Dropshipping with eBay?

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pekk84
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12 May 07 05:23:25 am
Is there any way to make any money on Ebay through dropshipping? I'm not looking for you to reveal all of your secrets, I just want to know if it's possible. So far after much research and a few auctions, I'm thinking it's not. To clarify I'm not looking to make a ton of money. I have a decent full time job, I am only looking to make a little bit of extra money. Honestly i would be happy with a net gain of $100-$200/month. So am I right in concluding the only way to do this is buying wholesale lots instead of dropshipping?

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12 May 07 06:44:32 pm
You can make a better profit buying in bulk.
I dropship about 70% of my items and make decent money but not enough to quit my full time job.
Find what you want to sell, find the manufacturer, ask to be set up with one of their distributors that will dropship.


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mana2006
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13 May 07 04:00:35 am
In reality anything is possible. Several people on Ebay do make a profit with dropshipping. I prefer to buy in bulk and have the goods on hand. A bigger risk for me but it works for me. But yes dropshipping does work for some people.

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13 May 07 05:53:17 am
Yes you can make money in dropshipping. But the reality is that dropshipping is a real pain in the rear. If your an ebay seller. Especially since shipping and product avaliability is out of your control.

Yes you can make money dropshipping if you have your own webstore but if your trying to sell on a wholesale marketplace like EBAY.

You need to find a below wholesale price on products. AKA liquidations and bulk purchases.


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14 May 07 04:30:40 pm
So based on all of the discussion so far.... is it better to start out dropshipping and build up a little reserve to be able to do some bulk shopping? Or is it going to take too long to start out with dropshipping and actually making enough to buy in bulk? I am very new to this and am trying to get started, and unfortunately I do not have the seed money to buy things to sell. I have to make money to then turn around and put back in as an investment... and after reading through the forums I am now nervous about the whole process.

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14 May 07 09:09:19 pm
Dropshipping is much harder to do on ebay then most advertisements lead you to believe. 95% of dropshippers have already bumped thier prices close to retail if not over. Leaving you with little profit potential.

Your best bet is to find a small company willing to dropship for you with no additional charge just for you to sell thier products. Most of the big dropshippers leave you with little profit potential. And most new dropshippers find out the hard way when they recieve thier ebay bill for final value charges.

Its best to sell your personal stuff to get started then start buying in light bulk. Start with low cost items at forst then you can buld up enough cash to buy much larger valued lots.


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15 May 07 02:31:32 am
I think I have found a few wholesalers who have some decent prices on things I can buy and work with now. I have some more books here to sell, so will list those and buy one or two whole sale lots, then wait for those to arrive and list them, building up a reserve that way. I think I'll skip the drop shipping part of this and go straight for whole sale and liquidation buy outs. I like the idea of shipping myself so I am the one in complete control. Not to mention, the forum on bad wholesalers scares me! :-)

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15 May 07 01:54:34 pm
You will get better pricing from wholesalers generally but then again you have to do the work of carrying the inventory, packing, shipping, etc.

So it just depends on how much time you want to spend as dropshipping is more convenient.

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16 May 07 01:10:33 pm
Drop shipping for me is a lot better than
bulk buying & shipping. Here's why!

When you ship your own products you have to pack them and wait for UPS to pickup. I'm retired and
I don't have a problem with staying home. But I like to travel and its nice to just assess the dropshippers site and have the item shipped from a remote location.

I sell on Ubid and although its not a high traffic auction site like ebay its provides me with a good decent monthly sales amount. I also have ebay store
and its not getting any hits or sales. So I'm thinking of cancelling the store.

These are the dropshipers I use, they are the
best and very realible.

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28 May 07 03:45:53 am
One thing that bothers me about dropshipping on eBay is no control on product availability. More than once I have made the sale only to find the product no longer available or in-stock. Then you have to make up some excuse to your buyer and refund his money. This can lead to negative feedback.

-Loyd

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