying ID and a selling ID. That's a way to protect your selling id from any kind of retaliations. I never had any problems on eBay as a seller or a buyer, but I know many who had.

Since it's now dead season for yard sales, I am taking time each day to browse listing and see what I can snatch. I also hit the local small ads and a few other online marketplaces.

Here's 3 lots I bought this week.

The first one is a rare Playmobil set (no picture yet I need to pick it up from the post office): it's the always popular Snow White Fairy tale set (Playmobil 4211). Mine is complete with box and background scene.

Second is a Littlest Pet Shop lot with some houses. I don't care much for the houses and accessories, they will be sold locally. I bought this lot specially for Great Dane #577. I sold it within 12 hours of listing, for $45. I paid $20 for the entire lot. My money is made already on that lot and I still have all the other figurines to sell!

flipping LPS on eBay
Thank You Great Dane!

Here's another nice lot I bought on eBay: 32 Pet Shop, paid a total of $44 for them. But as you can see, there are many good ones in the lot. Including collie 1676, Dachshund 640 and Siamese 1116.

Rare Littlest Pet Shop
Easy money with LPS!


  1. I do limited buying on eBay for resale. I have to work hard to find a bargain that is good enough to cover the expensive cost of Canadian shipping (or shipping from the U.S. to me in Canada.) I can see a person with a really focused area of knowledge (like yours of the Littlest Pet Shop) could do really well this way.

  2. I have a slight advantage here: many ebay seller on ebay France either don't ship worldwide or don't take paypal so I find pretty good deal quite often (although less then I did a few years ago)