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Earning Cash for the Holiday

Holiday Dread

I am one of those individuals who dreads the Holidays.  My life is one big budget and Christmas never seems to have room in the budget.  This factor alone is how I got started selling on eBay.bah-humbug

Earn Cash for the Holiday

If you need some extra money for the holidays this is the perfect time to get started selling on eBay.  You can pull up a YouTube video that will take you step by step.  It is that easy! Back in my day I had no help and had to just figure it out on my own.  So you can do it!


What to sell

To start just find some items in your home.  Look at the item and pretend you are a buyer.  What would you pay for it?  The trick is to detach yourself form this item and simply put “GET OVER HOW MUCH YOU PAID FOR THE ITEM”!  The buyer does not care that you paid $100 for the item.  They want a deal.  I personally take 50-75% off the original price, sometimes even more if it does not sell.

Start simple

I am currently training my big brother to sell on eBay and made sure that his first item was simple and super easy to ship.  His first sale was a soft item that he could put in a padded envelope.

Make sure you have shipping figured out.  Do you have a box or envelope.  Do you have the materials to make sure it ships safe?

Not into selling but still need help with holiday budget?


Buy on eBay!  You can find some amazing deals from great sellers.  Essentially you are helping yourself and helping a small business owner.  I promise there are many sellers out there just like me that work 60 plus hours on our stores with the sole purpose to support our families and make our customers happy!


I hope my post will ease the stress of the holidays!

Thank you for reading from,

Designer Name Brand Goods & More on eBay 


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How to make money second hand shopping

Second hand shopping can not only save you a ton of money but with my challenge it can make you money as well!   Make sure to read my challenge below and you will learn how to make money second hand shopping!

How my challenge came to be

The other day I found an app for tracking my spending.  Once I put my monthly expenses in I was so excited to check out the pie chart.  Guess what!  The clothing section of my pie chart was a small sliver of pie!  That means I save a ton of money on clothing.  I can only imagine what someone’s slice of pie would look like if they purchased their clothing at full retail price.

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The Challenge that makes you money

This info gave me an idea. I challenge you to cut your clothing cost by shopping at a second hand thrift or consignment store.  Try online and brick and mortar stores. Remember you can find new and like new items in these stores.  After you purchase your item figure out what the retail price would have been.  I then want you to pay yourself the difference in what you saved and place that money in an envelope.  Set a goal to do this for 3 months. I promise that you will be very happy to see how much money you have made.  Take that extra money and put it in your savings account!

Thrift store outfit

This 4 pc outfit came from my eBay store!  Retails for over $160 vs my store @ $45

Involve your teen

Another idea is to present this challenge to one of your teens.  At the end of their 3 month challenge you could double any money they have made.  But watch out.  Teens can be resourceful.  They have the time to go browsing, looking for deals in an online store like mine!  Many of my items are 60-70% of their retail value.  There are some very, very expensive brands that can be found in a thrift store.  Though they  may be inexpensive in a thrift store their retail price could be crazy expensive.  So beware if you plan to double the money they make!

Share your experience

I hope you accept my challenge.  Let me know how to make money second hand shopping went for you!  Did you try it?  Did it work?  Do you have any suggestions?

Article by Linda, owner @  Designer Name Brand Goods online clothing thrift store on eBay.  Trendy styles in like new and new condition!  See below for a tiny sample of what you can find!

NIKE PRO medium athletic stretch shirt top size M long sleeve gray

mens lava bracelet  Nike shirt

NEW Men’s lava and stone glass beaded bracele


Second Hand Fashion

Yes it is true, I am passionate about second hand fashion.  I wear it, I love it and I have built my business around second hand fashion.  This fashion is unique, affordable and kind to the environment.



Second hand fashion can set you apart from the cookie cutter apparel world.  The world in which everyone strives to be the same.  The world where “I want one just like that“.  The world where your identity is based on what everyone else is wearing.  Second hand, pre-owned fashion can be current fashion, last years fashion or even vintage fashion.  Most important, fashion purchased on your terms.  When you purchase second hand fashion your objective is finding that unique style that looks great on you!  The stress of trying to fit into the cookie cutter fashion world is no longer an issue.

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Financial Happiness


Financially, second hand clothing makes sense.  Clothing is so expensive these days.  Food and home expenses have skyrocketed.  Combine all those costs with raising children and expenses keep piling up.  The cold hard truth is life is expensive but we still need to look good!  Remember the saying, “if you look good you feel good!”  With this in mind second hand fashion comes to the rescue.  Not only can you find name brands at 80% of the retail cost but you can now afford to buy higher end clothing!  Higher end clothing is durable and can be an investment for your wardrobe.  To top it off, ALL of the second hand clothing I purchase is LIKE NEW condition!  Second hand does not mean you have to settle.  I guarantee you, like new can be found!



If you are still not convinced to purchase fashion second hand then let’s think green.  Every fashion purchase you make keeps our world a little cleaner.  There is so much waste, so much that goes unwanted, so much discarded in exchange for new.

I Love It & I Wear It

Now as mentioned, I not only have built my business around second hand fashion but I also love it and wear it.  My business is centered on sourcing out great locations or consignees who have great pre-owned, like new second hand clothing.  My eBay feedback in my eBay store, Designer Name Brand Goods and More, supports our dedication to offering great clothing!

I have to mention that in the past 3 years I have not purchased one new clothing item for myself.  An exception to this rule is I purchase my unmentionables brand new. Otherwise, all clothing, shoes, purses, accessories are all purchased for myself, second hand, for the very reasons I mentioned above.

I encourage you to give second hand a try.  Most likely once you try it you will never go back!  You just may find yourself saying “I am passionate about second hand fashion!”

For beautiful second hand fashions check out our store, Designer Name Brand Goods and More 

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