The best items to arbitrage on eBay are those that have the greatest potential for a high profit. Some of the best products to consider when you want to make money on eBay are those that are hard to find. These products do not necessarily sell well. They might be rare, or they might only be available in small quantities. If you can get these products at a discount from wholesalers and drop shipping suppliers, then you will definitely make big money. If you cannot find these products in your area at a discount, then you will have to look online.
Another way to make money on eBay is with retail arbitrage. This involves finding a product that is low priced, but also has a demand. Then you contact a wholesale drop ship supplier, who will deliver the product directly to the customer. You will not have to handle the product, and will not have to pay the distributor any sort of retail mark up for the product. You will only pay for the sale price, and that price includes the shipping charges. So you will get the item at a cheap wholesale price and sell it retail for a profit.
Some people enjoy retail arbitrage much better than others. Some people do very well with it, while other people struggle with it. The best way to find out if retail arbitrage is right for you, is to go shopping. Find some retail items that you would like to buy, and see if you can get them for a great price at a wholesale price.
You can look online for wholesalers, drop shippers and retail stores. Visit each store, look around, check out the items, and check out the prices. Then write down the prices and the name of each seller. When you have a list of wholesale prices, you will know exactly which store to visit. If you can, try out some different stores and find the one that gives you the best deal.
Visit each store, purchase a few items from each seller, and then write down the name of the seller. Next, you need to do an eBay search for the product. There you will find the name of the seller, as well as the store. Click on the store, and you will get a page showing all of the items that are available for sale there. Look closely at the products, and you may be able to find a wholesale source for the product.
Once you have found a seller, you may want to visit the store. Pay attention to the price, and note the shipping costs. If you can afford the cost, you will probably want to buy the product there, since you can then turn around and ship the product to your buyer. But if you can’t afford to do that, you may still be able to get a great deal from an auction. Some sellers will give you a discount for buying a certain amount of the product, and then they will drop the prices further in order to make a profit on the rest of the items.
Once you have found an auction, you will want to browse through the listings to find the item you want. When you see an item that interests you, mark it up a little. For example, if you find a game console that is priced at twenty dollars, but seems to be priced at only fifteen, mark it up to thirty dollars. Then contact the seller. Offer to pay the lower price, and find out if they will take it off the auction.
If they do, take it off the listing. Then re-list the product at a higher price. This process will continue until you find the best items to arbitrage on eBay. You will need to watch the auctions very carefully to make sure that you are not missing out on an opportunity to make some money off of a product. This can help you to save money and to get the products you really want.