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THRIFTING vs RETAIL ARBITRAGE - What's Better?

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Suburban Beard (10 days ago)
Just signed up for payability! Thank you!
RALLI ROOTS (9 days ago)
Suburban Beard dope!!!
Danny Goodwin (5 hours ago)
How do you scan the barcode for eBay to find the item number and find the comps faster?
Amy Carrier (18 hours ago)
Love y'all.
Billy bob Smith (1 day ago)
I was looking for a “projected” grand total or each method at the end. Where you guys say we spent x. We’re projecting a profit of y. For a roi % of Also totally thought ally was doing karate at the end. Then realized she just sneezed. I got super excited for nothing. :( Maybe next time.
shammy dammy (2 days ago)
I definitely prefer thrift/garage sales to retail arbitrage. With thrifting, it seems like I have a better return on my investment, it's a hundred percent more interesting to do, I get to do my own shopping along side of it and I often feel like I'm rescuing items, especially if I'm getting them from a bin store. Right now, I have an Irish merino wool sweater up. It came out of one of the St. Vincent's dig and save bin stores. It is beautiful. Looks absolutely new. How it ended up in the last stop for items store, sold by the pound, I will never know. I get messages from my buyers telling me how they've been looking for this item, how it completes their collection, how thankful they are that I offered it. I never get that from RA.
EPIC STACK (2 days ago)
Comparing bananas to bananas
Lafe Denton (3 days ago)
You guys do a good job. You are not sugar coating anything. Retail arbitrage in my experience has been a wasted day. If I stumble on it while out or lunch break I will do it. But won't mess with anything under 25 bucks. Target is tossing resellers out. I think another Youtuber got escorted out and was not allowed to buy anything. You 2 make reselling clothes work for you. I enjoy your advise and videos. Keep it up
Carolyn D (3 days ago)
UGH 9:56 NOT liking what I just saw!! It makes my pitbull rescuing (Philly) alot harder, still to this day!!
Heavenly Zone (3 days ago)
For retail...hit the toys😏
Alrachid (4 days ago)
In my experience, nothing beats the goodwill bins. Getting stuff by weight is great. Of course, competition is fierce there. But, I just sold a Ralph lauren polo jacket for 150$ dollars. I paid 4$. I can almost guarantee the reason that jacket ended up at the bins is because Goodwill see items like that and puts them 20-30$+, no one buys it and it ends up at the bins. My 2nd favorite spots are colored tag days at locally owned thrift stores. The 2 sales I hit is a wednesday weekly sale where "colored tag is 50% off + you get 2 items 4.99$ or under for free" which means, 2.50 for 3 items / 83c each. Then a local church thrift has a 50c sale every last week of the month. Getting 2 items for a dollar is awesome. I don't find crazy good items at this store, but good bread and butter stuff and its pretty easy to find 20+ items if you look.
SCOTT WATSON (4 days ago)
Yet another great Ralli Roots picking video! I pick alone, yeah with nobody else. You know that I pick alone, I prefer to pick by myself.
IgnoranceIs Bliss (3 days ago)
I pick alone except for weekends when I go with my old neighbour. He goes for completely different stuff than I do.
Thomas Adams (4 days ago)
How long do items usually sit on your store.How many sales do you typically get a day.
Thomas Adams (4 days ago)
RALLI ROOTS so how many items do you have listed at one time on your main ebay store and how many do you try to list a week
RALLI ROOTS (4 days ago)
<60 days, across all our stores 30+
Bee Gee (4 days ago)
there was so many of those $40 items that got you $70.... you couldve requested approval through amazon and made a KILLING.
RALLI ROOTS (4 days ago)
um no...that's not how Amazon works lol. You have to have invoices and permission from the brand.
Bev M-K (4 days ago)
Don’t buyers prefer shoes “new in box)?
Bev M-K (4 days ago)
LOOOOOVE BATIK!! Malaysia has tons. You can tell if it’s “real” if the inside looks as bright as the outside, because the painted ink goes all the way through the fabric. It’s fun to watch it being made.
Sielko (5 days ago)
Never went to dollar store potential profit everywhere
Sielko (5 days ago)
RA is better then for me I guess lol don’t have those big thrift stores like you do
Donald Dennis (5 days ago)
Payability is garbage. Won't connect to my Amazon, and no customer service on the weekend.
Freeway 22 (5 days ago)
Love the way Ryan loves Allie. You two are the BEST ❤️❤️❤️❤️❤️
BlameItOnRNG (5 days ago)
What advice do you have for a brand new eBay seller that has no reputation. I price my items very good, free shipping and free returns but people still don’t buy because I have no sales and I don’t blame them because it’s what I look for when buying
Valerie (5 days ago)
This is kinda off topic but what type of computer(s) do you guys use for your ebay and video editing. My 2013 macbook air makes one listing take 20+ minutes not counting the time it takes to take pictures. I'm thinking about getting the new imac 2019 i5, 512 ssd
Michelle jackson (6 days ago)
Virginia in the house! Love your videos thank you for doing them! Awesome information always!
Dan Steinberg (6 days ago)
When u go to good will do u wash the clothes before sending them out?
Dan Steinberg (4 days ago)
I saw a video where the manager from a goodwill said lots of clothes sit in a trailer for long periods of time and that rats and poo are all over the clothes but I really dont see making money if I'm washing my clothes all so
chris hester (4 days ago)
I was literally about to ask the same thing
Jesse Warren (6 days ago)
I didnt like playability. Alot of very bad reviews
shadjuice (6 days ago)
RA doesnt interest me at all, thrifts ftw
Alison Cooper (6 days ago)
What's the page that you've mentioned on previous videos regarding asking the members what somethings worth? I bought a very vintage Tommy jersey type shirt today and can't find it anywhere on eBay.
Luz Maria Rahla (6 days ago)
Batique is the style of painting-:)
Luz Maria Rahla (6 days ago)
I used to go to retail stores to get lots of clothing to sell here in Mexico, but those were the days, nowdays because of the current exchange I can´t get same profit, also outlets like Bealls, used to have amazing discounts, something happened and now they have good sales, but not incredible ones like before-yeah, times have changed for shopping at retail stores, it has to be a real good sale, otherwise, better to go dumpster diving, lol
Great video. I love shopping for stuff to resale it fun and I never know what in going to find. I sell on ebay.
wuufer001 (7 days ago)
What app do you use to scan barcode and check price on ebay?
adam2O (7 days ago)
Target is a bust for me as well. Was in there yesterday, first thing I read was a note randomly on a shelf talking about resellers. Unless you know exactly what you're going for in Target, I don't recommend it lmao.
Girl From Michigan (7 days ago)
Backstreet Boys jamming in the background
Taylor Cunningham (7 days ago)
Hey guys- I was wondering how the goodies from the western store are doing. Are you in the black (profit) yet?
RALLI ROOTS (7 days ago)
Taylor Cunningham 😊 well into green. Sold most of it a while ago now
Our Senior Adventures (7 days ago)
What is Payability?
amgraves89 (7 days ago)
omg that rocko shirt was awesome and my size did yous buy it?
Kerry Nihart (7 days ago)
You look so beautiful, Alli! I love you with the red hair! So pretty!
WHATWRLD (7 days ago)
What’s the app you use
Wolf House (7 days ago)
Those arent sales at TJ Maxx. All of that is manufactured.
RALLI ROOTS (7 days ago)
Wolf House what?
Wolf House (7 days ago)
Why don't they like resellers?
Wolf House (7 days ago)
I just sold a pair of hoka one one for $100
Wolf House (7 days ago)
Hate salvation army. They're so rude and bigoted.
Em Traveler (4 days ago)
They are rude in my town, also. 😑
Ruben G. (7 days ago)
I only do retail arbitrage for shoes and levis from Ross and Marshalls. I actually just picked up 12 pairs of shoes at marshalls for $72 and 9 pairs of shoes at Ross for $74! I'm making The profit on these were insane, so i was definitely stoked for today :)
kayleigh terrie (7 days ago)
since i live in the uk thrifting is a lot harder so i started doing retail arbitrage and have been doing pretty well with it but just a tip for anyone who does RA or wants to do RA you can also source items online too i source 95% of my items i sell on amazon online and have been doing pretty well considering i'm only on my third month of selling btw loved the video
kayleigh terrie (5 days ago)
+Kevin P yea we do call them charity shops
Kevin P (7 days ago)
@kayleigh terrie- you guys called them CHARITY SHOPS?
Melissa W. (7 days ago)
👊👊
doughfetti (7 days ago)
This was a good vid.
R Gold (7 days ago)
Now you can play Jenga with all the empty boxes!😂
BK Vending & Flipping (7 days ago)
Nice video guys, I think thrifting and yard selling is fun where as RA to me isn't. thanks for all the info.
Kathryn Kay (8 days ago)
Always fun watching your videos!
John Haywood (8 days ago)
I don't usually point these type things out, but arbitration is not arbitrage Two totally different things. My wife pointed this out to me the other day cuz I was using it wrongly in conversations.
HOW TO (8 days ago)
Hi, I know it's out of topic, but are u in need of VA? just asking I am from philippines
HOW TO (8 days ago)
I really need a job
HOW TO (8 days ago)
I can optimize photos, like adding free shipping, good background etc
Patricia Dowd (8 days ago)
I like the thrill of the hunt so yard sales and thrift stores are for me. You never know what you will find and the profit is way better than buying retail goods. We have done both and my husband and I love yard and estate sales.
barbara babcock (8 days ago)
Dollar general has a penny puss ap you should look it up it let's you know what you can get in their store for a penny because sells clerk can not let you know about it but it is awesome
CherokeeMaiden81 (8 days ago)
What's your preferred way for people to send you messages? I came across a Facebook page I thought you guys might like but, it's not related to anything on your channel.
Jbird (8 days ago)
Hi guys, can you or anyone tell me how much it’s been costing to ship baseball bats
HiTech Redneck (8 days ago)
Alli needs a Little mermaid shirt!
OB TC (8 days ago)
Watch cragelist Hunter, he's not trying to sell you anything and he's a wealth of knowledge.
RALLI ROOTS (8 days ago)
Yup, Pete is a great guy. Lots to learn from him. Lots to learn from our videos as well, sorry for getting paid a bit to make them 🙄
Curious George (8 days ago)
❤️A Mutual Subscriber recommended you guys and I have to say I AM LOVIN your Channel! Sending The entire Ralli Roots Crew (Including Callie & Ben) a Virtual Fist Bump 👊🏼 #WhatTheHales ❤️
RALLI ROOTS (8 days ago)
Curious George 🤜🏻🤛🏻
Ann Eckhart (8 days ago)
Not sure if you live near Orlando, but wondered if you ever do RA at the Disney Outlet stores?
RALLI ROOTS (8 days ago)
Ann Eckhart we don’t :)
Anthony Cabrera (8 days ago)
When buying clothes at thrift stores, do you wash the clothes before sending it out to the buyer?
RALLI ROOTS (8 days ago)
Anthony Cabrera the ones that need to be washed, yes
R Harris (8 days ago)
Hi guys, I really like your vlog. I've been waiting to subscribe because I wanted to be your 80th Subbie :) Congrats!!
RALLI ROOTS (8 days ago)
R Harris thank you!!!!!!
Carmen S (8 days ago)
So I've done a little bit of both and I'm thinking one of the real pros to R.A. is when you can get multiples, if you count the man hours spent taking pics and listing. Loving all your vids! =)
Shaun S (8 days ago)
Why don't you do retail arbitrage on ebay with the items that are restricted on Amazon?
RALLI ROOTS (8 days ago)
Shaun S because the prices are typically cheaper on eBay
Donnalee (8 days ago)
Thanks guys. I feel like I was just hanging out with you for a few. PLUS.... I learned some stuff.
Big Money Rebel (8 days ago)
You made the list. Check out the who's who of reselling on YouTube.
Big Money Rebel (8 days ago)
+RALLI ROOTS it's the first video I uploaded on my channel.
RALLI ROOTS (8 days ago)
haha really?!?! where is this list?
Euro K (8 days ago)
WHICH CAMERA AND LENS DO YOU USE? IT IS DIFFERENT THAN YOUR OLD VIDEOS. WHAT DID YOU CHANGE?
Euro K (8 days ago)
+RALLI ROOTS thank you
RALLI ROOTS (8 days ago)
Euro K Sony a7iii / zeiss batis 2.8/18
Why not try Payless since they are closing all stores. 30-60% off shoes. Bought 5 pairs and sold all but one which I’m keeping for myself
RALLI ROOTS (8 days ago)
Fire Alarm How Too Guy 👍🏻
+RALLI ROOTS Interesting. I sold the 4 I put up within 48 hours. I grossed $400 and profited around $270-$300. I charged for shipping.
RALLI ROOTS (8 days ago)
We have soooo many shoes right now lol
Sharda Brown (8 days ago)
Hey I have a question allie and ryan, I'm not complaining but I'm curious. I just had a buyer pay cash via paypal and I received it instantly. I never had this happen, the money is usually on hold till they receive the package. Is this normal?
Sharda Brown (8 days ago)
+RALLI ROOTS ok, thank you lol
RALLI ROOTS (8 days ago)
Sharda Brown once you’ve established yourself on eBay money doesn’t get held anymore
Paul Leavitt (9 days ago)
Im new to the resale game. If you dont do auctions how do you know what to price things at? and what kind of time frame do things sell in? how many listings do you have going at all time? thanks.
Dave Station (9 days ago)
Two major cons with Retail Arbitrage: 1. Cost is usually higher 2. Saturation, everyone in the country is getting the same item Target has on Clearance plummeting the price. You also need to know your stores markdown days to take full advantage.
Stu Pascoe (9 days ago)
Hit up the clearance areas in outlet stores ull make thousands polo Lauren nike g star and Armani
R Swan (9 days ago)
Sometimes you have to stick to your ROOTS and keep thrifting. 💯Great video guy's
RALLI ROOTS (8 days ago)
haha so true lol Thanks!!
Aar Bar (9 days ago)
I don't like R.A. either, thrifting is the way to go. I'm buying liquidation now and it's keeping me busy but I still can't drive by a Value Village without stopping in for a look.
Goatupinmytea (9 days ago)
You should have copped that Rocko’s Modern Life t-shirt, and bless your face again!
Thomas Tommy (9 days ago)
Awesome cool video guys. Would you consider a video on selling on Amazon and Walmart? I would like to know more about it. I had never heard of selling for Walmart until this video. I have also never heard of PAYABILITY until this video. I am a 61-year-old man. Trying to figure out ways to make extra money. I am grateful for any info you post. I truly hope you have a Blessed Week.
When you are in Walmart use the Walmart app to scan products because I have found the items a lot lower then their clearance sticker.
Learning2resell (9 days ago)
I haven't done a lot of RA, Several weeks ago I got a tip that my Walmart was getting rid of shoes at 2 bucks a pair, I went and bought 10 because I didn't know how well they would sell, I sold all and made a very nice profit, Just wish I had bought more now.
Damon Roark (9 days ago)
Guys hit Ross, Burlington and Marshalls.... good stuff
Alison Cooper (9 days ago)
Found my first Orvis yesterday. Never heard of the brand until watching your videos. It's a lightweight 1/4 zip pullover in XXL. At my Goodwill on Mondays, whatever tag color was the sale the previous week, is only $1.79. Think I scored getting the Men's Orvis for $1.79.
justin gregory (9 days ago)
Also what is the scanning app you and alli use?
justin gregory (9 days ago)
RALLI ROOTS thanks guys ! I’m relatively new to the eBay game but have been a little too lazy lately but I will download the app and try and gain knowledge for the resale of clothes cuz it seems to do you guys pretty well. Also you guys seem to have good stores out in FL as far as thrifts
RALLI ROOTS (9 days ago)
justin gregory just the ebay and amazon seller app
justin gregory (9 days ago)
@ralliroots can you guys do a video on how to spot real and fake clothing like with the stitching on the Mitchell and ness in this video
RALLI ROOTS (9 days ago)
justin gregory we so want to do a video on that soon, yes.
Mike Watson (9 days ago)
Why sell the Uggs without boxes? Would you get more if they were sold in box? Or is the shipping less offsetting the sale price? I hope that makes sense but you probably know what I mean!
RALLI ROOTS (7 days ago)
Kevin P or you can just include it in the price and offer free shipping like consumers want. Most people are wise to that now, they know it doesn’t cost that much to ship in a flat rate envelope.
Mike Watson (7 days ago)
Thanks Ryan and Kevin!
Kevin P (7 days ago)
@Mike Watson- you can charge $12.99 for shipping but only spend $7.55 in a padded envelope without the box. That way you're making money off the shipping fees too.
RALLI ROOTS (9 days ago)
Mike Watson you’re spot on, the shipping savings offsets the very slightly lower selling price. Different for different shoes. Just works out that way with these uggs
Vet Flips (9 days ago)
Smashed Salvo today, 20 new and used beachbody dvd sets XD
RALLI ROOTS (9 days ago)
Vet Flips awesome! Careful if you’re selling them on eBay
Mr Hook Ups (9 days ago)
100% watch time from me on every one of your videos
upnsmoke hookahian (9 days ago)
whats better opening up a thrift store or selling on ebay? @ralliroots
upnsmoke hookahian (9 days ago)
+RALLI ROOTS thanks
RALLI ROOTS (9 days ago)
upnsmoke hookahian probs selling on eBay. Or both
Mr Hook Ups (9 days ago)
she almost spit all over you lmao
Abdorhman Thi (9 days ago)
How did you learn to edit so well? Online tutorial or trial an error?
RALLI ROOTS (9 days ago)
Abdorhman Thi trial and error:)
Mr Hook Ups (9 days ago)
i see You...Hi lol
Funky Town (9 days ago)
Say Bat ik lol
Amanda Price (9 days ago)
What size is the Virginia Tee? 😍
RALLI ROOTS (9 days ago)
I think a large. super cool one
Haha, I was just at those same two stores (Salvation Army Family Store and Goodwill on S. Florida Ave.) in Lakeland yesterday! I didn't find anything at either. I don't ever go through the clothing though.
L Paige (9 days ago)
I can do an Amazon $ transfer every 24 hours......is that not the case for most third party sellers? I've had my selling account since 2003 though....maybe they restrict new accounts? Does anyone have any additional info on this subject?
RALLI ROOTS (9 days ago)
Most people have to wait yes.
StevieC (9 days ago)
Sommmmeeebody got a fancy new camera....... or I just got better glasses.. which is it?
221BakeryNY (9 days ago)
FYI Batik is a dyeing process that's kind of like tie dyeing that uses wax to make the light parts. I love that thing, looks comfy.
Bonnie (9 days ago)
Just an FYI for those considering RA. The Deal Queen has 1 or 2 videos on fakes where people have bought an authentic item and then changed the label and returned it. I think it was either Marshalls or TJ Maxx. But just be aware that it does happen sometimes.
Fred Doggg (9 days ago)
5:36 its gotta be the hair
Miguel Barrientos (9 days ago)
Where's purple hair ally
Jsan (9 days ago)
I just started doing more retail arbitrage and been having more success than thrifting, Im doing less thrifting because more resellers have been spending the whole day in the thrift store like 6-8 hours getting all the good deals as they come out it’s hard to compete against that I’m not spending the whole day in a thrift store not worth it.
Michael Tanner (9 days ago)
Ugh both is good
Dick Carlson (9 days ago)
What app are you using for price checking?
RALLI ROOTS (9 days ago)
Amazon seller app and ebay app
Daniella .I (9 days ago)
ugh you guys should have grabbed that ELLAS greek soccer jersey!!! GO GREECE!

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