Thats very true what grahamg said. Most of the wholesalers are selling on ebay too and sell to you at the same time...That being said, I still advise new sellers to not try and go for all the 'HOT' items that you see on ebay. Everyday items can and do sell just as well as the big ticket items and in most cases can bring in the same amount of profit per item as the hot items do.
Most people think that you have to be selling iphones, playstation 3, and wii's to make money on ebay and that is probably one of the biggest myths about ebay..In actuality these are the things that you should be avoiding...
Everyday household items will make you much more in actual profits than electronic or designer goods will...Keep in mind that not everyone lives close to a decent mall or has access to good shopping areas...so they turn to online shopping to get their items,,plus with the cost of gas and the saving of time,,shopping online is much more attractive these days than driving downtown to hunt for what you need..
To prove my point, I was selling Merle Norman makeup and buying it at retail prices from the local store and selling it on ebay and couldn't keep enough on hand to keep up with the demand. Most all of my customers told me that the reason they bought from me was that they liked the makeup, but did not live close to a store, so they shopped on line..One of my daughter actually sells coffee mugs and kitchen decor which she get at local thrift and dollar stores and she makes about 2-3 grand a month on ebay. Who would think that you could make money selling coffee mugs??
So my advice on trying to find good products at good prices is to look for things that everybody else are not trying to sell..More than likely you can still find them at decent prices...and sell them for decent profits...
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