Pendleton plaid wool shirt, $1.

Although the Pendleton wool blankets can sell for well into the hundreds of dollars, you should also keep an eye out for Pendleton wool shirts, which can be nice little profit snacks in themselves!

I have a bit of confusion with Pendleton wool shirts because when I check eBay, I see that they range in price from around $40 to over $100, and yet they all look the same to me. So when you find yourself in this sort of situation, there's only one thing you can do to protect yourself - go cheap!

The only reason I bothered with this shirt is because it's in like-new condition, which gives it the best chance of doing well on eBay. Most Pendleton wool shirts you find will not be goldmines, and like this one, will probably get you $20 or $30.

Since these shirts don't really have that much built-in value, here's a warning you may want to heed: only bother with shirts that appear to be in excellent to new condition. Inspect the shirt very carefully and disregard any that have stains, holes, missing buttons or other imperfections.

The next Pendleton wool shirt you find may not make your monthly car payment, but it might just pay for the day's tank of gas!

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