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I wanted to try becoming a seller on ebay, but i don't know how.

Discussion in 'Ebay' started by Jetsetskyking, Jul 31, 2015.

  1. Jetsetskyking

    Jetsetskyking Registered Member

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    I want to become a seller on ebay, but i don't have ratings yet, and because of this, i can't find opportunities. How can i get started, or how did you get started?
     
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    By signing up to ebay and selling unwanted crap.

    Really is that simple
     
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    Hawkster summed it up. Sell whatever you have available cheaply to get your account started. Don't plan to make a huge profit or anything at first just try to break even. Ship the things you sell quickly, get some positive seller feedback, then start exploring more profitable opportunities.

    Back when I did sell on eBay I stared out by selling old shoes, kids clothes, DVDs/books in lots, and products I got for free in exchange for writing reviews. Once I had feedback I purchased cheap items from a wholesale company. That was yeaaarrrss ago and things have changed, but there are several threads here about selling Amazon products on eBay.
     
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  5. dunks

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    If you can't sell anything for 2x the amount you've paid for, then forget ebay... 13.4% in fees + shipping + potential scammers and you also have competitors overseas who are selling knock offs for dirt cheap...same goes for amazon with their ridiculous fees...you might make better money with craiglist.
     
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    There's no other way, you need to build up your empire from the ground up. Start selling lower cost item (may be worth to loose a bit) to build up your feedback..
     
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    Buy cheap free shipping items from various sellers to quickly get your ratings up.

    I've found people don't always leave feedback when they buy my items (even at a very good price).
     
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    With eBay's new system, feedback is absolutely meaningless. In fact, less interaction with customer on a sale, the better I feel about it.
     
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    Definitely a good starting point is selling your own unwanted stuff, small items that wont cost you a lot to post. Also, buying and selling collectibles, coins aren't a bad option, if you can find the right items cheap enough to then sell then again on ebay just making a small profit or breaking even (always take into account postage cost and ebay/paypal fees), might take up some time for little gain but it will at least get the ball rolling and your feedback score climbing.

    Also just look about for stuff you actually normally buy; things like household goods can be cheaper on ebay than elsewhere and if you're paying promptly then you'll be sure to be getting positive feedback on your purchases. Goes without saying that shouldn't go buying stuff you don't need just to get your feedback up.
     
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    Get your account started by selling cheap products, get feedback and gain the methods to sell in ebay from existing profitable sellers
     
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    would it be a bad idea to resell inexpensive items from other ebay sellers as a mean to get started?