Back in early March, I was perusing a local Goodwill and decided to take a quick looksie through the men's coat section. Not expecting to find much, I was flying through the coats when I came to a screeching halt. Hidden between a couple of ratty old raincoats that Columbo might have worn, was a beautiful North Face coat! Because the color was close to fire engine red, the coat would have been hard for me to miss. Pulling it from the rack, I looked it over and discovered it was a Youth Extra Large. In my mind, this was even better. As I discussed in a previous blog, kids love The North Face. If you need proof, just take a stroll through your local mall or movie theatre lobby during winter. You'll see The North face logo everywhere!
Needless to say, I was tickled pink that I'd found a North Face coat at the Goodwill store. To me, it's like finding an expensive diamond ring in the costume jewelry section of Sears. It's not something you're expecting! The coat was priced at five dollars. Think for a moment how crazy that is! Five dollars for a North Face parka coat? Really? I felt like I'd just hit the jackpot! But as I headed to the cashier to pay for it, I knew one thing for sure. Since it was now the beginning of March, the time to sell winter coats on eBay was quickly slipping away. I had to get this North Face parka up on eBay immediately!
|The North Face sells!|
The North Face coat was posted less then 24 hours after I purchased it. While I would have preferred to post the coat in January, early March still brings with it plenty of cold weather. In fact, I may have over analyzed the timing of my auction because bidders didn't seem to care. My North Face coat sold for $85 dollars. No matter what time of year, that's some cold hard cash!
As great as that flip was, I am actually hoping to duplicate it. I recently found another North Face coat at Goodwill. But I am not taking any chances. The coat is going into storage until next winter. Hopefully, it will be something to blog about next year! How'd you do with cold weather sales? Sell any North Face or other coats you found in a thrift store? Share your flip in the comment section below....
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