The amount you pay for something in a thrift store should have ZERO correlation to the percentage markup you sell it for.
Here it comes.... someone saying you have to make 3x or 5x your money to make it worth your time etc etc etc. As an in general question, buy items for cheap you know you can sell for a lot. There is no set percentage as the cost basis varies between $1 for a tie and $10 for a tie. I'm going to sell that same tie for $40 or $50 no matter if I pay $1 or $10. Im just happier when I can find it for $1
Now if you ask, how much should you make on each item...that is a different question
PS - Just because I was curious after the post above.... Just this month for items I thrifted and sold.
Avg Price - $13.43
Avg Net Profit (after all fees) - $49.78
Edited by Brianpore - 7/26/14 at 8:40pm