'I would personally stay away from dropshipping. It is not worth it.'
Dropshipping works perfect in certain markets, certain areas.
Research your market before going anywhere with it and you'll see exactly what this means.
In certain niche areas, just like with clickbank, dropshipping is the perfect choice. There are certain product areas on ebay that are just simply fit for dropshipping, like CDs, DVDs, certain types of books.
Yet most of the time, dropshipping is not worth it on ebay. At all.
eBay is counter-productive to the market that dropshipping entails. On Amazon, on e-checkout and I suppose Godaddy market also now too dropshipping is perfect. On craigslist its perfect, and right through your store. Or right on your store.
These are all the perfect places that dropshipping does its job, and makes significant profit and always will. Period, because the setting of choice.
On the other hand, in places saturated with them like eBay and even uBid, it's never going to go anywhere. Those places are really not meant for alot of dropshipping as they're just....well all they use is Paypal.
i OFFER is actually a better place for drop shipping, oddly its just because direct sales are much better and faster. In the auction world, eBay and Bonanzle do some drop shipping. Just not in any volume. They aren't the venue for it, it gets in the way of auctions.
Auctions have since 2007 really started to take more precedence in the online marketplace, and in 'auctions' you are going to be faced with the harsh facts: Any product will sell under, often under wholesale at auction or be inflated to an irrational price which is random. It's NOT direct selling.
In fact I need to explain something important. eBay is NOT a direct selling venue. It's always been a auction venue, direct selling is a 'PRIVILEGE' only offered. They don't have to even use it - at all. That is what buy it now is. It works, works fine for those certain niches where it fits for some odd reason.
But it doesn't work anywhere else on ebay or yahoo auctions. Its just counter productive. To ever go anywhere with dropshipping you have to:
A) Be able to accept credit cards worldwide on the fly. Only your own site, or merchant sites like I offer even have this option.
B) Be selling everything in quality, and in volume at the fixed merchant price. That price is always going to be higher. It is at Amazon, Craigslist, Godaddy, Shoppingcart, I could go on from here. It always is going to be.
And in the end it isn't going to be at ebay or auction houses as its going to be slashed in price to get rid of what they buy in bulk.