Purchasing Items to Resell on eBay - dummies

By Marsha Collier

Part of Starting an eBay Business For Dummies Cheat Sheet

The biggest question someone with an eBay business has to face is this: Where do I find good stuff to sell on eBay? Try these hints for stocking up on items for your eBay auctions:

  • Try to pay the lowest possible price for your item — buy at wholesale or less, whenever possible.

  • If you’re the handy fix-it type, find items in need of minor repair, fix them, and 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 saleable gem is hiding in someone’s home.

  • Visit closeout stores, liquidators, and auctions regularly.