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Easy Money - Selling Free Phones on eBay

Discussion in 'Making Money' started by Haspel, Jul 25, 2010.

  1. Haspel

    Haspel Power Member

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    Well as the title states you will be selling free phones through eBay. This method is pretty basic but it still works great with eBay. I have tested it myself about a month ago and managed to get 6 sales in a week with working less that 20 minutes a day.


    THE SET UP

    Step 1: Go to CJ.com and register an account when you are done search for LetsTalk.com and join their affiliate program. As you will probably see they pay $55 for a phone with plan sale.If you visit their site you will notice that quite a few of the phones are actually free if they are purchased with a 2 year plan with the selected carrier.



    Step 2: With the above information on mind you will be listing the phones on eBay as auctions for the price of 0.01.(Always set the price at 0.01 because you will appear first when someone uses the "Sort by:price + Shipping: lowest first" option)

    The important thing to keep in mind here is to always say that the phone is FREE WITH PURCHASE OF A 2 Year Plan. If you forget to add this detail you can expect a lot of refunds and negative rep which is not good for business :).



    This pretty much covers the basics of this method I wont go in to detail on what tricks to use on eBay to get better exposure to that listing since many of these have been already shared here and you can find them in the eBay section of the forum or just by hitting the search button. However I'm going to show you a few templates that other sellers are using that should give you pretty good idea on how this method works and how the auction templates look.











    PS: This method should also work well with Craigslist I havnt tested that myself but I'v seen a few people doing for some time now which leads me to believe that it should be working for them

    PSS: Is your auction not getting enough attention on eBay? Than think of your eBay page as a WEB 2.0 property.Since eBay is a very authoritative site the sub pages rank pretty decently build a few links and social bookmark your auction page. With a bit of luck you might appear on the front page of Google for your desired keyterms. Just remember that if you are going to use this tactic you should set your auctions to expire in a longer period of time. Listing your auctions at Google Products might help you as well.



    I'm not sure if this has been shared before and I didn't have time to do a search around the forum so I apologize in advance if another member already shared this trick.
     
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  2. tomlondon

    tomlondon Junior Member

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    How do you track links then? Do you put the link in the auction description? Or instruct winners to go to your website?
     
  3. pasdoy

    pasdoy Power Member

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    really looking into feedbacks about this.
     
  4. Haspel

    Haspel Power Member

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    If you check the auction examples that I have provided you will see that the link is listed in the auction description. With that being said its always good to email the auction winner as well and provide him with full details because there will always be people who don't read the whole thing and just bid when they see the 0.01 price.


    pasboy instead of looking for feedback why don't you give it a try. I posted this method because I don't use it anymore but someone who just found about it and implemented it probably wont be interested in sharing his results with a huge forum like this. Especially if he is making money.
     
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  5. pasdoy

    pasdoy Power Member

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    simply cause maybe its against TOS of something on ebay. If it was so easy to sell items with subscriptions on ebay, there would already be big sellers there.
     
  6. Haspel

    Haspel Power Member

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    Iv never had problems and my account is still live and working.Do a little search and you will notice that a lot sellers are actually using the same tactic some big some small. Plus even if your account gets banned what do you care? You will be getting your money in CJ and not Paypal. No one said that you have to use your personal account for this you can just buy a brand new one from someone on the forum.
     
  7. farfetchedmoney

    farfetchedmoney Regular Member

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    There are so many flaws with this plan that it aint even funny. 1. being someone with a new account is not going to be able to get this off and running. 2. being there are sooo many people on ebay with more credibility selling cell phones and giving deals that you would be a needle in a haystack.

    It is easy to post in a public forum that you made money doing something and someone else can to.
     
  8. omecool20

    omecool20 Newbie

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    Haspel, I am going give this a shot and see how it goes ;-) .. in a way, it's like you are selling subscriptions via eBay .. I don't think that's a problem ... anyway, will check and feedback to you guys ...
     
  9. DonAr

    DonAr Registered Member

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    Also, the website u r using to sell the cellphone must allow this kind of traffic/way of sell, otherwise you won't get your money
     
  10. justmeron

    justmeron Power Member

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    Looks like a good method to me. I would also add it to CL and a few others. With some work and effort should be able to make some money.