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Ebay sellers - low profit / high volume sellers - any of you guys?

Discussion in 'BlackHat Lounge' started by JimmyWong, Sep 27, 2012.

  1. JimmyWong

    JimmyWong Registered Member

    Feb 24, 2012
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    So, I've been browsing eBay for a while and always seem to come across the sellers who are shifting high in volume but low profit margins. Making < £ per item. The sellers who are seller items for £1.95 inc P&P and so on.

    It's always struck me of a bit of an oddity to go to the effort to pack/label and dispatch an item for pennies. That said I'm sure if you were efficient enough you could make a fair living as the maths is there.

    So are any of you guys into this? If so how do you find it?
  2. krzysiekz

    krzysiekz Senior Member

    Jul 29, 2010
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    I used to mainly sell items where I would profit $70+ per item.

    Then one day I went against what I always thought, and tried selling an item that costs around $18.00 to sell on eBay (including free postage) but would net me a profit of around $10/unit after fees. Normally I wouldn't consider doing anything to make $10 a pop, but I would have daily sales of 15-25 items sold..

    So that quickly added up to a good amount of money to be making. It was an item with a lifetime, so once it's lifetime came to an end, sales decreased. There are other such items out there, at the end of the day: what I have learned is that I still want to chase higher profit per unit items, so that I don't need to sell as many, to make as much.

    I don't want to deal with so many people. So, that's my opinion on the whole situation. I sold thousands of the above item, so I know roughly what I am talking about :p
  3. G-S-T

    G-S-T Executive VIP Jr. VIP

    Jan 20, 2011
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    Full time IM
    Heavy in the game
    Seems like they are working their asses off for little returns. I used to do ebay back in 2007 before they started putting fee's on everything.

    Right now, i would not touch ebay with a shitty stick.
  4. guderfuta

    guderfuta Newbie

    Jun 29, 2010
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    I have 1000/$25000 monthly limit new usa ebay seller account, no 21 day hold. I am interested to work with you. Please PM me details, my sky pe is tahamoni. I am ready to list your items.
  5. simpleinfo

    simpleinfo Registered Member

    Sep 30, 2014
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    Depends what you pay for you product. Everything sells Your money is made on the purchase.
    Anyone look for help selling product pm me I'm a US based eBay & Amazon seller with multiple clean seasoned accounts. I'm always looking for (genuine) products to sell.