Then I went to e bay to check the competetion and their selling prices to see what the profit margin was. To my utter surprise, every single item that I reviewed was 50 to 75% less on e bay compared to the wholesale prices. So to answer your question. What am I looking for? Anything of intrest with a profit margin worth my time, money and energy. I have yet to find a supplier who can compete with e bay prices.
To answer your question, Your searching the wrong area. Wholesale is good if your purchasing from a wholesaler to sell in a retail environment. But you intend to sell on ebay, Ebay is a wholesale marketplace. Everything normally sells wholesale or below wholesale based on supply and demand. Most of those sellers you saw selling those as seen on tv items and the other items you searched for most likely bought them as surplus and for probably 10-30 of wholesale value. That means if the items retail value was $100 and the wholesale value was $85 they probably paid $20-30 Bucks for the item. Then sold the item on ebay for $45-50 bucks.
As seen on tv products are useless junk to most retailers after a few weeks. They then get sold to a surplus company wich sells them. I know because I have sold 200 as seen on tv sauna belts.
I purchased them from a surplus supplier Link hidden: Login to view
They deal with alot of general surplus. Just stay away from sunglasses because they are designer inspired and they label them as the actual designer
They were a good profit item as I only paid 3 bucks for each one and sold them for 14.99-17.99 each profiting generally 10-14 bucks a pop. And selling 4-10 a day.
Right now buying surplus and liquidation products are a great deal and will boom 75% due to all the after christmas returns. This will be good money for anyone that jumps on the bandwagon.
Link hidden: Login to view is my baby. I love this site as it has made me over $8,000 in 2006 and that was just hardly trying. I expect to make twice as much for 2007.
I sell dvd movies on ebay for small profits on one account. I buy lots of kids clothing on Link hidden: Login to view and sell them on ebay and in yard sales in the summer.
Imagine paying $500 bucks for 300 items in designer kids clothes that are brand new. Do your own advertising and quadruple that investment in a yard sale over the weekend selling each item for 5-10 bucks a piece. My wife did this once while I was at the real job and made $1,800 in 2 days. We did this type of sale 3 times last year making over $4,200 altogether and I think we paid $1,200 or so for product. We plan to do this several times this year. Ebay isnt the only source of our funds.
And remember if you need any help feel free to ask us and other members. There are many new members wanting to learn how to make a buck. But there are several more that have already done so and are willing to share some but not all of thier secrets.
Best advise I can give you is to never give up. Dont quit your seach for the best deal.
We are currently doing reviews on suppliers in our list and reviewing them to better give ratings about these suppliers for our members. This list is beyond huge over 10,000 wholesale companies,and were going as fast as we can. This is a very big project and will take quite some time. I will be online for the next several hours contacting these companies and will be giving solid reviews. I will also be doing price to price comparisons on these suppliers with ebay's average selling prices.
Good luck and if you have any further questions or suggestions dont hesitate to post.