eBay has become an extremely profitable website and business for MANY people. The top 10% of eBay sellers are responsible for over 60% of the sales on eBay. Let me give you an example. . . Let's say eBay had sales worth $1,000,000 for the week. And let's say that there were 10,000 sellers for the week. This means that 1,000 of those eBay sellers were responsible for $600,000 of those sales ($600 each) and the other 9,000 sellers were responsible for the remaining $400,000 (about $45 each). Do you see the huge difference?? Now. . . let me tell you how to find stuff to sell on eBay!
What makes the top 10% of eBay sellers so successful? They know where to shop! It's that simple. Let's take a look at how to find stuff to sell on eBay. I will give you my top three tips.
Tip #3: Classifieds
The local paper and even online classifieds can be a great source for stuff to sell on eBay. What I like about classifieds is that you can actually look up on eBay, how much the items go for before you even attempt to purchase them. This gives you immediate profit information for that item.
Sidetip: When trying to find the value of an item on eBay, click on “advanced search" and check the box that reads “Completed listings only", this will give you a list of items that have already sold. The items with prices listed in GREEN sold, the prices listed in RED did NOT sell.
Now you have a list of items that you find profitable through your search. Call the seller listed in the classified ad and try to bargain. The earlier in the morning you call, the better chance you have of being able to snatch that lucky item before anyone else.
Tip #2: Yard Sales/Garage Sales
Yard Sales and Garage Sales can be an excellent source for finding stuff to sell on eBay. Look in your local newspaper or community newsletter and find the yard sale ads. Write down the date, times, and locations. Then take those, and sort them out. Find out which sales you want to visit, and map them out to make your driving time more efficient. BIG TIP: GET THERE EARLY! This will give you the best “pickins'" and you will have much better luck.
Sidetip: Take small bills with you and sort them in your two pants pockets. Put tens and and fives and ones in your other pocket. Why, you ask? When you see an item you want, and for example, it is priced at $12. . . the chances are, if you pull out a ten dollar bill and tell the seller that this is all you have left and would like the item, 95% of the time it will be yours for only $10. Not the most honest way to do business, but it works and increases your profit margin.
And now my FAVORITE and most PROFITABLE way to find stuff to sell on eBay. . .
Tip #1: Wholesales/Liquidators
Searching online for wholesalers and liquidators can be brutal. . . but once you find a solid company, you can stick with them to the end. . . and by the end, I mean until you are raking in some serious eBay cash. If you are serious about making enough income to quit your day job and live the lifestyle you want, you need to find a wholesaler. It took me a few months to locate my suppliers, but once I did, I have an endless supply of products to sell on eBay for good profits. You can get huge discounts buying bulk, and most suppliers will even dropship for you. . . even though they don't advertise it.
If you want to make serious cash on eBay, you need a REAL supplier with REAL discounts. Visit http://www.moneylizard.com/ebaylearn and find out the SECRET that the “eBay Millionaires" don't want you to see. . . this is where the top 10% of sellers on eBay find stuff to sell. Your welcome.
Robert Crawley was a powerseller for over 4 years on eBay. In 2006, he had an eBay-based income of over $105,000.