Buy It, Sell It, Make Money: Your Guide to Finding and Reselling Luxury Goods for Personal Wealth
Daren and Nancy Baughman
Reviewed by Josef F. Buenker for Reader Views (2/08)
I don’t know if I’ll actually ever do it, but this book made me want to buy things in order to sell them on eBay. Daren and Nancy Baughman, the authors, are in the auction, resale and eBay business. Nancy’s (she seems to be the primary author) interest and enthusiasm for her business clearly shows.
Although in certain parts the book had some spelling and grammatical errors, the author/editor’s apparent reliance on spellcheck does not detract from the book. “Buy It, Sell It, Make Money” does a nice job of explaining the business of buying and selling “luxury” goods – the term “luxury” being determined by the reader’s own lifestyle. Whether one is interested in trading up an item he or she already owns by selling it and buying a better model or one wants to acquire something new, this book could be of great assistance in the process.
After a general explanation of the best venues to acquire and sell various types of items (buying and selling furniture is somewhat different than dealing in modern art), the authors give the reader a very handy guide to the best brand names in a number of common “luxury” item categories, ranging from art to clothing to jewelry to toys.
This book was an interesting read. Anyone who has ever had aspirations of being in the resale or retail business will probably find “Buy It, Sell It, Make Money” interesting.