As many already know, I am a huge fan of buying things on a dime, and I love finding great deals at consignment stores, PoshMark, etc.
While I’ve become a top seller using PoshMark selling some items I no longer needed in my closet, I discovered a similar resell app, Mercai. While PoshMark is limited to women’s clothing, shoes, and accessories, Mercari covers a much broader spectrum of categories, and is currently commission-free (PoshMark currently takes 20%)!You’re probably wondering how Mercari has anything to do with travel, miles, and points. I am currently at the Family Travel for Real Life conference in DC (FT4RL), and there was a session about buying and reselling merchandise for points.
In the past I’ve made thousands of points doing this by purchasing certain kitchen appliances from Kohls via the Ultimate Rewards shopping portal and reselling them through the fulfillment by Amazon channel. I’d love to go into it in detail, but I’m sure most have a general sense about this practice.
During some Q&A yesterday, someone asked what the best use of the “Kohl’s Cash” was, and someone shared that she often buys Carter’s baby clothes with it because they have a high resell value, especially since you’re getting them for virtually-free in the first place. She did add that she sometimes had a hard time getting rid of them.
I chimed in saying that Mercari is an AWESOME place to list baby clothes (along with other garage-sale types of items). I have made a few hundred dollars myself reselling some of the clothes my own children have outgrown.
Of course I’m not recommending you shift all of the items your buying and reselling to Mercari, but if you have some lower-ticket items from Kohls Cash or whatever that’s taking a while to move, this is definitely an app you should check out.
If you’re interested in downloading Mercari for iPhone or Android, feel free to use my referral code so you and I both get $2 credit (some brand new items there sell for as low as $4 shipped). My referral code is RJWCJJ