The coronavirus pandemic has made online selling an instant boom. Many people have become instant merchants selling almost anything – clothes, books, electronics, shoes, household items, plants, even snakes and spiders (yeah, really!)
One good thing is that the lockdowns have given families time to bond, to reflect and for some, (finally!) to clean the house. Some find these house-cleaning sessions enjoyable (of course, seeing your bully brother mopping the floor and your witchy sister picking (her) broomstick flying around the house!). What’s best for others? It has become some sort of a treasure hunting activity! How?
If you type on Facebook, for example the word ‘preloved,’ it will give a long list of items that others have pre-owned and decided to let go. Some priced their items a little less. Others priced theirs for about half the original price. If you ask them how much they’re earning?
A price of a T-shirt, for example, which you originally bought for P300 can be priced at P200. (Don’t price it high because (Hello?!) preloved means it’s used and people have no idea how many times you used it!) Normally, businessmen sell their products at 100% markup price because the ideal amount of profit should be double the original price. (A businessman told me so.) And of course, because Filipinos are good at ‘tawaran,’ when a buyer asks for a discount, you can still give her your win-win price. So, let’s say you have 10 pieces of preloved T-shirts to sell, that’s about P1,500 to P2,000 income. Not bad right? Same with shoes, watch, bags. So if you want legit treasure hunting, go around the house.
But did you know that you can earn more from your preloved items or used possessions by more than 100% profit?
The price of a preloved item depends on the seller’s purpose. Some sell their items for additional income. In that case, the price may be a little higher than the original price. Others simply want to declutter, just to get rid of those old stuff. This can be a little cheaper or as they say ‘pamigay’ price. If that’s the case, then why sell it?
That’s when the best profit comes in. Why sell if you can give?
The Bible is teaching us the true essence of investing or earning treasures that will last even beyond a lifetime.
In Matthew 6:19-21 (KJV) it says:
19 “Do not lay up for yourselves treasures on earth, where moth and rust[a] destroy and where thieves break in and steal, 20 but lay up for yourselves treasures in heaven, where neither moth nor rust destroys and where thieves do not break in and steal. 21 For where your treasure is, there your heart will be also.
How do we do this? The Lord has taught us a way to earn from the things of the earth by more than 100% or even the highest profit that we can get. In Luke 6:38 (NIV) it says:
“Give, and it will be given to you: good measure, pressed down, shaken together, and running over will be put into your bosom. For with the same measure that you use, it will be measured back to you.”
See? That’s more than double, triple of a profit. All you have to do is GIVE. And to earn not only favor here on earth but treasures in heaven, be a CHEERFUL GIVER. It’s written in the Bible, word for word in 2 Corinthians 9:7 (KJV):
“Every man according as he purposeth in his heart, so let him give; not grudgingly, or of necessity: for God loveth a cheerful giver.”
If you ask me: “Where in the entire world wide web can I post preloved items and earn treasures in heaven?” The answer is simple. And the privilege is huge! Just type www.mcgifreestore.com.
So, after you read this article, you have all the right to decide which one of the two online merchants you would want to be. You can be the online seller, or the cheerful giver.
As for me, i’ll choose the second option. Cheers! – MNP