Three Great Places To Find Items To Sell On eBay

by Hank Coleman

You can find eBay items to sell all around.One of the best ways to find extra money to either pay down your debts, save for something special like a vacation, or increase your income is by selling things on eBay. eBay has turned into a huge business for budding entrepreneurs and also for people trying to simply make ends meet every month. Despite its relative youth, eBay has grown into a huge ecommerce force to deal with. In 2010, over $62 billion dollars worth of items were sold on eBay. The website has over 94 million active users across the world who are buying and selling eBay items at a rapid pace. So, eBay is a great venue for everyone down to the lowest level seller whether you are a budding business person or just someone cleaning out the garage for a few extra dollars to help you make ends meet.

But, one of the hardest things for people who are just starting out on eBay is finding eBay items to sell on the website. It does not have to be a nightmare to find eBay items for you to sell. There are tons of eBay items all around if you just know where to look.

Find eBay Items In Your Own Home

Everyone has a closet or a garage full of stuff that would make great eBay items to sell on the website. If you move around a lot, you may still have boxes of household items that you have not unpacked. If you haven’t used an item after a year, it is a good bet that you do not need it after all and it will make a great eBay item to sell on the website. Another great idea that my wife had a while ago was for me to sell our huge collection of DVDs, CDs, books, and video games. At one point, I had every season of CSI and other television shows on DVD, for example. But, how many times do I sit down and actually watch Seasons One or Two? Not very often. These DVDs and others can bring in a lot of money on sites like eBay or Half.com which eBay purchased a few years ago and now runs. If you have never checked out Half.com, you are really missing out on a great website and venue to sell some unwanted DVDs, CDs, books, and video games that you probably just have lying around the house.

Find eBay Items At Yard Sales

One of the best sources of eBay items to sell on the website come from yard sales, flea markets, and swap meets. It will really serve you well if you narrow your focus on what you buy and sell. You should consider becoming an expert in a certain item, certain time period, or other very specific detail. Then, you will be able to find and recognize items that are selling at yard sales and flea markets at a discount than what you can turn around and sell them for on eBay.

Find Regular Priced Items Selling Higher On eBay

Finally, the best and most unique place to find eBay items to sell are right on the shelves of stores that you frequent or on websites that you visit. I have had a lot of luck finding items that I care about or personally collect selling in a retail store for a lot less than I know that it sells for on eBay. There are several types of items that I collect and ultimately “stalk” on eBay. So, when I find them in a store, I end up buying several so I can add them to the eBay items I sell on the website. You should always be on the lookout for these pricing differences.

There are deals on items that you can find all around you that you can eventually sell on eBay. Like purchasing a home or an investment, one of the keys to making a great profit is when you purchase your eBay items, not when you sell them on eBay. Remember the age old adage of buying low and selling high. That is the key to success on eBay and adding income to your budget.

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About Hank Coleman

Hank Coleman is the founder of Money Q&A, an Iraq combat veteran, a Dr. Pepper addict, and a self-proclaimed investing junkie. He has written extensively for many nationally known financial websites and publications. Hank holds a Master’s Degree in Finance and is currently pursuing his Certified Financial Planner credentials. Email him directly at Hank[at]MoneyQandA.com.


Hank Coleman has written 524 articles on Money Q&A. Learn more about Money Q&A on Twitter @MoneyQandA and @HankColeman.


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