To start selling on eBay you will obviously need to register for an eBay account. To do so you can click the below link and follow the onscreen instructions.

If you already have an eBay account then either set up a sellers account or click on the following link and start doing some research into wholesalers for the purchasing of new products.


When using Craigslist to find items to sell on eBay you need to be very careful. Unless you can actually handle and ship the products yourself, do not agree to have the Craigslist seller mail the items for you like a drop shipper. There are many shady people on Craigslist. In my next eBay training tutorial I will be going into further detail on how to spot them.

But for now, when using Craigslist for finding items to sell on eBay, just use them for finding garage sales and sellers willing to send you the products to mail. DO NOT agree to sell designer items or perfumes and colognes. Most often they will be fakes. Items that are often fakes and sold as authentic are

  • New perfume and cologne
  • Designer handbags like Coach, Louis Vuitton, Hermes,…
  • Designer clothing accessories like leather belts, watches, jewelry,…
  • New athletic shoes and popular basketball shoes
  • Popular DVD bodybuilding programs like P90X3

Whenever you are not sure of the authenticity of something, go to YouTube and look it up. It is better to be safe than sorry for selling counterfeit items on eBay. When selling designer items, if new, they should all come with either a valid store/manufacturer receipt and/or a certificate of authenticity.


In my next tutorial I will be going into detail about drop shipping and why you need to avoid bogus programs like DS Domination that do not teach real drop shipping. I will also be revealing my favorite wholesalers directories, and how to spot a fake eBay seller on Craigslist.


Oh and one more tip… When creating your product descriptions in eBay, make sure you are detailed in your descriptions. The more information you provide your potential buyers, the better your chances of making a sale. If you should ever be on eBay, you can do an advanced search for “idak01” which is my user ID and see how I normally create my descriptions.

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ebufi Premium
I am glad that you are making it on ebay. I am new selling on ebay, I have been a costumer for a while and I decided to sell something. I made the mistake of offering free shipping and the sell went faster than expected but when I went to the post office they charged the price of the item and with the fees of ebay and paypal I am in the negative balance. I wanted to see if some things around the house that are almost new and I do not use could sell. But you are right, I have to do my research to see what things sell. Thank you Robert, great training.
boomergp08 Premium
Thank you! Seeing that you are just starting out, you never want to offer Free Shipping unless you can cover the cost. Like I said in the training, free shipping only applies to the buyer. The seller will always have to pay for shipping if the buyer does not.

When you do decide to sell your items around the house, make sure you fully describe them, pointing out if they are damaged in any way and make sure to post at least 2 or more pictures. The more you can show and truthfully describe, the better it will be.
rocky2 Premium
Thank you, thank you, thank you! I just joined ebay and I am at a total loss as what to do. I really needed this training.
boomergp08 Premium
You are welcome! I hope it helps you to better understand. Selling on eBay does require some experimenting to see what is what. But like I said in the training, becoming a buyer first will help you to better understand eBay before you become a seller.
Dinh Premium
Great training on how to sell on ebay. Looking forward to the next part. :)
Someone was warning me of DS Dominiation and I'm glad you mentioned it.
boomergp08 Premium
Thank you. I'm happy you liked it. I mentioned DS Domination because what they advocate is not real drop shipping and does not turn a real profit like drop shipping with a wholesalers does.

Because of DSD there are some online claiming that Drop Shipping doesn't work, when in actuality it does work. Only the DSD version doesn't work too well.
carolb0701 Premium
Brilliant info (as usual!). Thank you. I'm looking forward to the next installment :)
boomergp08 Premium
You are welcome and thank you. I hope to have Part 2 available in another week.
subra Premium
Thanks for Part 1 (How to Sell & Make Money on eBay Part 1).
boomergp08 Premium
You are welcome. I hope it was informative enough.