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[New][Method] Selling on Ebay with the help of Facebook

Discussion in 'Ebay' started by Welkroo, Aug 18, 2017.

  1. Welkroo

    Welkroo Regular Member

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    Ebay Selling Method

    DISCLAIMER: Firstly I want to say that I tried this method myself and it works perfectly, but after Paypal block my account for stupid reasons I went over to another thing.
    I am not a native English but I try my best that you could understand this method.
    One more thing, this method is not about ebay arbitrage or dropshipping.

    Where to start?

    Create an Ebay Account it doesn't matter if it is a seller account or a private account. But I think a good seller account could make it much easyier for paypal so you money get not freezed.
    Create a facebook account if you not already have a private one.
    Maybe a bit money to start about 200-500$
    Thats all you need for this method so move on to the next step.

    The Method

    I think in every country or city you live you have facebook groups where private people are selling those used things. The groups may are named like "Buy and Sell New York" , "Sell your stuff London", etc
    So now start joining this groups in your country /city and look for things that are selling good for cheap prices, like playstations, iphones, lego, xbox etc.. games and much more be creative.
    Often young people are selling their stuff too cheap that you can sell it for much more.
    But before you buy go check on ebay the price range of your product you would buying.

    Example: I found a guy who sold his playstation 4 for 160$ with 4 games. The price was already cheap, but I contact him and I was able to drop the price on 130$.

    Than I make some photos listed the item with an auction ebay and was able to make 240$ for the playstation.

    Final words

    Thats all, I know this method is not a regular online business, but believe me in those facebook groups are often people they don't know the right prices or they need fast money.

    I hope it could help anyone.
     
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  2. sturose

    sturose BANNED BANNED

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    Ok so it's nothing new and it's been done since the dawn of time but yeah I can confirm this does work.

    You will probably never make yourself rich doing this but it's a great way to make some extra $$$ when you need to and the best bit is you don't have to wait for payment from an affiliate network.

    I still do this from time to time now because I love that feeling of finding an absolute bargain on Facebook and then flipping it for a profit. My OH is always searching the groups for bargains.

    Tip: sometimes when you buy an item such as your example you can make more by splitting it and selling separately.

    Anyway, it's a good solid albeit old method.
     
  3. Welkroo

    Welkroo Regular Member

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    Thanks.
    I know that this is usually not a new method but I may want to help some others people out who don't know about it.

    As you say splitting is also a good method :)
     
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    Kai Escalade Junior Member

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    Does PayPal blocked your account for smth related to this or smth different? Thanks for the share!
     
  5. Welkroo

    Welkroo Regular Member

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    My account got's blocked because I created it 4 years ago and at this time I wasn't 18 years old. And they verified my account sometimes ago and asked me to upload my ID and than find it out :p
     
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    If you do everything legit then this method should never get your paypal blocked.

    This is 100% legit method so nothing dodgy or 'blackhat'

    Another way I sometimes use this is by going to discount stores locally that sell bulk quantity items. Not everywhere will have them but if you do there's some good money to be made.

    I buy large packs (big boxes or tubs) of various hardware such as screws, nails, bolts etc. Split them into smaller quantities and bag them up. Usually I can get 20-30 bags out of each tub. I have normally made my outlay back after selling 4-5 packs so all the rest are pure profit.
     
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  7. ardnev

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    So you bought that guy ps and sell it on ebay? why dont you just dropship the item?
     
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    How? You can't get genuine ps products for dropshipping. Lower profits in dropshipping as well.

    It's a method of traditional buying and selling. You need to get in quick for the best bargains so you have to contact the seller early.
     
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  9. Welkroo

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    No, As I said look for facebook group in your city, and when you find something you want you need to meet the seller give him the money and later set it on your ebay.
     
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    It seems a good method but it requires continuous work to find old products at cheap prices.
     
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    It depends, I have to say I was able to find in one day 2-3 high profitable items to sell on ebay.

    Ofcourse it is not a get rich overnight method but it could be bring you about 500-1000$ a month depending on your worklflow.
     
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    And how about selling this stuff on not eBay, but on the completely free FB Marketplace, so you avoid eBay fees and their cut?

    I wasn't even aware that this thing exists, but i just read an article the other day, that the FB Marketplace is expanding to EU with 17 countries.
     
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    I suppose it depends where you live.

    Where I am there is never a shortage of people who want to sell items fast because they need the money. Generally you can get stuff at rock bottom prices if they're desperate enough.

    I know someone who regularly buys stuff on weekly payment schemes just so he can sell them to get cash (he's a drug user) and he will constantly sell brand new phones and games consoles for half the retail price.

    He's currently in prison so no bargains for me at the moment!:D
     
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    Yeah...it could be a great earning method in the long run if one can develop good expertise in it.
     
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    Facebook buyers are notoriously tight when it comes to spending. You can usually make more through eBay even after their fees.
     
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    Haha it's sadly to say but those guys are our best customers for buying stuff :p
     
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    Well if you can still turn a profit selling at a bargain price then you're set!
     
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    You mean those naive or stupid customers ? :D