I too am in the same boat as you!! I have been researching the last 2 months online trying to find goods to import for re-selling on trademe, each time I think I find something I can buy at a good price then sell, I look on TM only to find someone else is selling it cheaper than it will cost me!!! making the profits very low. I just don't understand how they are doing it!! were are they getting the products from at that price?!!! Its so frustrating! and there is so much risk involved re: money you could waste trying to get it up and going.
My advice, start with friends and family (which i have just done) find some products that they will be interested in and start there. One thing I found was many friends that wanted quality adult dvds but were afraid of going into the shops to buy them or on trademe!! so I used Link hidden: Login to view its the most recommended site on here, they shipped for a flat rate, and you can really make money on them if you buy the 2.99 movies. I hope you aren't offended by this suggestion!!
Lets stay in touch as I'm sure we could help each other!