How and Where to Locate the Merchandise to Sell on EBay: Insider Information You Need to Know from the Experts Who Do It Every Day [NOOK Book]

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Entrepreneurs in record numbers are setting up shop on eBay, according to a new survey conducted for eBay by ACNielsen Media Research International. More than 724,000 Americans report that eBay is their primary or secondary source of income. In addition to these professional eBay sellers, another 1.5 million individuals say they supplement their income by selling on eBay, according to the July 2005 survey. In the last six months of 2005, eBay members in the United States sold merchandise worth approximately $10.6...
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How and Where to Locate the Merchandise to Sell on EBay: Insider Information You Need to Know from the Experts Who Do It Every Day

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Overview

Entrepreneurs in record numbers are setting up shop on eBay, according to a new survey conducted for eBay by ACNielsen Media Research International. More than 724,000 Americans report that eBay is their primary or secondary source of income. In addition to these professional eBay sellers, another 1.5 million individuals say they supplement their income by selling on eBay, according to the July 2005 survey. In the last six months of 2005, eBay members in the United States sold merchandise worth approximately $10.6 billion. As you can see, finding the customers is not a problem locating quality items to sell, is the challenge. So what do you do when you are done cleaning out your closet and attics? Where do you find the merchandise you need to sell on eBay? That s precisely what this new book is about: where to find products that you can buy for a few cents on the dollar and resell for massive profits! This book is intended for online sellers who want to build a business that can be increased over time by selling primarily new merchandise in quantity. You will be provided detailed insider information on: wholesalers, drop shippers, auctions, closeouts, discontinued merchandise, overstocks, salvage items, surplus merchandise, below wholesale products, customer returns, wholesale trade shows, suppliers, liquidators, close out firms, foreign and domestic manufacturers, and places to look in your area. In short you will learn to become a product sourcing pro and make money on eBay with products including: clothing, mixed lots, electronics, tools, furniture, general mixed merchandise, domestics, housewares, antiques, books, shoes, jewelry, toys, gifts, sporting goods, hardware, and much more.
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  • BN ID: 2940012609502
  • Publisher: Atlantic Publishing Group, Inc.
  • Publication date: 4/26/2011
  • Sold by: Barnes & Noble
  • Format: eBook
  • Sales rank: 371,230
  • File size: 4 MB

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  • Anonymous

    Posted March 27, 2008

    Ebay Book Extraordinaire

    This book leaves no stone unturned. If you are truly thinking about having an eBay business, or you already have one that needs spicing up with fresh ideas, you need this book. 'How and Where to Locate the Merchandise to Sell on eBay' by Michael P. Lujanac and Dan W. Blacharski is much more than just a few tips on locating merchandise. This book offers creative advice on what kind of merchandise works and when, how to maximize your profits on eBay, and pitfalls and traps to avoid. The ideas for finding merchandise are quite extensive and a directory of contacts is even thrown in. All this information is not just from someone who has done a little research. It is evident that this is insider information from people who have been there. The book is riddled with tips and tricks from eBay Power Sellers and is organized very well. In summary, get this book.

    2 out of 2 people found this review helpful.

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  • Anonymous

    Posted January 17, 2008

    Great book on E-bay selling

    Like a lot of others, I¿ve bought a number of items on eBay, and occasionally I¿ve sold something. I noticed that a lot of the sellers were small-timers 'like me', but that others seemed to be making a living with their sales. I¿ve wondered how they did it¿and where they got their merchandise. This book really clued me in. It reinforced some of the things that I already knew, and opened my eyes to some possibilities I didn¿t know about. I¿ve sold stuff from around my house, but I¿ve never considered yard sales, local advertising web sites, or thrift shops 'suggested by this book', not to mention obtaining items on a larger scale. I¿d also never thought about becoming a ¿trading assistant¿ 'another suggestion that is fully explained in the book'. There is much more information in it that I can really see myself using and an extensive directory that would be of use to anyone. If you¿ve ever thought of taking your eBay trading up another level 'or more', this is a clearly organized, very useful, comprehensive book. It¿s wonderful!

    2 out of 2 people found this review helpful.

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  • Anonymous

    Posted November 26, 2007

    A reviewer

    Whether you are new to the world of eBay or a veteran bidding warrior, all can benefit from this insider¿s guide to merchandise purchasing. `How and Where to Locate the Merchandise to Sell on eBay¿, is a ¿start small¿ book with big ideas. Although packed with common sense guidelines on how to research sales, product testing, drop shipping, and consignment, the book¿s highlighting feature was the extensive merchandise directory. Readers are given ¿tried and true¿ approaches to locating sellable products and then testing the waters with selective product testing in order to maximize profits and minimize sitting stock. With the guidance of Blacharski and Lujanac, anyone can take the auction reins in hand and lead their eBay business into greener pastures. This book is a sure way to empty your attic and start stuffing your pockets.

    2 out of 2 people found this review helpful.

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  • Anonymous

    Posted November 2, 2007

    A reviewer

    For the average person, eBay is just a fun place to shop and possibly sell a few odds and ends. For others, itâ¿¿s a global marketplace where thousands of businesses are born and flourish. Even if youâ¿¿ve already started selling on eBay to further your business goals, you will no doubt benefit from the wealth of insider information contained in â¿¿Where and How to Locate the Merchandise to Sell on eBay.â¿ If you are new to eBay and online selling, you will enjoy this clear-headed, authoritative introduction. Full of hundreds of tips for honing your selling skills and finding the right merchandise to sell, â¿¿Where and How to Locate the Merchandiseâ¿ is a strategic guide to all aspects of selling on eBay. It tells you everything you should know about dropsellers, how to approach different types of sales, and, most importantly, how to find the right products to sell. It also offers useful tips on how to build your business and satisfy your customers. Well-written and detailed, this book will be a vital resource for anyone interested in online selling.

    2 out of 2 people found this review helpful.

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  • Anonymous

    Posted October 17, 2007

    Read your way to eBay Success

    Making more money on eBay is within reach of anyone willing to do the legwork and invest the time needed to become a top seller. That's the message of 'How and Where to Locate Merchandise to Sell on eBay,' a book that shows readers how to reach for and attain eBay success. From the novice eBay seller to for a more experienced sellers looking to expand their businesses, this book provides a wealth of insider tips. It takes a cautious approach, however. Readers are advised, for instance, to get their feet wet first by selling items gleaned from of their own attics, closets and garages. Another step is to begin researching at the source, searching keywords on eBay to find popular search terms people have entered into the search engine and to take a look at the site's hot sellers list. Want to take your eBay participation up a notch without losing your shirt? This book suggests testing a listing of one or two products before tying up your cash in buying a product line. Need to find the overlooked merchandise that will turn into hot sellers? A variety of places you may not have considered looking are listed such as auctions of unclaimed property at storage companies. Want to know how to take best advantage of yard sales? Consider arriving near closing time and offering to buy lock, stock and barrel everything that's been looked over by other buyers. Information and insights from credible sources who have become top sellers are critical to this book. The input of EBay power sellers, highlighted in text inside shaded boxes, gives the sort of first-hand, tried and true information that anyone wanting to suceed in an eBay business will appreciate. The book also takes a realistic approach to building an eBay business. The downsides and upsides of certain tactics, such as whether to work with a dropshipper or a wholesale manufacturer, are laid out in detail. It also outlines what cannot be sold on the site, such as smoking materials, and those categoies that tend to do well such as anything on wheels. A very thorough directory of potential sources for merchandise along with email addresses should be useful to readers. For those just getting to know eBay, there is also a glossary of eBay terminology that will help demystify the process of selling and buying on the site. Practical advice, such as switching product lines when you see that one you've tried is not selling or focusing on selling items that will be easy to store and ship, are other tips that sellers should consider. Some of the tips may seem common sense, but it is certainly best to anticipate mistakes rather than to learn from them in hindsight. That's where this book can help.

    2 out of 2 people found this review helpful.

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  • Anonymous

    Posted November 5, 2008

    Great book to get you started

    This is a great book to get you started on your ebay business. It really gives you an idea on what types of items you should be selling on ebay, but the only real way is to experiment. There is no amazing item to sell youi have to find your own unique item to sell. I reccomned reading this book and trying out some of the ideas the author gives you, but experiment with ebay.

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  • Anonymous

    Posted October 3, 2007

    A little long, but good information

    How and Where to Locate the Merchandise to Sell on Ebay: Insider information You need to Know from the Experts Who do it Everyday by Michael P. Lujanac offers a through look into selling merchandise on eBay. The book starts with a basic overview of how eBay works what products are appropriate for sale on eBay. Sections deal with seasonal items, limited-life span goods, closeout merchandise and exposes wholesale misconceptions. In many chapters, the author does a good job with a section called ¿Understanding the Market and Pitfalls to Avoid.¿ These highlight the potential dangers of trying to compete on eBay in a particular niche and offer suggestions on how to succeed. Though not related to the topic of finding merchandise to sell, there is particularly excellence information related to building and maintaining customer relationships. While this book contains a great deal of information, the amount is not just overwhelming, but often unnecessary. This topic may have been better served by a short article or outline. It simply does not require 290 pages of information.

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  • Anonymous

    Posted September 26, 2007

    How and where to locate merchandise to sell on e-bay

    This book was jammed full of great tips for the e-bay seller on where to buy, what to buy, what not to buy, niche markets, trends, and business relationships. The authors have included invaluable hints on pricing formula. Other concepts of the trade including drop shipping and consignment were also covered. There was also a fantastic merchandise directory, which in itself would probably cover the cost of the book. The glossary of terms would also be very informative for those just starting out in the business. A great buy for those beginning in E-Bay selling. Highly recommended also for those who need to improve their E-Bay trade.

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  • Anonymous

    Posted August 21, 2007

    Great Reference for eBay Sellers

    How and Where to Locate the Merchandise to Sell on eBay offers simple, yet no-nonsense instructions on making well-researched and informed decisions about effectively locating merchandise to sell on eBay- a step that primarily determines the profitability of your eBay venture. This book is especially useful for enterprising individuals who are planning to become eBay sellers as well as for sellers who want to increase their profit through following a more effective selling strategy. New eBay sellers will learn how to start their business and avoid the usual pitfalls of not knowing where to begin looking for a product and getting everything organized. Alternatively, sellers will learn how to grow their business and build good business relationships. Michael Lujanac and Dan Blacharski provide clear instructions on different topics of eBay selling such as: a) where to start looking for merchandise to sell b)making the business grow c) becoming a trading assistant or a dropshipper d)finding a niche and e) developing a strategy among many other interesting topics. Found in every chapter are insider tips that afford valuable information and trading secrets from veteran eBay sellers - those who successfully developed and nurtured their eBay business. This is an excellent eBay selling reference, complete with eBay terminology and an index for easy look-up of topics.

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  • Anonymous

    Posted June 30, 2007

    A reviewer

    You¿ve started your eBay business and it¿s going great. You¿ve emptied out your attic, now what do you sell? This book has the answers on how to find the best merchandise to sell on eBay and where to get it. With so many merchants selling the same products, Lujanac and Blacharski offer insider tips on choosing items that will sell as well as how to get the best of those products. Their key idea of starting small and growing into a larger stock is easy to do following their suggestions of where to find great deals on items to sell. By starting locally, one can find many deals right in their neighborhood that will make a great profit. The information is presented in such a way that anyone can follow these simple guidelines and find their own eBay success without dwindling all of their profits into buying more products to sell. They cover a wide range of venues for purchasing, researching the best sales, as well as other options such as dropshipping. A trap many people fall into is having a large stock of an item that has gone out of style and they are stuck with a basement full of last year¿s fad. With the information in this book, this won¿t happen as they offer their expertise and guidance to find the best deals on items that will sell again and again. They offer an extensive list of items that are in demand as well as resources on where to get them. For anyone who is ready to continue their business and take it to the next level, this easy-to-follow resource is a must have.

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  • Anonymous

    Posted July 3, 2007

    A reviewer

    When I first came across this book I thought I would just use it as a kind of reference and a way to organize the knowledge I already have. Was I wrong! This book is jam packed full of information that is great for the beginner eBay seller but fantastic if you want to go beyond just clearing out your attic. I sold some stuff on eBay for a few months and made some pocket money but could not see how all the work involved in finding products to sell could equal the amount of profit I made. After reading this book I learned just how I can make a real business out of eBay. Don¿t think that you can find out this information on your own. Most sellers are understandingly tight-lipped about how they determine what to sell. The authors make it clear that it¿s not easy money there is much effort involved in finding the right items, locating customers, marketing and then completing the sale. Lujanac and Blacharski give loads of invaluable first-hand advice and there are quotes and tips from other experts to help you figure out what to sell. Everything is covered in this book. The basics are covered such as rummaging through flea markets and garage sales. There are fantastic tips on looking beyond what the vendor has at their booths and when to hit the sales (it¿s not always first thing in the morning). They also delve in to other venues that I thought were too boring but, as it turns out, will bring in the money. I never thought of looking for merchandise in liquidations and closeout sales there are chapters dedicated to these money making avenues. The economics of eBay ¿supply and demand¿ is simply explained and really helped me realize my selling strategy. This book goes beyond just figuring out what to sell. It also outlines inventory control, how to ship your items and how to get repeat customers. If you¿re looking to make a business out of eBay then this book is for you!

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  • Anonymous

    Posted June 29, 2007

    Really shows you how to do it

    The key to success as an Ebay seller is to know what people are looking for and how much they are willing to pay. In ¿How and Where to Locate Merchandise to Sell on Ebay,¿ Michael Lujanac and Dan Blacharski tell you how it¿s done. They show you how to find merchandise at yard sales, thrift stores and liquidation sales. They explain the ins and outs of drop shipping. And there is a directory to merchandisers to help you get started.

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