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What Sells Best on Ebay? Online in General?

Discussion in 'General Business' started by computerguy555, Sep 12, 2013.

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    Hi guys,

    I'm trying to make a list of what everyone thinks sells best on eBay or other online places.

    What do you think sells best on eBay? Name at least 5 things and why you think it.
    Last edited: Sep 13, 2013
    computerguy555, Sep 12, 2013 IP
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    It changes nearly every time, but items that sell best (most of the time) according to ebay are:

    - Antiques
    - Collectibles
    - Paintings
    - Sculptures
    - Rare Books

    You can check it at ebay / Buying Guides
    TheAnimatorGuy, Sep 13, 2013 IP
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    iPhones and Coach bags. I listed a iPhone 4 for a BIN of $270 and it sold in 2 hours!
    Dionne Taylor, Sep 19, 2013 IP
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    modernlifeisadam Well-Known Member

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    iPhones, Xbox 360's, Clothing (shoes), Android phones, and comic books.
    modernlifeisadam, Sep 19, 2013 IP
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    People tend to like collectibles and antiques the best on sites like taht. Hard to find items.
    ninjamtlt1, Sep 19, 2013 IP
  6. computerguy555

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    Just found this video on What sells best on ebay - The girl on the video said Electronics like laptops are best when it comes to selling at high profit margins. and recommended using Wholesalelaptopsuk.com as a supplier for it, also esources and Alibaba - im gonna have to save some money so i can make my first order.



    thanks for your reply everyone.
    computerguy555, Sep 23, 2013 IP
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    I've had the best results with electronics.
    alinasandor, Sep 23, 2013 IP
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    I agree that electronics are a decent way to make money on eBay, particularly if you have a good supplier. If you're looking to narrow down the niche a little bit, try looking into automotive electronics, such as car stereos.

    I'm sure antiques and collectibles can be rewarding, but 1) suppliers are more difficult to come by, 2) your target market is much smaller, and 3) your profit margin is likely to be wildly unpredictable.

    One last note, there is huge competition on eBay for electronics particularly, so be sure to do the proper market research before making a significant investment in inventory!
    JohnOfferMarket, Sep 24, 2013 IP
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    Thanks @JohnOfferMarket - I think thats a pretty good idea about car electronics especially, never crossed my mind.

    I found this article on what sells on ebay, they have the same video embedded but its a pretty good read in case anyone else is looking too.

    http://www.ebay.co.uk/gds/Best-things-that-Sell-on-Ebay-with-High-Profit-Margins-and-Sales-/10000000177684278/g.html
    computerguy555, Sep 26, 2013 IP
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    Outstanding Links Member Premium Member

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    Electronics sell well, but also has the most competition. Thus, lower profit margins.
    Outstanding Links, Sep 26, 2013 IP
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    Agree about Electronics (used and new phones, tablets, computers and everything related.) I whould like to mention Antiques(old coins and paper money) Watches, Books, Cosmetics and clothes)
    ScarabWeb, Sep 26, 2013 IP
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    Selling packaged items people need or are too ignorant to no otherwise. Some sellers make a killing from listing "ebay seller packages" that include scales, packing material etc. that have huge markups. Another example, anti-freeze kits. Another possibility and again playing upon the "ignorance" of the buyers, buying bulk common items and reselling them individually. Great example, "K Cups." Some sellers are getting rid of em at a couple bucks a pop even though Walmart sells them for as low as you can go. I shopped around and did the math. It's really just about positioning yourself the right way. They'll sell the K cups as more like "testers" so people naturally think they are getting a better deal and being a smart shopper, opposed to purchasing a case.
    sweetpea69, Oct 10, 2013 IP
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    Mavix Greenhorn

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    Try avoiding Chinese whole sellers.
    Mavix, Oct 10, 2013 IP
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    mostly electronics
    SirWriteAlot, Oct 14, 2013 IP