The cost of baby gear, clothes and diapers add up quickly. Being able to buy second-hand is a great way to save money. Did you know there's also opportunity to make money by reselling? Check out the 8 hottest items you can potentially make money on by reselling.
You can find good quality baby items at thrift stores, garage sales, and consignment shops to make the most profit. Once you're done with an item, sell clothing on a site like eBay, and sell bigger items, like baby gear, on Craigslist, OfferUp, consignment shops, or local Facebook groups.
- Name-brand baby clothes
Look for popular brands like Baby Gap, Janie and Jack, Gymboree, and OshKosh for less than $1 a piece to resell. Selling a lot of the same brand in the same size can earn you more money than selling each piece separately. Locally you can take items to shops such as Once-Upon-A-Child which will buy items that are in good condition from you and resell in their stores.
- Halloween costumes
If you purchased a costume for your baby from Gymboree, Gap, and Disney, you can resell them and make some decent cash. You can also look for these brands at thrift stores in October, and buy costumes for up to 90 percent off the week after Halloween in retail stores to resell.
Parents are willing to spend a lot of money on name-brand strollers, especially if they're double or triple strollers. Look for brands like Bugaboo, Baby Jogger, Britax, and BOB strollers, since they hold their resale value well. Potential sellers are very interested in the year a stroller was made, so be sure to stick to recent models to make an easy sale.
- Specialty items
The key to cashing in on baby specialty items is to stay on stop of baby trends. Specialty baby items like a DockATot baby lounger or Owlet baby monitor are at the top of many baby must-have lists at the moment. If you can find these items for 70 to 90 percent off their retail value, then you can make a quick profit.
- High-end maternity items
Most maternity clothes and pillows aren't ideal for reselling. However, expensive name-brand maternity clothes, especially dresses and jeans, are easier to resell. You can determine which maternity brands and items sell best by searching the sold items on eBay.
- Large baby gear
Most parents are desperate to sell large baby gear for next to nothing because it takes up too much space in their home or garage. You can find walkers, bouncers, high chairs, Bumbo floor seats, and more for $3-$5 each at yard sales and local online sales and flip them for $25-$60, depending on the quality of the item and brand.
- Book sets
Baby books are easy to find for a quarter or two at yard sales or thrift shops. While you won't make a sizable profit on one book, you can make a good amount on a series of books. Some popular baby books to look for are Sandra Boynton board books, Dr. Seuss' board books, Dr. Seuss' hardcover books, and all of Eric Carle's books. Sell them in lots to earn the most money for them, and even pair them with matching stuffed animals or puppets if you can.
- Baby carriers
Baby carriers like Ergo baby, TwinGo, Tula, and the Solly Baby Wrap all resell well. These baby carriers in specialty designs can also earn more money than standard colors. When looking for brand-name carriers, be sure to stay up-to-date on the newest models. For example, Ergobaby released a 360 carrier, so parents can carry their babies forward-facing safely. This means there is a greater demand for this model then Ergobaby's older models.