Thrifting For Profit | The Best Side Hustle Of 2021!

Apr 4, 2021
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Thrifting for profit isn't for everyone. If you live in an area with crazy prices or just not many thrift stores, your opportunities will be a little limited. But, for a lot of folks, this can be a great source of income whether you choose to do it as a part time side hustle or as a full time job. It isn't easy, and you wont always find the best stuff, but it is possible to make several hundred or even thousands of dollars each week if you are willing to put in the work.
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  • Whatโ€™s the name of the app that you look up what it sells for? Thank you

    Mike PeeMike Pee4 hours ago
  • Thanks for sharing your thirfting adventures! I picked up a new in package Elsa Williams once...it was rare and one had auctioned/sold on Ebay for about 150. I listed mine the same way starting the auction at $50..and it went for around $300! I thought they might not pay for it...lol. But they did and it was one of my best returns ...I think I might have paid $4 for it! Always looking for those now! Happy hunting!

    kattkatt9 hours ago
  • OMG, the duck basket!! My mom has one in my room when I stay there on weekends ๐Ÿคญ๐Ÿ˜. ๐Ÿ‘๐Ÿพ from London. I would have bleached the laces on the golf shoes but you sold them so thatโ€™s a moot point ๐Ÿคฃ

    Jackie AQJackie AQ9 hours ago
  • Hi, I believe in one of your previous videos you showed the thermal printer you use for printing your labels. I think it was one that would print any size label. Do you mind sharing the name/model of that label printer? Thanks.

    Dara GentryDara Gentry10 hours ago
    • I use the rollo printer.

      Hairy TornadoHairy Tornado9 hours ago
  • Personal use items = saving money! I found a new pair of new balance sneakers for $12.99. Needed a new pair of shoes and they fit perfectly. $60-$80 new. Saved nearly $60!

    chip Wentchip Went14 hours ago
  • I see now the magic eraser. Any other cleaning product?

    Elizabeth ViscianoElizabeth Visciano14 hours ago
  • How do you clean the shoes that you buy?

    Elizabeth ViscianoElizabeth Visciano14 hours ago
  • you said shipping would be around $1 for the voice recorder? How do you ship that cheaply? I have never shipped for under $3 per USPS

    Dustin BengeDustin BengeDay ago
    • Shipping to amazon. They have a deal with ups that allows you to ship items into amazon FBA for about $1 per pound or less.

      Hairy TornadoHairy TornadoDay ago
  • I also like how honest and forthright you are explaining how you will cut off now, then say I'm back after two hours...etc. It's REAL.

    Rancher4011Rancher4011Day ago
  • Loved the longer video and your breakdown of everything including your time and gasoline was great. I like watching you tear into bins to find things. I enjoy how you explain your process - it helps me understand everything. Thanks and love you so much!

    Rancher4011Rancher4011Day ago
  • I'd like to know more about golf clubs I ALWAYS see them.

    DirtyCarltonDirtyCarltonDay ago
  • I'm a new subscriber, but have been watching for awhile. I love everything but the music.

    Marsha StarMarsha Star2 days ago
  • if you can still find one!

    RayboRaybo2 days ago
  • get a tape cleaner and it will work

    RayboRaybo2 days ago
  • I sold a pocket size India paper Bible recently for over $100 recently!

    Clair TryonClair Tryon2 days ago
  • prepping is a big and important part of it all.

    RayboRaybo2 days ago
  • like the new sounds and picture with your new videos....awsome job

    RayboRaybo2 days ago
  • You should get a shoe dryer rack. You can find them for super cheap. Not sure how well it will dry the outside but worth a shot.

    kamkam2 days ago
  • I laughed pretty hard when he yelled COPYRIGHT MUSIC!! ๐Ÿ˜…๐Ÿคฃ

    hockeyzythebesthockeyzythebest2 days ago
  • Duck basket! Cute with pine cones or such!

    Christine BerryChristine Berry2 days ago
  • Liked Winnie the Pooh and other English tales for our twins!

    Christine BerryChristine Berry2 days ago
  • Did Ebay complicate things further for sellers? Wanting Social security numbers etc. I'm in Mesa Az. You mentioned a farmer's tan. It was 99 degrees over the weekend. I contacted the local sell by the pound Goodwill in Phoenix asking them about mystery pallets. They have no clue what it is. I do know Goodwill and a large charity run by the LDS church Deseret landfills their overflow. The Pima tribe that runs our landfill's has them dump the roll off in a secluded part of the dump so they can dig through it. The load I saw last had probably 20 mountain and bmx bikes in it plus tons of clothes and misc. stuff. If they did sell by the pallet they could make a lot of money. Either they have never thought of doing so or don't want to waste the time.

    Bob LambBob Lamb3 days ago
  • My man! Saw you grab that pikachu man pretty cool stuff. You missed some BRAND NEW native kids shoes brother! ๐Ÿคช love the channel keep it up. Go Gamecocks

    William MatthewWilliam Matthew3 days ago
  • How do you lower your shipping costs on eBay? Personally I have been printing labels on eBayโ€™s actual site. But I was wondering if thereโ€™s any way I can save a little bit more on shipping

    BYW ConcertsBYW Concerts3 days ago
    • @Hairy Tornado Thank you! By the way I love your content! You definitely give me a new perspective on things to look for! I have found a really good pair of shoes and a couple ping golf clubs. I would not normally look for these items. I mainly specialize in video games but I really appreciate it thank you!

      BYW ConcertsBYW Concerts3 days ago
    • @BYW Concerts www.pirateship.com

      Hairy TornadoHairy Tornado3 days ago
    • @Hairy Tornado How do I ship with pirate ship?

      BYW ConcertsBYW Concerts3 days ago
    • Thats pretty much the cheapest option unless the item is really small and heavy or really large. Small and heavy gets shipped with pirate ship and large boxes get shipped with ups ground.

      Hairy TornadoHairy Tornado3 days ago
  • That flame stuff animal was Pokรฉmon too lol

    NicholsAdventureNicholsAdventure3 days ago
  • Hey Josh, I found some needlepoint and felt vintage Christmas stocking kits at a yard sale super cheap (like $3 ea) and 1 sold for $70 before Christmas. It was an oop one. Always pick up those kits!

    Jane LasterJane Laster3 days ago
  • Wow! They make YOU unload the containers? Smooth move by them to get free labor Lol. :) No used soda streams for me. Had a bad sale with the first one I bought. Tanks resell well though.

    Eugene RobinsonEugene Robinson3 days ago
  • Hereโ€™s a question. Just started selling, had a auction going pretty well. At last moment this person won that was first time they bid on item. After winning hour or two goes by then they pay. I print out label and set it off to side to deliver to post office in morning. Few hours later 2am or so they send a large paragraph asking multiple questions about the item. Do ppl seriously bid on item last moment. Pay without reading... then want to ask important questions before they buy.. lol

    Kilo -9-Kilo -9-3 days ago
    • Yeah that's pretty common with auctions. It's awful

      Hairy TornadoHairy Tornado3 days ago
  • Lol was a good joke huh we don't have bins where I live everything is nicely placed and stickers on everything that's pretty awesome congrats

    garebear fergusongarebear ferguson3 days ago
  • So isn't this giving away your secret have you seen any less buys on eBay because of this because now that I know how much you paid I don't think I want to buy anything from you !

    garebear fergusongarebear ferguson3 days ago
    • What till you find out how much Walmart, Target and every other retail store in the world paid for the stuff you buy from them. Lol

      Hairy TornadoHairy Tornado3 days ago
  • Why did you buy brand new Nike golf shirt at Ross for 20$ when you find exactly same in thrifting store for 3-4$??? Please explain me You spend 15-16$ more to buy shirt for yourself and you could buy in trift store for 4$?Profit?? Profit would be if you would buy 2 shirt for 8$ and one of them sell for 20$,otherwise there is exchange not profit

    Shoe peopleShoe people3 days ago
    • Because you can't just walk into a thrift store and find a brand new nike shirt in your size.

      Hairy TornadoHairy Tornado3 days ago
  • Saludos en COSTA RICA

    Ana Ruth JaraAna Ruth Jara4 days ago
  • Is there a reason you can share with us about why we never got to see the completion of your 0$ to $1000 challenge?

    Kati SugarbakerKati Sugarbaker4 days ago
  • Josh you are the best, thanks for being so transparent about everything involved

    Michael McConnonMichael McConnon4 days ago
  • Please, please, please make a video about what shoes are worth flipping and how to clean them to get them ready to post.

    Sue BeardSue Beard4 days ago
  • Great deals as usual. Cleaning shoes in the kitchen sink? Might want to find a safer place to clean used items. Cross contamination. Don't know where those shoes been walking or running. Laundry room sink or bucket of water. When the warm weather hits could clean shoes with hose outside.

    Zenia ChirpZenia Chirp4 days ago
  • The equable sound dimensionally correct because daughter kelly unite after a nutty carbon. rude, humorous twine

    Ryan WeathersRyan Weathers4 days ago
  • Congrats on 100k subscribers!

    Lynne de LacyLynne de Lacy4 days ago
  • Grabs pikachu, puts down Mega Blaziken :(

    Connor HimangoConnor Himango4 days ago
  • The way you break things down is amazing. I really enjoy watching and learning from you

    Randy Roberts Tsipper64Randy Roberts Tsipper644 days ago
  • Please Wear Gloves The Next Time! Omgoodness!

    Vickie MachenVickie Machen4 days ago
  • i got a very nice french pan today and iwas very happy when seeing it worth good money on the ebay then when iam trying to shiping it found out some crck on it. felt bad but because iam seeing your video now on april 4th.i felt i should be positive like you and deal with the everything positivly.thank you so much iam sahar from canada having seeing your videos for long time they really inspiring and alot of leasons ilearned from them.i wish i can meet one day iam just cross the border.

    sahar15198sahar151984 days ago
  • i am really like that you show as the good and the bad staff you picking. Like the vest with the zipper broken .also like your positive attitude about it.

    sahar15198sahar151984 days ago
  • LOVE the green back light!

    egbertsegberts4 days ago
  • u aren't supposed to look at clothes lmao

    egbertsegberts4 days ago
  • Red plush @ 8:27 is worth $30 if it had the voice box

    Randy WesleyRandy Wesley4 days ago
  • Sweet video.

    CoffeeFreelancerCoffeeFreelancer4 days ago
  • Cool music intro!

    Julia CollinsJulia Collins4 days ago
  • Shipping would probably be a dollar???????????

    Dennis LewisDennis Lewis4 days ago
    • To Amazon, yes.

      Hairy TornadoHairy Tornado4 days ago
  • Lol when you said "clean up a little bit" to your dog, it looked down like F that

    mikelob6707mikelob67074 days ago
  • Iโ€™ve got a quick question hopefully you can help me with it. Got a product line banned from a eBay because he didnโ€™t conform with their rules. However there are 1700 other items of the same stuff on eBay. How come they can sell them and I canโ€™t? Any help would be appreciated

    ray driverray driver4 days ago
    • What was the product?

      Hairy TornadoHairy Tornado4 days ago
  • Glad we had a bit of thrifting haul video. Remember most of us aren't making you tube videos buying pallets or meeting people for a truckload of golf clubs or whatever. Missed your thrifting trips...and of course we love Mose.

    Patricia favelaPatricia favela4 days ago
    • Agreed! Love Mose. Pat Mose more gently on the head? :)

      Rancher4011Rancher4011Day ago
  • "Copyright music" ๐Ÿ˜‚๐Ÿ˜‚๐Ÿ˜‚

    pinkescape00pinkescape004 days ago
  • Also, hold the shoes up so you can compare the back heels together. Some people walk ridiculously uneven and hard on one side, so the tread rubber is all worn down and messed up.

    Michelle VillMichelle Vill4 days ago
  • If the guy at 7:16 kept throwing stuff like that when I'm picking stuff up, I'd have to cut him down a size! Throwing stuff like he bought/ owns the place. Ugh people like that aggravate me.

    Michelle VillMichelle Vill4 days ago
  • Always enjoy your videos. Do you use an impulse sealer or resealable bags to store your items? Appreciate you๐Ÿ‘

    goldtopsrockgoldtopsrock4 days ago
  • 22:10 The strap is worn out

    Affen handskiAffen handski4 days ago
  • Josh those are needlepoint kits!

    D CD C4 days ago
  • Another informative and entertaining video ๐Ÿ™‚.

    Lisa CastleLisa Castle4 days ago
  • I'm watching ebay for that Florida pillow. I love that retro artwork.

    Diane MasonDiane Mason4 days ago
    • It sold already :(

      Hairy TornadoHairy Tornado4 days ago
  • I have the miracle thaw it is amazing and really works!

    Susan GuzzoSusan Guzzo4 days ago
  • Bins look like a nightmare I give you credit!

    Susan GuzzoSusan Guzzo4 days ago
  • Please don't put plush in the dryer it can ruin them.

    Christy LinsdayChristy Linsday4 days ago
  • @2:30 Those DirecTV usually have a hard drive in them that you can get out of it and resell for a decent price depending on the storage capacity.

    Kryo SynsKryo Syns4 days ago
  • When I see solds all over the place I sort by Buy It Now so I don't factor in dud auctions.

    Randy WesleyRandy Wesley4 days ago
  • Patagonia has a great repair program called worn wear. Might be worth looking into!

    Jessica BooneJessica Boone4 days ago
  • Hey Josh.,...love your vids. As a new eBay seller I have a question. I looked through your store items and noticed some items you had a Best Offer option on and others you didn't. How do you decide which you will put a Best Offer option on and which you just have a set price on? Thanks in advance...

    John DavidsonJohn Davidson4 days ago
  • You can return the Patagonia to the store for trade on the value of the item or they will send it out to repair the zipper. Or you can choose to donate the item to them and they rework it or sell as wornwear. Super respectful company and very smart policy...

    patrick waterpatrick water4 days ago
  • Baby Js are def not 3s... but at least they arenโ€™t team Jordans! Your eye is improving bro ๐Ÿ˜Ž

    patrick waterpatrick water4 days ago
  • Your videos are getting more and more artsy I like it!! All enjoy them but also like how you are filming nice use of the drone ๐Ÿ‘๐Ÿ‘

    Nancy HarriettNancy Harriett4 days ago
  • Patagonia does have a repair policy. I donโ€™t know if yours would qualify for free repairs but it would be worth looking into.

    Stephanie CanadaStephanie Canada4 days ago
  • Dang got the production game at 100!!!!!

    SCarolina SportsmanSCarolina Sportsman4 days ago
  • HT - Sorry if already suggested but normally when cassette machines don't work like this, it's the rubber drive belt which loses its elasticity and therefore grip. Cheap and (normally) easily replaced.

    Ian BullockIan Bullock4 days ago
  • I almost got beheaded for cleaning shoes in the sink

    Be HeavyBe Heavy4 days ago
  • Love your thrifting videos ! Thanks ๐Ÿ˜Š

    Reseller MomReseller Mom4 days ago
  • What were you using to clean the shoes that was in the roll up tube? ๐Ÿ™‚

    Denise PhillipsDenise Phillips4 days ago
  • Josh, A hot hairdryer removes labels in no time, clean. But I am sure you know this ! LOL

    SusanSusan5 days ago
  • Josh, Your thrifting and EBAY sales is what brought us here, so that can never stop ! LOL

    SusanSusan5 days ago
  • Greetings from Sweden. Love your videos, keep up the good work :)

    Mattias WicksellMattias Wicksell5 days ago
  • what's the best day to go to Goodwill? I was thinking Monday because most people go on the weekends?

    Nigga ProductionsNigga Productions5 days ago
  • You wife quit her job yetยฟ Whenever I buy clothes ,plush, shoes . Etc. Everything goes in washer I have front end loader. Sometimes I wash clothes in bathtub. With oxy clean . Then the washer. Everything works out great

    Shawn AllexanderShawn Allexander5 days ago
  • I found a vintage cross stitch at a local thrift store and I paid 50 cents for it. I was able to sell it on ebay for $30.

    Laura KneissLaura Kneiss5 days ago
  • Hey Josh. I enjoy watch your's & Lindey's awesome channels continuously. Is it okay to give me a shout out in one of your future awesome videos! faithful_deals_forever is my ebay page. I appreciate the generous gesture. I basically aim electronics, health& wellness products to sell. At the current moment my sales are stuck and it is not moving forword toward a great selling experience. I hope that I get some good sales! Great catch on the items for today's vid. I wish you the best! Sami.

    Sami SaberSami Saber5 days ago
  • Copy right music ๐Ÿ˜‚๐Ÿ‘Œ

    Rylan MooreRylan Moore5 days ago
  • Awesome video

    Base card CollectorBase card Collector5 days ago
  • You can fix this Tape player my friend, take off the big cover box and then go to the back of the tape player you will see a small electric motor and a black robber ban , and if you change the black robber ban will fix this problem, good luck

    Mohammad GhannamMohammad Ghannam5 days ago
  • The bottom of the bin is where you win!

    Base card CollectorBase card Collector5 days ago
  • Josh I love your content. You have been so helpful in me taking this on as a hobby. It is so fun to find new ways to make money. Itโ€™s like finding little treasures here and there. I am always amazed at things I can make money on. Keep the content coming.

    Ashley LittleAshley Little5 days ago
  • I do love your videos of you just cleaning and photographing your items! Simple but satisfying!!

    Reselling with AlexandraReselling with Alexandra5 days ago
    • I agree 100%. I like to watch the nitty gritty of reselling.

      Rancher4011Rancher4011Day ago
  • It's actually against the law to pump our own gas here in Oregon. My husband forgot about the law for like a year after we moved here. The official gas pumper would run over and start yelling at him. I laughed so hard both guys started laughing. LOL

    FunkoholicFunkoholic5 days ago
  • Congrats on your 100,00 subscribers!I love your USworlds channel I learn so much about reselling. I would have never thought about taking batteries out of things, I will now ๐Ÿ‘

    Nicky PrattNicky Pratt5 days ago
  • Mose posted in the kitchen at 18:51

    Carlos CastilloCarlos Castillo5 days ago
  • I don't like the way your bin store works, making you unbox all their items and it limits the number of people that can get access to the new stuff since only one or two people can get in there to unbox it.

    Joe CamererJoe Camerer5 days ago
    • Tell me about it lol

      Hairy TornadoHairy Tornado5 days ago
  • I've seen a lot of people reporting this issue on reddit and I was curious if anyone here is getting zero or just a few views for their Facebook Marketplace items? It keeps happening to me and it's so frustrating as I used to sell really well locally. I know I'm not shadowbanned because my items are searchable through my browsers private mode.

    SpencerSpencer5 days ago
  • great video man def appreciate the use of time with posting cleaning and all that

    Lucas MunizLucas Muniz5 days ago
  • Love the music

    Yvette LewisYvette Lewis5 days ago
  • So goodwill clothes are not good enough for yourself to wear?

    SaltyLifeSaltyLife5 days ago
    • ๐Ÿ˜‚ the vast majority of everything own (clothes, furniture, home decor) has come from goodwill. I just needed new golf shirts and a bathing suit and I can't always just walk into a goodwill and find exactly what I'm looking for.

      Hairy TornadoHairy Tornado5 days ago
  • You can send in the Patagonia to the manufacturer and get it repaired for like 5 dollars as of 2021. I do it for items I get for personal use. Strange fact - their repair warehouse is in Reno NV where I live.

    Jen GreenJen Green5 days ago
  • I know I'll sound like such a mom, but please get some gloves for shopping the bins! They are dangerous! I use gardening gloves with a heavy leather palm.

    Kim WKim W5 days ago
  • Moses, lol, when you say "clean up a little bit" he looks around the floor then has the expression of 'none of this is even mine!' ha ha Need to get you a shoe shelf for the dryer.

    Ma Shel'sMa Shel's5 days ago
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