Lots of people may want to sell something they no longer need but don’t have the time or resources to get the best price for it. If you have a website or excellent selling skills you could sell items for them and then take a commission. Or you could simply make them a good offer for their items and then use your resources to sell them on again at a profit. There are many things you could sell online secondhand or ‘nearly new’ and this can be a great way of selling without having to buy in stock or make something to sell yourself.
Lots of people take up new sports and buy all the equipment they need before they know whether they are going to like it or not. This means there can be a lot of expensive sports and fitness equipment sitting around being unused and just getting in the way when people lose interest in their new hobbies. You could advertise for good condition sports equipment offline through classified ads. You can then set up an online store selling quality second hand sports equipment. You could also offer to sell goods through your store at a commission for the owner. This will mean you do not have to pay out any money until the item has actually been sold.
Many people change their wardrobes completely every season and this means they can have piles of good quality designer clothes that they no longer want. There will also be plenty of people that would love to own designer clothes but cannot afford the latest designs. There are several excellent offline stores that specialize in buying out of season designer clothes and then selling them on. This can be a great idea for an online business. You could set up collection points for old designer clothes in your area (ask friends and family to spread the word). You could also advertise for secondhand designer clothes in your local paper and through classifieds to help build up your stock. You can then set up your own secondhand designer clothing retail website and also increase awareness and selling potential by posting listings on auction sites such as eBay.