What can I sell on eBay?

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cheylj
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4 Nov 07 11:25:55 pm
I am getting very frustrated here. I started searching when I got up this morning and here it is dark outside and I am still searching for just 1 good item to sell on Ebay... I have been reading the forum over and over... looking at all the comments and reviewing all the links....and I am still searching!! HELP is needed please. Just a lil nudge in the right direction , a light at the end of the tunnel even. I have been at this for weeks... months...and I do not give up easily but... it is getting frustrating to say the very least.

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fm1234
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5 Nov 07 12:14:42 am
Try eBay's seller reports :

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They also publsih a monthly 'hot sellers' report that has the top-selling items in each of the gillion categories.

Perhaps a good idea to start with what's being bought, then look for a supplier of that -- or of a better/cheaper alternative?


Frank


"Failure is not when you fall down. Failure is when you don't get back up."

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chenxianjie
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5 Nov 07 02:44:12 am
maybe it's not a good idea to sell hot prodcuts,most of the hot prodcuts should be brand name prodcuts and not easy to get them.
i know someone are selling some unique and creative items and make profits.

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cheylj
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5 Nov 07 04:13:24 am
That is easier said then done though .... I have been looking and researching for weeks. It seems I keep picking loosing items. maybe I just have lousy taste hahaha

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fm1234
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5 Nov 07 10:06:48 pm
maybe it's not a good idea to sell hot prodcuts,most of the hot prodcuts should be brand name prodcuts and not easy to get them.


Trying to out-think the market is the first step to failure. People are buying what they want. Sell them what they want. Good way to see what people want is to see what people are buying. This is not complicated.

eBay and other auction sites are absolutely littered with 'creative, unique' stuff that isn't selling. Some very small percentage of these niche producers/marketers do move product and that's wonderful but == they are the exception, not the norm.

If everyone's buying (eg.) iPods the last couple of months, iPods are just stupid stupid crazy hot, and you can't get in on a good iPod deal, go to the next logical steps in the product process:

Accessories for iPods

Protection for iPods

Services for iPods

iPods tips & tricks (ebook, software, service etc.)

You don't have to actually sell the hot product in order to make money off of the hot product.


Frank


"Failure is not when you fall down. Failure is when you don't get back up."

--J.J. Luna
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gulfy13
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6 Nov 07 07:25:20 pm
Fm1234 is right. With a product that is 'hot' it is very hard to get a good deal to resell that item unless you have 'very deep pockets'. Only the folks with huge buying capital can get the prices that allow for a good resell profit..

That being said, with any hot product, or just about any product in general, there is more money made from the 'aftermarket' products than from the actual product itself..Just as fm1234 is suggesting, there is more money to be made from accessories and such for ipods that from the ipod itself.. This is true for most of these types of products..If you look at the stats for most all hot products you will find that the aftermarket product profits will always exceed the main product profit by at least 75%. That quite a bit of difference.

So if your going to sell in the ipod market the the aftermarket products is what you should be looking for...

Too, don't get hung up on thinking that you have to sell what everyone else is selling..I have said time and again, that just about any and everything sells on ebay and on the net..If you don't believe this just browse the completed listing catagories on ebay and check out the catagory for 'weird' and 'everything else'..you will see people selling some really strange stuff and in addition, selling very well.

Ever hear of a seller on ebay named 'efrench' (that may not be the correct spelling) but anyway this guy sells used jeans. Started a couple of years back buying used jeans at a local thrift store and reselling them on ebay..He did well, so he started buying more and more, actually sold over 2 million dollars worth of used jeans on ebay in a one year period..Just him and his dad, out of some storage sheds on his property. Nothing fancy just used jeans..

People want and buy all kinds of stuff. It dosen't have to be ipods or diamond rings to make you good money..What you should do is spend some time looking through different catagories on ebay in the completed listings and see exactly what is selling well. Then when you see a product that is selling well that you might want to get involved with, stop and think about what might be a good accessory to that item, what might a person who is buying that same product like to go with it in addition..These things can and will make you money..

Case in point, my daughter sells 'cell phone charm'. Just a cute little charm that attaches to your cell phone like you would see on a charm braclet..Buys them for a couple of bucks apeice and sell them for about 15 to 20 bucks apeice. Makes about 12 to 15 bucks profit on each one.
Those are a cell phone 'accessory'. Seems like the ladies love them. And in addition she makes as much or more profit per item on the charms as a person does selling the acutal phone.......

And if you still don't believe that people will buy anything,,,there is a seller on ebay in the 'weird' catagory that sells 'LIQUID ICE'. It's a small bag of water. Just a gag gift, but people buy them, cause they think it's funny...

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userexists
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10 Nov 07 01:16:11 am
Everybody purchases the Salehoo membership because of the ads which show products at ridiculously low prices. Then, when you've bought the membership you come to salehoo expecting to just be able to click something and these low prices will somehow appear before you. It doesn't work like that. You still have to dig to find the product and supplier you want. If you could find it here with one click, then so could every other member. You need to make phone calls to suppliers. You can't find something on Salehoo that you couldn't find elsewhere. However, the input of the other members is invaluable. Learn from experienced sellers.


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10 Nov 07 01:51:53 am
Everybody purchases the Salehoo membership because of the ads which show products at ridiculously low prices.


If you click on the images you will be taken to the supplier. We update these month to try and keep them as up to date as possible but obviously sometimes they are sold out.


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