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Old 28th December 2007, 12:23 PM   #1
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Default Looking For Tips/suggestions To Find Place To Sell Used Items

Hi There,
I want to start a new business where I can sell used items. This would be more like a garage sale. The issue with garage sale is that the permit givem by county allows you to have garage sale onlce 2 [twice] a year. I need to have a sale more than 2 time [almost every weekend].
I looked into option of renting a store but that is very expensive considering the profit marging which i have in selling used items. Also considered renting a conference hall from hotel for a weekend. That option turns out expensive too. Do any of you have ideas or pointer to help me out with finding a place which i can use for selling used items?
If anyone can suggest better business model to help, the suggestions are appreciated!

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Old 28th December 2007, 12:30 PM   #2
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Can you do it without a physical presence? Such as using a website or ebay to sell your items - then ship or deliver to the person.

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Old 28th December 2007, 01:00 PM   #3
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Find a flea market within a resonable distance, go there and see if what you are selling would fit in with the current offerings.
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Aside from selling exclusively online or via a flea market (both are good ideas), another idea is to be just a middleman and sell used items to antiques dealers, etc. Pro: you don't have to worry about the retail end. Con: you will get less for your goods, because the buyer will need to mark items up to re-sell to the end consumer.

Other options get more expensive. But here are two options to consider:

Option: an antiques/collectibles mall. If you sell items that are considered antique, vintage or collectibles, they might fit in with an antique mall when you rent a display cabinet or floor space. Pro: you don't have to be there during mall hours to man your booth -- mall employees handle the sales. Con: the antique mall option can get pricey.

Another option: sell at antique or collectible shows. Again, it all depends on the types of goods you sell and how much you are willing to pay for exhibitor fees at shows. Pro: you can do this a few days out of each month, not all the time. Con: it can be expensive and involves long working hours during shows. Some people don't like the long hours.

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The best place to sell new or used is eBay.

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E-Bay is the way to go. Good luck to you.

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