We all know how amazing it is to buy or sell different products and services online. For millions of people across the globe online auction is the only source of income, but what is even more interesting is the fact that every now or then we get to see some or the other strange listing on different auction sites and wonder how anyone can ever sell such a thing. It’s even more interesting to see how unusual and strange listings manage to get quite a bit of bids.
Well, it is believed that somewhere in past a man managed to sell his soul in an auction for $400 following the same path in the year 2007, an American citizen put up his soul for online auction and tried to sell it for one million dollars, his listing stated that the winner would be able to take the soul in glass jar. Quite strange!! But luckily no body bought it. You may wonder how such listings can find buyers but the fact it that there have been instances in the past in which many people have shown interest in unusual listings and so it surely encourages more and more people to put up strange things for auction. Like for instance, in the year 2004 a man managed to sell a haunted rubber ducky for $107.50. He claimed that the ducky had bitten his son and often fought with the one and a half year old. Within seven days the ducky was sold.
Well, that’s not all there are many more crazy items that have been sold on online auctions – things which are way beyond the imagination of an ordinary person. Famous pop star Britney Spears once disposed off her chewing gum in one of the hotels in London. The chewed gum was picked up by an unidentified person, who later auctioned it online for $263 and it seems that the buyer of the gum has framed it and put it on display in his house.
Someone even managed to sell four strands of hair claiming that the clipped hair belonged to the first president of the United States – George Washington. Although there was no proof to confirm that the hair actually belonged to George Washington, the four strands were still sold for 17,000 dollars.
One additional thing of interest I found was Big Value Depot. You may wan to keep an eye on this one.
Selling at eBay can be a profitable business. Smart business entrepreneurs have already tapped into this million dollars market and sold thousands of items. If you think eBay is all about clearing your garage items, you will be surprised that you won’t be making great money from it. eBay is all about selling at the lower price than the market. People look for bargains and eBay is a great place to find cheap products. Just sell DVDs a dollar cheaper than retail stores and consumers will buy from you. Tons of success stories can be found, so read on to find out how you can make money selling at eBay.
To even begin selling at eBay you will need something to sell. You may start off by clearing your garage on eBay to get hands on experience on selling at eBay. After you have gained the experience and wish to start a business on at selling on eBay, you will have to look for supplies for your merchandise.
The key to selling on eBay is to find the right item. It takes time to find great products and it is easier said than done. You have to source exactly what are the hot selling trends and what buyers are hunting for. You can search for wholesalers or dropshippers for goods to market on eBay.
Pricing your merchandise is critical on selling at eBay. Pricing too high might result in losing your customers, pricing too low and you may possibly suffer a loss. Research on how much your competitors are selling matching goods and forecast your margin of profit to determine if you are able to make a profit selling. Also examine the amount you will sell and at what price. The best way is to price your product at the highest price to maximise your profit. That’s the key to profitable pricing at eBay.
Product Description and Photos
Your product description and photos are very important. You have to grab their interest and make them purchase. Highlight the features and uses to make your product look attractive. Be as descriptive as you can about the product, include the colors available, size, features etc. Upload great photos in different angles. Put yourself like a buyer and report all the facts they need to know. If you can craft a great sales description, you are one step closer on making money at eBay.