046: Thrifting with Passion – Jason T. Smith

Jason T Smith has been thrifting his entire life and turned his passion into a full time career. Thrifting has opened the doors to speak all over the country, a TV show on the Spike network (Thrift Hunters) and a new online show with his friend Nadene (Thrifty Business with Jay & Nay).

Interesting Notes

  • He has been married to his wife for 21 years, been together for 25.
  • His previous job was to size cheerleaders for their uniforms. He moved from fitting Cheerleaders to running a music store. He was unemployed for a while and then in 1999 he discovered some of the online markets such as Havess.com, eBay and Amazon.
  • You know what to buy base on your past experience, Online Research & knowledge and luck.
  • He also sells items from around his house.
  • He used to live in Los Angeles.
  • Jason had a TV Show about thrifting.
  • In the first 6-7 years of his Online Business he only sold music items on eBay which was his niche. He then started selling other items such as mugs, clothes etc.
  • Jason records the prices of all the items bought into a spreadsheet.
  • When listing, group similar items together. This will save you time.
  • Those who has stores, eBay is giving 100 extra auctions per month in the collectables category.
  • Jason has an Online Show called “Thrifty Business with Jay and Nay”
  • The weirdest thing that Jason saw was an urn with someone's aches.


  • “It is about the organization”
  • “Have a system”
  • “Get it all done in a very organized way”
  • “The media helps you to sell your items”


  • Spreadsheet

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