Posts Tagged ‘Opportunity’

How do i buy and sell on ebay?

January 15th, 2013 2 comments

I have recently become interested in buying and selling on eBay, is there specific items that buy and sell and make a profit? I have sold a few items this week and posted them on monday, one was via 1st class and the other was via 2nd class, i still havent been given any feedback. Please help i am a new ebayer.

Mant thanks.

Sell anything you don’t need.
I myself sell like trading cards and all that stuff.

Keep in mind how big the item is for shipping.

But, if looking for just selling stuff around the house an ipod touch is perfect!
Those sell super fast

Since pretty much everyone knows that an ipod touch is sold for $200 used at $150-170
You would lose money(since you have to put it down as used), but if you have your own phone (especially an iPhone) it would be nice to just sell that for around 160 (include cord ALWAYS)

If you are actually looking to make profit buy stuff that people want but no-one really knows the price.
For example take trading cards. Pokemon like cards you won’t get gobs of money but are easy to get from a friend.

Baseball cards are where the money is really at when you where a kid you probably had some.

but now baseball cards aren’t bought as much, like they aren’t really much of a trend. (Although kids may not be buying them extreme collectors will buy)
That is your opportunity to sell yours but before you sell them look the card(s) up online some can get in $1000!
Hope this Helped!

Can an ebay autioner take their product off the website before the auction time is up?

December 2nd, 2012 2 comments

I really want this computer game, the aution ends tomorrow and no one has bid yet. Im planning on biding but i dont want to do it yet because i dont want it to attract other ppl. Then again, if i dont im afraid the person will take it down before it ends. Does anyone know if they have to wait until its over?

The short answer is: YES. The seller can even cancel the sale after the bidding closes.

OK, what you need is to do the bidding for you at the last minute. What esnipe does is take your bid and wait. You simply enter the maximum you are willing to pay. At some time before the bidding closes, usually 90 minutes, esnipe checks the current bid and if you are less than that, it emails you a warning that your bid is too low, giving you an opportunity to raise your bid. If it exceeds the current bid, it then places your bid a few SECONDS before bidding closes and you either win or lose. The whole idea is not to run up the bid exactly as you are fearing will happen if you bid NOW. Remember, this ONLY works IF you place your maximum bid at something realistic and others do not raise the bid above what you are willing to pay at most. If you try to "low-ball" the bid, you will be disappointed. The real question is, will this same item come up again and again? Or, is this a one time deal? If it will come up again and again, there is no harm in waiting for a decent deal by using a low bid. But if this is a one time deal, then you probably need a much higher bid to be successful. Only you can be the judge.

A while back, I was interested in obtaining an "astronomical" clock. This is a switch timer which adjusts itself for sunrise and sunset, which changes every day by a few minutes. These used to be used for flags which flew 24 hours to properly illuminate the flag at sunset until sunrise as is custom and tradition. These come up time again on ebay, and using esnipe, I was able to get one at a substantial saving when one came up and like you, it appeared no one was bidding. So, I got a $40 switch timer for $20 using esnipe after losing out on several that went much higher then the $20 I could afford to pay.

How To Start Selling On Ebay

May 22nd, 2012 4 comments

A lot of people have thought about utilizing eBay in order to make their business grow. They certainly got their inspiration from those who succeeded with the help of eBay and has the opportunity to sell online. Unfortunately, not everyone has the idea on how to make money on eBay.

EBay selling is actually easy if you think about it. But for beginners, here is a list of some of the most effective ways of starting a business with eBay. Before you start with selling items, you have to make an account with eBay first. Remember to create a name which sounds professional.

First, decide what things you would auction off on eBay. Collect them and make it a point to make them look saleable. A large number of people start to make money on eBay through the things in their house that they need to get rid of. This is a great way to start since not so much capital is needed and it would be a less costly way of testing the selling waters of eBay. However, some buyers are picky. So for them, you also have to find new items outside your house while at the same time rummaging in your attic. Try to get the novel items at low-priced sales or at discounted stores. Better yet, if you have the money, you can opt to get a license for a wholesale business and contact a manufacturer.

Second, a good picture is worth more than a thousand marketing words. So take a bright and clear picture of the items you intend to sell online. Get a digital camera which will allow you to get a clear picture of even the smallest details of your product. It has been known in eBay that products without pictures are far less likely to sell than those with clear and distinguishable pictures.

Third, if you are a first time user of eBay, build a good reputation first. A large number of buyers do not tend to purchase from someone who does not have a good record in handling transactions. You have to buy online first in the listings then complete the transaction efficiently. Since buyers do not really know you, your positive feedbacks will serve as a pull for them to buy your products. It will be your trust foundation.

Fourth, after all these, you can now start listing your items in eBay. Be careful in making an effective description of the items you have for auctions. You can not depart from the true nature of your product but you can spice up the descriptions. Be clear in the words you will use, make sure that they can be understood easily. Come up with a realistic price-not too high that will shoo your buyers away, but not too low that will compromise your profits. Be precise on the available payment methods. If you can, you can also include a shipping method.

EBay selling is actually a commitment. You have to find time in looking for those saleable items. After which, you have to find the right words for describing those items. Complete the transactions carefully and honestly. If you have built a good reputation, after some time, you will have constant buyers. From there, profits will come easy.

Paul D.