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Posted By: phillyflash In Response To: I swear, that's the hardest part!! (MaaMaw)
Sunday, 1 January 2006, at 5:48 p.m.
In Response To: I swear, that's the hardest part!! (MaaMaw)
Going back to Joe Karbo's "Lazy Man's Way To Riches" over 30 years ago and beyond... WTF TO SELL!!!
It's obviously stumped a lot of ebayers, and probably the main reason for the proliferation of consignment ebay sellers all over. They sold all their bric-a-brac, and began selling discount merchandise, until the discounters found out about ebay...I'm sure the consignment shops would rather be able to sell merchandise they purchased from a single or a few suppliers, rather than dealing with many small-time sellers, it would make their lives easier. Ebay, with their fee increases and rule changes seem to want to push out the small-timers, as the cost/benefit ration might not look as good as just having powersellers and big corporations like Disney to deal with. But of course they don't want to lose any BUYERS. They should tread carefully to avoid alienating the "little guys", since they are the bulk of the buyers, IMO.
> I know someone who sells Costco merchandise by the boatload. He was
> shipping 70-80 packages a week over the Christmas season -- so I hang
> around his auctions (and those of the bzillion other people doing the same
> thing), and I see $10 profit, $10 profit, $10 profit...
> I suppose I'm being snooty, but that isn't enough for me.
> Before I got the eBay course in question, I spent long hours going through
> wholesale sites similar to the one you mentioned, and almost without fail,
> somebody was selling the stuff for WAY LESS than I would have to pay for
> The problem with asking for advice about where to find products is that
> most people aren't going to tell (and for good reason).
> The course you asked about goes into great detail about sourcing
> products. Bluto said he didn't find anything new in the course and I
> have no reason to doubt him, but one of the topics that is *most* valuable
> to people like us is where to source products. It's covered in great
> I can't do eBay full time or even half-time -- too many other things to do
> that I feel will serve me better in the long run -- and I don't want to
> cram this course down your throat. Buy it from somebody else if you
> feel uncomfortable buying it from me -- but seriously, successful eBayers
> aren't going to help you with this. It's something you need to
> discover on your own, and it is, IMHO, one of the most valuable parts of
> IMC's eBay course.
> Maybe somebody will surprise me and spill their guts, but I doubt it.
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