My friend and I decided to attempt ebay consignment in our local college area, so I thought garage sales would be the best target. To my surprise, everyone wants to get rid of everything, but what was fantastic was we picked up this proform treadmill that someone was just tossing in the trash. They were convinced it didn't work as they had purchased it used. Well to my suprise it most certainly did work, it just needed to have the powercord fixed and then the voltage was incorrect for at home use, it was still on industrial voltage settings for excessive use in a gym or fitness center. I sold it for $200 and got it absolutely free. Now that's a profit if I ever saw one.
I also sold a pair of earring on Zoobid.com for $25 that I was unable to sell on eBay, more or less because they cater to a different type of user, it's more about profit than it is about assisting people in getting great buys. eBay kept charging me fees so it made it really hard to sell a basic pair of earrings. Zoobid.com was fee free, so that's cool. Hopefully they'll get a larger user base soon.