Now that you have more knowledge on how to find new items at wholesale prices that will allow you to turn a bigger profit, let me talk briefly about other areas to find product to sell on eBay.


Though you will tend to make more sales selling new items on eBay, you can still make some decent money selling certain kinds of used items too. Items like antiques, old collectibles, used smartphones, (yes, used smartphones sell pretty good), used designer clothing and accessories, decorative items, video games, and select DVD movies.

Those above suggestions are ones that I have had success with but there are several more that I did not mention. Selecting them is something you will have to research on your own. As for finding these items, I have gone to garage sales and have even searched the “For Sale” section of Craigslist.

But when you do buy used items make sure you are knowledgeable in what you are buying, because you don’t want to buy something you cannot resell. Remember to try and buy for as low a price as you can so you can resell at a high enough price to cover your eBay and PayPal fees and still make a profit. Also remember to buy items in the best condition as possible.


What I am going to suggest next is something many people do not even consider when first starting on eBay. If you are joining eBay to become a seller, you should do the following first before selling your first products. Become a Buyer and here is why.

  • When you are a buyer and you buy from an established seller, you will get to see the entire selling/buying process from the customer’s point of view. If you were satisfied with the outcome of the transaction, then you will have a good idea of what to do as a seller.
  • Another reason why the above is important is for the Positive Feedback you will get from the seller. When people buy on eBay they tend to buy from sellers with higher feedback ratings. If you try to sell on eBay with a zero or a very low number of positive feedbacks, you will have a difficult time making a sale.
  • Fortunately by default eBay lumps positive feedback for buyers and sellers together. So building up your positive feedback score from being a buyer will make your seller account look better, because people will see that you have already established a positive feedback score.


When first starting to sell on eBay I do not recommend you do so by drop shipping because there are several selling factors which you will not have any experience in at the early stages. Being that you will be doing the shipping you will need to determine which shipping method you will use.

I personally use the US Postal Service (USPS) because they provide free shipping boxes when shipping items via Priority Mail. Plus eBay has a deal with USPS and will offer shipping discounts when you purchase the shipping label through eBay. What helps aid me in the process is having a shipping scale to weigh my parcels.

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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.