Thanks, I meant $5 after fees. If I sell 3 items a day at $5 profit for an hour or less of work, that's still a good turnover for someone in my position. $15 a day would pay my rent. Thanks for the replies, I guess I'll just keep learning by experience, just thought I'd ask to see if anyone had any quick tips. Happy selling!
Polo Ralph Lauren (PRL) with pony on the chest, and Brooks Brothers (BB), in nice resellable condition will get you that $5+ after all fees etc and are what you can find with regularity. On the other hand, search eBay for Polo Ralph Lauren and see the # of other items you're competing against (almost 200k). You also gotta keep in mind that most months you only get 50 free auction-style listings, so to make $15/day at $5 per item profit, you'd have to sell (not list, but sell) 90+ items per month...at which point you are paying to list 40 of those 90, which may or may not sell to being with. If you are happy getting $5 profit after all is said and done, more power to you - you can make your rent with volume vs. price, if you have the time and energy. But honestly, I don't know how you'd figure one hour invested in selling 3 items...you have to shop, find, buy, photograph, measure, describe, list, pack, and ship each item. Unless you plan on the hit-and-run strategy - one photo, give the tag size, and a real basic description ("Polo shirt, size Large, pre-owned with no holes or stains"). That includes time spent doing the same for items that do not sell.
So the rabbit comes out of the hole, goes around the tree, and back in the hole. I learned that in Boy Scouts - thanks! I'll play with it while trying not to vomit watching other people vomit on Tosh.0 tonight. Maybe on one of these fricking NWT $165 Penrose ties I am apparently stuck with because no one on the planet wants one.