Discussion in 'Ebay' started by vil3388, May 17, 2010.
that you can buy used or new and sell it back on eBAY?
yes, there is tons of things... or you can just buy it and sell it back on CL. even in the free section. it works but very rarely do you find a REALLY good deal on there that is worth a upsale
The best way to do this is to find already good deals on there before anyone else does and then contact the seller and use your negotiation skills to get an even cheaper price.
Most people on craigs list are selling because they need the money.
Yeah just make sure you make a profit
Yeah but don't offer me $6500 on a $9000 car (just happened 2 days ago)
REALLY? are you REALLY going to call me and waste my time on that shit?
sometimes i fucking hate cl
It was a good start. You know you have a buyer in front of you.
Why didn't you negotiate?
Question is did you actually get $9000 out of the car? I've seen plenty of ads where people want stupid money for junk and they tend to act the same way when you offer them a reasonable price. Myself I don't even bother with those types of stupid people anymore.
Flip side of that is your always gonna get people that expect you to damn near give something away when it really is worth money. Ford people are BAD for that, can't stand dealing with them and anymore unless it's one hell of a deal I won't touch anything ford for that reason.
But here lately you would be suprized at what people will take if you actually have the cash in hand and don't waste hours of their time asking questions and pissing around. They get sick and tired of the stupid people on cl asking 1000 questions and then not having any money etc.
trawl craigslist. find deals, haggle. Use a nice listing template or make your own later. Profit. I do this with just one type of electronics and pay my rent.
I do not use craigslist too much, but in my opinion, it is too simple as compare to ebay.
i just think you can do it both, buying on CL sell it on ebay or buying on ebay selling on CL
Things people collect, things you suspect people might Want to collect one day, things that are in general demand, and things you can find a good deal on.
I've bought from CL (with the intention of selling on eBay/Amazon) so much, I rent a desk at a local pawnshop and just schedule times for people to bring me their stuff.
I usually make a good profit from older video games, action figures, and other little knick-knacks. I suspected a couple years ago that the "Turbo Man" Action figure would be in demand, because I think that in time, people will consider the movie "Jingle All the Way" a classic. I target searched for them through CL, paid for shipping blindly, and I've bought those things for $30 and sold them for $200 before. I sell video games because it's easy volume on eBay, and volume and traffic is essential to eBay. Another great thing is to offer people money for name brand clothing. I cant tell you how many pairs of lightly worn Ugg Boots Ive bought for $15 and sold for $50 or more. I'm still reselling them during the summer. Just put a CL ad up saying "Buying Name Brand Clothing, Shoes, Purses, and more" - communicate through e-mail and try to get as much information as possible. You'll usually get a list of clothes people want to sell off to you. Do a quick "Advanced Search" on eBay to figure out what they sell for, and offer the customer 20-25% of that price. I can't tell you how many Abercrombie shirts I've bought for a couple bucks and sold for near retail price. Plus, name brand stuff is an AWESOME way to bring traffic to your existing eBay inventory.
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