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Hot Trader Joe's Items on eBay
We do a lot of our grocery shopping at our local Trader Joe's store. I love the items and the prices.
A few weekends ago, I heard one of the Trader Joe's crew members tell a customer that she could make some extra holiday money by selling Trader Joe's reusable tote bags on eBay. He was pointing at the red bags that cost 99¢ - he claimed they were selling for $7 or $8 a pop.
"Really?" I asked. Yes, I invited myself to join in on the conversation, and I'm glad I did.
He went on to tell us that, in December, the $2-3 box of Candy Cane Joe-Joe's Cookies sellfor $8 to $10, plus shipping. He offered two explanations for the Trader Joe's popularity on eBay:
1. Trader Joe's aren't yet everywhere.
2. Not all of these items are available at all Trader Joe's.
So, I got online to check it out for myself. He was right—Trader Joe's items, the very ones I take for granted in my everyday life, are selling like crazy on eBay.
Of course, the top Trader Joe's items change all the time, based on seasonal demand.
The eBay column on the right shows some of the top Trader Joe's items currently available.
I've seen everything from the delicious strawberry granola bars to boxes of green tea.