Two eBay Changes I’m Making for the Holiday Season


By now you can probably see and hear it all around you.  In fact, you probably ALREADY seen it coming a few weeks ago.  Yup, the 2015 Holiday Season has arrived and with it comes a HUGE opportunity for resellers – like you and I – to end the year on a high note!

I don’t know if this season catches anyone by surprise anymore because it seems like retailers are starting their Black Friday sales earlier and earlier.  All I can say is, poor Thanksgiving;  It’s actually my favorite holiday but it seems like it keeps getting glossed over in favor of Black Friday shopping.  How unfortunate.

And just for the record:  I’m not a fan of Black Friday shopping.  I don’t like the crowds, the parking sucks, and it’s not like those sales aren’t going to be there EVERY single weekend until Christmas arrives.

Shopping, No.  Reselling, YES!!

In regards to shopping, the Holiday season is not my favorite  time.  However, when it comes to reselling, you’ll be hard pressed to find another time of year with sooooo much potential.  (Right now, my Amazon FBA brethren are nodding in approval.)

There’s definitely going to be some cash changing hands within the next few weeks and, I don’t know about you, I plan on being on the receiving end on some of that exchange!

In terms of thrifting visits, I don’t make any major changes – I still make my usual rounds and I try to be as consistent as possible.

There are a few eBay tweaks, however, that I employ this time of year to maximize earnings.

Buy-It-Now Auctions…You’re Up!!

Maybe not exclusively Buy-It-Now (BIN) auctions, but as we get closer and closer to Christmas I’m going to be use more and more BIN auctions.

The reason for this change is simple:  Time Constraint.  Right now, we’re still a few weeks away from opening gifts so buyers still have the luxury of waiting for an auction to finish and STILL have enough time for the post office to do their thing.

Oh, and just FYI, here’s some important USPS deadlines if you’re shipping your Christmas gifts this year:

Holiday Deadlines

As the days go by, however, that option is out the window and if a buyer wants to secure an item AND make sure that the toy arrives in time for “Jack and Jill” to open on Christmas morning, then they have no choice but to look for BIN auctions.

During the year, I use a auction/BIN ration of about 90/10.  During the next few weeks, however, I see that ratio turning completely around in favor of BIN auctions.

Charge More:  $49.99 is the new $39.99

Not that I necessarily agree with it, but there’s a mindset shift that takes place during this time of year with consumers and, for some, it’s open season on buying anything and everything they want.

Black Friday and Cyber Monday whips buyers into such a frenzy and ,all of a sudden, all shopping-inhibitions are thrown out the window and it’s swipe-swipe-swipe away.

I think buyer’s frame of reference becomes a bit skewed also.  Buyers are jumping at the chance to purchase a 65″ TV’s on “sale” for $1000 so what’s the harm in buying another item on eBay for $49.99, right?!


Now, if you’ve been reading the blog long enough, you know that I’m a huge fan of listing my thrift store finds at $39.99 (aka my Goldilock Price Point).

As soon as I see Christmas decorations at the mall, however, I start to get a little more aggressive with my pricing.  Instead of $24.99, it’s $31.99.  Instead of $31.99, it’s $37.99.  Instead of $39.99, it’s $49.99.  You get the point, every price gets a slight bump.

Here’s a few items that I already sold for $49.99:

Levi's SuedeStarter HornetsFierce GreenHyperballer

Those are the two primary eBay changes that I’m going to make for the next few weeks.

And before we get caught up in the craziness of the holidays, I just wanted to wish you and your loved ones a Happy Thanksgiving.  There’s definitely SOOO much to be thankful for!!

Let’s have a great start to the holiday shopping season on eBay and stay safe if you’re going to brave the crowds on Black Friday!


Settling In Nicely (But I Really Miss the Thrift Stores)


Hey there thrifters!

I hope you’re doing well and in good spirits as we head into the the Thanksgiving and Christmas season (can you believe how fast that was?!)

First, I want to thank everyone who congratulated me on my new home.  I really feel blessed to call this place my home and I hope to never take for granted the gorgeous view that I get to soak in every single day.

Some of you have been asking for a nighttime view of O’ahu so here you go!

Night View

We’re settling in nicely  and things are starting to (slowly) fall into place.  However, there’s still A TON of work to do around the house and, as much as I love the place, there’s a small part of me that’s a little sad that I haven’t been able to thrift as much as I have before we moved in.

Hopefully I’ll have more time as we get better situated but for now I’ll just have to make the most of those pockets of time that I have for thrifting.

The crazy thing is that I’m still finding some decent amount of stuff; not as much as I would have because of the limited time but definitely nothing to sad about.

I’m planning long-awaited trifecta visit of Savers, Goodwill, and the Salvation Army on Wednesday so hopefully they’ll be stocked nice and full by then.

I hope you’re having a great month of sales and thanks again for all the well wishes.  I’ll take to you soon!


Finds of the Week

Skechers Tone-Ups Clogs

Skechers Clogs

Item Cost:  $6.99

Winning Bid:  $30.49

Nike Running Shoes

Flyknit Aqua

Item Cost:  $6.99

Winning Bid:  $39.99

Levi’s Suede Leather Jacket

Levi's Suede

Item Cost:  $12.99

Winning Bid:  $49.99

Vintage Charlotte Hornets Jacket

Starter Hornets

Item Cost:  $8.99

Winning Bid:  $49.99

 Reebok Crossfit Training Shoes

Reebok Crossfit nano

Item Cost:  $6.99

Winning Bid:  $49.99

Hermes Loafers


Item Cost:  $9.99

Winning Bid:  $93.00!!

My Thrift Store Finds Aren’t the Only Thing That’s Moving


Hey everyone, Meinard here!

I hope you’re all doing well and still kicking @$$ at the thrift stores and on eBay!

It’s been a few weeks since I last wrote a post and some of you have been contacting me to see if I’m still in the reselling game so let me get that out of the way really quickly:  The answer is a resounding “YES”!!

I haven’t stopped nor do I have any plans to stop anytime soon.  The reason why I’m been a little quietly recently is because I’m in the process of moving to a new house.

The funny thing is that it’s actually only a few minutes away but –  as some of you who may have moved recently can attest to -setting up roots somewhere else can be demanding and time-consuming.  Plus, I haven’t set up my internet connection (or my cable, for that matter) so it’s been difficult trying to stay connected.

I have no sense of “routine” at the moment but the house is WAAAY worth it.  Check out the view, you can see straight into Waikiki and Diamond Head!!


I have another long day of moving but I did find myself with a few extra minutes this morning so I wanted so share some of my recent eBay sales while I still have some precious “internet-minutes” to spare.

Hopefully I’ll have things set up at the house soon and I’ll get back to a more normal routine.  Until then, stay safe and good luck at the thrift stores!

Finds of the Week

Sean John Faux Fur Jacket

Sean John

Item Cost:  $8.99

Winning Bid:  $35.49

Adidas Floral Print Track Jacket

Adidas Floral

Item Cost:  $4.99

Winning Bid:  $40.00

Marc Ecko Kiss Costume Hoodie

It was sooo perfect that I found this right before Halloween!

Kiss Hoodie

Item Cost:  $6.99

Winning Bid:  $47.50

I Have a Nike Air Max Stalker on eBay


What’s up thrifters!

Meinard here again and I hope you had yourself a fun and relaxing weekend.  As for me, I actually had the strangest feeling of Deja Vu happen to me on Saturday.

It all started when I found this pair of Nike Air Max Running Shoes at Savers on Thursday.

Air Max Classic Pink

After cleaning and prepping it, I listed the item on Friday using a standard auction format and a starting price of $24.99.

And within minutes, I received an unsolicited Best Offer of $120 shipped!

I think it goes without saying that I was extremely pleased with the offer, but I didn’t want to respond right away because I wanted to…y’know, “play it cool”.

The buyer claimed that he was a serious buyer and that he was ready to pay immediately.

Fine, so I ended the current listing and I created a brand new one with Buy-it-Now price of $120 shipped.  True to his word, he paid immediately and just like that I had the funds deposited in my Paypal account.

Now, the post office was already closed so I didn’t feel the need to pack the item and pay postage for it immediately.

It wasn’t until the following morning, as I was printing out the shipping label, did I realize that I’ve seen the name on this label before.

After a few minutes, I finally realized that this person bought another pair of Air Max’s from me over 2 years ago!

I even wrote a blog  post about about it (Read:  “How I Turned $14 into $225!!).

Just like the transaction 2 years ago, I started the auction at $24.99 and immediately he starts sending me offers before I eventually agreed to sell it to him for $100!

Here’s the previous pair that this buyer purchased:

Air Max Classic

It was such a strange (yet awesome) sale this weekend!

I wonder if he’s going to recognize my name also when he receives his package?! LOL

Have a great start of the week everyone and I’ll talk to you soon!


The Earn While You Learn Program – October Preview


Hey there thrifters, I hope you’re doing well and having a great week so far!

In this post I wanted to quickly share with you some updates regarding Thrift Reselling University; more specifically, the thrift store items that I’ve set aside for October’s Earn While You Learn Program.

For those of you who are new to the blog, Thrift Reselling University is an online school that teaches you the A-Z of becoming a thrift store reseller on eBay.

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Not only will you discover the top brands that I look for at the thrift stores, you’ll also get them delivered straight to your door!!

Yup, thanks to the Earn While You Learn Program, each month you’ll receive one (1) valuable thrift store item – handpicked and selected by me – for you to resell on eBay.

You get to keep 100% of the sales from the item and, best of all, this program is included FREE of charge in the university – you pay no additional cost!!

Off To A Great Start

It’s been nearly a month since I officially opened Thrift Reselling University and – I gotta be honest – it’s been one of the best things I’ve ever created!  I’m speaking straight from the heart when I say that I’m extremely proud of what we’ve been able to accomplish so far with the University.

In a few shorts weeks, the success stories have already begun to come in (so excited for you guys!) and, on a personal note, it’s been so rewarding to be able to connect with other resellers in such an intimate way.

And I know it has a lot to do with the Earn While You Learn Program!

Now, this program started off with some pretty amazing items last month and I’m confident that October will be even better!!

I’ve been scouring the thrift store for several weeks now and I’ve been able to find some great brands that I know the students will appreciate.

Here are some of the items they’ll be receiving for the month of October.  I’ve also included a snapshot of a similar item that recently sold on eBay:

Earn While You Learn:  October Preview

Prada Suede Leather Loafers

Prada Suede

Prada Suede Auction

Vintage Polo Ralph Lauren Safari Jacket

Polo Aztec JacketIn a previous post, I mentioned that I accepted a Best-Offer of $90 for this Polo Ralph Lauren jacket.  Well, the buyer returned it because it was too small for him.

As terrible as it was to have to refund the purchase, I think it actually worked out for the best because I think this jacket is worth more than the $90 I initially sold it for.

I would list it using $159.99 or Best-Offer auction and I’m confident you’ll receive a similar – if not, better – offer!

Vintage Nike Sportswear Leather Motorcycle Jacket

Nike Sportswear

Nike Sportswear AuctionThis is an AWESOME Nike jacket and definitely worthy of the $825 retail price!

By the way, I can confirm that is the actual sticker price for this jacket.   When I bought this jacket at Savers, I found a Saks 5th Avenue store tag in one of the pockets and it read “$825.00”!

I was able to find out that this buyer eventually accepted a $150 Best-Offer for this jacket.  I’m not sure but I think he may have been in a rush to sell it because he could’ve waited for a much better offer to come in.

Then again, it’s hard to feel bad about ANY $150 sale, right?!

The Tip of the Iceberg

This is just some of the items that I’ve set aside this month and I CAN’T WAIT to ship them out!

If you’re interested in becoming a reseller or if you’re looking to jump-start your eBay sales, Thrift Reselling University and the Earn While You Learn Program is definitely the solution for you.  There’s just no other program out there with this much value!

Sign up today!!

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The Savers Visit that Keeps On Giving


Happy Columbus Day thrifters!

I know a lot of you are probably on your way to Savers right now to take advantage of their 50% off special today (I am too but not until later tonight when the crowd thins out a little) so I won’t take up too much of your time today.

SaversI just wanted to give you a quick update on that awesome Savers visit that my brother and I had over a week ago.

On the previous post, I mentioned that I converted the majority of those auctions from Buy-It-Now to standard auction.

Well, several auctions ended last night and I’m EXTREMELY happy that I made that decision.  I have several more auctions ending today but I’m more than pleased with the results from last night.

I’m still waiting on several auctions to end and more payments to arrive so I’ll post another update later on in the week.

Until then, best of luck at Savers today and I’ll talk to you soon.



Finds of the Week

Vintage Style Auto Porsche Racing Jacket

Be on the lookout for these old-school racing jackets.  I think they were produced in the 90’s and they’re worth some decent profits on eBay.  Stay away from the “basic” Style Auto jackets and focus on the branded jackets like Porsche, Trans AM, Ferrari, and Lamborghini jackets.

PorscheItem Cost:  $6.99

Winning Bid:  $56.00

Dan Post Cowboy Boots

Dan PostItem Cost:  $14.99

Winning Bid:  $69.99

I know some sellers would be turned off by the higher price on these boots.  I understand where they’re coming from but don’t be scared off by some of these markups.

The question you need to ask yourself is “Is there profits to be made?”  If the answer is yes, then the price alone shouldn’t stop you from buying an item.  Think about it, if I had let the $14.99 price stop me, I would’ve left $50+ worth of profits behind!

 Two Polo Ralph Lauren shirts and a vintage Adidas Jacket

(The same person bought all three of these items)

LaneLane2Lane3Combined Ending Price:  $150

Want These Items Delivered Straight to Your Door?

Of course you do!

Then sign up for Thrift Reselling University, the school that teaches you how to turn your local thrift store into an endless income stream online!

Not only will you discover the top brands that I look for at the thrift stores but, thanks to the “Earn While You Learn” Program,  you’ll also receive one (1) valuable thrift store item – similar to the ones I just showed you – delivered straight to your door…each and every month!!

Talk about a win-win!!

What’s even more amazing is that this program is absolutely FREE and it’s included with your membership.  No additional fees and no extra charges – I’ll even take care of the shipping cost!

So what are you waiting for?!

Sign up to Thrift Reselling University now and start your journey to becoming a thrift reseller on eBay today!

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The (Multi) Color of Money on eBay

Hey thrifters! Happy Tuesday and I certainly hope you’re having an awesome week so far!

It’s been an exciting past few days of eBay for me. I’m STILL making sales from that HUGE day at Savers a few days ago and my brother and I are STILL talking about how unbelievable amazing our finds were.

I initially listed those items using the Buy-It-Now format but I’ve since converted the majority of them to a standard auction format and having them end on Sunday. They’re already drawing a ton of interest and the Sunday ending time is my favorite so I’m excited to see how well these auctions do.

Yup, the Sunday Blitz strategy is back and it couldn’t have come at a better time now that the football season is in full swing!

Seahawks Controversy

Speaking of football, anyone catch the Monday night game?!

Seahawks fans are happy, Lions fans…not so much. To be honest, I didn’t know about that “push” rule either but then again I’m not paid to be a referee. What a tough way to lose…yikes! So yeah, sell Seahawks merchandise right now lol

Bright Sells!

Bright clothesIf there was a theme to my eBay sales this week it would definitely be that.

My multi-colored, eye-catching shoes and clothes did really well for me this past week (as they’ve done for me for the past few years) and I see no reason why that trend should stop.

There are some folks who love to stand out and they don’t mind paying a few bucks on shoes and clothes that will help them do just that.  Me personally, I’m not one of those guys – I would wear a plain grey t-shirt everyday of the week (and twice on Sundays) if I could!

Regardless of your preference, these bright items should be on your radar when shopping at the thrift stores.  In fact, it’s one of my favorite ways to shop!  I just let my eyes scan around the shoes and clothing rack and I would stop and investigate whenever something “catches” my eye.

Try it, you’ll be surprised at what you can find using this method!

I have a lot of momentum going right now and I’m going to try and keep it going by visiting one of my favorite Goodwill’s in Wahiawa.  It’s nearby to a military base so they receive some of the best stuff from military families who would rather donate their items  than worry about shipping them when they get stationed to a different base.

I haven’t been there in a while so I’m hoping there’s a ton of great stuff.

Have a great week and I’ll talk to you soon!


Finds of the Week

Nike Flyknit Running Shoes

Nike Crimson

Item Cost:  $6.99

Winning Bid:  $36.00

Asics Gel Kayano 20

Asics Gel Kayano 20 Azure

Item Cost:  $9.99

Winning Bid:  $38.00

Tommy Hilfiger USA Hoodie

Tommy Hilfiger USA Hoodie

Item Cost:  $8.99

Winning Bid:  $37.06

Tommy Hilfiger USA Rugby Shirt

Tommy Hilfiger Rugby

Item Cost:  $4.99

Winning Bid:  $41.00

Do This If You DON’T Want More eBay Sales PLUS a $325 Jacket!!


who caresI’m going to give you a piece of advice that’s made my life as a reseller so much more fun, enjoyable, and profitable:  Stop caring what people think!

Seriously, just let it all go!

Stop caring about what your neighbor, friend, or co-worker thinks about you having a online side-business.  Stop caring about what the Goodwill manager thinks about seeing you at their store 7 days a week.  And stop caring about what other thrift shoppers think when you bring out your smartphone to do some research.

Seriously, just let it all go!

“But Meinard, it’s not that easy.”

I know, and I completely agree.  It took me a while to get rid of these negative beliefs and it will take some time to overcome these thoughts in your head, especially if you’ve held on to them for so many years.

It’s going to be a challenge, but is it worth it?  ABSOLUTELY!!

Thrift store reselling is sooo much more fun and sooo much more profitable when we decide to stop hiding and instead decide to start celebrating what we do!

I know for a lot of you  – myself included – thrifting and treasure hunting is the best part of reselling.  Am I right?!  I know it is.

But how much fun is it if you’re constantly looking over your shoulder to see if the manager is giving you what we call here in Hawai’i “the stink eye” for reselling their items on eBay?   (For the record, I’ve never nothing but support from thrift store staff members and I’m going to share with you a GREAT example in just a second.)

How much fun is it if you find a pair of Air Jordan XI’s or a rare Polo Ralph Lauren item but you can’t celebrate because you’re afraid that someone might see you?

Not much fun at all, is it?

Imagine how much more fun it would be if you could just walk down the aisle with your head held high without a single care in the world except finding that special item that you can resell for $50, $60, and even $100 in profit.  Now that’s fun!

You know what else is fun?!  Making more money!!

But you’re not helping matters by keeping your love for thrift store reselling to yourself.  Share it with the world and magically watch doors and opportunities start to open up.

In fact, I have a great example.  This happened on Thursday, September 24th:

I was at home yesterday packing some sales when I get a call from my brother, who also sells on eBay and the person I credit for getting me started as a reseller.

He was calling to tell me that I absolutely needed to get down to Savers ASAP because it’s raining Air Jordan, Polo Ralph Lauren, Lacoste, and other designer brands right now! (In this story, I’m going to keep track of all the people who are aware that I resell and have offered help.  So far, that’s 1 person.)

I wasn’t actually planning to make a visit to Savers on that day but I trust my brother so I made my way down.

Out of habit, I always bring a bag of donations so I can receive one of those 5% discount stamp cards.  When I walk into Savers with my donations, the associate (who knows that I’m a reseller and who I basically call “Auntie” at this point because I see her so much) gave me a 20% off discount card instead of 5%.

And, as she was filling out my discount card, she told me that I NEEDED to check out the jackets because they received a bunch of awesome donations.  (That’s 2 people who offered help).

As I made my way down the aisle to the jackets section, the manager called me and waved me down to talk to him.  The manager also knows that I resell and he told me that his store just a received one of their best batch of donations this year and I’m definitely going to find a lot of stuff today.

He told me to let the cashier know when I’m ready to cash out so he can give me an additional 30% off the jackets!  Remember, this is the MANAGER of the store saying all this!  (That’s 3 people who offered help.)

After hearing 3 people tell me about the awesome selection I started to get a little excited.  I mean, what exactly are they talking about?

After taking a look at one the clothing rack, I knew EXACTLY what they were talking about!!

My brother was right, it was raining designer clothes at Savers!

Apparently, a retail store had closed down and they decided to donate all of their clothes to Savers.  (THANK YOU SO MUCH!!)

Every aisle was a goldmine and I couldn’t believe how many great stuff I found yesterday.  The magic number for me is usually 5-10; that’s the number of items that I typically purchase with each visit.  But this time, well…


My brother and I were causing a commotion in there and we even attracted the attention of an Amazon seller.  He came over to talk to us and he said that he always wanted to start selling on eBay.  We offered to help in any way I could and he promised us the same with Amazon.  (That’s now 4 people who offered help)

Do you think any of this would’ve happened if I had just kept my passion for reselling to myself?  Do you think I would’ve received the tip about the jackets or the additional discounts if the store associate or manager had no idea that I was reselling their items on eBay??  Highly doubt it!

It’s been almost a decade since  I started reselling thrift store items online (whoa, is that right?!) and only good things have happened ever since I started sharing my passion for it.  My sales have skyrocketed, I’ve met tons of great people along the way, and I never get tired of doing it!

Oh, and by the way, my brother and I spent a little over $300 for that entire shopping cart and guess what?!  I was able to get that back…with just ONE item!!

I just sold this Polo Ralph Lauren jacket for $325.00!!

Lodge Jacket

I also sold another Polo Ralph Lauren jacket for $90.00!!

Polo Utility

After just two sales, we we’re able to get back our investment which means that the rest of the cart is PURE PROFIT at this point!

Savers is having a 30% off special for Club Card Members today so I’m hoping to find a few more sweaters and jackets just like these two.

So remember:  SHARE, SHARE, SHARE!

I’m SUPER grateful that my brother called me on that day.  And to think, I was just going to stay home that day.  That would’ve been a COSTLY mistake!

Have an awesome Monday and I’ll talk to you soon!


Thrift Reselling University is Officially Open!


I’m EXTREMELY excited to announce that Thrift Reselling University is now open for enrollment!!

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I’ve been working on this project for some time now and I can’t believe that I’m finally able share it with you.  I’m CERTAIN that Thrift Reselling University is THE BEST resource available to help you jump-start your eBay sales.

I’m confident because of two reasons:

1) The Updated Content and Format
2) The “Earn While You Learn” Program

Just a quick teaser about the “Earn While You Learn” Program: Through this program, everyone who joins will receive one (1) valuable, personally hand-selected thrift store item for you to resell on eBay for every month that you enroll!

These items are THE BEST OF THE BEST thrift store items that I can find which means you’ll be ready to sell on eBay the moment you enroll in the course!

And the best part is that this program is 100% FREE and it’s included in your membership!  I’ll even take care of the shipping cost!!  (More about this exciting program in a little bit.)
Scroll down to check out the first 10 items that I’ve set aside for this program – you’re not going to believe your eyes!

But before we dive into this program, let’s first talk about the updated format in this University…

The New and Improved Format

I’m extremely pleased with the feedback that I received from my eBook , “The Ultimate Guide to Thrift Store Reselling” eBook.  Overall, it was a HUGE success and I’m so proud of how it helped hundreds of resellers improve their eBay sales!

Over the years, however, I’ve been receiving comments about how the ebook format may have finally outlived its usefulness.

And I completely, 100% agree!

Here’s why:  When I first released the Reseller Guide, it was only 20+ pages.  Fast forward to today, and the ebook is now 119 pages!  (It would’ve ended up a lot longer than that too.   As I saw down recently to update the content, I couldn’t believe it…it ballooned to almost 300 pages of pictures and text!)

You guys enjoyed the content but the ebook format made it difficult to research brands and topics while you were out at the thrift stores.

Thrift Reselling University has resolved all those issues!

  • The contents – all the lessons, lectures, and videos – are mobile-ready and completely user-friendly!
  • You can access the contents on any device (that includes desktops, tablets, and smartphones)
  • It’s compatible with Apple and Android smartphones, and
  • The lessons are neatly arranged and organized so you can access the information that you want, when you want.
Here’s a sneak-peak of the newly designed format:


Curriculum Preview

As you can see, the content is much easier to digest and much easier to navigate through.  No more having to scroll through dozens of pages to access the contents that you’re looking for.  All the lessons are neatly arranged, which is useful when you’re shopping on-the-go at a thrift store.

Now, let’s say that you want to access the “Earn While You Learn” lesson.  You would simply click “Start” (the tab that’s highlighted in red above) and the lesson would then pop up like so:

Earn While You Learn Preview

The lesson contents will be displayed in the center and there are also several features along the edges that makes navigating so much easier.

On the left sidebar, the entire course syllabus is displayed so you can scroll and access the entire course directly from this page.  There’s also a handy “% Complete” notification bar above the course syllabus so you always keep track of your progress throughout the course.  You can also navigate the course using the “Previous Lecture” and the “Complete and Continue” tabs at the top of the page.

I can’t stress enough how much better this format is compared to an eBook  -it’s practically night and day!

More In-Depth Content

If there’s one constant in the world of eBay, it’s this:  The strategies are ALWAYS changing and if you want to be successful you’ll need to be flexible and constantly adapt.

Because of that, I’m happy to announce that  -in addition to the revised structure – the content has also received a robust update. The new format has allowed me to tackle (in much greater detail) many of your requests including:

  • How to write successful auction titles and descriptions (I provided the EXACT formula that I use)
  • Specific solutions to scammers and non-paying bidders
  • How to take enticing eBay pictures
  • The money mindset I use to increase my eBay earnings
  • and much more!

The new format also gives me the option to include videos, quizzes, and webinars – something that just wasn’t possible with the ebook format.  I’m extremely excited to take advantage of these formats and I know they’re going to provide a ton of value.

I also updated several of my flagship courses including “My Top Brands to Resell on eBay”, “Vintage Polo Ralph Lauren – Beyond the Pony Logo”, and the always popular “The Beginners Guide to Reselling Thrift Store Nike’s and Air Jordan’s”.

And I’m just getting started!!

Several more updates are on the way and I have new courses that will be released in the upcoming months!

As you can see, the content alone is worth the price of admission at Thrift Reselling University but, in reality…it’s only the beginning!

The “Earn While You Learn” Program

I’m going to dedicate all my available resources to help you achieve your goals and I’m taking that commitment to another level with the “Earn While Your Learn” Program!

You see, the majority of online courses available now will only provide you with information and end the relationship there.

I’m going to raise the bar…RIGHT NOW!!

I’m always looking for ways to provide greater service and impact, and the “Earn While Your Learn” Program allow me to do just that!

Through this one-of-a-kind program, you’re going to receive one (1) valuable thrift store item for you to resell on eBay for every month that you’re enrolled at Thrift Reselling University!

And don’t think for a second that you’re just going to receive some average thrift store item either.

Nope! I reserved only THE VERY BEST items for this program and that’s exactly what you’re going to get!

I’ve spent the past few weeks combing through Goodwill, Savers, and the Salvation Army looking for the best items and I now have dozens of items ready to ship.

And when I say “The VERY BEST items” I mean it!

Check out what the first 10 people who enroll in at Thrift Reselling University will be getting for their first month. I also included a snapshot of what a similar item recently sold for on eBay:

#1:  Air Jordan XIII “He Got Game”

He Got Game

What a similar pair sold for:

He Got Game Auction

#2:  Allen Edmonds Fairfax Dress Shoes

Allen Edmonds Fairfax

What a similar pair sold for:

Allen Edmonds Fairfax Auction

#3:  Air Jordan XVI


What a similar pair sold for:

Air Jordan XVI Auction
#4:  Nike Foamposite PRO Electric Green

Foamposite Pro Electric Green

What a similar pair sold for:

Foamposite Pro Electric Green Auction
#5:  Vintage Levi’s Corduroy Sherpa Jacket

Levis Corduroy Sherpa Lined

Here’s what a similar jacket sold for:

Levis Corduroy Sherpa Lined Auction
#6:  Nike Lebron V

Lebron vHere’s what a similar pair sold for:

Lebron V Auction
#7:  Brooks Ghost 7 Running Shoes

Brooks Ghost 7Here’s what a similar pair sold for:

Brooks Ghost 7 Auction

#8:  Vintage Ralph Lauren Polo Bear Beach Towel

Polo Bear TowelHere’s what a similar item recently sold for on eBay:

Polo Bear Towel Auction

#9:  Nike Air Max Tuned Air

Air Max Tuned AirHere’s what a similar pair sold for:

Air Max Tuned Air Auction
#10:  Air Jordan XII Youth

Air Jordan XII White Red

Here’s what a similar pair sold for:

Air Jordan XII White Red Auction

Timing is Important:  First Come, First Serve

Not only are these items amazing, but they will also cleaned and prepped PLUS I’ll email you the exact eBay auction title and item description that I would use.  Sound like a good deal?!

Here’s the bottom line: You’ll be ready to sell the moment you enroll at Thrift Reselling University!

Obviously, past performance doesn’t guarantee future success so I can’t guarantee that you will receive these types of bids and items each month.

One thing I CAN guarantee, however, is this: The Earn While You Learn Program is my NUMBER 1 Priority and YOU WILL receive the very best thrift store items that I can find each month. THAT I can guarantee!

And if you need a 4-year history of the quality of thrift store items that I find one consistent basis, then check out my Finds of the Week post.  I’ll let my results speak for themselves.

Unfortunately, I won’t be able to reserve an item for anyone.  The only fair way would be to have a “First Come, First Serve” approach; meaning, those who enroll the earliest will receive the best items.  That’s also the same approach that I”m going to have moving forward.

Click Here NOW to Enroll and Secure the BEST Items!!

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“Meinard, Are You Crazy?”

I’ve discussed Thrift Reselling University and the Earn While You Learn Program with some family, friends, and fellow resellers, and the first reaction is usually the same:

“Are you crazy?!  You’re just going to give these items away to other people?! You can make more money just selling them yourselves!”

First of all, I’m not crazy and I know exactly what I’m doing.   Secondly, they actually bring up a good point: I COULD make a lot more just selling these items myself.   But you know what?   I really don’t care!

At this point in my reselling career, my priorities have changed.   After almost 10 years, I already know I’m capable of becoming a successful reseller.

The challenge now is to help others realize the same thing for themselves. That’s my focus and motivation now, and that’s why it’s easy for me to give away these items!

“System Driven” Plus a LIMITED-TIME Discount

The brands I share and the strategies I teach are literally worth hundreds and even thousands of dollars in eBay sales.  Don’t believe me?  That’s fine, but maybe you’ll believe the other eBay sellers who’ve used my strategies:

“…I wanted to share a few of my big wins for the week..I sold a Vintage Sigma Nu (a college fraternity for anyone not sure) football Jersey.  I literally saw this in Savers for a month.  It was $6.99 for the longest, so I passed…once it hit the 50% off  time, I bought it and it sold  literally 2 hours later for $32.99….Thank you, Meinard, yet again, since you were the first reseller I ever followed, and your blog/book has been worth THOUSANDS to me…”  -Tim

“Recent finds include Nike Women’s Shox Shoes $1 sold for $32.99 , Chicago Bulls Vintage Starter Jacket $2 sold for $35. That’s turning $3 into $67!(before fees)…Once again if anyone is on the fence about doing this, what are you waiting for? Best home business I have ever found by FAR!!!!!…I HAVE BEEN doing this I think around 4 years now and this course it worth ten times what Meinard is asking!  Knowledge is KING!”  -Jim

After almost a decade of reselling thrift store items on eBay,  I think it’s safe to say that my success isn’t a “fluke” anymore.  At this point, it’s a “system”.  That’s important because a system is proven, dependable, and , most importantly, it’s reproducible!

McDonald’s, for example has a great system.  Regardless of which McDonald’s you go to, you can expect – more or less – the same food and the same experience because they have a system built in place.  Starbucks is the same way.  So is Apple.

I’ve had success with the Reselling System that I teach for almost a decade now (proven), in several locations including Hawai’i, California, Las Vegas, and Europe (dependable), and hundreds of other eBay sellers who followed the course have gone on to achieve tremendous results (reproducible)!

It just flat-out works!

And now you can enroll for a fraction of the price!!

To celebrate the opening of Thrift Reselling University, I’m  offering a special $20 off discount for the LIFE of your membership – that means $20 off EVERY SINGLE MONTH!!

That means more money in your pockets and higher potential for profits from your “Earn While You Learn” item!!

This offer is only available for a LIMITED TIME ONLY and it will expire on Saturday, September 26th.
Click Here to Take Advantage of this Limited Time Offer!

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I’m extremely excited about Thrift Reselling University and everything that it has to offer.  If you’ve been dreaming of getting started as a reseller or if you want to enter the “Fast Lane” of making money on eBay, there’s no other resource quite like this one to help you achieve your goals!

Cheers and I’ll see you inside the University!


One of my Favorite Patterns to “Hunt for” at the Thrift Stores


I emphasized the words “Hunt for” in the title because it ties in perfectly to the pattern that I want to talk about today and that’s camouflage, or camo for short.

The purpose of camouflage clothing is to blend in with the environment.  Animals have been using it for centuries to hide from predators and we followed suit by using it for military and hunting purposes.  And trust me, they work.

Check out these pictures (I love the owl!):

Sniper CamoOwl Camo

I’ve never been hunting out in the woods and I’ve never been in a position where I actually needed camo gear, but I’m a HUGE fan of the camo pattern when it comes to reselling.

I “hunt” for it and it’s always on the back of my mind whenever I’m scanning through the thrift store.  And while in the woods or forest, this pattern may be difficult to spot – they stick out like a sore thumb at the thrift store!

I found this jacket about a week ago at Goodwill and the camo pattern was just screaming at me as soon as I entered the store.  This pattern is a thrift store priority for me so I ALWAYS check out a camo item as soon as I spot one.

Orvis Camo

I had a feeling that this item was going to be a winner because it had a few things going for it:

  1.  The Camo pattern
  2. The brand – Orvis is solid
  3. The material – it was made of goose down which is great for padding and insulating.

This is terrific combination and I couldn’t wait to get it listed on eBay. The only issue now was pricing.

I was going to use my tried-and-true Goldilock Price Point but I had a hunch that a bidding war could take place over this item.  I was betting that this was a rare, vintage item because the Orvis tag didn’t look anything like modern Orvis tags that I typically see.

I eventually decided to start the auction at $24.99 and it’s a good thing I did!

It immediately started to gain watchers.  The bids shot up to $30, 40, and $50 before it finally ended in a flurry of last-second bids at $65!!

Definitely one of the more memorable items this past week and a good reminder of why I’m always on the lookout for this awesome pattern.

Hope you’re having a great week so far.  I’m off to visit a few thrift stores today so wish me luck!