New ebay store

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frangipani
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12 Apr 06 08:20:32 am
Hello all ,
I thought I might break the ice a little here and ask if anyone else is just starting out with a new ebay store? If you have I am interested in finding out what others are selling and weather you import or plan to begin importing goods for sale. I have business goals to ultimatley stop working my fulltime job and import goods to sell on ebay and make a comfortable living for myself and my family, but i am just in the early stages and making small steps forward.
Look forward to reading your replys.

Frangipani. :D
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mslilly
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12 Apr 06 12:50:35 pm
Well, I have an ebay store, and have had one for ages ... I love Ebay, however, I have a full time job - so it's hard to list - I have to wait weekends or at night. It's fun though for me.

You can check this link for the most popular things that are sold on Ebay here... :lol:

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You can make lots of money if you put your mind to it and find the right souce to buy from ...

Just post the link of the supplier you intend to buy from before you do, maybe someone had ordered from them ... and can tell you their experience.

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henkman
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12 Apr 06 07:26:21 pm
Hi

I am just new here and trying to start up a ebay shop so all tips are welcome :D
If there are some good tips and adresses of suppliers ( who ship to the netherlands ) then i am very much interested

Greetings

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blackknightsinc
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16 Apr 06 07:21:10 am
Yes, the hardest thing in selling on ebay is finding a good supplier. It is very had to find a profitable supplier when selling on ebay. The best supplier I have found is Link hidden: Login to view I have used them in the past and have had no problems. I'll let everyone know if I find another!

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pbx06
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26 Apr 06 12:25:29 am
can some one tell me why the hell dropshipper and others like . why the doesnt start a web/ebay store they will be able to sell at higher prices and makes a lot more money/transaction !

right ?

is ebay only for the big boys who pay for lest say a production run of 500k xbox and sell them to ebay , reseleres,whall-mart like, ... and world-wide ...

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mslilly
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26 Apr 06 01:44:12 am
Well, no, in my personal opinion, Ebay is hit and miss - depends on who's shopping this week? And you really have to have what people want.

My aunt was shopping a yard sale - and bought a salt and pepper shaker, she paid like $3.50 for both, and put it on Ebay, and it sold for over $50.00 - so you just never know!! It's crazy.

I've sold clothing for years, and really, sometimes I think I'm just breaking even.

It's really hard to find what everyone is selling these days .... *a supplier* but they are out there! And I do think most ebay bidders do like the over *1000* feedback and Powerseller status - I've seen my items go way LOW, and people bid WAY HIGH on another sellers item *the exact same item* just because their status was POWERSELLER or had a great feedback...?

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26 Apr 06 04:24:11 am
may be loose money to sell very low price even lower than what you bought it . ang get a lot of rating + buy a lot cheap things from ebay and fget a lot of good rating.

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mslilly
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26 Apr 06 07:43:14 pm
I always start my auctions at .99 - I let them decide on what to pay, and I find that they always end up fighting at the end over the item -- but, sometimes that doesn't work -- sometimes I lose on the auction ...

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jadzia1182
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29 May 06 06:25:31 am
I haven't started an ebay store yet, but I am selling on there. Just started a little over a week ago. So far I've listed like 13 items, 2 have sold, 6 haven't ended yet... at least as of the last time I looked.

Some of the inventory I ordered has come in, so I'll be putting that up for sale soon. My sister is even helping me sell some of my inventory (body jewelry). She took 100 pieces tonight to take to work with her and sell them to her friends at work. Apparently another guy there is selling ugly, cheap stuff for way too much, so we're undercutting his prices, and I'm not losing any money on the deal. Even offered my sister a cut of the profits in cash or merchandise.

My suggestion to anyone wanting to start on ebay is DO NOT open a store right away. Sell and buy little by little, building up your feedback. You don't want to lose money by paying for the store, plus ebay fees, plus paypal fees, and not sell much.

Also, dropshipping isn't always the way to go. It kills your profit margin. Its better to invest a little money in some inventory (even just a few dollars for gently used clothes at yard sales and thrift stores, clearance racks, etc). I've been working on cleaning out my family's closets, finding stuff that we don't need or use anymore to sell. My sister is also having me sell some stuff for her, and I'll get my ebay fees plus a portion of the profit from each sale.

I wish all luck! There's more than enough room for all of us to succeed... :D

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alexander
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29 May 06 03:15:55 pm
Yeah, BTW the yard sales is a good source of inventory. Made a good money just selling trash from a yard sales this week. However could not sale a perfect iBook ... :-(

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mslilly
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30 May 06 12:23:08 am
I haven't started an ebay store yet, but I am selling on there. Just started a little over a week ago. So far I've listed like 13 items, 2 have sold, 6 haven't ended yet... at least as of the last time I looked.

Some of the inventory I ordered has come in, so I'll be putting that up for sale soon. My sister is even helping me sell some of my inventory (body jewelry). She took 100 pieces tonight to take to work with her and sell them to her friends at work. Apparently another guy there is selling ugly, cheap stuff for way too much, so we're undercutting his prices, and I'm not losing any money on the deal. Even offered my sister a cut of the profits in cash or merchandise.

My suggestion to anyone wanting to start on ebay is DO NOT open a store right away. Sell and buy little by little, building up your feedback. You don't want to lose money by paying for the store, plus ebay fees, plus paypal fees, and not sell much.

Also, dropshipping isn't always the way to go. It kills your profit margin. Its better to invest a little money in some inventory (even just a few dollars for gently used clothes at yard sales and thrift stores, clearance racks, etc). I've been working on cleaning out my family's closets, finding stuff that we don't need or use anymore to sell. My sister is also having me sell some stuff for her, and I'll get my ebay fees plus a portion of the profit from each sale.

I wish all luck! There's more than enough room for all of us to succeed... :D



Yes, I agree with you there. I didn't open my store or sign up to anything special on Ebay for some time. I wanted everyone to get to know me first! :oops:

I still have some ways to go though.

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jhscody80
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30 May 06 05:08:01 am
if you are new to selling on ebay, i would suggest browsing through items that relate to what you want to sell. Watch every item that catches your eye. Then take notes on what caught your eye, what you liked, what you didn't , etc. After doing this you will make a much better listing

anonymous
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3 Jun 06 09:18:24 pm
I agree - no reason to open a store and spend the money if you are just starting out. If you are just starting out - start slow. Remember to pace your auctions - if you are new and everything closes on the same day - it is chaos! Get some good feedback. Many of my auction winners are from repeat customers.

Yard sales are great - so are your children's clothes since they grow out of them so fast. I have sold many 'lots' of my daughter's clothes and they always sell for a great price.

I start my auctions on the price I paid for the item - since it is wholesale. More times than not I do very well. You have to watch the trends in clothes. If you are at the Gap and they have t-shirts on sale buy them! Remember alot of ebay buyers are people who do not have access to these types of stores. I buy wholesale, from store sales, an outlet malls.

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mostrom
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17 Aug 13 10:29:10 pm
can some one tell me why the hell dropshipper and others like . why the doesnt start a web/ebay store they will be able to sell at higher prices and makes a lot more money/transaction !

right ?

is ebay only for the big boys who pay for lest say a production run of 500k xbox and sell them to ebay , reseleres,whall-mart like, ... and world-wide ...

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19 Aug 13 12:46:21 am
Hello again Ben,

Noticed this is your second post with no indication of what you need assistance with. Sorry but you will need to specify your concerns so we can assist you accordingly.

Talk soon!


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