help!!!! new ideas needed!!!

Ireland
September 26, 2007 3:25pm CST
HELP!!!! Ebay sales are at an all-time low for the past few weeks. Can anybody suggest a best seller??? Seaching the web for a great wholesaler but nothing is catching my eye.......
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@redfang (969)
1 Oct 07
Ok i'll try and give you the best piece of advice i possibly can for selling on ebay. don't ask other people for advice on what to sell as they will not tell you what their best sellers are due to it creating increased compertition for them, you might get alot of " dvds sell well, cds sell well, games sell well, tech sells well " etc but then you are left to find suppliers for these things and thats not an easy thing to do unless you have an established business. What you are better off doing is doing searches on ebay finding things which people are bidding on and which are going for some decent money, try going to carboots, garage sales, etc you can pick some good stuff up there for cheap and resell it on ebay for a profit and with that your not selling the same thing over and over again you are keeping yourself amused and learning something from the things you are selling. Buying trends vary on ebay one month something will be hot the next month not what you have to do is be prepared to move to another product when needed as fast as possible. The other thing you can do is find a poduct which does not have a huge amount of sellers ( eg dvds have around 5000 sellers or more ) and then find a source where you can buy the product from and then your set. Also you could try sprucing up your auctions, i used to have a web site which i hosted me html forms on for my ebay auctions, they were unique and loked funky and it drew people in because i had taken the time to do something different. It's not hard to do something sit down thinking and coming up with something new to appeal to people. I hope that might be some help to you. regards redfang
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• Ireland
1 Oct 07
Redfang.... Thank you so much for the great advice!!! Sounds like I have a lot more hard work ahead of me :-). I do enjoy ebay and dont want ot give it up, I have put too much into it already. Thanks again. xxxxxx
• Ireland
1 Oct 07
Goodie..... I had the same probs with the free wholesalers lists, nobody ever replies, and they do have some great stuff, Thanks for replying.....
@redfang (969)
2 Oct 07
the problem with wholesalers lists is they become outdated and then certain sites just keep them running without updating them so eventually you have a list which is next to useless, i ran an online shop for about a year and ebay was one of my major selling venues and i did quite well until the competition became a little fierce, being in the uk i had to register as a business but once i had done this and done a little looking around i found that there were trade fairs / shows where companies go with their products to show them off to retailers it was a great day out but it also meant i could find suppliers for nearly everything then it became easy, they would send me cataloges regular i had full access to their web sites and ordering stuff was a doddle. it's all out there waiting for you to find it though i will stress had i not been a registered business none of the suppliers would have touched me with a barge pole
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• United States
28 Sep 07
I have left ebay just for that reason, sales are so slow, barely anything is moving unless you are willing to sell it at a loss. Which I am not so for now i have moved on
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• Ireland
29 Sep 07
So sorry to hear that you left ebay. I love it. I have tried a lot of other sites that let you sell for free but they wouldnt be as good as ebay for selling.I am not doing too bad on it but would like to do a lot better.
• United States
29 Sep 07
I did good for a long time, but once sales slow down, and the fees start to eat up the profits i made, it doesnt make much sense to stick around.
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@missbdoll (1168)
• Australia
30 Sep 07
My experince with selling on Ebay is that what ever is hot changes from week to week, month to month.Whats bringing top dollar and bidding wars this week no one would have fought over 3 months ago.I've found you reall need diversity.
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@fineartist (1217)
• United States
26 Sep 07
Technology items sell well on ebay. I just purchased a t-mobile prepaid card on ebay. It seems as though sellers of these cards are doing very well.
• Ireland
26 Sep 07
Thats great. Thank you so much. I will definitely look into. :-)
• United States
27 Sep 07
traditionally august and july are low selling months in antique stores...I have an antique mall spot and they told me those two months were low going in. Maybe things will look up for you.
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• United States
27 Sep 07
All I can tell you is that Halloween items right now will be a big seller. Just about everyone loves Halloween. Do a search on Ebay. Most of the "Vintage Halloween or Vintage Christmas" items sell like hot cakes. Also, Vintage Halloween Postcards sell good all year round. Good luck in your search, it's not easy.
• Ireland
27 Sep 07
Thats great... I will definitely check that out too. Thanks for your help. Much appreciated. :-)