Manchester YouTuber says he makes '£4k a month' selling things he finds at car boots and charity shops on eBay
"I love what I do. It’s like a treasure hunt!
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A thrifty car boot and charity shop expert uses his skills for negotiation and e-commerce to make '4K a month' from selling bric-a-brac on eBay.
Jon Luc Greenwood, 24, buys goods from charity shops, car boot sales and "local contacts" he has made through his buying and selling ventures.
Footage shows many instances where Jon Luc has been at a car boot sale with acquaintances getting the best deals for hidden gems.
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Purchases seen show a pair of Nike Jordan shoes, a Terminator toy gun, a Harry Potter DVD box set, a Nintendo 64 console, some rare wrestling memorabilia and a £1000+ Funko Pop sale.
The full-time eBay seller and YouTuber from Manchester said he had "always loved the idea of eBay" so it was a natural career path for him.
Greenwood has been buying and selling goods on eBay since he was young and racks up "£4000 a month doing it."
Jon Luc said: "I love what I do. It’s like a treasure hunt!
"It’s not for everybody. Some people are more inclined to a standard nine to five, but there lots of people just like me across the country.
"You have to enjoy your own company! You’re on your own a lot. We have a great community online, but you don’t have workmates per see.
"You need to be willing to learn as it’s hard at first, take risks and make mistakes.
"Be persistent and consistent. Most people who own a smartphone can buy and sell online. It’s all about applying yourself."
Turning over so much money a month is a lot of work but some of Jon Luc's purchases have made quite a bit of profit on their own.
He said: "I bought a Turnbull & Asser dressing gown for £5 and sold it for £300.
"I’ve had some in the past that were 100 or so profit.
"I picked up some Manchester United academy shirts from charity shops at £5 each, some of those sold for £200-£300.
"In the past, I’ve sold board games for up to £100, different dresses etc. Hard to pinpoint an exact item, the dressing gown was a big surprise."
The finding, buying and selling of all the goods Jon Luc take a bit of effort but mainly intuition.
He said: "I’ll go to a couple of car boots a week and I’ll pop in a few charity shops every other day.
"But I’m not too reliant on those charity shops, so I don’t spend much time trawling around."
Jon Luc works around 45 hours a week in total with all the buying, selling and making content for his YouTube channel.
He said: "It's full time. I’m up at 8 pottering about till 6, either packing or listing and filming social stuff."
Jon Luc's long-term plans lie within Amazon's FBA (fulfilment by Amazon) service that allows him to use the service to store, pack and ship his products.
Jon Luc said: "I’ve just got going with Amazon FBA so the goal is to just keep expanding the eBay/Amazon - along with the YouTube channel.
"With the hope of smashing past the VAT threshold within the next couple of years."