A couple of months ago I found a free book on Amazon on the subject of how to make money selling things on Amazon. Overall, I didn’t find the book very impressive, but it did have some interesting information. One of the things I found interesting was the author’s suggestion that you could buy products on clearance deals at your local retail stores and resell them for a profit on Amazon or eBay. That seemed unlikely to me, but I made a note to check the clearance deals next time I was in a retail store.
My first check of clearance deals was at a Walmart and they had lots of stuff on clearance. Most of the stuff didn’t look like it would sell for much. I did spot a Mint floor cleaner that had been marked down from $198 to $75. It looked to be in new condition. A quick check on my phone showed the floor cleaners were selling for over $150 on eBay. That seemed like a good profit to me so I went ahead and bought it. I figured if it didn’t work or didn’t sell I could just return it.
The floor cleaner ended up selling for just over $150 on eBay. After fees I made about $50 in profit. I was a little worried that there would be a problem with the cleaner. The cleaner worked fine though, and I received positive feedback from the buyer. It was a pretty good profit for maybe an hour’s worth of work.
Unfortunately, I haven’t been able to find another deal anywhere near as good as that one. Maybe some stores have more stuff marked down low enough that you can resell them for a profit, but I haven’t found them. If you are in a store with a clearance section it might be worth taking a look though. It is one more way of possibly making a little extra money.