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Anonymous
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I'm looking at buying things wholesale and selling on eBay. I just want to know if anyone has done this and what your experience was like?! Any tips?
Posted by Anonymous on Mar. 31, 2014 at 1:11 PM
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Anonymous
by Anonymous on Mar. 31, 2014 at 1:13 PM

Offer a money back guarantee. Describe the items exactly how they are. Ship items fast. And price them reasonably. 

Anonymous
by Anonymous on Mar. 31, 2014 at 1:16 PM
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Take real pictures of the item.


By this, I mean if you are selling a cup. Don't go on the website and copy the picture from a website just because it looks more professional. Take a real picture of it so you have a less likely chance that someone will say they didn't get the product they ordered.

Also, do not take pictures naked of something that has a reflection. People are soo quick to judge lol

elephantmamaof2
by Ruby Member on Mar. 31, 2014 at 1:27 PM

Do research on what items you're planning on selling before you buy, some markets are already super saturated. Also, do a lot of research on your source, especially if buying from overseas. Make sure you are always protected through paypal- there is a 45 day limit- if that limit is close to being reached and you haven't recieved your items (which happens a lot from China, it just takes forever to get here) contact the seller to have them cancel and send a new invoice. Once it gets past that 45 day mark you're pretty much SOL if something arrives damaged or you get caught up at customs. Also, don't forget to plan for customs fees. 9 times out of 10 you won't get hit, but when you do it will likely be pricey and you'll have to plan for that. Another thing- make sure you do NOT sell anything that you are not licensed to sell- aka Disney, Hello Kitty, etc. Their lawyers are VICIOUS and won't let you get away with it!

Anonymous
by Anonymous - Original Poster on Mar. 31, 2014 at 1:48 PM
Ha hahahaha that's too funny. Best comment I've seen in a while.

Quoting Anonymous:

Take real pictures of the item.


By this, I mean if you are selling a cup. Don't go on the website and copy the picture from a website just because it looks more professional. Take a real picture of it so you have a less likely chance that someone will say they didn't get the product they ordered.


Also, do not take pictures naked of something that has a reflection. People are soo quick to judge lol

Jessy613
by Diamond Member on Mar. 31, 2014 at 1:49 PM

bump

wennyvw
by Member on Mar. 31, 2014 at 1:51 PM

 Used to have a HUGE crafting company on Ebay - mostly scrapbooking.  Made a killing and then when the economy tanked, we closed the business with a huge profit.  Make sure you do money back guarantee, free shipping on ALL items, and don't do BIN's...people generally don't like that!

Anonymous
by Anonymous - Original Poster on Mar. 31, 2014 at 1:51 PM
Have you ever bought wholesale?
Any advice on what kind of stuff to sell? And thanks for the info. Good stuff!

Quoting elephantmamaof2:

Do research on what items you're planning on selling before you buy, some markets are already super saturated. Also, do a lot of research on your source, especially if buying from overseas. Make sure you are always protected through paypal- there is a 45 day limit- if that limit is close to being reached and you haven't recieved your items (which happens a lot from China, it just takes forever to get here) contact the seller to have them cancel and send a new invoice. Once it gets past that 45 day mark you're pretty much SOL if something arrives damaged or you get caught up at customs. Also, don't forget to plan for customs fees. 9 times out of 10 you won't get hit, but when you do it will likely be pricey and you'll have to plan for that. Another thing- make sure you do NOT sell anything that you are not licensed to sell- aka Disney, Hello Kitty, etc. Their lawyers are VICIOUS and won't let you get away with it!

Anonymous
by Anonymous - Original Poster on Mar. 31, 2014 at 1:52 PM
You sold the crafting materials? How long did it take you to make it successful?

Quoting wennyvw:

 Used to have a HUGE crafting company on Ebay - mostly scrapbooking.  Made a killing and then when the economy tanked, we closed the business with a huge profit.  Make sure you do money back guarantee, free shipping on ALL items, and don't do BIN's...people generally don't like that!

wennyvw
by Member on Mar. 31, 2014 at 1:53 PM

 Successful, about a month, making over $100,000 a month?  About 3 months!

Anonymous
by Anonymous - Original Poster on Mar. 31, 2014 at 1:53 PM
Thanks!

Quoting Jessy613:

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