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EBAY Selling Systems

Discussion in 'Ebay' started by matias1021, May 4, 2009.

  1. matias1021

    matias1021 Newbie

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    Ive been looking around the web. Found some "systems".. Just want to see if u guys had any experience with these? Or if u guys know anything about these experts. Im a little hesitant becuase its your typical sales page and we know all about those "testimonials".

    Ebay Arbitrage - The complete Guide to Flipping
    http://auction-arbitrage.com/ebay.htm $37


    "How an Overworked, Traveling, Soggy Sandwich Eating Dental Hygienist Made up to $11,212.00 a Month--100% Online."

    http://www.expressprofitsonline.com/ $40

    Sell Used Books on Half.com
    http://www.sell-used-books-online.com/ $20

    Boot Camp in a Box
    http://www.thequeenofauctions.com/bootcamp/bcblq.html $999:eek:
     
  2. tsboss1

    tsboss1 Registered Member

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    I have been selling on ebay for about 3 years and I have never used a system. What are you trying to learn though? There are tons of books you can check out at your local library for free that will give you the ins and outs on ebay.
     
  3. BillyDom

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    Good advice so far. I'd like to add that the soggy sandwhich ebook, though good, would take you a long while. Basically it's about liquidation and overstock merch and contacting manufacturers for any of that stuff. My take is that Ebay is going to try and corner this market and attract these guys en mass in the future (near future?) so that might be a dead end as it will cut out the middleman i.e. all soggy sandwhich 'artists'. My reasons for this will remain tight lipped for now.

    The last one. Phew! Stay away from it. for a $1000 you could do alot with that.

    As for the arbitrage ebook. It's a good idea: buy something cheap on one auction site and sell it for a profit on another - e.g. iOffer > Ebay, DHGate > iOffer, etc. Or buy it on Ebay (misspelt keyword thing, and bulk lots) and resell it on Ebay again. In principle it's really just another form of what is already being done in ecommerce as a whole - buy low sell for a profit. No real difference. Just the 'packing'.

    From what I saw in the forum on MySilentTeam.com about this book it seems ok-ish. But from what I could tell no one was really raking it in. I'd look at it as another income stream. But also it seems like not a very good method. There's Amazon. People sell used books there and I'd say that site would get more traffic. Plus it has the advantage of Kindle - so ebooks would be a good avenue/income stream for Amazon. Just a theory - haven't tried it out so I wouldn't actually know.
     
  4. matias1021

    matias1021 Newbie

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    thanks for the response billydom, that helped.
     
  5. jboogjr

    jboogjr Newbie

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    Never used a system just buy hot products and sell them if you are dealing in rep. then just be careful it can be done
     
  6. dirtysecret

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    Everyone always says "sell hot products" - but where do you BUY these products in the 1st place?

    The irony is that if you can find a cheap source on the web....so can consumers...so can your competitors.

    I'm guessing that the real money in ebay is using phone calls, personal connections, local sources etc to get merchandise at rates that other people simply cannot without having done some negotiation, knowing someone, etc.

    For example, I make about $500 - $1k a month selling boots on ebay. The only thing that protects this market for me is that I live near the only factory outlet store in the country for these (my source is therefore fairly well protected).
     
  7. BillyDom

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    Yeah, you're right. But you'd be surprised at how lazy some - well, alot of people are. I mean I know of a product that you can get real cheap online through Google but low and behold people are on Ebay and buying the thing for more than what they could get it through Google. So why not just oblige them and go along with their search habits? As long as what you're selling has enough demand on Ebay who cares if you can get it elsewhere cheaper. What I mean is take a look at the completed sales for that item (whatever it is/whatever you're researching) and see if it's making alot of sales on Ebay (using the Completed Auctions search feature - in the left nav bar). If it is bingo, you've got something you can sell. Google will still sell it too but Ebay has some kind of magnetism that attracts buyers to search there first - as weird as that may seem (or not seem). It's the place they think to go. It took me a while to come to terms with what seems obvious (i.e. just Google it) but strangely many people just don't do it. They'll go to Ebay instead. And the product Im thinking has been selling this way for a long time too. So if your research shows qualities like this then you've got a hot product that you can pretty much guarantee is going to sell.

    It is a very strange thing because I heard that Ebay has alot of spend thrifts go there which may be true but this particular product defies that logic.

    Also, to make more money from just the one customer you might want to consider/factor in selling to this person again and again in the future by searching for other related products to sell them since they'll likely be gong to buy them anyway, why not buy them from someone they've already bought from. I've heard somewhere that people are more likely to buy from someone they've already bought from before than from a stranger. And you can automate all this - do the work once and reap the rewards. Just collect their email and go from there (once you've got your product portfolio sorted out that is).

    Summary:
    1) Find hot product (above)
    2) Find related products that they'll likely be interested in buying too (must be related)
    3) set up an email sequence with each product being promoted one at a time (time-released - i.e. autoresponder - use Aweber or something)
    4) Work hard at getting as many front ends products to as many eyeballs on Ebay as possible and then funnel them all into your preloaded email sequence.

    That's a system - well, the general gist - that they all teach on MySilentTeam.com. An oldy but a goody.

    You'll be surprised at how many ideas you can come up with and how little time you have to implement them on your own.
     
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  8. zorphee

    zorphee Registered Member

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    Yup. Billy is totally right on that! Your competitors, your customers can go online and search. But the problem is they don't or rather they don't know. It's somehow wired into the system that the only place to look for things is Ebay or Craigslist. But that's a good thing really. :)
     
  9. BillyDom

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    No problem.
     
  10. isaiahz

    isaiahz Junior Member

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    Sell something your passionate about and never stop. I sold on Ebay for awhile and was very very successful at it. Most of these manuals and ebooks just give you an overall idea on what to do, which is good if your just starting out.

    One good method is to buy low on ebay and sell on amazon, or the other way around. As with anything, keep at it and don't jump around to 10 diff biz ideas in a week. Good luck!