Hi BHW, first post!! So I have decided that I want to invest some money into drop shipping from china and selling the items on eBay. Thing is, Amazon is cheap on almost everything and they offer free postage, my only competitive advantage is that local buyers cant buy from Amazon unless they pay for extra shipping. Im from Australia and Amazon doesn't ship unless you go with an American or international courier company and that's extra cost and a longer delay. I just wanted to ask what do you guys think of drop shipping and whether it is profitable when you factor in costs of eBay, postage and import costs. Also where would you find good suppliers; had a bit of a look on alibaba and globalsource. And finally, what are some good resources to research niches and particular items that sell well and have alot of traffic/sales?