3. Vintage Globes
No matter where you are in the U.S., we guarantee that you’ll find a number of globes at a local thrift store. They’re staples, after all, and some of them may be older and pricier than you think. Whether you want to decorate your own home or sell one for a pretty penny, they’re pretty easy to find and identify, too!
All it takes is a good look at the borders and names to get a general idea of when a vintage globe was made. Say, for example, if you find Persia instead of Iran, or East and West Germany.
There are plenty of guides online that can help you. One thing to watch out for? You could find plenty of old-looking globes that are actually new, so you want to stay away from those and not waste your money.
Is there a college nearby? And, more importantly, is there a thrift shop anywhere near that college? Great! Then you should head on over and look for textbooks. They’re normally pretty pricey, so you’ll definitely make a profit from students that don’t want to pay full price for brand new books.
Just be sure not to waste your money and time buying textbooks that have been supplanted by two newer editions. Use BookScouter to determine whether a particular book is worth it or not!