Purchasing Merchandise to Sell for Your eBay Business
Part of the eBay Business All-In-One For Dummies Cheat Sheet
To find one-of-a kind items (remember these are not always new things) at a great price and make a profit selling them for your eBay business, follow these helpful purchasing guidelines:
Try to pay the lowest possible price for your item — buy at wholesale whenever possible.
If you're the handy fix-it-all type, find items in need of minor repair and repair them. Then put them up for sale "like new."
Search for unique items that may be common in your geographic area but hard to find in other places across the country.
Attend estate sales — many a salable gem is hiding in someone's home or garage.
Visit closeout stores, liquidators, and auctions regularly.