Top Retail Arbitrage Stores in 2022

In this article we are breaking down the top places to source for retail arbitrage in 2022. This list is going to cover brands, as well as types of stores that you should look out for, as well as avoid, if you’re going to be making money by reselling retail items on websites like ebay, Amazon, Facebook marketplace, or Mercari in 2022.

Because of the variety of preferences, this isn’t a ranked list, but rather an encompassing one that will point you in the right direction (note: I am in the midwest, so any stores not in the midwest won’t be on it as I don’t source from there):

  • Walmart
  • Target
  • Dollar Tree
  • Dollar General
  • TJ Maxx
  • Sierra Trading Post
  • Trader Joes
  • Ollie’s
  • Ross
  • Independent Grocers/Pharmacists
  • Rite Aid
  • Walgreens

Walmart is going to have good clearance flips, Equate brand flips, and in demand product flips. They are going to be the cheapest option for many products and have reliable inventory interface app.

Target will have trading cards, collectible, and clearance flips.

Dollar Tree will have trading cards, food, DVD, book, home office and licensed toy flips.

Dollar General will have penny items, clearance items, toys, trading card, and DVD flips.

TJ Maxx will have clothing, toys, and collectibles.

Sierra Trading Post will have clothing and outerwear.

Trader Joe’s has store specific branded foods that are high competition/high demand.

Ollie’s is a discount store so watch out for expiration dates, but they will have many discontinued products worth looking up on platforms to see their market value.

Ross has clothing, outerwear, and collectibles.

Independent grocers/pharmacists will have discontinued products, so check those expiration dates as well as the market for past expiry products.

Rite and and Walgreens will have sports cards, collectibles, and clearance items.

Hope this helps you make some more money reselling retail items in 2022!

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