Knowledge truly is power or in our case, money. The more you know about what items are worth, the faster it is for you to rake in the cash. I've been selling on ebay for over 10 years, and I still learn something new everyday. Today my older sister sent me an article (picture above) about a 1935 lawn sprinkler that apparently is worth $900. This may seem like an Ebay Entrepreneur gold mine, but the chances of me finding this piece is slim to none.
Of course I will always keep my eye out for this home run item, but the point is, now I know that vintage lawn sprinklers sell for some major cash. It took a quick look at the completed listings on ebay to find out that there is a large market for these. Do you know why? No, really, I'm asking. I have no idea, and thats really the best part. I don't need to know the reason behind the appeal; what I do need to know is the market. I'm assuming that the vintage water sprinklers are bought to collect or are used as lawn art.
This post is to serve two purposes. First of all, keep your eye out for vintage lawn sprinklers, and second, I wanted to make it clear that it is perfectly normal to feel as if you don't know what items to look for. Like I stated before, I have been selling for 10 years and I still am learning. The best part about this job, is that you are forced to learn and your new knowledge will turn into money. If you have been reading my blog for any amount of time, then you know that I use my smartphone to check ebay's completed listings all of the time. If I find an item that I think could be worth anything, I always use that tool. I don't need to know everything about everything. Most of the items I look up aren't worth much, but when they are, my subconscious will put it in my memory bank and the next time I walk past a like item, I will automatically pick it up and know that its something special.
So drop any fears you may have about knowing what to buy, and start learning. You will quickly become successful, and it only get's easier from there.