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Discussion in 'Ebay' started by mykim, Feb 14, 2012.

  1. mykim

    mykim Registered Member

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    I was making some money on amazon and ebay selling replicas but was shutdown on amazon recently. A good chunk of my income was from amazon.

    I still do some ebay but only make a little because im afraid of vero takedowns.

    I wanted to try sell on craiglist but the stupid phone verification system is too much to handle.

    So i looked up the ebay wholesale lots, and there is no money to be made there either. The items are too pricey so it's pointless.

    How do these successful ebay sellers find suppliers? I want to go legit, but i find it impossible to find a supplier. I tried looking at liquidation and websites like viatrading, but i only see worthless junk.
     
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    I don't know man, just take the edge off and feel good while it lasts.
     
  3. domenic

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    what were you selling? =]
     
  4. mykim

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    replica dvds
     
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    Nordajgt Regular Member Premium Member

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    Gee, i wonder why.

     
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    ShadeDream Elite Member

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    What were you expecting from someone who finds the CL phone verification system too much to handle? lol
     
  7. mykim

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    im too poor to afford a cellphone . I only have a voip yahoo phone, which does not work with craigslist
     
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    ShadeDream Elite Member

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    Well if you've made money...

    Then you should have invested that into a cellphone. But that's not the point here, you didn't state that you don't have the money to handle CL verification, you just said that it was too much, which makes it sound as if it's too much of a hassle.

    If you want to start making some quick money I would suggest CPA. But then again you've been here since March 2011 which pretty much suggests that you don't like hard work if you're still on the edge with no money.
     
  9. domenic

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    sign up for google voice, you can use it to verify CL
     
  10. mykim

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    yeah all the money i made on amazon has been spent on bills. I am working on 2 websites but it is slow to pick up. Both of them have only made $8 combined, and one is over a year old. No CPA, but it has adsense and chitkita. Funny thing is, adsense banned me for absolutely no reason, so i doubt i will get paid on my new adsense account.

    yes, craiglist is a hassle. Just a few months ago, i could bypass the phone verification by making a new account. but this does not work anymore. Even if i did have a phone, the number would get banned from CL soon anyway.

    im sure google voice does not work with craiglist. it is a voip phone and i've tried that
     
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    ShadeDream Elite Member

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    I don't know what to say man. You will have to find something that works for you and stick to it until you make enough money to try other things. Never keep all your eggs in one basket. If you need to pay the bills and you're not making enough on the Internet, you will need to find yourself a day time job in the meantime.

    I would recommend taking a look at this method:

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    http://www.blackhatworld.com/blackhat-seo/making-money/359445-easy-100-day-perfect-noobs.html
    Good Luck!
     
  12. ljt3759

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    There's only 3 ways to get things cheap.

    1. Buy in bulk from the manufacturer
    2. Buy stolen copys
    3. Buy replicas/fakes.

    I dont recommend number 2, you've tried number 3 and number 1 requires a lot of capital.
     
  13. mykim

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    Most manufacturers only want to deal with retail stores. I tried calling up vibrams and levi. They both told me that they can't hook me up.
     
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    Not to get completely off topic, but have you tried other ways of making money. Think about it, you are creative enough to sell, come up with descriptions of items, ship them, etc. I can't see why you can learn another skill like SEO, design, things of that nature. You have a talents, we all do, the trick in life is to find how we can best express them. Wish you the best of luck just don't give up . Also on topic try this thread by DIZZ
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    http://www.blackhatworld.com/blackhat-seo/dropshipping-wholesale-hookups/102761-starting-master-wholesale-distributor-list.html
     
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    Read the thread started by Hitch "how to go legit on ebay" or something like that. It will get you going on the right path. Good luck.
     
  16. mykim

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    i am working on two websites, but it is slow. One of them gets over 100 unique visitors a day, but ad clicks are pitifully low.
     
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    If you can't afford a cell phone, then how do you expect to buy in the QTY's required to turn a profit?

    Don't listen to all the hype. It DOES take money to make money. Without it, is not impossible but it's a hell of a lot harder.

    Get a job, build a bank roll, make wise investments, grow the business, quit the job...don't sell bootlegs.

    BTW, you can get trac phones that will work for CL, costs like $8 or something for 30 minutes which is more then enough to verify.