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Help please with ebay

Discussion in 'Ebay' started by nick5698, Dec 9, 2012.

  1. nick5698

    nick5698 Registered Member

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    Hi,I want to start selling ipads/iphones on ebay,I have a 7 almost years old paypal and ebay account all positive feedback,But I do not have the money to start so,Can I buy an ipad for example and immiediatly put it for sale and use that money to pay for it? And keep profit?,Sort of like dropshipping?
     
  2. marusia

    marusia Senior Member

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    I would only do this if you are 100% sure you can get it in time. If they see a return address to somewhere popular (or someone other than you), they may get pissed and it can come back to bite you in the ass.
     
  3. KELLOGGS

    KELLOGGS Supreme Member

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    If you're willing to pay interest, I'd take out a loan. It's a lot safer.
     
  4. pander

    pander Newbie

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    If you're confident in your plan then I would just get some capital together by taking out a credit card on one of those long term 0% deals (Barclays and MBNA do 22+ months) and then take advantage of the recently introduced feature both of those cards offer which is to balance transfer directly to a current account (i.e. yours) instead of another credit card. Hey presto, you have your working capital!
     
  5. pander

    pander Newbie

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    Forgot to say...

    If you use the entry method provided by money saving expert site then you'll get a better term for the 0 percent.
     
  6. worldwebsolutions

    worldwebsolutions Regular Member

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    Not a good idea, work in any gas station, buy it then sell it.

    you might have profit or lost but thats business
     
  7. haki_master

    haki_master Regular Member

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    I am doing the dropship method selling on ebay and i can say it works.You list an item , sell it then buy it from your source and ship it directly to your customer you dont have to get it shipped first to your place , plus you save on shipping and customs fees.But the thing with iphones and all other popular brands is that when you list something of that high risk on ebay , you risk your account as ebay can take down your auction more easily than if you were selling something less risky.
     
  8. mathat22

    mathat22 Newbie

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    Can someone please exlpain what a dropship method is?
     
  9. haki_master

    haki_master Regular Member

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    Dropshipping is when you sell something while you dont own it actually so for example you make a listing on ebay , it sells then you get payed and go to your source , or a website for instance dhgate and buy it from there and have it shipped to customers address.