Five Quick Tips For Sourcing

It’s Thursday and I am preparing myself for a bachelor party this weekend.




So needless to say, I need to speed up my sourcing today and make sure I have enough money (just in case we need some bail money).

How do I do that? Well here are five quick tips that I use when going on any trip that can be used if you are in a hurry and help speed up your time spent sourcing.

Number 1: Stick with what you know. If you know toys, scan toys. If you know baby, scan babies

Baby leg barcode tag


Number 2: Use the “search by image” feature on your phone. If there are clearance tags covering the bar code, this little trick speeds up the process and makes it look like you aren’t trying to rob the store.


Number 3: Use Tactical Arbitrage or OAXRay to run online arbitrage searches while you sleep. I kid you not. The tooth fairy has nothing on either of these tools.


Number 4: Ask the manager for a special deal. If you don’t want to sit there and scan everything, see if the manager will make you a deal on the whole lot. You can sort through the winners and losers once you get back from your trip.


Number 5: Hire help. This is most likely the scariest of the suggestions, but it is the one that can help save you the most time. I suggest starting with help with packing and prepping, but then you can expand your outsourcing from there!



Let’s hope this weekend goes off without a hitch (well – until next weekend that is – pun intended).


3 thoughts on “Five Quick Tips For Sourcing

  • October 28, 2016 at 6:55 pm

    What app do you use to scan?

  • November 6, 2016 at 5:55 pm

    You can run TA or OAXRAY while you sleep, or at least in the background? How so? I’ve used OAXRAY before and I didn’t have any success in finding items…..I tried several stores and scanned every single page and everything was red or the wrong item or the rank was super, ridiculously high. Thanks


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