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Duvessa
04-08-2006, 07:53 PM
ok, I'm new to the world of ebay, i've been buying stuff from there for years but I've never sold anything on EBAY...

to make a long story short, my mother went to some seminar a coupld of weeks ago and paid for a website and all kinds of info about dropshipping and wholeselling on ebay and stuff. well since she invested this money to try and help me out I need to give it a shot...

most of the wholesale and dropshippers that were included on the disk they gave us are crap from what I can tell, they either don't have any decent savings or either the website doesn't even exist anymore...

so I'm curious if anyone knows any good dropshippers and wholesell companys that it doesn't cost to join or you can get a free trial at?
I've only found one so far, surplusalert.com

also, can anyone gice me any advice on what types of products sell the best on ebay?

any help would be very helpful
thanks in advance!

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GemouK
05-01-2006, 01:08 PM
Dropshipper not charging you any fees as i know.


Visit http://www.wholesalecentral.com


they have list about 80 dropship company almost all of them no fees to signup.


You better read more about dropshipping before purchasing any directory.

Kevin Peterson
05-02-2006, 05:59 AM
Duvess,


I would start just by selling some of your own stuff to learn the ropes of the eBay business. Dropshipping is another animal completely. Generally, the problem is that there are 50 sellers selling just about anything that the dropshipper offers, so the profits are slim. Also, your reputation is based on the service of the dropshipper as opposed to your own. If they fail to ship, your business suffers.


Was this a Clickincome seminar?


Regardless, you may want to consider how much she is paying for their services and get out if you can. Most of these seminar companies are about selling their 'training' and hosting, not about helping people become good eBay sellers.


beckyf
05-02-2006, 04:23 PM
Hi, Duvessa...I agree completely with what Kevin said. If you are new
to selling on Ebay, you'll want to sell some stuff from around your
house first, before you start buying merchandise to sell.



In order to get some ideas of "what sells" on Ebay, you might want to
spend some time looking around in the different categories there, doing
searches and reading completed auctions to see what sold and what
didn't. But things change VERY quickly on Ebay--what was a hot seller
today might just sit there without selling tomorrow.



People assume that it's easy to just "slap something up" on Ebay and
that it will get a lot of bids. It really doesn't happen that way any
more. You really have to do a lot of reading, and try a few things
first before you sink a lot of money into inventory.



Ebay itself has a lot of helpful tutorials on the website, and if you
visit some of the discussion boards, you'll pick up a lot of excellent
tips. The "Seller Central" board will give you a lot of information. I
know you probably won't be ready for an Ebay store right away, but if
you read the Ebay Stores board, you'll gain an education. The people
there, in general, are nice too. (Some of the discussion boards on Ebay
can be a bit nasty in the way they treat newcomers.)



I am a member of an excellent Yahoo Group, Ebay Establishings. If you
join there, the people are friendly, helpful, and you will learn a ton
about selling.

Here is the link to the group's page:
Ebay Establishings (http://finance.groups.yahoo.com/group/eBay_Establishings/? yguid=61890242)



I hope this helps, and I wish you much success in getting started.



Edited to make link clickable.




Edited by: beckyf



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