A lot of folks starting out trying to make money on Ebay always ask the same question: What is the best thing to sell on Ebay? No doubt that you will search the internet and be confronted by fancy software and expensive e-books which claim to help you in your quest of finding the perfect product to sell, but it is really not that complicated. Everything you need to do your research can be found on Ebay itself.
If you have a browse through various categories on Ebay, a few of the listings will have the word ‘HOT’ next to them. This is put there by Ebay when that particular item has 30 bids or more. Just by locating a few of these items in different categories will be a good indicator to what sells well.
Another way (and more accurate) to make money on Ebay is to scan the auction listings which have already ended. By doing this, you can see how much a particular item was sold for which may indicate what price you could sell the same item.
Head over to http://listings. ebay.com and click on the category of your choice. Then scroll down the page and in the left hand column, check the ‘completed listings’ box, then click the ‘Show Items’ button. This will reveal the results you seek.
And if you really want to do some hardcore research into what sells and what does not sell, head over to ‘Ebay Marketplace Research’ at pages. ebay.com/marketplace_research It will show you every little bit of data you could ever need to know about the auction buying trends.
Ebay also have a section on the site which lists all the popular items. The data is gathered from recent searches of Ebay. This is good as it will show you what people are searching for. It’s very easy to use and you can view the page at popular. ebay.com
If you’re serious about making some extra cash with Ebay, doing a little research first will save you time and bring you greater rewards in the long term.
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