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What would make good ebay selling?

I have sold a few personal items on ebay and found it good fun. I’m a student and I need some extra cash, so I was thinking of buying something to regularly resell on ebay. What kind of items will sell with good profit, that are not the same as what everyone else is selling, yet are popular? Is there anything you can never find on ebay that you think there is a lack of?

Toasted Snowballs are always really hard to find…!

In all seriousness though, there is no magic missing item form eBay, but there are plenty of missing magic sellers.

You need to find a niche market – either something that is hard to find, or a unique way to sell an already popular item.

For example, there is a guy in Scotland who has found a loophole in the law that allows him to sell a few square inches of land, but the new owners are then entitled to be called "Laird of the Manor". He makes around £20,000 a month from selling his back garden!

A great example of unique selling was a woman who lost a load of weight who was selling her dresses and clothes, got her husband to model them in the listing pictures! She made the news on a lot of blogs and forums and also made a tidy sum in sales.

The best place to start is to look at your own hobbies and interests and look at what things you buy. Now ask yourself how much do you think they cost to produce, and how much did you pay for it. Do you think you could buy it wholesale and sell it cheaper than your competitors and still make a profit?

It is best to stick to products that you know well and are familiar with – you will have a better sales pitch than if you tried to sell technological products that you may nothave the first idea how they work or what they do.

You say you are a student – what are you studying, and at what level? You could always impart your knowledge on others by creating an eBook to sell. There is some SERIOUS money to be made through Intellectual Property… (trust me on this, do you think I can write answers like this for fun 😉 ?!)

Also have a look at eBay blogs and discussion groups to see what people are talking about, and what people are buying. Ping are doing a range of multi-coloured golfballs that are fetching silly money on eBay, and the Transformers film has launched a resurgence in the old Transformer toys.

  1. LEX
    July 2nd, 2012 at 03:24 | #1

    I’m thinking along the same lines myself, and i haven’t come up with the right idea yet?? best of luck to you…
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  2. wonkyfella
    July 2nd, 2012 at 03:54 | #2

    I know what sells well, and where to get it too. But if I tell you, I’d be reducing my potential sales wouldn’t I?
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  3. michael p
    July 2nd, 2012 at 04:02 | #3

    hd zippo lighters
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    look on ebay

  4. cobber
    July 2nd, 2012 at 04:24 | #4

    got to be something nice like cream for the skin etc;from a small town some were in the world that you can buy bulk lots ,set up your own Webb site with eBay links and off you go.
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  5. STEVE W
    July 2nd, 2012 at 04:35 | #5

    Toasted Snowballs are always really hard to find…!

    In all seriousness though, there is no magic missing item form eBay, but there are plenty of missing magic sellers.

    You need to find a niche market – either something that is hard to find, or a unique way to sell an already popular item.

    For example, there is a guy in Scotland who has found a loophole in the law that allows him to sell a few square inches of land, but the new owners are then entitled to be called "Laird of the Manor". He makes around £20,000 a month from selling his back garden!

    A great example of unique selling was a woman who lost a load of weight who was selling her dresses and clothes, got her husband to model them in the listing pictures! She made the news on a lot of blogs and forums and also made a tidy sum in sales.

    The best place to start is to look at your own hobbies and interests and look at what things you buy. Now ask yourself how much do you think they cost to produce, and how much did you pay for it. Do you think you could buy it wholesale and sell it cheaper than your competitors and still make a profit?

    It is best to stick to products that you know well and are familiar with – you will have a better sales pitch than if you tried to sell technological products that you may nothave the first idea how they work or what they do.

    You say you are a student – what are you studying, and at what level? You could always impart your knowledge on others by creating an eBook to sell. There is some SERIOUS money to be made through Intellectual Property… (trust me on this, do you think I can write answers like this for fun 😉 ?!)

    Also have a look at eBay blogs and discussion groups to see what people are talking about, and what people are buying. Ping are doing a range of multi-coloured golfballs that are fetching silly money on eBay, and the Transformers film has launched a resurgence in the old Transformer toys.
    References :
    http://www.powersellersforum.com/

    http://www.ebaygoldmine.org/

  6. BrilliantPomegranate
    July 2nd, 2012 at 05:18 | #6

    This sounds really daft, but WWII air raid sirens sell at hugely high prices.
    If you have one, that is…

    And Medieval dresses! Sounds weird, but there are plenty of suppliers and you would not beleive tghe prices they can go for! Check them out
    Ebay > Search "Medieval Dress"
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  7. sabri
    July 2nd, 2012 at 05:26 | #7

    Hi! I am a seller on Ebay but I slowly ran out of personal belongings to sell. There are many different items that can bring in alot of money. If you know the simple steps necessary to choose the right products and make them hot sellers, making money on Ebay is downright easy to do. I recommend checking out this website….good luck and good selling!
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    http://www.sc-enterprise.net/shop/ebayprofits/rs/index.html

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