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ebay powerseller

The secrets of eBay Power Sellers!
How to MAKE MONEY on eBay

Use this valuable guide as a MONEY MAKING TOOL. Read it from start to finish over and
over. The amount of information and wholesale sources you will find seems overwhelming at
first, but don't be intimidated. Take your time and be patient. It is going to take you
several days to check out the sites because there are just so many items to choose from.


This guide is updated for 2003 and the resources are used by eBay Power Sellers ALL the time.

I have been selling on eBay for some time, almost 3 years now. Almost from the beginning,
I wondered how Power Sellers obtain products so cheap that they can sell on eBay and STILL
MAKE MONEY. Here are THE ANSWERS.


Since eBay has millions of users, I don't feel it's going to hurt my business to share
this easy to read guide. You'll find it easy to follow and learn the tips & tricks to
selling successfully on eBay along with the very best wholesale sources to get you
started.


REMEMBER! Read this guide over and over again. Check out all the sites and links. It's
amazing to find that you can buy products at incredibly low prices when you know where to
get them at true wholesale.


SELLING ON EBAY

1. WHAT TO SELL & HOW DO YOU WANT TO SELL IT: It does not have to be something that you
enjoy selling, but it is easier to sell something that you would use yourself and that you
believe in. I enjoy selling anything that does not earn me a one way ticket to the dark
side in the afterlife, (lol), but will make me a profit in the present life. For starters
you can purchase antiques, CDs, and just about anything you can imagine at true wholesale
prices, and either list them on e-bay, your own website, take them to the flea-market, or
your own retail store and make some real money with them. In fact, there many people
around the country who have become a "Wholesale Supplier" themselves. What I mean by this
is that they will get a few sample products, head to the flea market or local convenience
stores, mark up their samples 10-15 %, and eureka, they are in business. At that point,
all they need to do is keep their clients shelves stocked and count their cash!! I will
tell you this a few times throughout this guide and remember it……Do Not Be Afraid To
Talk To People.


2. TIMES TO LIST: Never list your items to end during the day, unless you end them on the
weekend during the day. We have found that 10-day auctions work the best. This is
especially true if you are selling an expensive item. You will pay a bit more but it is
definitely worth it to allow as many people as possible to see your listing. We try to do
a bit of listing everyday from 7:00 pm until 11:00 pm (east coast). You don't want to list
your items too late. The most exposure your auction will receive will be during the last 4
hours of your auction. That is the busiest time for bidding on items. If you list too late
in the evening, no one will be willing to stay up just to bid on your item unless they use
a software tool (snipe) that will do it for them.


3. TOOLS: I highly recommend investing in a digital camera. Film and processing are very
expensive. If you plan on doing eBay full time, the camera will pay for itself incredibly
fast. I suggest that the Buyer pays for shipping. You want to make sure you quote their
shipping price correctly. The post office has a list of prices according to weight. It is
a good idea to get a list for your records. We also recommend calling the number on the
priority boxes, they will send you most of what you need for FREE!!!! TAPE, PREPRINTED
ADDRESS LABELS, BOXES etc! The profit margin will decrease if you find yourself paying for
these items here and there. You will also want to ship all of your items out at least 2 or
3 times per week. Buyers want their purchases fast so try to avoid negative feedback by
shipping out the merchandise yourself, or having it drop-shipped as quickly as possible.


4. LISTING: I don't recommend listing items as reserve auctions. I think it scares
potential buyers away. If someone is bidding and bidding, and after a while of seeing
reserve not met yet, they are going to get irritated and leave your auction. Our thought
process is: If an item is valuable, people will find it. We also suggest starting your
auction price low. Let's say you are selling a watch that is worth $500.00, you can start
the auction at $1.00 and say in the ad that the watch is worth $500.00. This will get many
people interested in your item; they will think they can get a great deal. This is where
bidding wars can start! Be sure to put in as many keywords in the title as you can fit.
EXAMPLE: you are selling a watch, just don't say, "Nice mens watch by Seiko" in your
title. Instead say "BEAUTIFUL NEW SEIKO MENS WATCH BLOWOUT" See the difference? I always
also use CAPS in my titles, it makes the title stand out better. We always recommend
selling your item with photos! This is VERY important. No photograph usually means no
sale. Be sure to list your item in the proper category, so people looking for this type of
item will find it automatically. If you generalize your item too much, people may not find
it easily.


5. NEAT EBAY TRICKS: Featured Auctions can be a double-edged sword. They are not cheap. If
you have a popular item listed in a featured area, chances are all of your auctions will
do better in the end (if you are running more than 1 listing at a time. I have paid as
much as $125.00 (home page featured) to list an item, and even though we might normally
sell that item for one hundred dollars, it made all of our other auctions sell at a higher
price! Another great eBay trick: I highly recommend starting a mailing list. Keep all of
your bidders and winners e-mail addresses on file and when you list other similar items;
send out a mass e-mail telling them you have listed more items they might be interested
in. Never send unsolicited e-mail. Your first email to previous customers should be asking
them if they would like to know about products you might be selling in the future.


6. PATIENCE, PATIENCE, PATIENCE: Everything takes time. Once you get the hang of eBay, you
will find your own tricks that work for you. Much of what you will learn is by trial and
error. Always try to list many items at once. This will make all of your items more
popular. Eventually you will begin to have repeat customers and your business will begin
to grow. It takes hard work and investing time now for future rewards.


7: BE HONEST. Always be clear, concise, and honest about the product you are selling. If
the item has a tear, hole or dent, make sure to write that in your description. This will
save you a lot of headaches later.


----The Wholesale Guide----

Please read the entire guide. It is full of contacts & even more tips listed below that
will save you some serious money!!


To date, the feedback on this wholesale guide has been nothing less than outstanding. It
is honestly a great value for your hard earned money.


Please be sure to read it over and over again. Check out all the sites and links. It is
incredible how low you can buy products when you know where to get them at true wholesale.


I am going to repeat this, check out ALL the sites and links, you are going to be amazed
at some of the unbelievable prices. You may never feel safe shopping in a retail store
again.


This information will blow you away!!

Please do not be overwhelmed with the information you will find. There are a lot of links
to thousands of wholesale companies. Take your time when you look around. You will be
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