Mesa Auction: How to Make Money Reselling Auction Items

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Mesa Auction: How to Make Money Reselling Auction Itemsby Deb Weidenhamer,President & CEO*Mesa Auction A Mesa auction is a great way to get just about anything at a bargain price. You can also make money by reselling your auction deals. You can market your items easily using a number of venues such as online marketplaces, Craigslist, garage sales and consignment shops. A Mesa auction presents opportunities for bidders to get all kinds of items at bargain prices. With great deals in-hand, auction buyers may decide to resell their purchases and make some extra cash. An increasing number of people today buy discounted auction merchandise intentionally to resell for a profit. Auctions offer tons of marketable products, such as electronics, jewelry, household items, sporting goods and much more. With regularly scheduled events, a Mesa auction provides a steady flow of quality, in-demand merchandise with great resale potential. *Online Marketplaces The web is home to hundreds of reputable online marketplaces. Some web sites cater to specific types of items. For example, is a great place to sell books, music and movies. buys all types of electronics everything from digital cameras to computer monitors. And, targets the antique and collectible market. You can do an online search to determine specialty sites for your items.Other online marketplaces allow almost anyone to buy and sell practically anything. eBay, the worlds largest online auction site, gets billions of hits each month and claims more than 94 million active users. According to eBay, the site sells $2,000 worth of goods every second. Sites like eBay and Amazon can provide lots of visibility for your products.Selling your merchandise through online marketplaces is pretty straight forward. Basically, you set-up an account, set your price, create your listing with photos and descriptions, manage the listing and then conclude the transaction with a buyer.*Craigslist A free service, Craigslist is a huge online classified ads system with millions of items listed each day. The web site is divided by city or region so you can target buyers in your home town. Selling your Mesa auction merchandise on Craigslist eliminates packing and shipping. This method becomes especially attractive if you have large items that would be difficult or impossible to ship. *Garage Sales You cant get much easier than putting up a few signs in your neighborhood. Preparing for your sale usually takes just a couple hours and involves no photos, descriptions or shipping. Plus, youll have the opportunity to meet and chat with your neighbors.*Consignment Stores A popular option in todays economy, consignment stores provide another easy venue for reselling your Mesa auction finds. You just drop off your items and let the consignment store handle everything else. And chances are youll find a store not too far from your location. The world is a market place and theres always a buyer and seller for everything. With a Mesa auction, you can get items at rock-bottom prices and then resell them for extra income. Its not unusual for resellers to enjoy profit margins of 100% or more. In fact, reselling has even become a full-time job for many people. Auctions have long been a source of fun and excitement for many attendees. Add reselling to the mix and youd be hard-pressed to find a more enjoyable way to make money!*About the Author Deb Weidenhamer is President of Auctions Systems Auctioneers & Appraisers, Inc., based in Phoenix, Arizona. They specialize in auctions and professional appraisals. Visit us at or call 800-801-8880 for more information about online auctions.********