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Getting parents started on eBay

Discussion in 'Ebay' started by thedon23, Jan 26, 2012.

  1. thedon23

    thedon23 Elite Member

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    So recently my parents have been telling me they want to get into eBay. Being a good son and all, I've been supportive and am gonna help them, knowing that there is a lot of money to be made eBay.

    Now, I was curious, are there any guides/books out there you'd recommend for them to read to get started? I wouldn't mind buying the book if I have to do so.

    Anything you guys recommend?
     
  2. Justenzy

    Justenzy Registered Member

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    I knew a guy on w w w . Thewholesaleforum. Co. Uk
    And he sold ebooks and I heard they were the best out there (please note I haven't bought it myself) the link is Instantstartbusiness . Com
     
  3. Justenzy

    Justenzy Registered Member

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    Lol, also note I'm not an advertiser, the developer or even a buyer of the book, I think the best way to learn is through experience.
     
  4. KraftyKyle

    KraftyKyle Jr. Executive VIP Jr. VIP Premium Member

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    It really depends on what they want to sell on eBay. If they are just trying to sell the old stuff in their attic you don't really need to teach them the ins and outs of eBay. They'll be satisfied enough getting a good amount of money for their old stuff.
     
  5. thedon23

    thedon23 Elite Member

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    Good point bro, should have been more clear in my post. They are thinking of heading into the direction of a business. They have sold old stuff of theirs on eBay before, so they do have an idea of how eBay works. But I was looking for something that would get them started on turning eBay into more of a business model (buying wholesale and such).
     
  6. virtualc08

    virtualc08 Supreme Member

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    Even I would love any information regarding this because I want my aunt who recently retired due to family commitments to get into Ebay .

    Thanks in advance.

    Regards
     
  7. thedon23

    thedon23 Elite Member

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    I'll let you know if I find any more info :) Seems like the most important part (well, obviously) is to find the right products, with high margin. With the eBay and PayPal fees, selling small priced items won't cut it. The fees will kill you.
     
  8. Kymon

    Kymon Newbie

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    There are some OK free ebooks, videos online. just do a google search that
    can help you out.
     
  9. hitch

    hitch Regular Member

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    I've read just about every ebook out there - they all suck.

    I've scanned through most of the books related to ebay at borders - they all suck.

    The ebooks will tell you some lousy way to make money which will probably get your banned. And the books simply tell you how to sign up, and create a selling account.

    Read the "everything you need to know" thread, your paretns can start buying and selling pallets of goodies.

    of course, there is a learning curve but as someone stated above, they just have to do it.

    The problem with book is the simple fact that by the time they get published, they are already out of date, like most tech stuff, you just need to do it.