Best Things To Sell On eBay In 2020: 50+ Most Profitable Items

best things to sell on eBayLooking for the best things to sell on eBay? Here is the complete list of the best things to sell on eBay based on average sale price and number sold.

Numbers for all items were researched using Terapeak and are based on USED CONDITION, unless otherwise noted.

Plus see some of my own sales in these categories!

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Flipping For Profit on eBay

Before we get to the best things to sell on eBay, did you know there are countless “resellers” who make a living (even full-time income) from reselling (flipping) pre-owned, used items?

While I’m not a full-time seller (I am a stay-at-home mom), I have been able to make a steady, reliable income from reselling (mostly) clothes.

Since starting, I’ve made over $45,000 from flipping thrift store items for profit!

(You can check out my monthly income reports here).

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  1. What kinds of items you can flip.
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Complete List Of 50+ Best Things To Sell On eBay

1. Smart Phones

person using silver Android smartphone

Phones are one of the most popular items sold on eBay.

And it’s not just newer models.

Have an old phone sitting around? It is probably worth more than you think!

Unfortunately, phones are also one of the riskiest items to sell. Only sell if you have some feedback built up.

And if the customer says there is a problem with the phone, have them send it back to you!

Volume Sold Per Day: 1,466

Average Selling Price: $125

2. Video Game Consoles

photo of Sony PS4 Original

Video game consoles are another great thing to sell on eBay.

Some of the most popular ones selling right now are:

  • Sony Playstation 4
  • Nintendo Switch
  • Microsoft XBox One

Volume Sold Per Day: 90

Average Selling Price: $92.01

3. Lego Sets

white and multicolored building scale model

Legos are a hot seller on eBay.

Especially if you have a complete set.

Even used, the average selling price is almost $50 per set. And the rarer the set, the more it is worth.

If you don’t have a complete set, you can sell loose bricks by the pound.

Volume Sold Per Day: 278

Average Selling Price: $45.45

4. Starbucks Items

Pretty much anything Starbucks will sell quickly.

Everything from mugs and tumblers, to clothing, K-cups, coffee, and “advertising collectibles” such as signs.

I’ve personally sold aprons for around $20 and coffee makers for $50.

Check out this lighted sign that sold for nearly $300:

Starbucks Lighted Sign

Volume Sold Per Day: 254

Average Selling Price: $18.38

5. Men's Harley Davidson Jackets

two men sitting on two parked cruiser motorcycles

Anything Harley Davidson sells well.

Their jackets sell for an especially high price.

The numbers below are for all types of jackets.

And, some leather ones are selling upwards of $400!

Volume Sold Per Day: 37

Average Selling Price: $113.98

6. Men's Boots

person sitting on yellow gutter tying up his left boot's laces

Men’s boots are another big seller. Over 1,000 are sold per day.

Look for styles such as:

  • Chukka
  • Workwear
  • Cowboy boots
  • Vintage

Look for brands such as:

  • Red Wing
  • KEEN
  • Merrel
  • Ariat

Here is a vintage pair I sold that I picked up for about $5 from the thrift store and sold for almost $100:

Volume Sold Per Day: 1,081

Average Selling Price: $59.80

7. Smart Watches

black smartwatch on box

Smart watches can sell for quite a bit.

Look for top brands such as:

  • Apple
  • Samsung
  • LG
  • ZTE
  • Pebble
  • Nike

But what if you have an old watch that isn’t working? It’s likely you can still make money by selling it for parts.

Just be sure to make it clear that it is broken and for parts only.

Volume Sold Per Day: 55

Average Selling Price: $85.29

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8. Women's Handbags

woman carrying crossbody bag

Almost 1,000 women’s handbags and purses are sold every day on eBay.

Top luxury brands include:

  • Hermes
  • Louis Vutton
  • Gucci
  • Chanel

Just make sure any luxury brands you sell are authentic.

But it’s not just luxury brands selling. Plenty of everyday brands are sold as well.

There are too many to mention, but a short list includes:

  • Fossil
  • Kavu
  • Baggalini
  • Vera Bradley

Volume Sold Per Day: 874

Average Selling Price: $102.62

9. Gaming Keyboard

black HyperX gaming keyboard

Specialty keyboards, such as for gaming can sell for quite a bit. Some go for over $100.

Brands that sell in the $50-$150 range include:

  • Logitech
  • Razer
  • Corsair
  • Wolfking

You should be able to quickly test them before selling by plugging them into your computer and making sure all the buttons work.

Volume Sold Per Day: 40

Average Selling Price: $55.36

10. Vintage Air Jordan

person wearing white-red-and-black Nike X Off-White Air Jordan 1's

Anything Air Jordan always sells well. But especially if it’s vintage.

And especially shoes.

Just be sure to do your research on the specific style you have because the prices vary widely.

Volume Sold Per Day: 19

Average Selling Price: $85.28

11. Women's Perfume

assorted glass fragrance bottles

The numbers below are for USED condition.

Be upfront in your listing as to how much remains. And include an estimate such as “70-80% full.”

Best-selling brands:

  • Jo Malone
  • Estee Lauder
  • CHANEL
  • Victoria’s Secret
  • Dior

You will also want to keep your eye out for discontinued fragrances as they can sometimes be worth more than their original retail.

Volume Sold Per Day: 53

Average Selling Price: $33.80

12. Down Sleeping Bags

man standing on field between cliffs

Down sleeping bags can run several hundred dollars new, so it’s no surprise that the average sale price for used bags is over $100.

There are a few things that you will want to include in the title of your listing so that buyers can easily find what they are looking for:

  • Which side the zipper is on (Right zip or Left zip)
  • Temperature rating
  • Shape (Mummy or Rectangular)

Volume Sold Per Day: 6

Average Selling Price: $127.04

13. Point & Shoot Digital Cameras

gray DSLR camera

Yes, there is a market for basic point and shoot cameras.

Only about 10 sell per day on average, but the average sale price is over $70.

Just be sure to test the camera if you can.

And if it’s not working, some can be sold for parts.

Volume Sold Per Day: 10

Average Selling Price: $72.20

14. DSLR Cameras

selective focus photography of Nikon DSLR camera on ground

Over 200 of these guys sell per day (in used condition).

Best-selling brands include:

  • Canon
  • Panasonic
  • Sony
  • Nikon
  • Fujifilm
  • Kodak
  • Olympus
  • Samsung
  • Pentax
  • Leica

Note that any related accessories (including specialty bags) and lenses are hot sellers as well.

Volume Sold Per Day: 207

Average Selling Price: $412.99

15. Tablets

person holding turned-on black iPad

Have an old tablet sitting around that isn’t used anymore?

You should be able to make money with even old models.

Of course, the newest models will get you the most.

Some popular tablets being sold are:

  • Samsung Galaxy
  • Microsoft Surface

Volume Sold Per Day: 368

Average Selling Price: $90.65

16. Guitars

selective focus photo of brown guitar on white pillow

With guitars, pretty much all kinds, at all price levels sell really well.

From beginner, entry-level guitars to bigger names like Fender, they are all selling. Even up to $16,000!

Just make sure you purchase the necessary insurance when shipping high-value items like this.

Volume Sold Per Day: 740

Average Selling Price: $228.49

17. Roller Skates and Inline Skates

blue-and-white roller skates

Both modern skates as well as retro, vintage skates are selling well.

Don’t worry about having to pay to shipping for these heavy items. Out of the listings that sold, only 24% had free shipping.

Volume Sold Per Day: 30

Average Selling Price: $46.18

18. Jerseys

blue and white adidas jersey

Jerseys for all sports (football, baseball, hockey, soccer, etc) are always a great sell.

For everyday-type of jerseys, you will want to look for recognizable brands such as Nike and adidas. You should be able to sell them for $20-$60 depending on the condition.

For jerseys that are collectibles, the price can go much higher. Signed jersey can go for well over $1,000.

And out of all jerseys, on average, 18 a day are selling for over $200.

Volume Sold Per Day: 1,547

Average Selling Price: $34.43

19. Filson Mackinaw

Filson Mackinaw

Any Filson items are a great sell. But coats, and especially the vintage mackinaw style, can sell for in the hundreds – even with flaws!

I’ve seen ones even with large tears go for over $100.

About 20% of Filson mackinaws are selling for over $200.

I sold this one twice (the first time was a return for fit). The second time around it sold for even more (the $249.99 plus shipping shown):

Filson Found At Goodwill Outlet

Volume Sold Per Day: 6

Average Selling Price: $138.75

20. Carhartt Coats

person holding black DSLR camera

Basic Carhart coats are one of the biggest sellers when it comes to men’s workwear. Barn, chore, blanket-lined, duck canvas or utility are some of the styles and keywords buyers are searching for.

I’ve had really good luck with auctioning 

There were a handful that sold for over $200 that were either vintage or FR (Fire Resistant) Extreme Arctic. A Union Sanforized sold for $700 plus shipping!

(You will want to look for Union Sanforized in other brands as well).

Volume Sold Per Day: 25

Average Selling Price: $39.25

21. Vintage Dolls

two female doll wearing white tops

Maybe vintage dolls are a little creepy (no offense if you like them), but if they are selling for this much, it’s worth it!

All sorts and types of dolls are selling. Everything from Barbie to Cabbage Patch and everything in between.

Accessories and parts are even selling.

And, 4% are selling for over $200.

Even more amazingly, 17 dolls sold for over $5,000. And a factory-sealed Cabbage Patch Doll went for $8,000 (free shipping).

Volume Sold Per Day: 461

Average Selling Price: $62.60

22. St. John Women's Apparel

This is one of the best women’s clothing brands when it comes to resale value.

The average price is over $60. Plus 25% of all sold listings are selling for over $100.

Hint: To research St. John and exclude St. John’s Bay, type “St John, -bay”, or follow the link below.

Volume Sold Per Day: 148

Average Selling Price: $68.73

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23. Men's Jeans (All Brands)

hanged jeans lot

Men’s jeans are a huge seller. Over 1,500 are sold every day.

Many are basic everyday brands such as Levi’s and Wranglers that you can expect to get $10-30 for.

But there are many brands that consistently sell for over $30 including:

  • Rock Revival
  • Lucky Brand
  • Adriano Goldschmied
  • Buckle
  • True Religion

Volume Sold Per Day: 1689

Average Selling Price: $22.17

24. Women's Jeans (All Brands)

woman standing in front of white wall

As you might expect, women’s jeans are another big seller. Almost 2,000 sold every day!

You will get the most money for the latest styles and these best brands:

  • Madewell
  • Silver
  • True Religion
  • Rock Revival
  • Big Star
  • Miss Me
  • Seven For All Mankind

Volume Sold Per Day: 1,955

Average Selling Price: $16.29

25. Ink

black Canon photo printer

Ink is definitely one of the best things to sell on eBay. All brands, new and used are selling.

Even expired cartridges sell. Just be sure to state that they are expired and include the expiration date.

(Numbers are for all conditions – including new and used).

Volume Sold Per Day: 6,640

Average Selling Price: $25.02

26. Men's Running Shoes

person wearing orange and gray Nike shoes walking on gray concrete stairs

Men’s running shoes are another hot seller.

Since nice running shoes can run $100-$200 new, many people will opt to purchase used.

Some of the best brands include:

  • Hoka One One
  • Nike
  • Brooks
  • New Balance
  • Mizuno

You will also want to look for specialty shoes such as barefoot or minimalist running shoes.

Volume Sold Per Day: 445

Average Selling Price: $36.80

27. Golf Shoes

low angle photo of man playing golf taken at daytime

Used golf shoes, both men’s and women’s are selling on average 100 per day.

Some of the best brands to look for are:

  • ECCO
  • Footjoy
  • Nike
  • adidas

Volume Sold Per Day: 99

Average Selling Price: $34.08

28. Men's Vintage T-Shirts

several white shirts hand on clothes wire

The 1990’s decade is selling best right now.

It’s not so much about the brand, but what is on it, such as:

  • Harley Davidson
  • Marlboro
  • Nike
  • Air Jordan

Volume Sold Per Day: 132

Average Selling Price: $21.60

29. Concert Tour T-Shirt

group of people in front of stage

Concert Tour T-Shirts are a big deal on eBay.

Some are selling into the hundred and even thousands of dollars.

Look for:

  • Metallica
  • Rolling Stones
  • Nirvana
  • KISS
  • Pink Floyd
  • Guns N’ Roses, etc.

Volume Sold Per Day: 154

Average Selling Price: $28.80

30. Men's Bags

person carrying brown leather handbag

Men’s bags can sell for quite a bit of money.

Look for leather plus big-name brands like:

  • Tumi
  • Saddleback Leather Company
  • Supreme
  • Coach
  • Oakley (tactical)
  • Filson

Note that luxury brands over $1,000 were excluded from search results.

Here is a vintage bag I sold for $60 plus international shipping. I paid around $2 for it from the thrift store.

Volume Sold Per Day: 19

Average Selling Price: $92.78

31. VCR Players

person holding black VHS tape

There’s always a market for old technology. And VCR players are no exception.

If you have one of these sitting around, dust it off and it could be worth something!

Volume Sold Per Day: 40

Average Selling Price: $46.00

32. TV Remote Controls

turned-on flat screen television

The average selling price on remote controls are pretty low.

However, there are 17 sold everyday for over $30. And some sell for as high as over $100!

Volume Sold Per Day: 283

Average Selling Price: $13.83

33. 35mm film

200 36 EXR 35mm film for color prints

The price for vintage film can really vary by the type.

They are typically sold in “lots” (meaning several per listing). And the average selling price for a lot is over $60!

Volume Sold Per Day: 4

Average Selling Price: $64.55

34. Used Bras

assorted-colored bra panties, and sport bra

Believe it or not, used bras a a big seller. In fact, some sellers live off this category!

While the average sale price is pretty low, sometimes it’s all about volume. Over 1,000 used bras are sold on average every day.

Look for these brands that consistently sell for $20-$40:

  • Lululemon
  • Intelliskin
  • Athleta
  • Panache
  • Cacique
  • Wacoal
  • Enell
  • Elomi

And yes, size does matter! The bigger the more money, typically.

Here is a gigantic 52DD used bra that I sold (paid around $1 for it):

Volume Sold Per Day: 1,101

Average Selling Price: $11.80

35. Cowboy Hats

person standing near green grass under golden sky

Cowboy hats are one of the type styles to sell as far as hats go.

Just make sure you send in a box, so your hat doesn’t get smashed in shipping.

Volume Sold Per Day: 35

Average Selling Price: $43.06

36. Plush Toys

brown bear plush toy wearing blue knitted beanie

This is another category that I’ve heard of sellers making a full-time living off of.

And yes, used plush toys do sell. In fact these numbers are based only on used condition.

Volume Sold Per Day: 509

Average Selling Price: $17.47

37. Graphing Calculators

black and white Texas Instruments calculator

Graphing calculators have been around for a quite a while now and are surprisingly still selling well.

Look for models such as Texas Instruments TI-84 and Hewlett Packard HP 48/50.

Broken graphing calculators are even selling for parts.

Volume Sold Per Day: 127

Average Selling Price: $70.19

38. Robotic Vacuums

white round ceiling light turned off

Top brands for robotic vacuums that are selling used include Ecovacs, Shark, and iRobot.

This is another item that can be sold for parts if it isn’t working.

Volume Sold Per Day: 70

Average Selling Price: $117.95

39. Silverware/Flatware

silver utensils in drawer

Used silverware/flatware is a big seller on eBay.

People who have a set they like, will come to eBay looking for replacements.

If you can purchase a complete or incomplete set, you can then break them up into individual pieces to sell for profit.

Note that the numbers below are for ONE piece – one spoon, or one fork, etc – in USED condition.

Volume Sold Per Day: 210

Average Selling Price: $14.63

40. Kindle

black Amazon Kindle e-book reader

If you have an Kindle or other e-reader sitting around collecting dust, now may be the time to sell it!

Almost 200 used Kindles are sold everyday. This does not count other e-reader brands.

Volume Sold Per Day: 195

Average Selling Price: $35.97

41. Wireless Speakers

black and silver portable speaker

Wireless speakers can be big money. What’s even better is that almost 300 are sold on average every day.

Look for brands such as Bose and JBL.

Volume Sold Per Day: 277

Average Selling Price: $72.36

42. Vintage Pyrex

stack of 3 black white bowls

Vintage pyrex glass dishes and mixing bowls are a HOT collectible.

Prices vary a lot depending on the style, but can range into the thousands of dollars.

Just take a look at this set that sold for $17,000!

Vintage Pyrex

Volume Sold Per Day: 199

Average Selling Price: $30.63

43. Hiking Backpack

person standing on cliff over city

Some models of Osprey and Arc’teryx are selling for as much as $100-$250. Like this one that went for $270 plus shipping:

Volume Sold Per Day: 32

Average Selling Price: $40.98

44. Binoculars

silver digital device on boat beside mountain

For binoculars, look for brands like Leica or Nikon.

Other specialty binoculars such as vintage military or night vision are selling for in the hundreds or more.

Volume Sold Per Day: 145

Average Selling Price: $149.82

45. GPS

black Tesla car GPS navigator

Garmin and Rand McNally are two of the top selling brands as far as GPS units go.

And like a lot of things on eBay, there are more used items being sold than new ones.

Volume Sold Per Day: 247

Average Selling Price: $74.91

46. Vintage Women's Dresses

woman wearing pink dress standing next to white wall

When it comes to vintage dresses, look for:

  • Anything unique
  • Made in the USA

One of the best brands to sell is Gunne Sax.

Here is one I’ve sold:

This is another example of a vintage dress I’ve sold:

Volume Sold Per Day: 95

Average Selling Price: $35.58

47. Gift Cards

Adidas gift card

Have a gift card to a store you don’t like?

Consider selling it on eBay.

The amount you can expect to get will vary depending where the gift card is for.

Gift cards to places like Costco and Home Depot sell for full price or close to it.

And surprisingly, some empty gift cards like Starbucks are worth money for their collectible value. Here is an example of a lot of 90 Starbucks gift cards that sold for $90.

Volume Sold Per Day: 31

Average Selling Price: approximately 90% of loaded value

48. Baby Carriers

man carrying baby

Nice baby carriers can be expensive when purchased brand new.

Look for both soft-structured carriers as well as external frame carriers.

Some of the top brands selling are:

  • Ergo
  • Lillie
  • Tula
  • Kelty
  • Deuter
  • Osprey

Vintage carriers as well as unique, one-of-a-kind prints like this one can also be a big sell like this one that sold for $200:

Just be sure to double-check before reselling these types of items if there are any outstanding recalls here.

Volume Sold Per Day: 3

Average Selling Price: $36.27

49. Vintage Girls Dresses

grayscale photography of girl wearing dress standing while facing back

Vintage baby and girls dresses can range into the hundreds of dollars.

Look for:

  • lots of ruffles
  • lace
  • circle shape
  • made in USA

Here are some examples of sold items in this category:

vintage girls dresses

Volume Sold Per Day: 4

Average Selling Price: $27.07

50. Wi-fi Thermostat

gray Nest thermostat displaying at 63

Thermostats, specifically wi-fi capable thermostats, sell for over $100 on average.

The best-selling brands include:

  • Google Nest
  • Honeywell

Volume Sold Per Day: 9

Average Selling Price: $137.41

51. Star Wars

3 women playing musical instruments

Star Wars definitely has the most sales per day – over 3,000 every day!

The average selling price of $30 is for any and all Star Wars items including small toy figurines that sell for just a few dollars.

But the price for sold items ranges up to almost $17,000!

Here are some examples of some sold items:

Star Wars Sold Items on eBay

Volume Sold Per Day: 3,563

Average Selling Price: $30.34

FAQs About How To Get Started Selling On eBay

How Do I Start Selling On eBay?

If you’ve never sold on eBay, you will want to read these 8 steps for beginners for how to sell on eBay.

The best piece of advice I can give is to start with one category and master it before you add anything else.

What Do I Need To Start Selling?

You don’t need a whole lot to get started. You can essentially start with just your phone and preferably a postage scale.

Once you’re ready to take flipping seriously, you’ll want to invest in a few things:

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You can check out what I use for reselling here:

Reseller Supplies I Use

Where Can I Find Things To Resell?

There are probably things you can flip for money all around you. Sometimes you just have to keep your eyes open!

Here are places you can find things to flip:

  • Your own house
  • Garage sales
  • Thrift stores
  • Antique stores
  • Discount stores like Ross, Marshalls, etc
  • Stores clearance sections
  • Craigslist
  • Facebook Groups/Marketplace
  • Offer Up
  • Free things your neighbors put out at the curb
  • Friends and family

FAQs About Best Things To Sell On eBay

What Are The Most Profitable Items To Sell On eBay?

The most profitable items will depend on how much money you invest in the item up front.

But the highest dollar items leave the biggest potential for profit.

Here are some of the 10 most profitable items to sell on eBay, based on the average selling price:

  1. DSLR Cameras
  2. Guitars
  3. Binoculars
  4. Filson Mackinaws
  5. Down Sleeping Bags
  6. Smart Phone
  7. Robotic Vacuums
  8. Harley Davidson Men’s Jackets
  9. Women’s Handbags
  10. Video Game Console

What Can I Sell On eBay To Make Money Fast?

When you are looking for what you can sell on eBay to make money fast, you will want to look for items with a high demand compared to available listings.

Here are 10 of the quickest-selling items to sell on eBay to make money fast:

  1. Men’s Carhartt Jackets
  2. Filson Mackinaw
  3. Smart Phones
  4. Robotic Vacuums
  5. VCR Players
  6. Running Shoes
  7. Men’s Jeans
  8. Guitars
  9. Tablets
  10. Cameras
  11. Men’s Boots

What Are The Best Clothing Brands To Resell?

The are so many amazing things to sell when it comes to clothing, shoes and accessories.

Because of this, the best clothing brands to resell could be a whole post in and of itself.

But as far as highest average sale price goes, here are 10 of the best clothing brands to resell:

  1. St. John
  2. Burberry
  3. Christian Dior
  4. Johnny Was
  5. Eskandar
  6. Saint Laurent
  7. Tory Burch
  8. Eileen Fisher
  9. Chanel
  10. Gucci

How To Tell How Much Your Item's Worth

eBay has a handy page to look up the value of your item and see recent sold sales. Look up items here:

For example, looking up “Sonics Jersey” brings this up:

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Scrolling down a bit will show you completed sales, like this:

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