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SUCCESS STORY - MY eBay JOURNEY TO A 100K+ BUSINESS (LEGIT , NO LIES HERE) Chapter 1

Discussion in 'Ebay' started by eBayStealths, Sep 8, 2013.

  1. eBayStealths

    eBayStealths Regular Member

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    Hello everyone!!! I am pretty new to this forum as far as being "active" on it, but I have been on this forum for a few years (without an account). I want to tell you events in my life that changed me forever as far as making money, and becoming successful. I don't enjoy people who lie about the amounts they make. There are a lot of people on here that claim there making huge amount's of money, and that might be true!! I am in no way calling them a liar, but some of the "claims" just seem pretty out there! I wish they would share there story with me! I know that on my way up I would have loved to hear or read ( lol ) stories on how people from "this" forum got successful. There are so many of you guys/girls who are making great money, and I would love to hear your journey. There aren't a lot out there so I thought I'd just share with you. Some of you will read all of this, some of you won't! But if you have read this far I'm going to take it as you really want to know what this is all about. So here we go, my short story! I don't think this has ever been done on this forum in this fashion, so I'm kinda excited, but I am hoping that everyone likes it enough that I will keep sharing MORE CHAPTERS. I also would like to do it this way because the stories that you do hear seem to be all PERFECT on that way up the ladder, and you never hear the emotion, stress, struggle, or just the little things that a person did to get to that success. I need to do it this way for not only you, but for myself, and so that I minimize the amount of stuff I miss.. (Hope you stick around, lets get started)

    Chapter 1

    When I was 17 years old my aunt told me to read the book "Rich Dad Poor Dad". Being a kid at that age, reading was the last thing on my mind. Of course for everyone here who read a lot at the age, nothing against you, thats wonderful. I was just more into my video games, and girls. It was this book that would change my life into what it is today. Well not so much change my life but it would totally change my way of thinking! All I thought about was investing after reading it, and becoming wealthy. I mean let's be real who doesn't think about it now. I'm sure everyone on this forum has thought about making it to the next level and really owning that dream car, or that mansion. Maybe even several. I know that I did, and still do! I'm getting a little off topic so back to my story. I had a love for computers (like any kid I believe) , and all I did was go on social sites like myspace, and stickam. Sites now that are dead, but anyway one day after reading the "Rich Dad" book I searched up, "How to make money online". Something that I'm sure everyone of us has done at one point or time. A bunch of links started to pop up, and of COURSE most of it was SPAM. Although I wanted to try a lot of these programs out, most of them required some type of FRONT FEE, which I didn't have. All I had was a job at McDonald's.. Yup that was my job. I was a Swing Manager at my Local McDonald's. I worked long hours as well. Up to 16 on the weekends, and 8 on the weekdays (let's not forget I am still a high school student). However on my search I came across a very successful blog that mention eBay. I had honestly never really thought about eBay even though I have heard of it, only from people who bought things at amazing prices, but never people who sold for extra cash..or even a living.

    So there I was on the front page of eBay just looking at all these different items that they had for sale. They had prices that were honestly just amazing. I could get things for 50% off, or even more on retail items. I started buying small things. $1-5 items. One of the first things I bought was charging cables for my phone that I could use for my car. One day while driving a kid from school that car pulled with me (split the gas), said he needed to buy a charger from the store after he saw me using mine. I asked him for about what prices do they go for (I knew the prices, but just wanted to see if he knew the prices), he was like ya there about $15. I was like, "man you can just buy this one. I can sell it to you for $8". He was more then happy to do it, and gave me $10 without wanting change. After this I was hooked. I made about $12, and it took 2 mins. My job at the time was only paying me $8/hr. After this I bought 5 more chargers at a cheaper price, and put a sign up at my school. It was a post wall where kids could post anything. From there I was able to post my flier (which I had printed 4 off). I covered up all the other pictures and posts (ya I was a jerk lol), and in 2 days I had sold all 5, and I was getting more text on people who wanted them. Now it's not like all these people wanted to buy from me because they didn't have chargers. It was because most people didn't have car chargers, and I had a phone that I knew A lot of my friends and there friends had at school. the RAZOR!! The good ol razor (boy do I miss it). I put the price at 7 dollars and had bought the chargers for 1.75. So you can see the deal was there, and people couldn't pass it up. Now this was before I even got to selling on eBay!! I had used eBay to buy items for myself, and found that people wanted them too. The night I sold all 5, I ordered 5 more, and also I opened my first selling eBay Account.... it was about to begin... Never in a million years would I have ever though I would be making $2200-3000 a week from eBay. Never it a million years would I have thought after opening that new seller account (with 10 item list limit) would I have 7 Top Rated Selling account's, and 9 accounts in all. But then again, I didn't know how DANG hard it was going to be. Nights where I would honestly feel like crying... and the Morning I got the Email saying that my Personal Account was LIMTED.....

    *End of Chapter 1*


    I really hoped you guys/girls liked the first part in my story so far..in inside look at my journey in becoming an eBay, and online entrepreneur. This is my LEGIT STORY. I'm not going lie, and make things up to you guys. There are so many of you that have the drive that I had, and still have on a everyday basis. This is just THE FIRST CHAPTER in my Story!!! If you liked it shoot me a message, or comment saying you liked it. That way I can know if you guys would like me to keep writing them, and tell you how I made it to this point. The point to where I can enjoy my life, and do it from a computer.

    Thank you everyone who has helped me. My time to give back... :)
     
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  2. MikeLac

    MikeLac Regular Member

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    Love your story and congrats on your Ebay success! Let me be the first to hit the "Thanks" button!

    I've tried selling on Ebay before with little success. Ebay was making dollars off of every one of my auctions while I was making pennies. Every time I went back to try selling on Ebay, it was the same result. I am looking at getting back into Ebay selling by importing items from China or some other overseas countries from alibaba, aliexpress, or dhgate. Looking at laptops at the moment and messaged a few sellers today asking a few questions. Prices seem pretty cheap. But I'm thinking that the quality is poor. There are a lot of scammers trying to sell their crap on those sites. I know not to buy anything name brand on those sites because they are usually fake.

    Looking forward to your additional posts! :)
     
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  3. eBayStealths

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    Thank you so much for your honest post! And thank you for "thanking" mine. Yes eBay can be a hard thing to break into when your first starting out. Plus eBay is getting pretty crowded. Not saying that it was when I first started, but it was much easier to kinda break through that. While it isn't the easiest thing to do please know that you can become successful on eBay. The level success can be anything from a few bucks a month to thousands like myself. It is a STRESSFUL business I have, but honestly the success that comes with it over powers what is bad. I'm not trying to feed you a bunch of crap, just my honest thoughts on this!

    If you ever need help with idea's, and honest help with eBay in general, don't be afraid to shoot me a pm!

    ps: For everyone reading this, no I'm selling anything to anyone. I ask people to pm because each situation is different, and some people don't want there situation stated for the world!! I hope everyone understands!! :)

    Thank you again!
     
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  4. Nemmba

    Nemmba Newbie

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    Great post! I got tinhles running through my body when you said your aunt gave you the book rich dad poor dad, because my aunt gave me the same book! Im thinking of getting into selling on ebay, could you pm so we can talk in private?
     
  5. eBayStealths

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    It's such a great Book, and I hope everyone get's a chance to read it! Such an easy read as well!!
     
  6. lxbru

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    Great thread so far! Im looking into getting into ebay selling as well and hopefully someday I can add to this forum like you are!
     
  7. pdadarwal

    pdadarwal Registered Member

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    Nice story you have shared for the success. It may become a blue print of success if you have so many chapters in your story. Well I thanks to you again for this one.
     
  8. Nemmba

    Nemmba Newbie

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    I added you on skype! haha it wont let me send a pm because i have less than 15 posts
     
  9. techfan

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    so far soo good. Keep it coming. TEll us about your first 100k, the good stuff man.
     
  10. eBayStealths

    eBayStealths Regular Member

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    Well it was a lot of typing so I wanted to make sure you guys wanted it before I typed the whole story! It's the little things during my life that added up to what it is today! So I don't want to leave any details out, even if it seems non-important! :) I'll start writing the rest this week!
     
  11. eBayStealths

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    That would be great! I love to see people succeed! Always remember to give back! It will feel good, I promise!! :) If you need any help just let me know!! Thanks again!
     
  12. ok888

    ok888 Jr. VIP Jr. VIP Premium Member

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    I will love to hear the other half of the stories


    I dont know why but I was never interested in Ebay but after reading your first half I think I should start digging in deeper into Ebay
     
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  13. Nemmba

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    +Rep there ya go man!
     
  14. kd19148

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    Thanks for sharing the start of your story with us I can't wait to hear about how you made a 100k!
     
  15. lovedream4u

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    i wish, there is post summary in bhw to read long posts like this.
     
  16. eBayStealths

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    I am so glad you liked it, and yes I will write Chapter 2 this week for everyone! I'm hoping that people on this forum can get some idea's from my story, and even see that it wasn't a cake walk!! :)
     
  17. john connor

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    hi ebaystealths
    how are you?
    i want to ask you a few question
    1. how to sell more on ebay
    2. how to find the most frequently selling items ..
    ultimate goal is to make more money from ebay through selling items..
     
  18. eBayStealths

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    I have another thread open for questions like this! Post that up there! Thank you again for the question! :) Hope you enjoyed my post!
     
  19. oblivion19

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    Another shout out to rich dad poor dad. Although I havent made big money, that book has changed my thinking.
     
  20. cheekykent

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    good stuff OP