How To Find Items To Sell On eBay
When it comes to eBay auctions, many people are unsure as to how to select items to sell – and where to find them. While figuring out which items sell best on eBay may be a little difficult, finding those items isn't difficult at all! You just have to be creative in your search, and keep an open mind!
Start your search at your own home. Clean out the garage, the attic, and the closets. You will most likely be very surprised at the items that you will find.
Don't make the mistake of throwing things out, thinking that they are useless.
What is useless to you may be very useful to someone else, and you should try to auction it off! Of course, items that are worn out to the point of not working are not useful to anyone – but if the item is old, and it still works, it can be auctioned off…in fact, it doesn't even have to be old or valuable!
Offer to clean out the attics and garages of older people as well.
Older people tend to hang onto things for years and years, and as that time passes, those items become more valuable. Offer to buy items that you find in their attic or garage. Most people don't realize the value of what they have, and you will probably pick up many high selling items very cheap. In fact, as a way of thanking you, the items may even be given to you at no charge!
Visit the yard sales and garage sales in your area.
People sell things for next to nothing at these sales. If it is in good shape, and you think you can sell it on eBay, buy it. Even if it turns out to be an eBay dud, you can always resell the item in your own yard sale to get your money back out of it. However, do some research before you start hitting the yard sales. Find out what items and brands are selling well on eBay.
Flea markets are also great for finding items to auction off at eBay.
Keep up with how much you pay for items at the flea markets, and when you post the items for auction at eBay, make sure that your reserve price is not less than what you originally paid for the items!
Go to storage auctions.
Most storage businesses auction off the contents of the storage units when people fail to pay their storage bills. This is a fabulous way to find items to auction off on eBay. Estate sales should also be attended to find high value antique items.
Another option is to use drop shippers for new items.
Setting up an account with a drop shipper is really quite simple. You can auction off brand new items using either the auction feature or the buy now feature at eBay. Just make sure that your reserve price for auctions is not less than what the item will cost you! Once your item is sold, the drop shipper will ship the item directly to your customer.
The most important thing about selling is that you need to make sure the items that you pick are in good shape and are saleable. This doesn't mean that the item has to be in perfect condition – but if it is in less than perfect condition, you need to convey this information when you set up your auction.
Use your imagination, and keep your eyes open constantly for items that you can auction off on eBay. Again, do your research and find out which items and brands do well on eBay. Make a list, and carry it with you wherever you go!
CopyRight Ian D. Major 2005