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Tuesday, December 10, 2013

More Ebay Trash to Cash Earnings!

Last month I posted about how I earned Christmas Cash with Coupons by selling my drugstore money makers and dumpster diving finds on Ebay. A lot of people enjoyed that post, so I decided to continue reporting on my profits. This month I've sold the following so far:

This lot of 9 boxes of Visine eye drops that were money makers at Rite Aid last year sold for $21.00 with free shipping:

This Sally Hansen Instagel Strips Starter Kit that was a money maker back in July at Rite Aid sold for $10.00 with free shipping:

This lot of 10 issues of Travel & Leisure magazine from 2012 sold for $21.00 with free shipping. I actually got this subscription for free last year, but I cannot recall how. They were just laying around my house, so I decided to list them!

This lot of 3 boxes of Samy Fat Foam hair color that were money makers at Rite Aid last year sold for $21.00 with free shipping:
 This paperback book that I found in the dumpster sold for $6.00 with free shipping:
These 2 boxes Azo Urinary Pain Relief tablets that were money makers at Rite Aid in July went for $8.00 with free shipping:
This paperback book that I found in the dumpster that was autographed by the author sold for $9.99 with free shipping:
These Purina Weight Circles totaling 223.5 lbs sold for $12.00. Some of them came from packages of dog food that I got for free with my UP Rewards at Rite Aid, but most of them came from my dumpster dives:
This lot of 4 boxes of Nair Bikini Crème hair remover that cost 25 cents each last week at Rite Aid sold for $18.00 with free shipping:
And my favorite deal this time around:  this lot of 10 issues of Ceramics Monthly magazine from the year 2003 that I found at the recycling center sold for $40.00 with free shipping!
My total comes to $167.00 but after Ebay, Paypal, and shipping fees, I made about $110.00. Not quite as much as last month, but I also sold some yard sale and thrift shop finds (not shown here) and did this:

My son had a complete game of Warhammer 40,000 Cadian Battle Force that he had previously purchased with his own birthday money. He also had partial sets of the Necron and Tau Empire Battleforces. This is a war game with little model soldiers that you put together and paint.

Some of the pieces were new, but most had already been put together and about half had been painted. I listed them on Ebay as a mixed lot and sold them immediately for $100 plus shipping! The $85.00 profit went directly to my son for college expenses.


  1. AWEsome!!! + thrify lessons shared w/your children (as w/"hubby in training") = priceless!!!
    ((*.*)) dologram

  2. Where do you find the time to list them all!!!??? I have a pile of stuff that I need to get on Craigslist or ebay and I just haven't had the time to get them up. I guess I need to add it to the list and get it done because there is a ton of money to be made and I feel like even more now with the holidays upon us because everyone is looking for a good deal. Thanks for the posts and hopefully this one will motivate me to get moving :) Especially since we are trapped in the house with all this bad weather.

  3. That's awesome Theresa, thanks for sharing once again. I agree with Alison where do you find the time for all you do? You are such an inspiration to me. Great post once again.

    Lisa in PA

  4. I consider couponing, blogging, and selling things on Ebay to be my "job" along with housekeeping, and I spend most of the day on it while my kids are at school. Alison, it is super tough to accomplish much with a toddler at home. Once they go to school full-time, a lot more free time opens up! I also assign my kids daily chores that sometimes include entering Coke, Stouffers, Lean Cuisine and KFR codes on-line or sorting through my coupons to find those that expired and toss them.

  5. I love this post! Great find with the Ceramics magazines, by the way. And I've never heard of those dog food circles. So interesting!

  6. TIME SPENT doing all that makes it totally not worth it. be honest.

    time spent digging through recycling
    time spent putting together 10plus coupon deals
    time spent posting deals on ebay
    time spent acquiring coupons

    1. You may see it that way, but I don't because it is my time. I don't have to get up and commute to a job - I can do it whenever I like and I enjoy it.