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One of the biggest obstacles new ebay sellers have to overcome can be captured with one simple question: "What to sell on ebay?"  Finding the right items to sell is critical for obvious reasons, and what's also important is being able to find the right items relatively quickly and easily, and at the right price.  Nobody wants to spend hours finding a few products and then find out the hard way that 1) you paid too much and won't be able to sell for a profit, or 2) there is no market for what you are trying to sell.  So read on for some insights on products to sell on ebay.

Top selling ebay items.  What sells on ebay?  This is great information to know, and ebay makes it pretty easy to know the big sellers.  You can do this from an area of ebay called ebay pulse.  While logged into your ebay account, click on the "sell" tab in the upper right corner (next to "my ebay").  From the "sell" drop down menu, choose "What's hot" to get to ebay pulse.  It will show you popular searches, as well as a drop down menu for all the different ebay categories.  You can choose whatever category you want and see what the hot sellers are in each category.  I tend to focus on categories I find most interesting because one big key to figuring out what to sell on ebay is the topic of the next paragraph....

Sell products that interest you.  Hundreds, maybe thousands of ebay sellers make nice profits selling books, new, used, old, collectible, you name it!  Are you a collector of coins?  Sports cards?  There's a huge market on ebay for these items.  Do you like to clip coupons?  How about selling them on ebay?  It happens everyday!  New and used dvds and computer games, depression glass, unused gift cards, these are all top selling ebay items!  Use your imagination, and if you have an interest, a topic, or an item you think may sell on ebay, you can use ebay pulse to find out for sure if there is a market for it.  Also remember the best way to know the market value for an ebay product is to check the completed listings.  This is also a great way to determine how hot the market is.

Where do I find this stuffTop selling ebay items can be found in various ways.  Once you've emptied your own closets and garage and sold all that stuff for handsome profits, you then have numerous other options for finding things to sell on ebay.  Hit the local garage and estate sales (great for finding depression glass!), use craigslist to find some great bargains.  Once you get real serious with your ebay selling, you want to start using wholesalers.  If you do some basic web searches, you'll find some excellent wholesalers who will work with ebay sellers.  Some will even drop ship for you, so you aren't burdened with a garage full of product.  Wholesalers who specialize in pet products are very popular with ebay sellers because not surprisingly, pet products are big sellers on ebay.

A word of caution about wholesalers: some are scams, particularly those operating out of China.  Do your due diligence before buying from a wholesaler!  Remember, if the offer sounds too good to be true, it's a scam!  This is especially true with Chinese wholesalers selling name brand consumer electronics for bargain basement prices.  Be careful!

The basic information in this article should help get you started, and perhaps encourage you to do even more online searching, finding out even more great selling ebay ideas.  Never stop learning, and never stop looking for top selling ebay items!


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