Have you ever made something to sell on Ebay?

@Timbro2 (123)
United States
October 22, 2006 9:40am CST
How well do homemade items sell on Ebay and what are a few items that seem to sell well?
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@missybal (4492)
• United States
23 Oct 06
I make lap quilts to sell on ebay. It's more a hobby only pays well near christmas.
@Timbro2 (123)
• United States
23 Oct 06
Sounds interesting. Do you have any up for sale there now? I'd just like to see what one looks like.
@missybal (4492)
• United States
23 Oct 06
Yup! My ebay id name is missmiss21 I think I have 6-7 listed right now. I've kind of put it to the side right now because I have started another work at home business.
@tammytwo (4303)
• United States
22 Oct 06
I make t-shirts. Have sold a few on Ebay. I have a press like they use in professional shops.
@Timbro2 (123)
• United States
22 Oct 06
That sounds great. How much of an inital investment did you have? Seems like the shirts, transfers, ink, etc. might get to be a little expensive when you're just starting out. I've always wanted to do this. Any tips?
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@tammytwo (4303)
• United States
22 Oct 06
It was a little expensive to start. The press itself was over $200. It took about $280-$300 to start. I also make mousepads. You may try the jar recipes, you put cookie mixes and other recipes in a jar with a ribbon or nice decoartion on top. They even sell books now with the recipes in them. Or do a search on Ebay to see what items are selling well. Good Luck
• United States
23 Oct 06
Never made anything but starting to think about selling SOMETHING on there, seems to be good business
@Timbro2 (123)
• United States
23 Oct 06
Absolutely--now that the holidays are near, seems like a great time to try and find something that'll sell. People are more likely to spend money now for gifts.
• United States
16 Jun 09
If you're making homemade products to sell online, I would suggest selling on Etsy.com rather an ebay. Etsy is designed to connect artisans with buyers around the world. It's a great forum to use whether you make only a few products every so often, or if you're trying to start up a business making homemade things. Check it out, there are a ton of things you can make and sell on Etsy, and they get a lot of traffic!
@BuffMom (2215)
• United States
23 Oct 06
no but I have thought about doing it. i know people who do and do pretty good with it