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What I bought at garage sales to resell on eBay & Amazon 1/21/2017

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Our website http://www.ryanroots.com/ We love hitting up garage sales for inventory! You just can't beat return on investment sometimes! Thanks for watching! - Ryan Roots In this video I traveled across the state to see what kind of items I could find at garage sales on the east coast of Florida, I found items like video games, shoes, printer ink, jackets etc. All sell very well on eBay and Amazon. If you're interested in learning how we make six figures as online resellers check out my website http://www.ryanroots.com/ -~-~~-~~~-~~-~- Please watch: "How to MAKE MONEY at Garage Sales | Selling on eBay & Amazon | Reselling Business | Ralli Roots" https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=PRMyVZWqjS0 -~-~~-~~~-~~-~-
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Southern Vibezzz (2 years ago)
Love this so much. !!!!! Keep em coming. 🐣 I love eBay talk as I'm a full time newbie seller there ! Love yalls vibes. ! Deff made to be on camera I crave honesty ! And I feel y'all are just that and we need a breath of fresh air l YouTube in the reselling community ! And y'all are for sure taking that place :) Thanks so much for sharing ! Don't worry if I wanna make longer videos I love longer videos lol but I understand , sweet haul. I have been doing the remote thing lol funny but nice flip easy peezy
RALLI ROOTS (2 years ago)
Thanks so much :) We try we try! We appreciate the feedback! Let us know if there's anything you want us to talk about
Southern Vibezzz (2 years ago)
And those shoes are killer !!' Haha
Melanie (1 month ago)
I have new in box ink that just has not sold. Don't get it
Arleta Taylor (4 months ago)
do you have to keep books for IRS? do you deduct mileage for going out to different locations to find product.
Mamason Hustle (4 months ago)
Help!!! I just started and need some tips. My 5 year old got me started.
Daniela Moroyoqui (6 months ago)
I have a 2014 camry too, and I love it
Helen Yellin (6 months ago)
I wanted to look at your ebay store and I can't find it. You don't have it in links on your vids. I'd love to see it and buy something to support you two!
Helen Yellin (6 months ago)
RALLI ROOT, thank you! :). This was my mistake, probably, but I seriously couldn’t find it! Lol! I’m getting old! Happy Holidays!
RALLI ROOTS (6 months ago)
Helen Yellin :) the store we share openly on eBay is https://www.ebay.com/str/thehiplion
Beave (7 months ago)
Inks awesome man, love finding ink
Timothy Thomas (8 months ago)
Timothy Thomas (8 months ago)
If one buys a Ferrari it also cost a fortune to upkeep. You have to have serviced by ferrari certified tech to keep any resale value in the car. Everyone wants to see each service and parts are out of this world
Timothy Thomas (8 months ago)
They do call it the treasure coast ?
Susan Garcia, R.N. (1 year ago)
Do you get a receipt at garage sales?
Kristie Wendland (1 year ago)
🎶Summer Summer Summertime🎶 DJ Jazzy Jeff and the Fresh Prince!
Mountain Crest Farm (1 year ago)
Perfect attitude on the car that more young'uns need to learn (yes, you and Alli are young'uns. I'm 63...LOL). People don't become wealthy dumping money into a depreciating asset.
RALLI ROOTS (1 year ago)
I TOTALLY agree with that
E Martin (1 year ago)
how do you test printers and how do you ship them?
Luna042682 (1 year ago)
try bags those also do quite wel
Mari Rodriguez (1 year ago)
Thank you for the tip on the garage sales such a good idea. :))
JZsuperstar (1 year ago)
Nicely done!
RALLI ROOTS (1 year ago)
Wero Visuals (1 year ago)
Theres a scanner on the amazon seller app is it not as good as fbascan app?
Tamika King (1 year ago)
I can never find remotes to sell for profit.
RALLI ROOTS (1 year ago)
you just have to look up the model number and check sold comps before you buy them
Tamika King (1 year ago)
There's a ton, but I always grab the wrong ones. It's only certain ones that really sell for profit. Which ones should I buy? Is there a certain brand?
RALLI ROOTS (1 year ago)
really!? there's always tons at the garage sales we go to lol
GUS GONZALES (1 year ago)
Do you scan items or you just type in the model # to look up the comps?
RALLI ROOTS (1 year ago)
depends on the item and platform, for amazon we san everything, ebay we usually look up the model or UPC
CVINCENTI DeBella (1 year ago)
East Coast of Florida, 3 plus hours
Bobby Bottleservice (1 year ago)
So, I guess this doesnt work if you live in the hood...
Matthew Linetzky (1 year ago)
"Why spend 100k on a car that'll be worth 50k in a year?" has at least 10k of tattoos that are worthless
RALLI ROOTS (1 year ago)
LOL!!!! okay buddy...
Mia Cupcake (1 year ago)
Ooh those shoes! Been contemplating this eBay thing, since I used to flip things when I was a teenager with my grandpa at garage sales <3 Thank you for all of the AMAZING information!
RALLI ROOTS (1 year ago)
You are most welcome :):)
Jillian lea (1 year ago)
love those VANS ! im also lovin the video , and your 2014 vehicle ! secondhand market all the way for me , furniture, car, clothes, electronics...anyways lots o love over here ! I am currently sorting inventory and thinking i need to jump on the FBA wagon.
so my IMPORTANT questions. .. is you have all these high dollar items how long do you sit on them ?? me and my husband do the same as you to and we're always keeping in mind the storage time? also I think I heard you mention that you can send your stuff to amazon? do you mean you sell to Amazon?! btw love the vids, new subscriber :)!
RALLI ROOTS (1 year ago)
Yay! first thanks for subscribing!! :) if we're buying for ebay we try to buy items that we're not sitting on for more than a month after listing. We do amazon FBA (fulfilled by amazon) we send items in, they sell them, ship them etc, we get paid lol.
Milad (2 years ago)
do you normally wash the second hand clothes or just buy and sell it?tnx
RALLI ROOTS (2 years ago)
Milad if they need to be washed we wash them.
mapezaid (2 years ago)
Haha, you better that CSI game. I think they recalled it because it uses asbestos for the fingerprint kit. Maybe the fixed it, but honestly, I read about the recall. And maybe it's a Florida thing... but I uess these sellers don't have internet? They honestly can't look this stuff up on ebay? Why even have a garage sale it you're going to sell stuff for $1 that's worth $170. I'm happy for you, but just playing devils advocate here. It's not what I see on the west coast unfortunately.. Good luck
RALLI ROOTS (2 years ago)
again, must just be your area. although we have friends out there doing very well in the reselling game..and we've traveled all over buying and selling so maybe you're just not looking in the right location. Best of luck to you as well. Also, most people having a garage sales could case less about looking stuff up on ebay and even if they do remember you have to open an ebay account, open a paypal act, etc. takes about 2wks to a month for the money from your first sale to clear, most "garage sale" peeps don't want to wait. Cheers!
mapezaid (2 years ago)
Maybe it's because I live in the SF Bay Area, but most of the garage sales I go to have done their research. As soon as I try to bargain they say 'will it just sold on ebay for $$$'... not much to argue against there, no margin to be had. Even goodwill seems to be doing it (try to buy video games there -- they're like 30-40$ each), although they do screw up once in a while and charge 5$ for a 60-70 dollar product. However, they only do this like once a day here. So unfortunately it isn't feasible (as far as I can tell) to make any realistic living out here on reselling from stores/garage sales. Beer money basically. Guess I need to find a good wholesaler which so far seems to be a total crapshoot. Or just go back to making tons of money stuck in a cubicle. Kind of sucks!
RALLI ROOTS (2 years ago)
Awesome on the games!! Definitely look into wholesalers in your area. You're on the right track with FBA :)
mapezaid (2 years ago)
I'm sure there's money to be made -- I think maybe you need to be in the less populated or more suburban areas. I just can't imagine a scenario where you could make 100k a year re-selling from goodwill/SA here. You would have to have a specialty wholesaling niche. At least that's been my experience for the past few months. Anyway I still think your vids are really informative, especially on the ebay selling techniques (listing/photos/ect) and the FBA information (I was able to sell a bunch of rare video games on Amazon for very good money, like 15X margin -- the problem there is, as usual, finding a good source who doesn't know what they're worth). Good luck!
RALLI ROOTS (2 years ago)
damn that does suck. we know a bunch of people doing six figures+ in cali. just gotta have the right connections I guess :)
Resellers Domain (2 years ago)
Any advice on best way to pack & ship printers? I just bought two officejet printers that are barely used and in their original boxes. They are just a touch bigger than a home printer. Should I pack the original box with some type of padding so the printer is secure? Would you keep the printer in original box then put that original box into another box to ship? I've heard FedEx is best for shipping heavier/larger items...what do you use? Thanks so much for any insight as I only have sold clothes and not much videos for packaging and shipping bulky items.
RALLI ROOTS (2 years ago)
Danielle Hill thank you! We try our best :)
Resellers Domain (2 years ago)
RALLI ROOTS thanks for your quick response per usual. You guys should be voted the "Youtubers most connected with your audience".
RALLI ROOTS (2 years ago)
Danielle Hill we should do a video for packing large stuff. Yes, in the original box, then I to another brown box. Fedex or ups ground is going to be your best bet. Usually fedex.
CHERYL HARBOUR (2 years ago)
nice guy (2 years ago)
Your a great Businessman Ryan! Im gonna take a leap and try this myself!
GuillermoBelieber (2 years ago)
When should you know when to run a product as an auction or as a fixed price?
GuillermoBelieber (2 years ago)
Ok thank you.
RALLI ROOTS (2 years ago)
GuillermoBelieber 99% of the time we list as fixed price
Declan Reiley (2 years ago)
...So glad to stumble upon your videos. I was beginning to think I was the only guy who sees values (buy low/sell high) like you do. I do what you do but as a hobby right now. I'm becoming your fan and hope to learn from you. If you need a partner up in northeast Florida, get in touch.
Paula Dion (2 years ago)
What is the name of the Amazon app that you pay for monthly FBA?
Paula Dion (2 years ago)
Thank you!
RALLI ROOTS (2 years ago)
Paula Dion it's called FBASCAN
Michael Hasebroock (2 years ago)
Dude you got to hit up Westchase for yard sales, I dont think Avila allows them
Debbie Mensen (2 years ago)
Ryan how do you know that the inks are not dried out? I see them as well and never pick them up.
mascottie (2 years ago)
I got some of those vans when they came out. My fav are duck hunt camo vans. Where in Florida are you? I've been in Panama City beach since December.
Allie Stamper (2 years ago)
My boyfriend and I are wanting to start reselling and love these videos. I currently only sell clothes on depop and poshmark but we want to start selling other things. Plus, we're also from Florida. Thanks for all the tips!
BrickStackers (2 years ago)
I would love to see you shoot some video of what sold on eBay... enjoyed the video
RALLI ROOTS (2 years ago)
BrickStackers for sure. We have some "what sold" vids coming up.
pinksugarfluff (2 years ago)
Ryan, are you ever concerned with over saturation and business losses, due to so many new resellers learning from videos like yours and trying their hand at eBay? What motivates you to share your information?
RALLI ROOTS (2 years ago)
pinksugarfluff not at all. The fact is only 1% of people watching our videos will actually go do it and even then most will give up. We give away this info to help people out. We started with nothing and grew our biz big. Just want to give back a bit.
Carlos (2 years ago)
Wow, You make six figures on buying and selling? yeezus, how many hours a week do you work for that?
RALLI ROOTS (2 years ago)
JJ Twiss 30-40 lol. We've been very good about streamlining our processes. 😊
David Johnston (2 years ago)
Hi, just started watching your videos- what is your eBay store called. Thanks!
RALLI ROOTS (2 years ago)
David Johnston send me a private msg.
Chloe Marie (2 years ago)
I spy a Fiat too! I love my cheap cute, zippy Fiat! No expensive cars needed!
Lindey Glenn (2 years ago)
makes six figures... drives a Toyota Camry. LOVE IT!
RALLI ROOTS (2 years ago)
Right! It's all about smart buys ;)
IL-Matt (2 years ago)
Camry is a great no-nonsense car. We bought a 1998 Camry in 2000 and kept it until 2014 when some moron crashed into us and totaled it. During that time the only repair needed was a power steering pump.
Lynn Beers (1 year ago)
Ralli Roots I'd kill for your car lol, I'm driving a 2002 Alero
RALLI ROOTS (2 years ago)
ILMatt love my Camry! Can't go wrong 👍🏻
rags1602 (2 years ago)
Ryan - just an FYI there is a phone app called "Yard Sale Treasure Map" that ties into Craigslist. So you don't need to print out the map of where yard sales are located. Just sayin'...
RALLI ROOTS (2 years ago)
rags1602 yup 😊 we use it every week! Cheers 👍🏻
HappyHandyLife (2 years ago)
We have good yard sales in Brevard :) There is a free yard sale app for the phone too.
J Run (2 years ago)
Glad I found your channel. Im originally from south fla. Recently moved to Jersey and went full time resell. Only been in the game a few months so thanks for the info. 2 hours from the west coast to coco???? You must stay in Brandon??? I got friends over there and bradington. Best beaches in the world!
RALLI ROOTS (2 years ago)
J Run thanks for watching! Yeah, Riverview actually 😊 love love siesta key. Great beaches out this way for sure.
melanie birkholz (2 years ago)
It would be great to see videos showing what stuff actually sold for.
RALLI ROOTS (2 years ago)
melanie feehan good idea! We'll do one soon
Dont'e Jones (2 years ago)
Ryan I live in Hawaii, fairly new to flipping. what are a few benefits I could use here in hawaii to gain profit? Mahalo.
Keith Hunt (2 years ago)
Here's a question ypu might not get too often. If you don't mind answering, what do you guys do for health insurance. I've worked part-time in the middle of the night for 10yrs to keep my family covered. If I quite, I know I would be able to invest a lot more time and energy into my entrepreneurial efforts, and recoup the loss of that paycheck, but the loss of my free health, dental, and vision coverage for me, the wife and 2 kids would hurt!
RALLI ROOTS (2 years ago)
Keith Hunt fair enough. That is a good question! We pay out of pocket for private health coverage and we have a nest egg for any serious emergencies. It's just the two of us and we're in good health but I can see why you'd want to keep that job, especially for your family. Fortunately, we have enough set aside for now that is isn't an issue. Cheers!
Keith Hunt (2 years ago)
Great video!
swtjames23 (2 years ago)
Why lie? What do you stand to gain by telling people a "CSI DNA Lab" that you bought for $2 sells for $200 even though you know it only sells for $40 shipped. Is it so we think you're cool? I don't get it.
RALLI ROOTS (2 years ago)
okay :) cheers, thanks for the advice lol
swtjames23 (2 years ago)
Your "comps" researching is flawed. Just because people are asking a certain price for something on Amazon doesn't mean that's what it's selling for. http://www.ebay.com/sch/i.html?_from=R40&_sacat=0&_nkw=csi%20dna%20lab&LH_Complete=1&LH_Sold=1&rt=nc&_trksid=p2045573.m1684 I'm not trolling or trying to be a douche. There's just a lot of misinformation out there and you seem like a smart guy, just don't start exaggerating your profits to get views.
RALLI ROOTS (2 years ago)
hmmmm...yeah, comps don't lie but thanks for your input :) https://www.amazon.com/Planet-Toys-CSI-DNA-Lab/dp/B0002L9IWI/ref=sr_1_1?ie=UTF8&qid=1486149642&sr=8-1&keywords=CSI+DNA+Lab
1Heckofathrifter NC (2 years ago)
can you tell us what's a good way to become noticed on eBay I'm a beginner seller and need help!!!! I want to start today Thanks in advance
MrFlawsy (2 years ago)
cece mayers hows ebay going for you so far?
1Heckofathrifter NC (2 years ago)
Ryan Roots SUPER DOPE FOR THE FAST RESPONSE!!! THANKS Soooooooo super much starting now and next my channel will be up your Awesome 😉🤔🙏🏽
RALLI ROOTS (2 years ago)
you just have to list list list! List new items every day, make sure you're shipping super fast so you get good feedback! and open an ebay store as soon as you can.
John_241322 (2 years ago)
Hey there is also apps that you can find garage sales near you!!
RALLI ROOTS (2 years ago)
yeah you're 100% correct John. We just use craigslist as the main source.
Maria Rojas (2 years ago)
Hi Guys, new sub here! 👋🏻 Quick question, I've seen in your past videos that you guys do really well with expired ink cartridges. Have you ever had any problems with customers returning the cartridges due to them being dried up? Thanks and wishing you lots of success.
RALLI ROOTS (2 years ago)
Hey there Maria! Good question, we always clearly list the exp date when we sell them and the short answer is yes, but it maybe happens one in 200 transactions for us thankfully.
Felicia Queen (2 years ago)
I'm so happy I found you guys love the videos. So inspiring 😊
RALLI ROOTS (2 years ago)
Thanks so much Felicia!! Glad you're enjoying the vids :)
kazoo990 (2 years ago)
Thank you for all the info. How do you know if the electronic works when you buy it? Also does in expire?
RALLI ROOTS (2 years ago)
no worries at all. if its an expensive electronic we will test it to make sure they're working well but if not we just list and hope for the best :)
Sherri Host (2 years ago)
How long have you been reselling? I love watching your videos. My ultimate goal is to do something similar to what you do and work out of a warehouse! Thanks for being so motivating.
RALLI ROOTS (2 years ago)
we have been reselling full time for a year tomorrow actually :) certainly doable, we started with $200 out of our house and built from there. Go get em!
Relics Consignments (2 years ago)
Are you able to Provide your eBay or Amazon buying information? I'm interested on seeing what you have available.... Thanks
Relics Consignments (2 years ago)
you need my email or Facebook information? Facebook is: James Robins email is: [email protected]
RALLI ROOTS (2 years ago)
we dont publish it for certain reasons :) lol, send us a DM
Jay B (2 years ago)
Ryan, do you test the electronics (tv remotes, etc.)? If not, do you list that fact in eBay? Thanks for making informative videos!
Jay B (2 years ago)
Cool. Thanks Ryan for your advice.
RALLI ROOTS (2 years ago)
Jay Bridge hey! Not usually, the amount they sell for/we paid for them is so small that if there ever is an issue we just refund the buyer.
tater mater (2 years ago)
Just wanted to say hi. I am a new sub! TFS
RALLI ROOTS (2 years ago)
tater mater thanks for watching!!
zolu shka (2 years ago)
I bought last year RL white bomber cotton jacket with HUGE polo print on back. The jacket was white with some mild stains. I listed it, showed the stains and sent it to an auction and it was sold for $94. Paid $10 at garage sale
RALLI ROOTS (2 years ago)
zolu shka that's awesome! Love finds like that!
zolu shka (2 years ago)
Thank you, great video, very informative, very well put together! Enjoyed watching it. Keep it up
RALLI ROOTS (2 years ago)
zolu shka thanks so much!!
Infopowers (2 years ago)
Please comment on the news that Amazon is suspending merchants that are selling books that are still sealed in their original packaging as new, when the seller does not have proof that they were bought directly from the publisher or an authorized publisher-distributor and the implications of risk in the future of selling items as new in other categories on Amazon. These suspensions took place without any prior warnings.
Bin Fontillas (2 years ago)
Awesome finds Ryan!!! When selling, what makes you decide to auction off items or have a fixed price? And when you auction items off do you use the prices eBay usually recommends for the item? Do you use a reserve price?
RALLI ROOTS (2 years ago)
Bin Fontillas good questions. 90% of the time they go up as BIN. Not a huge fan of auctions. We go buy sold comps
Aaron (2 years ago)
Now that you've reached this level, how do you scale up from here? Do you need to look at completely different income streams, or can you always just buy and sell more?
RALLI ROOTS (2 years ago)
Aaron also, most of our money is made from wholesale not from garage sales so yes, the scale is infinite. I know resellers clearing 10mil a year easily.
RALLI ROOTS (2 years ago)
Aaron that's always the question. How big can you take it? The answer I give is as big as as you want to have the lifestyle you want. I.E. we don't want 100 employees and a big overhead right now. If we can bring in six figures and still travel a lot, that's what we're looking for. It's different for everyone.
Bruce Coulson (2 years ago)
Enjoying your videos. Do you carry liability insurance for your business?
Lynn Beers (1 year ago)
Ralli Roots why would you need insurance?
RALLI ROOTS (2 years ago)
Bruce Coulson yes definitely. 2 mil I believe
Dreamcatchin Bebo (2 years ago)
Hey Ryan, again thx for the video. great information. Sorry to ask this question. if you answeresd it a previous video please tell me and I will watch it again. I just listed a few items on ebay and i went fixed price and free shipping. should I went with auction?.. again thank you.
RALLI ROOTS (2 years ago)
HEY THERE! Thanks for watching :) so that is a personal preference but we definitely much prefer listing just as you did. Buy it now(obo) with free shipping. There are tons of different ways that work to list that is just the way we found works best for us. Thanks again and keep watching!
Mikey Julian (2 years ago)
Awesome! Quick question though. How do you go about selling expired ink?
Mikey Julian (2 years ago)
RALLI ROOTS (2 years ago)
usually just list them on ebay with the exp date clearly shown. they sell same day most of the time if priced right.
Income Strategy (2 years ago)
Smart man here....like your thinking on cars. Great haul, didn't get to central Florida yet but we will. Thanks!
Bonafide Hustler (2 years ago)
Awesome video, man!
RALLI ROOTS (2 years ago)
Bonafide Hustler thanks! Trying to get on your level ;)
Sarah M. Jordan (2 years ago)
Great finds Ryan. The Mario Vans are sweeet! You got me looking forward to garage sale-ing this Spring!
RALLI ROOTS (2 years ago)
Sarah M. Jordan yay! Right, love anything Nintendo :)
FoxxySAB (2 years ago)
Great haul! Love that you share all this great info. Thanks for the tip on the sheets. Nice to see someone NOT panicking about the LTSF.
RALLI ROOTS (2 years ago)
FoxxySAB no worries at all! Thanks for watching!!
Tara Peniston (2 years ago)
Love your business ethics, only certain people can speak and live by them. The boy from Africa!
RALLI ROOTS (2 years ago)
Enos and Tara respect and much love my friend.
Tara Peniston (2 years ago)
I am from the Caribbean so you are more closer than any other eBayer. P.s love all your YouTube post.
RALLI ROOTS (2 years ago)
Enos and Tara yeeesssss!!! The boy from Africa. Love it lol
Kody Amos (2 years ago)
Could you speak a bit more about Amazon FBA? Your process and how you ship in for the best rate?
RALLI ROOTS (2 years ago)
Kody Amos for sure. Like I said we don't do too much with Amazon currently but we can give some tips :)
John Driver (2 years ago)
Good info thx!
May john (2 years ago)
Awesome stuff.
MANNY FRESH (2 years ago)
killed it!!
Joy Gallaher (2 years ago)
Smart about the car thing.
Alli Crafts (2 years ago)
Joy Gallaher We try to make logical decisions about cars not emotional lol. I love my fiat (Just a city driver) and we LOVE Ryan's Camry, the seats fold down in the back and people are SHOCKED at how much fits in that thing hahah. Plus it get 33 mpg!
Thealmost Bestgamers (2 years ago)
Love the video keep them coming!
RALLI ROOTS (2 years ago)
Thealmost Bestgamers thanks! Will do!
Dev (2 years ago)
great video!!

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