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Where do power sellers on ebay get their items to sell?

January 30th, 2013 3 comments

Do they steal them??? I don’t get this whole ebay thing when the sellers have their own store where they sell things such as pottery barn returns, when there is nothing wrong with the items and they are not discontinued. Where are they getting them? Please explain this to me.
What’s a "drop shipper"?

There are many sources where sellers get their merchandise. If you buy in bulk, you can get a good deal from a wholesaler. Depending on the item, you may have to buy several hundred units at a time which you can sell indiviually for a profit.

You can also purchase products from liquidators. Again, you have to buy by the truckload. Not all the stuff you get is resellable, but there should be good stuff mixed with the bad. You can also find liquidators that will sell by the pallet.

Major chains have factory outlets and closeout centers. If you happen to live near one of these stores, you are really lucky.

Less frequently, you can find clearance items in the stores. However, these are hard to come by.

You can find some good deals at going out of business sales, and business liquidation auctions. You need to know what you are looking for or you can easily overpay of stuff.

Garage sales and flea markets are another good source of finding bargains. Again, you need to know what you looking for.

Thrift stores like the Salvation Army and Goodwill will occasionally have a diamond in the rough. If you can spot one of these, you can make a huge profit.

If you live near one of the large liquidation resellers like Big Lots or Tuesday Morning, you can often find things that you can resell on eBay.

Of course there are tons of knock offs available most of which come from China. Having a connection with an import exporter can get you some of this questionable merchandise.

But most people sell what things they previously bought and no longer want. Much of the items you see are from these types of sellers.

Finally, there are the countless dropshippers on eBay. These people try to sell goods from various dropship suppliers. When they make a sale, the item is shipped directly from the dropshipper to the buyer and the seller gets a cut of the proceeds. This is a cut throat market and in my opinion a huge waste of time.

We won’t even discuss the dealing of stolen goods on eBay. You know it is there, but you can’t stop it.

Good Luck,
Bill
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how big of a keyboard should i start with if i want to learn how to play piano?

December 12th, 2012 5 comments

i want to learn but i dont know if i should start with a keyboard that has 61 keys, or 76 keys, or 88 keys or whichever. i dont really want to get an 88 key keyboard because i dont have that kind of money, as i am only 15, so what should i do?

61 is too short. You can survive with 76, but the prices drop EVERY DAY on keyboards – you shoud be able to pick up an 88 note. FOr a nw one, check out the M-Audio 88 note – it has semi-weighted action ( no electronic keyboard REALLY feels like a real piano) and two pedals. You will need to run it thru headphones, and amp, or even your stereo system. It weighs 17 pounds, and can go anywhere. I got mine from Musicians Friend. We own 5 electronic keyboards, and a Steinway grand piano.

You can always start with a USED keyboard – they are everywhere. Check yard sales, Salvation Army – people often give them away to charities. Check CraigsList, eBay – you should find somehting cheap, easily. Good luck with your keyboard study – PLEASE start with a teacher! Trying to teach yourself is very slow and painful – like trying to drill your own teeth! Even a few, occasional lessons from a REAL TEACHER will make all the difference – you can get good FAST with expert help, or remain frustrated without it. GOOD LUCK!!

how dose one sale all your stuff when moving out of town?

August 12th, 2012 5 comments

so far i try ebay,craigslit and live deal too slow i need it all to go in amonthwhole house full

you can have a garage sale…perfect time of year for it, and if all else fails find a Goodwill or Salvation Army to donate it, too. (just saying "if all else fails" if you wanted to make money off of all of it)

Need help Selling Stuff on short notice?

July 7th, 2012 2 comments

We are moving out of state in one week, and our house is basically just as full as it was 2 months ago. We have tried to have a "moving sale" (one person showed up after 2 days of selling), advertised my butt off on Craigslist.org, the local paper,ebay, and priced everything uber cheap to sell… but nothing. We have had alot of calls, but of course we wait around and no one ever shows up.

I was thinking of driving to my mothers home 20 miles away tomorrow (Sunday) to try and sell, but I am not prepared, I would have to wake up at 4am to set up, and have heard that Sundays are pretty slow selling days.

At this point I am feeling pretty lost, my condo doesn’t allow moving sales, so I can’t even put up signs, and I don’t know anyone in the area with a yard to do a garage sale there.

Any help on how to sell my stuff would be appreciated!

If all else fails you could gather up all you can’t sell but don’t want and bag it up and donate to the Salvation Army or places that take donations. Get a receipt for it and you can claim that amount on your taxes. You would be surprised how much it adds up and I know a family member that does this each year so basically you still get your money.