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Here are the absolute best vintage windbreaker jackets to buy at thrift stores and resell for profit on eBay:

Did you know that those old-school, colorful (sometimes) but still ugly, nylon windbreaker jackets sell really well on eBay? I sure didn’t when I first started out. I probably skipped over tens or hundreds of them before I finally looked them up one day.

Mind blown.

Now, these vintage windbreaker jackets are one of the items I sell the most. And they’re one of my favorites too. That’s because:

1. They’re easy to spot. Ooooh bright colors, me like!

2. They’re common. I typically find (at least) one of these per visit.

3. And most importantly, they sell for great profits.

And on top of that, they always seem to move pretty quickly too. There’s a lot of people out there buying the jokers up. Why? I have no idea. But hey, I will gladly continue to accept their payments to my PayPal account in exchange.

What are they selling for?

It really depends on the brand (which we’ll get to down below), but you’re looking at paying around $2- $5 for one of these jackets and they typically sell for at least $30. It really just depends on the brand, size, and condition. 

Not a bad profit margin.

Not bad at all.

Let’s take a look at few from a quick eBay search to get an idea what they’re selling for:

There’s definitely money to be made buying and selling these vintage jackets. Bonus points for multiple colors, and the louder and brighter the colors, the better. Even more bonus points if you can find the matching pants to go with the jacket.

The full vintage tracksuits sell like hot cakes. 

Which brands sell for profit?

There’s probably hundreds of different brands. And would take days to list them all here, so I’m just going to list the ones that I find regularly which helps me earn good profits. 

I can always seem to find these on most shopping trips. I don’t know what it is about the Nike nylon jackets. They typically sell pretty fast too, even in the spring and summer.

Like Nike, the vintage Adidas jackets sell really well, fast, and are very common too.

I bet you’re starting to see the pattern. Color block patterns along with vibrant colors. These do very well. 

The vintage Nautica jackets aren’t quite as common as the first three. Since they’re a little more rare, as you can see, they tend to sell for more as well. 

The vintage Tommy Hilfiger jackets absolute crush it! Look for the ones with the huge logos. The bigger the logo, usually to more it sells for. 

Just for fun, let’s look at some of the ultra-rare vintage nylon jackets that sell for hundreds of dollars. Even though I’ve yet to find one of these myself, I know they’re out there. 

I mean, can you imagine coming across one of these? Man. I wondered if I myself or you have skipped past one in the past? It makes me restless just thinking about it.

Even though these vintage jackets are super rare and hard to find, it’s always fun to look them up every once in a while.

Final thoughts

Keep your eye out for more! These were just a few of the vintage jackets I see most often but there are definitely many more profitable brands out there.

Bonus points if you can find the entire tracksuit because those are even more profitable!

In general, if you come across a nylon jacket (the uglier and more colorful, the better), go ahead and look up the price using your eBay app. It’s worth the time investment because you never know, it could be worth hundreds of dollars. 

And that, my friends, is money in the bank. 

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