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Table of Contents Featured Contributors Introduction Why eBay? Staying Power Why Research? Be Ready to Switch Products What You Cannot Sell Chapter 1 Before You Sell Anything Basic Steps in Selling on eBay Research for Profitability Sell-through Rate Think Globally, Sell Locally Find Out What People Are Buying on eBay Today Chapter 2 Where to Begin Looking for a Product ¿ Michael's Advice and Experience Start Where You Live Sellstufflocal.com Local Storage Companies Flea Markets Yard Sales Church Bazaars Local Newspaper Local Auctions Thrift Shops Estate Auctions Be the Last in Line Far from the Maddening Crowd Chapter 3 Now Cast a Wider Net Trade Shows Going International ¿ Dan's First-Hand Experience Direct Manufacturers Remanufacturers Internet Wholesalers eBay Itself as a Source One Example of Arbitrage ¿ Michael's First-Hand Experience Strike When Lightning Hits Chapter 4 Becoming a "Trading Assistant" No Inventory The Consignment Business Model Chapter 5 Pros and Cons of Using a Drop Shipper Being an Intermediary Being a Drop Shipper Chapter 6 ¿ B2B, Liquidations, and Dedicated Manufacturers B2B Exchange Liquidations Dedicated Manufacturers Chapter 7 Buying Closeout Merchandise Advantages and Disadvantages Product from Reputable Dealers: How to Know Chapter 8 Wholesale Misconceptions There Is Wholesale and Then There Is Wholesale Scams and Tricks to Avoid Chapter 9 Too Much Is Never Enough Getting Organized Inventory Costs Delivery Confirmation Chapter 10 Finding Your Niche Begin at the End Rome Was Not Burned in a Day Fads and Trends Cross-Sell Items Types of Goods Chapter 11 Your Strategy Chapter 12 Finding and Selling Limited-Life Goods How Demand Works In Brief Understanding the Market and Pitfalls to Avoid Selling Early Selling on Time Selling End-of-Cycle Chapter 13 Finding and Selling General Goods How Demand Works In Brief Understanding the Market and Pitfalls to Avoid Do Not Try to Do It Fast! Diversify Chapter 14 Finding and Selling Seasonal Items How Demand Works¿In Brief Understanding the Market and Pitfalls to Avoid Timing the Seasonal Goods Market Chapter 15 ¿ Collectibles, Pickers, and Auctions How Demand Works In Brief Understanding the Market and Pitfalls to Avoid Who Are Pickers? Becoming a Picker Auctions Chapter 16 Recommended Items to Offer on eBay Selling Information Books Software Internet Services Anything on Wheels Collections Children's Clothing and Goods Old, English China Cups and Saucers Vintage Jewelry Media Dolls Dollar Store Items Anything That Teenagers Like Golf Clubs Name Brand and Plus-Size Clothing Purses and Shoes Skis, Snowboards, and Camping Gear Recommendations from Full-Time eBay Sellers Chapter 17 Building Business Relationships Get to Know Your Customers Communicating with Your Customers Writing Your Descriptions Your Photos Get to Know Your Suppliers Conclusion The Choice Is Up to You Ask for Help No Guts, No Glory
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