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Free things to sell on Ebay

Updated on August 13, 2013


There comes a time in every beginningebayer's career where they sit and ask themselves "what the heck can I sell to make a profit". They just can't figure it out, then all of of sudden they have an idea, run to the computer to check how well that particular item is selling on ebay. They look the item up and are disappointed by what they see, I know i was that guy! I repeated this over and over again,wrecking my brain, then i realized "The best things in life are free"!

There are a lot of free things you can come across to sell on ebay, The first thing i will tell you about is BOX TOPS FOR EDUCATION. You can clip these off your favorite food products such as Betty Crocker, General Mills, Nature Valley, even Scott tissue and paper towel products just to name a few. Some schools have contest for the kids who collect the most and some parents will turn to ebay so their children can win. Another one is LABELS FOR EDUCATION,These are the upc labels on Campbell's soup products and etc. this is basically the same thing just by different brands. Some ebayers will combine the two together and sell both types of labels in the same auction. You can sell 100 BTFE labels for around $15, that doesn't seem like much until you think about all the ones you have thrown way. The best part is you can get your friends andfamily to save them for you too! COUPONS, yes people buy grocery coupons too. They look for quality coupons like food,hygiene,and things they were going to buy anyway. You just have to get on ebay and explore, people buy anything. USED SOCKS is something that can sell very well, personally i have never tried selling any used socks, but after seeing some of the prices they sell for i might start. I'm sure you will more than likely get some strange request from customers who are interested in buying the socks, so if you explore this avenue be careful you never know what some people will request. GIFT CARDS. Have you ever received that gift card from someone on the holidays that you just can't use, either you don't shop there or you don't eat there or that company or restaurant isn't in your area, you can sell it on ebay. I once sold a $30 Target giftcard for $40 on ebay, lol i know it surprised me too!

There are many free things you can sell on ebay, i just gave yu a couple of ideas just to get your creative juices flowing. So don't ever get discouraged over what to sell on ebay just remember this: Why throw it away when you can sell it!


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      aw1298 3 years ago

      Great ideas!! Un-dented beer bottle caps go for around $5 profit per 100. I usually collect and sell them when I get to 300 and sell for $20 and free priority shipping. Also game dlc codes or xbox live trial cards sell amazingly well, most people throw them out. 7 Day Xbox Live Gold will go for $5-$7, then you just message them the code.

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      kikalina 3 years ago from Europe

      This used socks was very surprising! I wonder who would want to buy them!

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      gorilla24 5 years ago

      Thanks Margarita...You can sell just about anything that's what I love!

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      MargaritaEden 5 years ago from Oregon

      box tops, wow, I never thought I could sell that or used socks is another surprising one :) thanks great hub, and good ideas!

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      Kalux 5 years ago from Canada

      Used socks?! Wasn't expecting that on the list! hehe.