How To Find Items For Your Ebay Business

by Pam on August 31, 2012

If you have or are planning on starting an eBay business, then you need to know where you can find items to sell. This is where most people have trouble because they take everything out of their house and try to sell it and once that is gone they are stuck with nothing.

I don’t want this to happen to you since not having items will cause you to lose a lot of money and that is not a good way to pay bills and increase your net worth. Now, the trick to finding items for your eBay business is to look around at places that sell below retail value. The reason you must do this is because nobody is going to buy from you when they can buy a brand new item from their local retail store for far less money. Just remember that.

Where To Find Items For Your Ebay Business

Thrift Stores – The reason why you should be going to thrift stores is because you can buy their stuff for a fraction of the true value. What a lot of people do is they buy clothes and small knickknacks and clean them really well and then sell them on eBay. This is a good thing to do since a lot of the stuff you will find at these thrift stores are still good and can actually make you a decent amount of money.

Storage Auctions – I love storage auctions for many reasons. The first, I just love to go and bid on different storage units and see if I can win. The second reason, people leave all kinds of great things in the storage sheds and you can easily make your money back. This is a little risky but it is worth it when you find a really good storage unit.

Estate Sales – Another place I like to go is to different estate sales. Being that the families are trying to get rid of a lot of the stuff they have you can easily go in there and buy items for a tenth of what they are really worth and quickly turn around and make a profit off of the items you buy.

When it comes to getting more items for your eBay store you must understand what things might sell for.  If you don’t know what the prices of things will be, then it will be almost impossible to judge whether or not it will be a good deal for you to buy. Just keep that in mind.

Also, something I strongly recommend is that you list items on eBay as soon as you get them. The reason I recommend doing this is to make sure you keep your eBay store stocked and so that you can get as many sales as possible. Don’t make the mistake of buying a bunch of items and then not listing them because now you will have money tied up in these things. Trust me, if you go to the places that I mentioned above you will be able to find a lot of great items that you can sell for a decent profit.

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