Anyone Making $$$ On eBay?

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UnderDogs1979 PM UnderDogs1979
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Posted: 2/11/2012 10:05:51 PM

Wondering if anyone runs a business on eBay? Any tips on what works well?

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Posted: 2/12/2012 4:25:28 PM
ehh kind of i was making my own products and selling them i was in the process of buying from wholesalers but never went through with it or could find one
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Posted: 2/13/2012 10:59:03 PM
My gf buys used and wholesale Harley Davidson items and makes good coin. It can be anything..Obvious garbage like t-shirts and ashtrays..But also toothpick holders, xmas tree ornaments...Anything. 

She goes to Goodwill and Salvation Army. And she orders from different dealerships after different holidays...Like, one dealership was selling Christmas stockings for $1 each. She bought them all and sold them for $7-$10 each.
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Posted: 2/19/2012 12:55:26 PM
Tough to make any money on EBay with their absurd fees.  Only way you can really make $$ is buying tickets at face value and scalping them.  
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Posted: 2/20/2012 1:53:08 AM
i sell stuff I dont use anymore and ebay has got better of late, free to list a lot of the time and dont need to scan stuff, people love buying stuff online so if you have a good product and a reliable supplier, you should be in business
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Posted: 4/22/2012 1:05:17 PM
QUOTE Originally Posted by Dutch1976:

My gf buys used and wholesale Harley Davidson items and makes good coin. It can be anything..Obvious garbage like t-shirts and ashtrays..But also toothpick holders, xmas tree ornaments...Anything. 

She goes to Goodwill and Salvation Army. And she orders from different dealerships after different holidays...Like, one dealership was selling Christmas stockings for $1 each. She bought them all and sold them for $7-$10 each.
where do you buy Harley Dav wholesale products
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Posted: 4/23/2012 5:54:17 PM
QUOTE Originally Posted by mtndew146:

where do you buy Harley Dav wholesale products



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Posted: 4/24/2012 1:31:10 AM
i sell my picks on there.
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Posted: 4/24/2012 9:08:33 AM
QUOTE Originally Posted by BIGfnPOO:

i sell my picks on there.
we wanna make money not lose our behind
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Posted: 6/24/2012 2:01:00 PM
Unless you have some unique product making money on EBay is tough. I tried selling a digital camera and never got even one bid. Granted the camera was a 8mgpix but I only wanted $25.
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Posted: 6/24/2012 2:37:32 PM
there are millions sites like Ebay, just not widely known. Haven't sold any products yet, mostly just browse at what they have on there. 
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Posted: 6/26/2012 7:37:36 PM

I have been doing some summer cleaning over the past couple of months on ebay and have gotten about $300 from junk I didn't want anymore. It's probably a far cry from what the original purchase prices were, but it's something.

I think the only people that really make money on ebay are people with connections to china. They must get these items for pennies or less.

For example, I ordered a couple of cables for $0.99 shipped. This is from a USA seller too. Somehow he managed to pay for the item, the padded envelope (50 cents), and for USPS shipping (which is ridiculous these days), ebay final value fees (10-15%), listing fees, paypal fees (3%), and still turn a profit somehow on that 99 cents, it's amazing.

The China sellers can actually ship from China to the US on 80 cents and still make a profit. That's incredible to me.

When you're dealing with Ebay, your primary market is going to be people that care pretty much about cost only. When there's 100 other people in the world selling your product, you've gotta be prompt and sell quality products.

Ebay also doesn't mess around. If you get some negative feedbacks they'll suspend you. If a buyer thinks you misrepresented your item, he can file a paypal claim and they'll take the money out of your account.

I can just imagine these sellers. With the amount of items you'd need to sell to make a profit, your apartments would probably be ceiling high with boxes, and you'd probably be making daily trips to the post office (items that you can't print from home).

If you're not willing to commit your life to serving ebay customers, I suggest you stick to a regular job.

Hope this was helpful.

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Posted: 6/26/2012 7:39:46 PM

Oh yea, I see you're from Ontario. Most of buyers are from US I would say, so a lot of people won't buy from you because of that.

I believe your currency is higher right now. You've also got more hurdles to cross to ship items, and for me, price the same, I usually buy from people on the East Coast (I'm from VA).

Most of the stuff I buy comes from NY, NJ, NC, and Florida.

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