WTF sells anymore?

cpaaddict

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of course shit sells on there lol. just cos you didint sell them 2 items. it dont mean ebay is dead. have ytou had a look at ebay pulses? to see whats hot etc? this will give you idea on whats selling at the mo
 

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Collectibles, one offs etc, hard to find, and you have to know your niche real well.

Stamps, toys trains etc, people are still looking for a bargain, but are getting real tight with their money.

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I used to run a small business selling parts recovered from corporate desktops. Any kind of junkyard is good for supplies. As everywhere else, you need to test test test.
 

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Any thing which is not anymore available in common market, Like 10 year old celebrity/wrestler/actor/actress/etc merchandise.
 

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There's a program called "Hammer Tap". It's like Market Samurai for eBay. If you're at all interested in selling stuff there, you should check it out. And, of course, there's a plethora... an abundance... a cornucopia... an avalanche... a fucking shitload of free tools for the asking that can help you decide what to sell.
 

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The problem with Ebay is the fees. Unless you can make a GOOD profit from something then stay away i say or the fees will swallow up any profit. I dont sell on there at the moment for that reason.
 

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eBay fees are out of control and it just keeps getting worse. I don't know how some sellers are even breaking even.
 

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rare an collectible. you would get a better result going to an antique store and buying soem stuff.
 

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I sell some products on ebay at $100 markup, and yes they sell.
Here's the breakdown of what I get out of it.
The product is $399...ebay charges $15 at end of auction for each item that sells.
Paypal charges $12.50 for fees and then on top of that takes another $8.30 for the rolling reserve.

What am I left with?
$399 Retail Price
- $299.00 My Cost
- $15.00 Ebay Fees
- $12.50 Paypal Fees
- $8.70 Rolling Reserve (Returned after 90 days, bs)
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$63.80 Profit

They take 37% of your profit, it's rediculous. Granted, with lower value items it's not going to be that much.

Then comes income taxes of over 30% but thats unrelated.

A lot of the things I sell I can only markup 30% so that leaves you LOSING money.
They need to figure out a better system.

Getting back to the OP's question, things still sell, you just have to have a product that people can't find anywhere else.
 

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They take 37% of your profit, it's rediculous. Granted, with lower value items it's not going to be that much.

Then comes income taxes of over 30% but thats unrelated.

A lot of the things I sell I can only markup 30% so that leaves you LOSING money.
They need to figure out a better system.

Getting back to the OP's question, things still sell, you just have to have a product that people can't find anywhere else.


Dead right NewWayInvest, you have to do your sums (and research) first, My policy is that I don't sell items that cost me under $25.00 and I don't mark up less than 150% gross.

I cannot stress enough, know your niche.
 

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Is it worth selling my CD? (See signature)
As its on Amazon for past week in stock but nobody has bought
 

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Yeah I here your pain buddy, sometimes its a mission to find new niches out their and make a decent return, this is my philosophy for selling online, if the walmarts of this world sell it, dont bother. you can play around with stuff like liquidation.com and buy surplus products and give that a shot or stick to a niche that wont be found on your local stores, i think theirs a market for everything big or small. You can also try hand made items. example i live in florida local american indians make hand made mocasins (sandals) they look different, their hand made and have a catchy story. its a niche if you are going to have sell comodoty products like walmart doest then you better be able to compete with their pricing which is not feasable and a waste of your time and money.
 

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Agreed 100 percent however my newish idea was to go in these REALLY cheap places and add a slight profit as not all people will see those places to buy.




Yeah I here your pain buddy, sometimes its a mission to find new niches out their and make a decent return, this is my philosophy for selling online, if the walmarts of this world sell it, dont bother. you can play around with stuff like liquidation.com and buy surplus products and give that a shot or stick to a niche that wont be found on your local stores, i think theirs a market for everything big or small. You can also try hand made items. example i live in florida local american indians make hand made mocasins (sandals) they look different, their hand made and have a catchy story. its a niche if you are going to have sell comodoty products like walmart doest then you better be able to compete with their pricing which is not feasable and a waste of your time and money.
 
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The reason you see these sellers selling thing at stupid prices and wonder how the hell do they make a profit is simple.

They are selling at a loss, strange right? Well not to them, these sellers get bonuses on selling so many 100 or 1000 of a certain product, that's where their profit is.

Sell at a loss, bank on the bonus

Makes the rest of our lives shit coz we cant compete
 
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