I agree dropshipping is a lot of work for small profit. just a few out of stock items or shipping problem and your reputation is shot. Because you have no control of inventory or shipping. Many e-bay sellers have for a long time used Doba or One source as their suppliers. But they cost money to join. I would never pay the price just to see their offers.
You see on Oprah or some other show how someone turned 500.00 into millions starting from their garage. Those stories are 1 success out of millions of other failures. Unfortunately, the age old saying is still very much true,
It takes money to make money. :(
Its hard to turn 500 into 10,000. But a bit easier to turn 10,000 into
100,000. Because you have money to float your business till it has time to succeed. Just my thoughts... :