What to Sell on eBay: 45 Items to Flip Now

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What to sell on eBay

Have you ever thought about what to sell on eBay? A few years ago, I wrote a post titled 100 things to sell on eBay. At that time, I was just starting to get serious about my eBay journey.  I had yet to have any epic flips or anything. Fast forward a few years later, I have an eBay store and I’m making a pretty good amount of change from it each month. I decided to create a new updated post that features 45 items that you sell on eBay. This list features items that I’ve either sold or have seen sold from other sellers. There will be no mentions of Beanie Babies or Black Diamond Disney Movies.

What to Sell on eBay

Board Games

Board games can be great sellers if you can find them for a decent price. I try to pay $3 – $5 for the board games that I find. The board game below sold for $45.99.

Tennis Shoes

Tennis shoes will always sell. When I first started selling them, I only flipped Nike and Jordan’s. There are so many other brands out there that can make you some money, Asics, New Balance and Adidas are just a few of them. This used pair of Asics sold for $69.99

What to sell on eBay


Gloves are another item that is on the what to sell on eBay list. The brand will determine the amount that you can make on them. These sold for nearly $44.


Boots are the next item on the list. There are many different kinds out there. Do your research on this item. These used Ralph Lauren boots went for $49.99.

Soccer Jerseys

I don’t know much about soccer, but I do know that the jerseys will sell for a good amount of money a lot of times. I’ve sold some Adidas and Nike jerseys before. This soccer jersey sold for $15.99. I purchased it for $3.

Gift Cards

I’ve sold a few of these over the years. The one thing with gift cards is that in most cases, you won’t get the full amount back. For example, a $25 gift card, will probably sell for $23.99 or somewhere near that amount. Here’s another example of what a gift card sold for.

Cassette Tapes

In 2019, people are still buying cassette tapes. I’m not exactly sure why they sell, but I’m not asking any questions. I have a group of 12 tapes that I currently have listed. They may be sold by the time you finish reading this post. This listing sold for $27.66. I know there are people that didn’t think cassette tapes would be on a what to sell on eBay list.

NBA Jerseys

NBA jerseys are one of my favorite things to flip. If you’ve followed this site for a while, you may remember the D. Wade jersey story. A few years back, I purchased a D. Wade Miami Heat jersey for $3. It sold for $45 a couple of days later. That was the beginning of me getting hooked to the eBay game. Since then, I’ve sold a lot of NBA jerseys. I sold a jersey similar to the one below for $100. I only paid $7 for it.

Golf Balls

In the past, I would have never thought about selling golf balls. That changed last year. Walmart had a brand new set of 9 golf balls for $3. I checked online and saw that the exact brand and set was selling for $27. I grabbed the set immediately. A couple of weeks later, I was able to sell them for $19. (Even though it says $21.99, I accepted an offer for $19).

Card Games

Card games are next on the list. You can sell games like Respond, Uno, and Phase 10. Here’s a recent card game that sold.

College Football Jerseys

College Football is huge in many areas of the country. If you find some college football jerseys, list them. They will sell. Look at what this Aaron Rodgers jersey sold for.


Computer toner is another item that you can double or flip your profit on. Here’s one that sold recently.


This is another one of my favorite things to sell on eBay. Bobbleheads should be on everyone’s what to sell on eBay list. I’ve been selling them for years. In most cases, they are easy to flip. There are sports fans all around the world. A lot of them collect bobbleheads. Many of them can’t get to all the games where they have different bobblehead promos. This is just one reason why bobbleheads do so well. Below are a couple that I’ve sold.

I paid $$2.64 for the Car Fox bobblehead. It sold for $20.

I paid $8 for Ralphie. It sold for $25.

NFL Jerseys

NFL fans are everywhere. They love to represent their team. You can help them do that by listing NFL jerseys. This is a recent seller.

Concert Tour Shirt

You can make a lot of money on concert tour shorts. Many people collect them. This one sold for $186.

what to sell on eBay


Coogi is a popular European clothing brand. They have shirts and jeans, but they are known for their nice sweaters. Look at what this Coogi sweater sold for.


The next item that you can sell is a thermostat. This one sold for nearly $110.

Coffee Mugs

Back in the day, I used to focus heavily on Starbucks coffee mugs. They used to sell for big money. While you can still make money on them, the demand is nowhere where it used to be. Certain types of Starbucks mugs can still sell well though. I also look for other types. Sports mugs and Disney mugs are some that I currently have listed in my store. Make sure you do a little research on the mugs because if you don’t they will sit in your store for months. This mug sold for $12

Blank VHS Tapes

This was another surprise item. Never in a million years would I think that people still buy Blank VHS tapes. Here’s one of my best flips.

I paid $2 for these tapes. They sold for $79.99.


Jackets are another popular item that you should consider selling. Do your research to find out what brands sell the most for. Here is an example of a jacket that recently sold.


The next item on the list of things you can sell on eBay now is hats. They are relatively cheap to buy from any thrift store. If you find the right one, you can make a killing. Here’s what one sold for recently.

Dress Shoes

Earlier I stated that I flip tennis shoes on eBay. Dress shoes can also do pretty well. Some brands that I’ve flipped are Stacey Adams and. This used pair sold for nearly $80.

Notre Dame Items

Notre Dame is one of the biggest college brands out there. You can list pretty much anything that has the Notre Dame name or logo on it and make some easy cash. I sold each of these Notre Dame beer steins for at least $22.


Apparently, a lot of people still use VCRs. They are a huge seller on eBay. I haven’t found any to flip yet, but check out what this one sold for.

what to sell on eBay

Grab the checklist that features 15 of my favorite items here. You can put it on your fridge or take it with you when you’re sourcing for items.


In a digital world, you may be surprised to see that Walkman’s are still selling. Well, they still sell and if it’s a new one, you may have hit the lottery. This one sold for 800 bucks! This is another item that I wouldn’t think is on a what to sell on eBay list in 2018, but it is.

Old Camera Film

I’m not sure if people collect the old camera film or if they still use it. Regardless of the reason, if you have or find some, list it. I found a pack of eight at one of the local thrift stores a couple of months ago. I ended up selling them for $70. Here is a recent old camera film sale.


Laptops will always sell. This is the best thing to sell on eBay for some people. Even if it doesn’t work, you can still list it on eBay and sell it for parts. People also refurbish them as well. Look at what this one sold for.


Apple products sell great online. Some folks love the allure of them, I guess. If you have an iPad that you no longer want, list it today. If you don’t know what to sell on eBay, you can always list an Apple product. Below is a picture of a recent sale.

Old iPods

This is another apple product. They don’t even make these anymore. Look at how much this old iPod sold for.


Tools are another item that you can consider selling. There are various kinds of tools out there. Here’s a recent sale.


Many people collect different kinds of plates. This is one item that I’ll probably do more research on later this year. Check out what these plates sold for.

Kentucky Derby Glasses

The Kentucky Derby happens each year in May. People collect the Kentucky Derby glasses. I’ve been able to find a few of them the last couple of years for a very low price. This one glass sold for $1275!

what to sell on eBay

MLB Jerseys

A lot of people including myself love Major League Baseball. The jerseys can go for a decent amount of money. They are one of the easiest things to sell on eBay. This Expos jersey went for $258.

Autographed Pictures

The right autograph can go for thousands of bucks. You have to make sure that the autograph is legit. I’ve sold a couple of autographed photos before. This picture sold for a very good amount.


Some magazines can sell for a decent amount, This is another item that you should take the time to research before you list. Here is a recent magazine sale.


Puzzles are another item you can flip. Look at this sale below.

Video Games

This is one of the few times where I wish I still play video games. I have no idea what’s popular at the current moment. If you’re in a similar predicament like me, just type “video games” in the eBay search bar. When the results come up, click on the “sold” filter. There you’ll be able to see what recent video games sold and for how much. Look at this sale.

what to sell on eBay

Action Figures

Many people collect action figures. Back when I was a kid, I used to collect Ninja Turtle toys. When I think about it, I’m not sure what happened to them. They could be worth some money now. That’s just an example of one type of action figure. There are hundreds out there. As always, do your research before you list. These sold for nearly $15,000.

Stuffed Animals

Stuffed animals are a popular toy. You can make some good money on them if you know what to look for. Check out this recent flip.

Cell Phones

Many old cell phones still sell for hundreds of bucks. Years ago, I sold a broken iPhone for $50. The screen was cracked and everything. Look at what this phone sold for.

Empty Cologne Bottles

This was news to me. I was in a Facebook group when I saw that people were selling empty cologne bottles. I was shocked. For years, I have been throwing away the empty cologne bottles when I was finished with them. I won’t be doing that anymore. Here is a recent sale.

Empty Liquor Bottle

This is another shocker for me. People are really buying empty liquor bottles. As a person who drinks from time to time, I could start listing this item. Look at this recent sale.


Surprisingly, people collect yearbooks. If you can find some for free or cheap, it could be worth it. These are some of the books that sell on eBay. I’ve sold a couple of them before. They may just take a while. Here is a recent sale.


People buy hair online. From what I’ve seen, it could be pretty lucrative. Here’s a recent sale.

Olympic Merchandise

The last item on this list is Olympic merchandise. There are summer or winter Olympic games every two years. Olympic merchandise can be considered collector’s items. I sold a 1992 winter Olympic sweater a couple of years ago for a decent amount of money. Look at what this item sold for.

what to sell on eBay

Hopefully, this list will give you some ideas on what to sell on eBay. Selling these items should help you to make more money. I purchase many of my items at thrift stores. I came up with this FREE 5-day thrifting challenge to help you out if you need some help. You can sign up for it here. You will get five e-mails full of info that will help you earn more money.


Things to sell on eBay

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Tape comes in handy. You can never have enough of it. Here is some shipping tape that I use.


I get a lot of my boxes that I use for shipping at the Post Office. If I need a box that’s a different size, I usually get it somewhere else. Here’s a link of a multi-pack of boxes.

Bubble Wrap

If you sell certain items, you will need to get some bubble wrap. Here is some that’s priced reasonably.

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  1. I never thought about selling used athletic shoes before. Just always donated them. I guess there is a market for anything!

    1. People will buy damn near anything.

  2. I never thought about those items. I am going to do some research on a few items I have laying around to sell. Thank you for sharing!

  3. Chris John says:

    such an amazing post it was. Thanks a lot for sharing it!

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