But instead of the "good ol' days" when you could empty out your closet and make a lot of money, you have to be careful as to where and what you purchase for resell. The buyers today are a lot more picky then they have been in the past either due to the economy or the "mystery and glamore" of Ebay has started to wear off.
Being an Ebay Powerseller and having bought and sold on Ebay since 1996 I've seen a lot of ups and downs. But there are a group of people that continue to buy even when the economy is down and no else is buying. Those people are the "collectors". They are always looking to add one more piece to their collection and even though times are tough right now they are still willing to spend their cash.
We as sellers just have to know where the best places are to find the items that these people want.