One of the questions that I get asked quite a bit is “How do you find inventory to sell?”. I literally cannot count how many times that I have been asked this, and here’s a list of some of the ways that I find items to sell:
Auctions, garage sales and even estate sales are three of the easiest ways that I find inventory. One trick that I do is to look in my local paper and online for sales that are in my area. Another thing that I do is to look for signs that lead to a sale that may not be advertised as well. I have found some good deals at sales that are not well advertised.
Here are some other ways that I have found some inventory:
I have also found items to sell that were thrown away. There have even been a few items that I have gone into a dumpster after. When you do this, you need to be careful because that could be something in the trash that could hurt you!
I also picked up items that have been put out with a FREE sign by them. This could be someplace like the curb or in a garage sale—you never know where you might find a free bin!
There have also been a few times that people want to get rid of something and they let me have it if I haul it away for them. It always pays to look when you are out and about—you never know what you will find. Where have you found items to sell?