Monday, March 26, 2007

Ball of String

Who would ever think a "Ball of String" would sell for a Winning bid on eBay for $305.50? Well it did!

What is lurking in your attic, better yet your mom or dad's attic? You could offer to sell it for them on eBay and make some money. Do you ever think you're missing out on money that could be made selling unused items on eBay? Maybe the next garage sale you go to you'll find something unique, keep your eyes open and give eBay a try.

This is a great looking vintage original large 30 pound ball of string that took 20 years to accumulate by an employee at the US Post Office in Windsor, NY (was presented to him on retirement). Ball of string has a 48" circumfrence and makes an interesting object de'art, looks and displays nicely.

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Wednesday, March 21, 2007

Getting Started as an eBay Trading Assistant

As you can see my friend isaacmuzzy sells a wide variety of antique, collectible and vintage items. They have been a member of eBay since April 14, 1999 with a feedback score of 16,412 with a positive feedback of 99.8%.

They are also trading assistants with eBay and thought you might be interested in knowing the requirements needed.

If you are an experienced eBay seller, you can also help others to sell their items on eBay. You can join and be listed in eBay's Trading Assistants Directory if you meet the following requirements.
  • Sold at least 10 items in the last three months
  • Feedback score of 100 or higher
  • 97% or more of your feedback is positive
  • eBay account is in good standing
For more information on becoming an eBay Trading Assistant.

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WWII-B24 Leather A2 Flight Jacket

Current bid is at $1,185.00 with only 2 more days left.

American history- this is an original leather USAAF A-2 Flight Jacket in original condition and identified. Worn by J.R.Perry Jr who flew B24 Liberator Bombers circa 1942-45. He was a member of the 44th Bomb Group nicknamed the "Flying 8 Balls ",who were the first group to fly B24s out of England...What makes this jacket interesting is it also has the 98th Bomb Group patch on front..research shows that about 500 members of the 44th were transfered over to the 98th to fly the B24 in the North Africa he was in both groups,with two squadron insignia patches....Jacket is dark brown leather, zipper front with double pocket and ribbed knit cuffs and waist band. It features the original painted 98th squadron patch showing a laurel wreath and hand with a bomb,slogan "Force For Freedom".
UPDATE: Winning Bid was $1585.00

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11 Of The Best Places to Find Items to Sell on Ebay

By Mike Makler

Last Year over 20 Billion Dollars worth of product was sold on Ebay. (Yes Biilion with a "B"). Many people are earning $10,000 or more selling on Ebay. Many more would like to sell on Ebay but they face that big hurdle - Where Do I find Items to sell on Ebay. Here are the 11 Best Places to Find Items to sell on E-Bay.....Read more

1 - Garage Sales

The Strategy that works best with Garage Sales is stop by at the end of the day and offer to buy all the merchandise they have left. You can often spend $25 - $50 and then resell on Ebay for $500 or more.

2 - Storage Units

You've seen those Storage units. If people don't pay their rent the contents are auctioned site unseen.
You can almost always make huge profits reselling these items on Ebay and you almost always break even if you happen to get a lemon.

3 - Household Items

Clean out the attic, go through the garage and even your closet. Most Households have hundreds if not thousands of dollars of "Junk" they can sell on Ebay.

4 - Government Auctions

Government Auctions are a great place to find things to sell on Ebay.

5 - Consignment

This appears to be one of the fastest growing small business of the New Millennium. You sell things for other people on E-Bay and you keep 25% of the profit

6 - Ebay

If you know a market like coins, Antiques, Stamps you can often buy items on Ebay at deep discounts from motivated sellers and then turn around and sell them at a very nice profit.

7 - Retail Inventory

If you happen to own a store this is a great way to get rid of your overstock, Off Season or returned items. Using the consignment idea you can offer to sell (hard to sell items) for local merchants on Ebay.

8 - Flea Markets/Swap Meets

Flea Markets/ Swap Meets often have Day Sellers. Many of these people don't want to load up the stuff at the end of the day and take it Home. By offering to by all that is left at the end of the day you can often get great deals.

9 - Church Bazaars

The Church Bazaar strategy is similar to the Flea Market Strategy above. Offer to buy what's left at the end of the day at a deep discount

10 Fairs and festivals

Use buy it all strategy above at local fairs and festivals.

11 - Drop Ship

Drop Shipping is a great way to get items to sell on E-Bay. See the Ebay Resource link below for more information.

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Tuesday, March 20, 2007

Want To Start A Serious Ebay Business?

Entrepreneurs - Want To Start A Serious Ebay Business?
By Lee Lister
OK, you are really serious about setting up your new business; you don’t want some hobby but the real thing. You’ve thought about buying and sell on eBay, but are unsure if you can make a living off of it. Well millions do – but you have to approach it like every other business. Here’s a start up plan for you.....Read more

First of all - all the information you need to set up and manage an eBay account and store are on eBay itself - so don't buy some cheap ebook just to get the same information. Now here is a simple plan for you.

1) Have a good look at eBay and see what kind of things sell well. Make a list of 20 - 30 items that you are interested in. Don't pick any high cost or heavy/hard to ship items unless you are really interested in that business area.

2) Cross of any items where there appear to be dominated by 2-3 Power Sellers - printer ink would be an example. These are markets that will be too difficult to penetrate for someone with little feedback.

3) Work out what it will cost to sell an item in the price ranges you are looking for. Include payment processing costs, listing costs and selling costs. Ditto for shipping, packing and mailing costs. This is your cost of doing business.

4) Pick the top 10 cheapest to fulfill – that is list, process payments, correspond with the customer, wrap and mail the item, then support the sale afterwards. Research the cheapest purchasing cost you can buy these products at. Look at your local flea markets, garage sales, sales, auctions on and off line and local retailers or producers.

5) Now pick your top 5 items that appear to make a reasonable profit of 50% or more.

6) Test sell a few of each of the 5 items to see what happens. If not satisfactory after about 3 weeks then move onto another 5 items.

7) Rinse and repeat, remembering to change your sale items every so often.

Good Luck.


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Lee Lister, writes as The Biz Guru, for a number of web sites including her own sites. With over 20 year’s management and business consultancy experience with businesses large and small as well as being a serial entrepreneur, she now helps others set up, develop and market their businesses.
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Use eBay To Research Profitable Niche Markets

How To Use eBay To Research Profitable Niche Markets
By James Penn
Many internet entrepreneurs are looking through a very narrow tunnel of vision when it comes to eBay. They only see the potential to buy and sell for profits on eBay and that’s it. They don’t see it like I do. When I see eBay, I not only consider the potential when it comes to buying and selling for profits, I see how I can use eBay to build my other internet businesses outside of eBay. EBay is an authority site on the internet. Changes made to the eBay website can lead to dramatic changes throughout the whole of the online community and the way other websites are made. In recent years eBay has introduced some features so powerful that they will result in drastic profits for my internet business, so read this article to discover how I’ve used eBay to generate a tonne of niche ideas for other websites and businesses.

The importance of locating a profitable niche is essential when launching an internet business of any kind. Using eBay to locate these potential niche ideas is an excellent strategy. In this article – and in the follow up articles - I will reveal exactly how you can leverage the resources of eBay to generate an endless stream of niche ideas for your internet businesses.

eBay is a hugely powerful mechanism if it is used to its fullest potential, and researching niche markets using the power of eBay and leveraging its resources is an essential step when locating your niche markets.

James Penn is an experienced eBay seller & has assisted many eBay sellers to help them make money on eBay in 2007 and for many years to come. Discover many of his other eBay selling tips that will help explode your eBay sales & grab a selection of free eBay eBooks by signing up to his free eBay newsletter.

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