With Halloween coming up next month, eBay buyers are starting to look online for their costumes. I’ve mentioned before that I like to take clothing items from Goodwill and make them into an 80′s themed TV character like Zack Morris from Saved by the Bell or Marty McFly from Back to the Future, but one piece of clothing sells better than all of them all year round, The Bill Cosby Sweater. Bill Cosby from the Cosby Show is famous for the sweaters he wore in the 80′s. The sweaters ugly in today’s standards, but they totally reflect that time period!
Finding a Bill Cosby Sweater is easy! Many people donate them to thrift stores because they think that the sweaters are old and out dated, but in reality, they can bring you in some good money. So what is a Bill Cosby Sweater? Well, really it’s just an ugly sweater from the 80′s. The uglier it is, the more money you will get.
You want to make sure you are staying the following keywords: Bill Cosby, Ugly, Vintage, 80′s, Halloween, and Sweater. Not necessarily in that order, but make sure you use them. That way you can hit many niches at once! Bill Cosby isn’t the only icon that people try to look like. There are actually many more; for example, Ferris Bueller, Madonna, Slater from Saved by the Bell, and many more. Just keep you eye out for 80′s type of clothing, and try to match it to a 80′s character!
It’s also time to start looking for Ugly Christmas Sweaters! I know that Christmas is a little bit away, but start to build your inventory now. Ugly Christmas sweaters sell all year round, but you will see the prices jump sky high during November and December. Also, remember that shipping sweaters costs more than a normal shirt because of their weight. Try to stuff them in the USPS Padded Envelope, or price accordingly. Have you ever sold a Bill Cosby Sweater? Let us know how it went in the comments below.