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RALLI ROOTS (5 months ago)
Woah!! Almost 900 👍 in 6 hours! Thanks everyone! More vids coming soon!
RALLI ROOTS (5 months ago)
Simply Amazing our return rate across the board is about 2% so no, not really
Simply Amazing (5 months ago)
Great flip. Are you ever worried about frequent buyer returns?
Margot E (5 months ago)
600? Pish Posh! 😜😂. Soooo love you 2!
Martha Galvan (2 months ago)
Where your dog ?
Martha Galvan (2 months ago)
There he is love that sad face he made
Johnny Funko (2 months ago)
I love you guys! Will you please adopt me? LOL :-)
Thomas Winchester (4 months ago)
Do you use those blue poly bags to ship your items in? Or are they put in something else.
Wero Visuals (4 months ago)
Are those protein buckets at 6:48 bottom left corner? you guys really sell everything haha
Carla V-S (4 months ago)
Do you have to wash all the thrift clothes? ( not the tagged items)
Alicia Keise-Noble (4 months ago)
Lol...Ally cracked me up when she paused lol
Michael Gentile (4 months ago)
The bulldog looks so lonely.
Antonio Valentin (4 months ago)
Wow another great video i am learning so much thank you.
Infected Hazard Games (4 months ago)
I just started selling...WOOT my first auction bid war.
Barbra323121 (4 months ago)
Wondering of you guys wash the clothes you get before reselling. ..I've heard of some ppl using a handheld steamer...what do you do?
Tommy Heitz (5 months ago)
I was curious why you have 2 Ebay accounts?
RALLI ROOTS (5 months ago)
A few reasons, mainly to separate inventory, and because we're all over youtube we want some privacy on another account so that we can track our stats the right way.
Jeff Bezos (5 months ago)
717outdoors (5 months ago)
Man thats crazy...my in-laws own a salvage yard, looks like i got a new place to source at Ahaha....love your videos guys!!
jay zabilski (5 months ago)
I notice you like to price items at $$.97 Does that work better than the old .99 ?
Dalex (5 months ago)
I love that t-shirt Ali
Marilyn Cruz (5 months ago)
Hi Mike
Mike Longo (5 months ago)
Ralli Roots - Thanks for the vid - to test car radios, just use a 12 VDC "Wall wart" (transformer / power supply) and strip the two wires or another 12 volt battery (like a car battery). Next connect the black wire of the unit to the "negative" or minus terminal of the battery or power supply. The other positive/ red/ + should be connected to the red and yellow wire of the car stereo. You can use a small alligator clip as these are in the middle of the wiring harness. This will enable you to at least power the unit up and eject / play cassettes and/or tapes, etc. Doing this you can then take pictures of the unit lit up in all of it's glory!! Some examples are here (shameless plug of eBay store) https://www.ebay.com/str/uncommonelements
BlabberMouth (5 months ago)
over 1.8k likes not bad.
ihatestalkers (5 months ago)
You guys are adorable. :)
Jon Samson (5 months ago)
Good video, enjoyed it.
Stars (5 months ago)
Awesome video guys!!!! Your inspiration boosted our enthusiasm. Our best find so far was from a dumpster that sold for $750! If you ever in Colorado let us know.
Larry campbell (5 months ago)
Thank you for always providing fantastic videos, I look forward to every one
Kerrianne Jackson (5 months ago)
Have you guys ever accidentally sent the wrong item to the wrong person? Because I sure have 😟
RALLI ROOTS (5 months ago)
We have yes :) mistakes happen
Plane Spotting With Nate (5 months ago)
How did you know that stereo was worth $500 bucks?
Phyllis Judd (5 months ago)
How do you ship the baseball/trucker hats?
Robert Spencer (5 months ago)
Glad your feeling better
Gema Ramadhan Adrian (5 months ago)
hai , what do you think about putting pictures in listing description? i read that it can boost seo search by putting keywords in alt attribute
RALLI ROOTS (5 months ago)
Gema Ramadhan Adrian it’s a bad idea
Hustle Millenial (5 months ago)
Appreciate all your videos! Such a wealth of knowledge!
Mike lehr (5 months ago)
Do you guys list fixed price with auction or just fixed price with make offer? Auction by it now? As for ya Oakley sunglasses I have paid 2.25 for vintage Ray-Ban aviators for 60 not to shabby my local thrift store has 5.99 fill a bag sale once a month it's nice tons vintage but I'm still learning the ropes on clothing. For me it's car stuff but clothing seems to go good for me and motocross gear. One more question what's the big flea market in St Petersburg Tampa area has PowerLine above it big big place? Anyone have any luck there?
Anita Smith (5 months ago)
zack2366 (5 months ago)
Do you have a link for the clear bags you pack the shirts in ?
Nick and Sicily (5 months ago)
What is your Ebay account so we can look at what you are selling?
Nick and Sicily (5 months ago)
Thank you so much! I'm actually a seller too so I love watching your videos and getting tips to make my selling better! Thanks again!
RALLI ROOTS (5 months ago)
http://stores.ebay.com/thehiplion that's one of them
john zigler (5 months ago)
I Found an awsome shirt today made by Davids Stich have yall ever heard of this brand i cannot find any comps
Anna Chris (5 months ago)
Alli! That Shirt!!! ❤️❤️❤️
Gary Davis (5 months ago)
Hi Mr and Mrs Roots. Thanks for the inspiration, education and motivation. We are getting started. We hit a Goodwill store yesterday just to look around and picked up a couple of test items. Found a few on Ebay that are selling for 10x what we paid for them. Then we went around the house for stuff we have but never use and has value. Found a 15 year old GShock Mudman watch I got for my birthday and never wore, after researching everything we are about to put up on eBay we are sitting on a couple thousand dollars. Have two Apple Tvs with only one TV in the house lol, that's getting put up. Didnt even know my Ipad 2 was worth anything. Thats going up, bought Hilfiger shirts yesterday, thats going up. This is not only a good business to start, this is going to get addicting and fun. Had an Ebay account since 2001 and sold stuff here and there over the years, but never thought it could be a business. I have a few questions like about at what point you knew you could do this full time, but will try to watch more of your videos to see if the answers are there. Dont want to take up too much of your time. Thanks guys
Shopaholic TV (5 months ago)
You guys are so cute. Thanks for the videos, they are extremely helpful.
chuckweb66 (5 months ago)
Thanks for the tip on feedback vs returns. I just sold a rare mirror advertising piece on ebay for a friend. Due to the age of the item and how fragile it is, I was worried about returns or damage during shipping. But the buyer gave me positive feedback the day they got the mirror. Do you ever have any returns after you get positive feedback or is it a done deal each time?
RALLI ROOTS (5 months ago)
chuckweb66 awesome!! We’ve never had a return after positive feedback. I guess it could happen though.
Queen City Thrifters (5 months ago)
Quick question... Did y'all do "signature required" on the car stereo? P.S. Sorry I haven't been around on here much. We have been super slammed on Ebay. Hope you all are doing well.
RALLI ROOTS (5 months ago)
Queen City Thrifters we do yes. Anything over $150 for us
Valerie Michaels (5 months ago)
Sending love to @calliesworld’s mom
Grant West (5 months ago)
Ryan you’re cute, but idk about the scruff 😆
RALLI ROOTS (5 months ago)
Grant West 😊😊 I know. So bad lol. It’s gone now
yulewave1 (5 months ago)
Glad to see Ali is feeling better. Now stay away from the teacup ride at Disney.
D M (5 months ago)
Store names on eBay?.
RALLI ROOTS (5 months ago)
D M what item?
D M (5 months ago)
RALLI ROOTS I do follow that one. I remember I was trying to find something I saw in your warehouse but then I couldn’t find it😕
RALLI ROOTS (5 months ago)
We only share one with the public https://www.ebay.com/str/thehiplion
Picker Ron (5 months ago)
Hey Team Roots how to you get your shipping boxes? Getting to that point that I need lots but don't want to pay a lot for them. Any ideas??
Picker Ron (5 months ago)
@RALLI ROOTS Thanks will definitely try that.
RALLI ROOTS (5 months ago)
Dumpster diving, walmart restocking :)
Garage Sale Addict (5 months ago)
Awesome video! I really want to get more into selling clothing on ebay. On my channel, I mostly show how I sell books, video games, and electronics. I sell a few ties here and there but really want to get into the high dollar clothing market.
Julia RO (5 months ago)
Always a thumbs up!
Agent Retro (5 months ago)
I had my first return of the year today. The guy left good feedback 3 weeks ago and opened up a return after 26 days stating he was "A government DHS worker on furlough and needed to pay my bills, I hope you understand". He is paying return shipping and I can probably resell it, so it's no big deal, but I guess the government shutdown effected me in this circumstance. Great vid guys! I appreciate your content.
RALLI ROOTS (5 months ago)
wow that is terrible :( for you and for him
Marco Ramirez (5 months ago)
You guys are awesome! Learn a lot from watching the videos.
James Oswalt (5 months ago)
Every day their Hustling
Deb Mottaz (5 months ago)
Your packing / shipping area is so clean and organized. Great job!! 😉 Glad to see Alli is feeling much better 😉
RALLI ROOTS (5 months ago)
Thank you! We're getting better :)
Angel Barreto (5 months ago)
Just looking out for you guys... I cringe when I see you guys standing hunched over that little laptop...Lol 😨 That will catch up to you eventually (back & posture). Get a standup desk brother! You can put one right on top of your current work table (Varidesk for example). I'd love to see you guys get one setup soon! 😃
Angel Barreto (5 months ago)
RALLI ROOTS (5 months ago)
We have one lol, we just need to use it
frenzie99999 (5 months ago)
Misti Hip to Flip Flip (5 months ago)
So glad your feeling better!!!
Erin Ellis (5 months ago)
How do you get the stench out of the clothes you get from thrift stores before you sell them? It almost smells like formaldehyde!
Garage Sale Addict (5 months ago)
You could try pre-soaking the clothes and try scrubbing them before putting them in the washing machine.
Erin Ellis (5 months ago)
@RALLI ROOTS lol 😜 I've washed clothes from Goodwill more than 3x and they still stink. I've also tried vinegar. Maybe I just have bad luck or weak detergent
RALLI ROOTS (5 months ago)
Erin Ellis wash them
SpillThWine's Finds (5 months ago)
Eli is so funny!! What a cutie
Susan Behring (5 months ago)
Great information...
DMV360 (5 months ago)
Great video thanks for sharing!
Charell Brandy (5 months ago)
Hi grate video
Lori T. Calloway (5 months ago)
Hi Ryan! If only that black and white Hendrix tee was a size small... :)
Patsy Maloney (5 months ago)
Hi. I made one of those special hangers.Thanks to Alli & Callie. It does help! My question is, how do you get the sleeves of t shirts to stay in place when on the "special " hanger,to take pictures? Are the short Sleeve t shirts laying flat in your ebay photos? All of your photos are perfect. 😊 Thanks!!!
K V (5 months ago)
that tie dye spongebob shirt tho
alvis serrano (5 months ago)
Good luck Allies Mom in my prayers . Promise !!!!!
purplevamp666 (5 months ago)
Well done on your massive sale 👍Alli, I'm glad you're feeling better. x
Paula Smith (5 months ago)
Another great video! Always love seeing your warehouse.
UShallKnow (5 months ago)
ugh, I love to hate on you but I'll admit it, that shirt is *flame emoji*🔥🔥
RALLI ROOTS (5 months ago)
Shiloe kennedy (5 months ago)
Love these Videos!!!!!
JASON RODRIGUEZ (5 months ago)
Sold swimming trunks in winter time. Love it!
Jennifer Lawlor (5 months ago)
Do you still pick up vintage jackets with neon colors or cool patterns even if they aren't a recognizable brand name? If so, what would your upper limit for buy cost be?
RALLI ROOTS (5 months ago)
Usually yes, no more than like $10
Alene Albright (5 months ago)
So glad you're feeling better Alli!!
Mr robot XX (5 months ago)
Ryan, so what was the brand of the radio and what kind of car does it belong to? Thanks
RALLI ROOTS (5 months ago)
Toyota tundra
hummingbird 88 (5 months ago)
Loved the video! Thanks!
Anne Marie (5 months ago)
Tell me why I start to miss watching you guys after finishing a vid. Lmfao! If you could only post every hour 😂😂
RALLI ROOTS (5 months ago)
Anne Marie awe 😊😊😊😊
doker bohm (5 months ago)
do you use promoted listings on eBay if so what % do you set it to get effective results on items listed for say 30 dollars and less to 20 dollars???? thanks for all the advice
RALLI ROOTS (5 months ago)
doker bohm we do yes. 5-8% has been working well for us recently
Shaun Easterbrook (5 months ago)
908 👍🏽 love y’all!
James Mahoney (5 months ago)
Can’t wait for your next mentoringship
Kris Murrell (5 months ago)
Question about hats: do you wash them before you sell them? If so, do you do it by hand or machine and do you dry or hang dry? It seems like when I find a good baseball type hat the inside is dirty. I'm hesitant to sell in that condition. Or do you only buy hats that look brand new? And you two are awesome. Thank you for everything you do. I have a killer commute and I listen to your videos the whole way. I've been watching the early stuff and you guys better and better every year. Wishing you all the best. And I'll be competing for a spot in the March class! It's like an Olympic sport getting in to your class! I'll be prepared this time! 😁❤ Oh and sending healing vibes for Callie's Mom!
Kris Murrell (5 months ago)
@RALLI ROOTS Awesome! Thanks! 😊
RALLI ROOTS (5 months ago)
Kris Murrell we do usually clean our hats yes. I actually have some really bad condition hats coming in the mail, I was planning a restoration video on them :) stay tuned!
Russell Hoskins (5 months ago)
Can't wait for that podcast
Big V Piper (5 months ago)
I know this is off topic, but are you guys going to see Dragon Ball Super Broly this weekend? Looks good! 😁
RALLI ROOTS (5 months ago)
Big V Piper really want to!!
Debra Howe (5 months ago)
Thanks,...you help a lot with your advice. Blessings
Debra Howe (5 months ago)
Ryan &Ally,....would you recommend Mercari as a sellout site? I just found it while shopping for pewter. Thanks
Anne Marie (5 months ago)
Debra Howe Its easier if you are getting started! The payout is a bit longer BUT its direct to your account and you can clear out your closet faster. Once you get the hang of that, use that mercari money to start sourcing for ebay! =) Glad I could help ...
Debra Howe (5 months ago)
@Anne Marie thanks for that info, Ann Marie. I want to proverbially get my feet wet there first. Blessings
Anne Marie (5 months ago)
I do Mercari also & I find that the traffic is a lot bigger than ebay for items that are not in direct need on ebay. They are a different market. I find that simple and “in” things sell more on mercari as opposed to ebay its more items that are hard to find.. etc.
RALLI ROOTS (5 months ago)
Debra Howe we only sell on eBay and amazon so we can’t really say. We’ve heard it’s good tho :)
Antique Queen (5 months ago)
Y'all are full of awesomeness!
deathlightdb (5 months ago)
Hey, I know this is gonna come across as weird, but I'm just getting started reselling and figured out something important that I wanted to share with everyone. What I've found in the past few weeks is that the competition here is brutal. People are NOT nice. Well, I am, and there was one lady I met who was great, but the majority of the other resellers I have seen out here in my area are absolute DIRTBAGS who wanna grab your finds out of your hands. They're those vulture type people you talked about in this one video where you did some garage sales. Several of them were hovering around me when I was looking through things. A few jumped into the racks just ahead of where I was, anticipating I might find something they didn't, but of course they're not taking their time, they're in a hurry. Did like you recommended and took my time. What I found was two things. Nobody's going through hats in my area! There were a few great hats I found, one was a vintage CAT (Caterpillar) hat, that goes for $60. Mine has a couple of stains, so it might go for less, but even if I can only get half that, I paid $3 for it. And I also found that NO ONE out in this area is doing toys. Because I live in the bible belt- and this isn't hate on people's religion, I'm just saying that it tends to breed this overly serious environment, where people don't have any inner child or tend to believe in fun or whatever. These dour sourpusses didn't even think of going into the toy section, and were just picking the clothes to the bones. So I came home with $100+ in sealed, new in box, or still-tagged plush toys for resale, and I spent $9. Nobody was really doing tees, either, I imagine for the same reasons. I found a great Notre Dame tee and one of those Buc-ees tees with the beaver. Also a newer printed Beatles shirt that sells a lot of copies. So maybe this is a good thing to consider for people reading this. So, the long and short: Don't necessarily get into hats and toys. What I'm saying is like, maybe find out what nobody else in your area is doing and do THAT. I'm going to go find a few more stores to check out toys. I'm betting there's a sea of great stuff out there, because of the way the culture here is. Toys are "kid stuff" and not money or collectibles to the minds of these people. And even if it were, they would never let themselves be "the guy who sells the toys" because they have to be all serious and stuffy. As you can imagine from my user picture, I have no problem being that chick who sells toys and tees. XD
Russell Hoskins (5 months ago)
Wow, sounds like where I live in NC...A few of the local resellers are pretty cool and we share tips suggestions, bolo's, and new sources. Then there are those that won't talk, try to jump ahead on a rack etc...we just ignore them or even look behind them while they are still there and we get all excited about a book or clothing article that in reality is a miss....but they don't know that :D ... Thanks for the tips and here is one for you if you aren't doing it already...Books on Amazon fulfilled by Merchant...I've been doing it for a year now and am steadily hitting $600 average per month with a 1500 avg book inventory...My average cost per item is $0.45. We have no debt thanks to Dave Ramsay so even this modest income is great for us. Plus what we do on eBay Nice relaxing work at home living.
Corey Neuhold (5 months ago)
Solid content as always.
greengiant311 (5 months ago)
Fighting over N64 games. That was awesome 😎
Robbie Sullivan (5 months ago)
Careful with some radios that have to be unlocked or set for your vehicle by the dealership, which is not cheap. Love your videos and what you do.
LQD INFO (5 months ago)
Hi! Great video! Let Cali know that we are praying for her quick healing after surgery! I am glad Ali is doing better with the stiff neck syndrome! That's what happens to me once in a while and I hate it because it hurts!!! I remember watching that video when you picked up the radio! Congrats on the big sale, great return!!!! We are bracing for a heavy snow storm here in Toronto area! about 1 foot of snow and NY State is expecting up to 2+ feet of snow! We are staying home and will be taking pictures and listing all day! Have a great weekend with lots of sales! Thank you for sharing! Joe B from Canada!
Angela B (5 months ago)
It happens to me every year. I learned from a doctor at an urgent care clinic that it's probably from looking down at a phone and at a computer a lot. He treated it with steroids and it took the pain away immediately! After that I try to hold my head up more when looking at my phone and I use my phone as my computer now.
Diana (5 months ago)
What size is that shirt the jimmy
RALLI ROOTS (5 months ago)
Diana XL
Sheila Stewart (5 months ago)
ok I have tried to find your eBay listings from what you have sold and I find nothing anywhere with the items you have sold. I find them sold by no one! Help. I would like to know your eBay site so I can maybe bid on something sometimes? Maybe you'll answer or not but would be nice if you did respond to me. thank you.
Russell Hoskins (5 months ago)
Their ebay site is "The Hip Lion" They explained in a recent video why their listings don't show in the sold category, has something to do with the type of listing...think it is the "Till cancelled" option.
RALLI ROOTS (5 months ago)
Sheila Stewart go watch this vid ;) https://youtu.be/RLTlgjpjqqE the store we share is called thehiplion. We don’t share our others
Tommy Waldrop (5 months ago)
Rod Ola (5 months ago)
720 thumbs upper here, ya did well.
ProPlayer TO (5 months ago)
So i'm a little confused, i thought when you list an item you pre-package it and then weigh it and then keep it in its polybag/box until it gets bought, but i see you guys not doing that? Thanks so much guys you have helped me so much. I would not be here with out you! <3
ProPlayer TO (5 months ago)
@RALLI ROOTS so you put "i dont know the measurements" when your listing the item? Thanks so much!
RALLI ROOTS (5 months ago)
ProPlayer TO we pack the items into clear poly bags to store them but we weigh and ship after they sell
What would sell from the UK a lot of your items are not in the UK ? x
RALLI ROOTS (5 months ago)
Most of the same stuff sells over there as well. Football jerseys do quite well too
forrealgirl 42 (5 months ago)
Thanks for sharing your sales and info...
ryan vo (5 months ago)
Just wondering, for accouting do you use quickbook to keep track of everything?
RALLI ROOTS (5 months ago)
ryan vo we have a CPA and use godaddy online bookkeeping
Great job on the radio
Javi Johnson (5 months ago)
That spongebob tee Alli is wearing is the same exact one I sold on eBay just a couple months ago 🤭😱
D Kue (5 months ago)
So glad Alli is feeling better. Great video
Lisa Marie Voss (5 months ago)
So glad you are feeling better Alli, I've done that to my neck and it is no fun. Do you guys have a video about how you do your bookkeeping for inventory and tax purposes. I've just started selling and want to make sure I'm keeping good records. Thanks for all your awesome help, you guys are so fun to watch.
Lisa Marie Voss (5 months ago)
Okay, I understand, thanks for getting back to me. Have a great [email protected] ROOTS
RALLI ROOTS (5 months ago)
Lisa Marie Voss we don’t sorry, we’re not tax professionals so we won’t share stuff like that. We do have a bookkeeper and a CPA
Anav Picker (5 months ago)
I truly love seeing what you pickup at yard sales on videos and then seeing then ship out for great money. Watching your videos made me pickup head units as well. And I've flipped about 10 now for great money. Thanks for all the info, keep it up.

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