Guide to selling questionable items on ebay Well lets face it, this is blackhatworld. No need to pussyfoot around it lets get down to the issue at hand! you have this nice new ebay account, you may have spend a few $$ getting it going. Now you want to make a return on that investment. In fact you may have been perusing DHgate or Tradetang and you found something that you KNOW will sell well. well before you list it, STOP Products on those sites are very well known and highly suspect to be counterfeit or fradulent. I am certainly not going to say that you cannot sell these products, because I supported myself on it for 5 years. However you must be careful when listing. And the best way to be careful is to watch others fail at what you hope to do! when I find a product I like, the first thing I do is take an ebay search on .com, .ca and .co.uk sites to see all current sellers listing those products. Then I watch all the listings to build a list of current sellers. Go through and check their feedback. Do they have any negs? what for? If so.. can you garantee you won't run into those issues? if you see negs becaues the product is shoddy.. ditch it. Now you can do a completed listings search to get an idea of what kind of price you are going to get. Check the history of all of these sellers and see if they have any neg feedback. This will give you a good idea of any issues you might face with the product you have selected. Now the final step is to HAVE PATIENCE! you want to keep an eye on all current sellers of this product. Do they stick around and keep selling? That is what you want to see.. it means that they are not having issues that caused them to quit. The other thing you want to look for is auctions getting pulled by ebay. You should get an alert of this if you are watching them all. Actually listing the items: When you go to list, there are a couple of tricks you can employ: For branded items with active VERO members, you can list late on friday night and pull them sunday afternoon. But this doesn't work for all vero members, Microsoft is especially bad about this. I also like to list my items and buy it now OBO. Most people will give you an offer first, and this gives you a chance to look at the buyers transaction history and see if they are your average buyer if if they are a secret shopper for the brand you are selling. You do a search by bidder and see all the itmes they are bidding on. Some items you might have a detail that you dont want ebay to see. Well, since the robots just scan the text you can place an image in the auction and they won't necessarily see it. This technique will fail a manual review, but it should keep you listing in the short term. The most important technique of all? Never stick to one product for too long.. if you have had a good run EASE OFF for a few months. Take a break. Always have 2 products on the go, 1 product that is your money maker, 1 testing product and keep a list as long as possible of products which you THINK you might be able to sell. That is the technique I used to support myself on ebay for 5 years, however as of today I am retiring my grey hat techniques and sticking to the legit ebay business I have built for myself.