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Arbitrage on ebay

Discussion in 'Ebay' started by ivarnycolaas, Feb 2, 2015.

  1. ivarnycolaas

    ivarnycolaas Registered Member

    Oct 28, 2014
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    Hi guys,

    I was watching a Udemy course on Dropshipping on ebay and was considering trying it.

    But then i noticed that ebay and paypal have a 21 days payment delay -_-

    What should i do? still try it and just use some of my own money to buy the products.

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  2. HeadLikeAFnOrange

    HeadLikeAFnOrange Newbie

    Oct 17, 2014
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    I feel your pain, I was there, myself. The easiest and quickest way I found to get over that 21 day hold was to sell coupons (yep, I'm serious). I'm writing this from America so if you live elsewhere, your mileage may vary. You can sell something like 30 a month according to ebay policy. All you need is envelopes, a pack of stamps and a news paper (so grab like 5 from the paper machine haha). Sell them very cheaply ($1-$3 buy it now), you likely won't make much profit but that's not the point here. In my experience, Harbor Freight tools coupons sell like crazy, and they're the only ones I've personally had success with.

    Be careful not to deceive though. I saw plenty of people listing pictures of the actual item and not the coupon and they're quickly banned for shady advertising. I tried this once thinking maybe the attractive front picture would garner more views and some imbecile (despite coupon being the 3rd word in title and repeated at least 5 times in body, and having pictures of the coupon after main pic) bid $3,500 thinking he was bidding on some expensive tool. I could have totally ripped him off if I were a douche, but eBay would have just taken it back anyway and likely banned me.

    But anyway, that's it. Simple, quick and cheap. Sell the coupons or something similarly cheap and easy to ship until you get over that hump. Once you're an arbitrage master, remember me, I can't seem to find anything good to sell on ebay using arbitrage :p
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