After you have exhausted your resources of searching for items in your home or hometown to sell on Ebay, you will want to find other sources for products via the internet. The following are some of my favorite places to get goods to sell on Ebay.
There are several sites that are located overseas that sell products, but it is hard to tell if they are legit or not. Never use a site if they only accept Western Union. Good sites to use are ones that use Paypal as a payment method. One of my favorite sites for overseas items is Dhgate. Dhgate has several great offers and is completely low risk. If you don't get the right item in the mail, you can dispute the item and Paypal will reverse the money transaction. Do be careful with what you are buying from this site, there are some items on there that are designer inspired items. To be on the safe side, buy things that don't have brand name labels and are generic. You will be amazed at the extremely low prices and how much you can get in return.
Spend your time searching the internet for sample sales. There might even be a few in your area. A lot of time businesses will want to get rid of extra sample inventory by offering sample sales. Check the internet for your favorite brand and do some research to see if they have sample sales. Most sites will ask you to sign up on their email distribution list and won't tell you ahead of time when their sales are going to be, but will send you an email three days to a week in advance when to come out. The only tricky thing about some of these sample sales are, they are often located in New York or in Los Angeles. You will have to find a way to get there, but the savings on the designer goods is sometimes worth the extra cash.
Many companies today are liquidating a lot of their products due to our economic down turn. This is a great opportunity for those of us who are looking to buy items for low cost to sell for a profit. Search the internet for liquidation sites and sign up to be a member. One thing to remember is these sites will sell in lots, meaning they will sell multiple items as one package deal. This means you might be spending a couple hundred dollars on about 17 items. It is totally worth the money especially if you are getting MP3 players for $2 per unit. Another thing to watch for is the condition the items are in. If you don't know how to repair items, be sure and bid on items that are brand new or shelf pulls.
There are a lot of sites that are built up like your local classified newspaper ads. One of the most popular sites is Sell.com. Sell.com offers a way for people all over the US to buy items from other people at discounted rates. Plus it is extremely protected through use of Paypal. If the item you received is not what you thought it was, a Paypal dispute will solve your problem. Also you can check the sellers ratings ahead of time to see if they are good people to do business with.
There are so many other online auctions available, but it is sometimes hard to find ones that you can use quickly. Ioffer is one of my favorite sites for being able to buy something quickly. If you live in the US, the best way to find items that will ship quickly is by typing the item you are looking for and type "US Seller" next to it. This will only pull the sellers who are selling items located in the US. Otherwise you will get all sellers that include sellers that live in other countries which can delay shipping due to customs issues. Regardless Ioffer is a great way to find low cost items at low risk. Again they are set up with Paypal, so if something does go wrong, you are protected.
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