Sell ​​Junkyard Auto Parts and Earn Money from Home

Many people make a lot of money selling auto parts from home. My husband has been doing this for a while now and he loves it! I am always amazed at how untapped this market is. Maybe because when you’re selling junk car parts, you’re not sitting at a computer all the time?

But working from home doesn’t always mean making money online or just from your computer, especially if you do any kind of arbitrage trading.

And there are thousands of people looking for cheap auto parts online. Why not get in the game and be one of their salvage auto parts suppliers?

This is a deal you really don’t need to be a mechanic or detailing specialist to make real money, especially if you’re only dealing in interior or exterior restoration parts or engine parts. basic.

For example, a headrest is a headrest. Unscrew some parts and remove them. Door panels are door panels. Unlock them from the hinges and remove them. Engine components can be a little trickier, but you can always go to YouTube and find out what the parts are, what they do, and even how to remove them.

But even in this type of business, you might want to specialize in a niche. What do I mean by niche when it comes to used body parts? Rather easy. Here are some ways to carve out a niche simply by specializing…

  1. …in a particular make and model of vehicle
  2. … in sports cars
  3. …in truck parts
  4. … in engine parts
  5. … in the exterior parts of the bodywork
  6. … in interior catering rooms

Think of all the parts that go into building a vehicle, whether it’s a truck or a car. Some parts are even interchangeable between makes and models. For example, I needed a new front fender for my 2001 Mercury Villager. Did you know that the 2001 Nissan Quest has identical bodywork to the same year Mercury Villager?

They do! So my husband removed parts from an abandoned quest and replaced my villager’s front fender and headlight assembly.

My Villager’s cup holder assembly also cracked. But instead of replacing that unit, he found a narrow console with built-in cupholders from a Dodge SUV that fit snugly between our Villager’s front bucket seats. Same color and texture as our car’s interior; this console seems to have come with our van!

So now we have three “new” cupholders up front and two additional cupholders for the rear seat, from a used $10 Dodge console.

You will need to do some research on eBay before you go out and spend any money. You can’t just go out and buy junk car parts and expect them to sell. There are a few steps you need to take to make this a profitable home business.

  1. First, get a price list from your local salvage yard. Look for the cheapest parts on the list.
  2. Search the parts on eBay and filter by listings sold. Take an average of the selling price of these coins and see what your profit margin is. For example, if it will cost you $10 to buy the coin and it sells for an average of $85 or more, and there are a lot of them selling, you have a winner.
  3. Consider how much time and effort you want to spend extracting parts from vehicles. Some parts are quite easy and you will only need a few handy screwdrivers. Other parts can be quite tricky, depending on whether they are interior, exterior, or under-hood parts.
  4. Another thing to think about is the weather! Here on the east coast it is really windy during the winter. And in the spring, there can be a lot of mud in the yard. So you need to make sure you dress for the weather – be prepared for anything.

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