As summer crosses the halfway mark, many of us are already looking ahead to the holidays. Hopefully, you have enough money to buy everything that you want and more. However, for the rest of us, it’s time to start side hustling. A while back, we looked into surprising things that sell well on eBay. Today, we’re going to revisit the list and share with you more surprising things that sell well. People make a lot of money off eBay because people will buy all sorts of random items. Below are five more items that sell well on eBay.
7 Surprising Things that Sell Well on eBay
1. Egg Cartons
Empty egg cartons are the first item on the list. I will be the first to say that I’m a little shocked that they sell well. Besides arts and crafts, egg cartons are convenient and good to have on hand for multiple purposes. Empty egg cartons sell on eBay for pretty good prices. Many people sell them in bulk to get the best deals. A group of 350 cartons recently sold for $155. If your family goes through a lot of eggs, perhaps it’s time to start collecting them to sell online.
2. Empty Ink Cartridges
The second surprising thing that sells well on eBay is empty ink cartridges. People can recycle those cartridges. And, they can go for big money. This item is also sold in large groups or lots as well. A single lot of 5.000 empty HP ink cartridges sold for $5,000. That’s a great price for something that you have already used. Another set of three sold for $410. Although it may seem strange to pay that much for empty cartridges, they have value for someone. Looking at some of the recent sales, HP and Canon are among the best-selling brands. So, before tossing out those old cartridges, see if they are worth anything.
3. Mason Jars
Even if you don’t know them by name, you probably know what a mason jar is. If anyone in your family canned fruits or vegetables from the garden, there are likely a few laying around the house. Mason jars are one of those things that can have multi-uses. And some of the classic styles are worth a lot of money. A vintage olive screen mason jar recently sold for $360. I don’t know about you, but I suddenly feel motivated to take a closer look at the mason jars currently in my cabinet.
4. Vintage Maxi Pads
The next item on the list is the most surprising thing that I’ve ever seen sold. It is vintage maxi pads. While a quick search will retrieve dozens of listings, I wasn’t sure who would be in the market for feminine products. However, I read that they sell well because people use them as props in movies. So, it seems that there is a steady market for them out there. An unopened package of “Always” from 1982 sold for $140. When compared to their original price, that’s a huge profit if you have any of these lying around.
5. Nexus Aloe Rid Shampoo
The final item on the list is Nexus Aloe Rid Shampoo. It is selling faster than newer products because it’s the original formula. Currently, bottles are selling for up to $200. Since they no longer manufacture this shampoo, it is in high demand. Even a 2-ounce bottle could net you $40.
6. Baby Products
According to recent web data from Webinterpret, baby products are the top-selling category for 2021. Items such as formula, diapers, baby wipes, skincare, and hygiene products are selling very well. Perhaps it is because new parents are less willing to go shopping during the pandemic and prefer to buy these products online. Whatever the reason, now is a good time to sell your extra baby supplies.
7. Digital Cameras and Accessories
With more people working from home, people are relying more on their computers and webcams to do business. So, it’s no wonder why digital cameras, webcams, and other visual tech are selling so well. If you have extra cameras, video recorders, or other gadgets, they are selling like hotcakes and bringing a good price.
When it comes to e-commerce, you may be as shocked as I was to learn some of the surprising things that sell well on eBay. With more people using online marketplaces than ever before, you never know who may be looking for those items you don’t have space for. I don’t know about you, but I will certainly be sorting through my storage closets this weekend.
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