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What sells on eBay: Typewriter Keys

Although some vintage models are still sought after by collectors, generally speaking there is little demand for old typewriters. They can often be picked up for just a few dollars, and it’s not unusual to find them being given away for free because their owners just want to be rid of them.

Old typewriter sold for US$12 on eBay

However, it is still possible to make a good profit from old typewriters Continue reading ‘What sells on eBay: Typewriter Keys’ »

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Sell New and Used Toys This Holiday Season

As an eBay seller, you are probably wondering what impact the economy might have on the biggest selling season of the year.

Well, according to a recent survey for the National Retail Federation, Americans plan to spend $688.87 on holiday-related shopping, only slightly up from last year’s $682.83.

But whatever the state of the economy, we can be sure that children will always come first. Even if it means cutting the budget elsewhere, parents, grandparents, aunts and uncles will find a way to buy toys and gifts for the children in their lives.

No matter what, parents will find a way to buy toys for their children. And if they can’t afford to get the newest toys for this year, they will buy used.

One of the best strategies toy sellers can implement this holiday season is to offer both used and new toys to their customers. Even though new toys traditionally skyrocket during the holidays – which means sellers can buy them at full retail price and see them double or triple on eBay if demand outstrips supply – there can be a much higher profit margin when selling used toys. You can pick up gently used toys at yard sales, charity shops and flea markets for pennies on the dollar and turn them around for 100-200% profit on eBay!

But it all comes down to knowing what sells…

Jenni Hunt has consistently doubled her profits every year since starting her eBay business in 2003, and she spends hours every week researching trends to find what children’s items are selling well. Her popular Holiday Toy Guide has been published annually since 2004 and was created to help you know what is selling (and what isn’t!). In an unpredictable economy this is must have information.

Jenni is giving away 3 free reports which she’s designed to help you sell toys this holiday season. You’ll learn what the toy trends are for 2010, top listing tips and how to find out what is selling on eBay this year.

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What Sells on eBay: Christmas Ornaments

With the holiday season fast approaching we thought it would be a good time to take a look at Christmas ornaments on eBay.  We were surprised to see the high prices they can fetch, and here is a screenshot of  Continue reading ‘What Sells on eBay: Christmas Ornaments’ »

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Selling Used Textbooks on eBay and Amazon

As the end of summer approaches and students return to their studies, many of them are looking to save money by buying used textbooks. Other students and former students are trying to raise some extra cash by Continue reading ‘Selling Used Textbooks on eBay and Amazon’ »

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Hot Items on eBay: Ephemera

Whilst preparing a review of Dave Guindon’s Hot Item Finder software for our latest newsletter, we used it to carry out some research in the Collectibles > Paper category, and thought we would share some of the more interesting results with you. Many of them are items that could turn up at an estate sale or offline auction and some might even be found at flea markets or car boot sales.

We searched both the US and UK eBay sites for completed items that had attracted 20 or more bids. This brought up 33 items from eBay.com and 15 items from eBay.co.uk. Here is a screenshot of some of the results Continue reading ‘Hot Items on eBay: Ephemera’ »

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Selling Vinyl Records Online

If you have an interest in music, selling vinyl records can be an enjoyable way to make money online.

Although vinyl is no longer the format of choice for most buyers of contemporary music, deleted or ‘out of print’ (OOP) vinyl is still very collectible, and it is relatively easy to obtain. Many people replace their old records with CD or MP3 then dispose of their vinyl collection without realising how much it may be worth.

It’s not unusual for a search of completed listings on eBay to bring up several LPs that have sold for upwards of Continue reading ‘Selling Vinyl Records Online’ »

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