Nov 19, 2008 1:00 AM GMT
Is making money out of ebay actually possible?
cowboyo saideBay can be a great way to sell and make a little cash or recoup your investment on something you don't need. I'm not interested in making a business of it, but it's worked out well for me - in NYC it is not possible to have a garage sale!!
If you want to do it more as a business, you need a source for whatever you are selling, and you need an item people want.
For instance, if there is a product in your area that isn't available elsewhere. If you're in the US and have something Europeans want, you might do well.
The best thing to do is shop eBay to find out what's up. Anything you think you might sell, check it out - find out what kind of competition there is, what kind of market there is. Then figure out if you can handle the hassle.
One thing I don't bother to sell is anything where the packing is a pain!