See this little fella, his name is Dustbin Beaver and he’s a Moshi Monster figure – he’s not just any Moshi Monster figure though, he’s an ultra rare one.
He comes in one of those packs that cost £1.99 for two figures – you don’t know which one’s you’re getting until you open the pack. I came across him at a car boot sale this afternoon for the grand old price of 30p and being the Moshi expert that I am, I snapped him up along with a couple of others I knew would sell well on eBay.
It took me two minutes to put him on eBay (using the eBay app on my phone) with a start price of 99p and a Buy it Now of £9.00 and I’ve just had a message on my phone to tell me that I’ve sold him for the Buy it now price. Yeay.
So it might not me a huge amount but it’s still a massive profit – Twitter reliably informs me that it works out to be 2900% which isn’t bad for a couple of minutes work on a Sunday afternoon. I can’t wait to see if the others sell for similar prices!
And if you’re wondering why I know my common Moshis from my rare ones, it’s because ll the kids round here went mad over these figures over the Summer and my two spent as much of their pocket money on them as I’d let them! I must have spent hours of my life stood in a supermarket feeling figures through the pack trying to guess what figures were in each one to try and make sure we didn’t get too many swapsies 😉
You might remember my dilemma when I realised just how much some of the figures in our collection were worth. I considered ‘losing’ a few of the rare ones but I was a good parent!
I always look our for things that I can sell on at a profit, I’m not an expert through so most things I buy for this reason are just things that I look at and think I could get more for that it’s being sold for and I usually only make a few pounds. Clothes, bags and shoes are good ones if they’re a designer brand and the price is low – I’ve made a little bit doing this but nothing amazing. Yet.
Do you buy things specifically to sell on – what’s your secret?