Whenever you’re buying something from either a Davie pawn shop, a flea market or a garage sale, you need to be ready to haggle to get the best deal possible. Just because something is already being sold for cheap doesn’t mean that you can’t try to get an ever better deal. So to do this, you need to know how to haggle a bit. And to help you out, here’s three techniques.
The first is to simply ask the seller, “Can you do any better?” when inquiring about the price of an item. This makes your intent to buy present (but not too positive) and throws the ball in their court. They may say no, but there’s no harm in asking. So give it a try and very often, you’ll find that you can get a lower price just by using that one simple question.
The second technique is to try to get two items for less than each individually. If you are interested in buying at least two of the items a seller has, then make them an offer for the both. Like if they are selling a TV and a DVD player, say, “How about $— for both?” The seller may be enticed enough at the idea of selling two (or more) items that they may take your offer right there.
Finally, there is tugging at the heartstrings of the individual. Explain why you really like the item, but how you just can’t spend the asking price. Depending on who you’re talking to (and the level of authenticity to your story) you just may be able to shake a few bucks off of the original asking price. This technique isn’t for everyone, but there’s still no harm in trying if all else has failed.
Most people are completely unaware of the possibility of being their own boss, and having their own company through online retail. With the amount of websites where you can post your items and the audiences that you can get, there is plenty of opportunity to make money selling. What’s more is that if you are a bit adventurous, then you can find products to sell quite easily and make a good profit online. So let’s take a look at how this works.
First, understand how the basic principle of this system goes: one can hunt down items at places like flea markets, Hollywood pawn shops or garage sales, and then clean up and sell the items online for a profit. This can be a very effective way of making money. Obviously you need to have some kind of idea as to what kinds of items sell well and for a good price, but even someone with no knowledge can use their phone to look up items while shopping.
There are a lot of different places that you can find items to sell. These include:
- Garage and yard sales
- Flea markets
- Clearance sales
- Liquidation sales
Even online retailers like ebay can turn up deals where you have the potential to resell.
Once you find some items, you will need to clean them up and nicely photograph them for your listing. The more pictures, the better. Even if there are blemishes or dents and scratches, photo these too and be honest in the listing (this will earn you a good reputation).
Then it’s up to you to do a bit of research and see how much to charge for the item. You can see what other people are charging, but you really want to see how much the ones actually being sold cost. Maybe everyone wants to sell a particular item for $100, but the only ones that sell are priced at $70. Take your time and do your research.