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The Amazon Files, hosted by Kristin Ostrander and Amy Feierman Amazon business strategists and founders of Mommy Income, hits the airwaves every Tuesday with the real truth about selling on Amazon. This show isn’t about sugar-coated reality. It’s real truth - the good, the bad and the ugly - shared with practical action steps and strategies to help both new and experienced sellers tackle the world’s largest retail sales platform.

Apr 22, 2019

Thrifting is a great American pastime, and many people are using thrift items to resell. If this interests you, then you are likely wondering what to look out for and what items would turn a good profit. You might be unsure of the Amazon standards that relate to used and unused items, or perhaps you are already reselling thrift items on eBay and are considering doing the same on Amazon.

 

Today, we share the do’s and don’ts of thrifting for Amazon. From yards sales, estate sales, and thrift stores, we reveal the top 10 things to watch for when thrifting. We share which items sell best and for the most profit as well as reveal the checks and tests that you should make when choosing thrift items. We also explain everything you need to know about used items, unopened items, collectibles, and new items.

 

“Thrifting can be really lucrative and exciting if you do it correctly for each platform you plan to sell on.” - Kristin Ostrander

  

This week on the Amazon Files:

 

  • Why it is vital to understand Amazon standards.
  • The differences between used items and collectibles in the toys category.
  • How to grade the condition of used items.
  • Looking out for brand new and sealed items.
  • How to spot if a thrift store has re-shrink-wrapped board games.
  • Where to find books and get started for a few dollars.
  • What to check when buying toys and electronics.
  • Finding profit in kitchen gadgets and accessories.
  • The lucrative unopened bath and body products to watch for.
  • The old tech items that still sell on Amazon.

 

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