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Is Ebay a Way to Make Money Anymore?

Discussion in 'Ebay' started by moneymo2018, Jan 19, 2014.

  1. moneymo2018

    moneymo2018 Junior Member

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    Hello,

    I was selling on ebay for a while and sold some small things with no profits really. I tried dropshipping but then learned that dropshipping isn't the way anymore. So I tried wholesale buying, Bought some clothing lots like 6 packs of women tights for $3.50 each. Tried to sell that back on ebay and no return in profits or any conversions or interest whats so ever. I have tried selling some products I didn't need anymore and had for so long in great condition and no sales. I am pretty good with making ebay listings, so I know thats not the issue. I personally think ebay is a lost cause now. Nothing sells and if they do, its usually buy a manufacturer who sells products for small profits like $1, and sell thousandths, to make their money. So people like me cant really make the money they do because we dont have the funds they have to run that kind of operation.I don't know about you guys but i think ebay is dead for the newcomers.
     
  2. jpy295

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    You haven't found the right product yet, there is for sure money to be made still on eBay.. Just for encouragement, my brother made profit $1,500 from eBay last month and has just opened a website to continue growth...

    Just find the correct product(s) and run with them.

    Joe
     
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  3. MafiaBlack

    MafiaBlack Regular Member

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    He sells vero items?
     
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  4. moneymo2018

    moneymo2018 Junior Member

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    Right, and that is extremely hard to do, Because if i try to tap a niche with low competition, i cant seem to get enough buyers to go to them and purchase. Then if you find a popular niche, your out beat by some US sellers and mainly the Asian market. Is your brother selling real authentic products?
     
  5. EbayUltimate

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    Keep looking, I am making $300+ profit selling legit items a day

    I know that feeling, but you need to just keep looking until you hit the perfect niche or find the perfect supplier
     
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    as EbayUltimate said you have to find the perfect niche , ebay will never be dead for newcomers ;)
     
  7. eternaldream

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    I've only made money selling my useless junk. I've never run a store before. I tried some drop shipping, but I ended up losing money. :(
     
  8. coreyvf

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    It's so saturated. If you're selling something like iPhone cases or whatever, you'll never compete. You have to offer something unique/exclusive or something cheaper than anyone else. That's the only way to see a great income, otherwise you won't make much. This is especially true in the US. If you're located in somewhere like Russia or something, you might get a nice stream of Russian ebayers because you can offer a cheaper shipping rate even though there might be the same product being sold by a competitor for cheaper.
     
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  9. shortgigs

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    Jesus, welcome to BHW
     
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  10. Corvox

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    Tip right now anything about legal herb is hot on ebay. Vap pens are selling like hot cakes if you can find a supplier. IF you cant sell on ebay, take your wares to a flea market.
     
  11. GoGetRanked

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    yeah talk about Black hat :)

    regards,
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  12. dannym954

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    eBay is better now than it ever was. But if you want to sell, you'd better start jumping through the hoops.
     
  13. MafiaBlack

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    Because of these bullshit sellers ebay becomes more strict day after day..
     
  14. isdasdf

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    That is the main reason I posted this information. Ebay tightens up on US sellers, and those in other countries continue to abuse posing as US sellers. I am sitting on about 4000 dollars of stamps from this method and another 1200 in the return process right now.
     
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    Your brother won't share with you ?
     
  16. D4RK KNIGHT

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    Of course Ebay is a way to make money.

    Ebay gets millions of viewers everyday.
     
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    hondapower912 Newbie

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    you hit it off with the right products, you can still make $
     
  18. mxrtxn

    mxrtxn Newbie

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    Maybe is time to stop relying on second parties (ebay, amazon) and start your business with your unique products.

    HereĀ“s interesting book I am reading right now:

    hxxp://books.google.cl/books/about/How_Small_business_Trades_Worldwide.html?id=K_sPUkIwG2UC&redir_esc=y

    Good Luck!
     
  19. bananaman5000

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    I wouldn't go the ebay route, been there, done that.

    it is impossible to build a stable business on a platform that will kick you off, and gives buyers the right to leave negative feedback and doesn't let you leave it for them.

    in short, sellers get completely screwed in the end, almost all of them. i would spend my time on just about anything else
     
  20. MadStacks

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    Nothing new it's the same tactics that makes eBay a hornets nest for sellers because this same method (buyer fraud)
    is done with almost every item on eBay and anyone who has sold any real items knows to watch out for guys like you.

    OP - Do not start your business with clothes that is a nightmare because of sizes, colors and so on. Pick a item that
    is clear and the customer knows that they are getting.