Yea I have found many items that work that way. I course I sell my usuall But I also will buy most anything I can that is dirt cheap and resell it for way more then its really worth.
If you do your research you can find certain items. That are common in the US but they are rarely found in the UK or europe. I then market that item on that countries ebay site and sell them like mad for way more then I can buy them. I found a few items that even brought in 400% average profits. But I dont sell many of them I sell only a few per day maximizing thier profit potential. If you have 6 different items selling that make you 20 bucks profit each sale and you close 10 total. Thats some nice profit.
But It never lasts long. Then some greedy retards notice what Im doing. And they copy me except they throw up 40 auctions for the same thing dropping the average selling price below wholesale. Some will even steal my pictures to make my regular buyers think they are buying from me. Basically they kill any good profit potentail out of the item.
I tried this a bit on one of my primary accounts. One that many salehoo members knew about . Most of my ideas were killed within a few days. So Im sure there are many members watching my primary account. My ideas Lasted several weeks on other accounts.
So no more Freebies :D
Theres one Item I was selling alone for a while then 3 other ebayers moved in on them and killed my profits on them. I recently got ahold of 2 of the 3 and now Im thier supplier of that product.
I currently supply them about 100 units per week at 2 bucks profit per item. Not a huge profit but im not paying any listing fees :D