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Reducing the Risk of Non-Paying Bidders on eBay

Although most buyers on eBay are genuine, there will always be the odd few who do not honour their commitment to pay for the item they won. Unfortunately, there is no way of ensuring that non-paying bidders don’t bid on your auctions, but Continue reading ‘Reducing the Risk of Non-Paying Bidders on eBay’ »


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’ »


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 and 15 items from Here is a screenshot of some of the results Continue reading ‘Hot Items on eBay: Ephemera’ »


Researching Things to Sell on eBay with eBay Pulse

There are several tools and resources available to help with your research when deciding what to sell on eBay. Some are free, some are subscription based and others are available for a one-off fee.

A useful free resource is eBay Pulse. It shows the most popular searches, largest stores and most watched items within any category on any given day. Below is an image of the main eBay Pulse page which shows an overview of the whole eBay marketplace on July 9 2010 and, as you can see Continue reading ‘Researching Things to Sell on eBay with eBay Pulse’ »


Grab Your Free Products – The Original Products Giveaway is Live!

Today’s the day!

Keith Purkiss and Michael Ottman’s St Swithin’s Giveaway has launched!

Keith and Michael know a LOT of marketers from networking events, forums, coaching courses etc and have persuaded them to give away some of their best original products and services in this huge event!

I’ve had a sneak preview and some of these are paid products that have NEVER been given away before, and some are being specially created just for this event.

We have contributed a gift of our own – our brand new report “12 Easy-to-Source Low-Cost Things to Sell on eBay” which we only completed a couple of days ago is exclusively available for immediate download from this amazing giveaway event, and it won’t cost you a penny!

Just sign up using this VIP link and enjoy a ton of valuable gifts that you can download at zero cost!

Oh, and by the way, this giveaway is only open until St Swithin’s day (July 15) so be sure to sign up now and download all of the free gifts while you can!


The Original Products Giveaway Is Almost Here!

Just in case you haven’t heard, the fantastic St. Swithins Original Products Giveaway launches at the end of this week.

Keith Purkiss and Michael Ottoman have convinced hundreds of their contacts to submit thousands of dollars worth of original ebooks, software, scripts and more to the Giveaway so you can download them all for FREE!

The event launches at 10am EDT this coming Friday (I believe that is 3pm UK time) and I will be posting an exclusive VIP access link here on the blog so that you can grab all of those valuable free gifts!

Remember, these are all original products, not tired old out-of-date resell rights products that have been doing the rounds for years, so be sure to drop by on Friday and get your link.


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’ »


Free Listing Day on eBay UK and eBay Ireland

eBay have announced another free listing day for private sellers in the UK and Ireland this coming Sunday, 6th June. This applies only to listings in the auction format, and business sellers are excluded. As usual, only the actual listing fee is free of charge, any upgrades will have to be paid for, as will final value fees.

Check out the full terms and conditions at


Amazon – An eBay Alternative

Although it is not an auction site, Amazon is well worth considering as an additional marketplace to offer your products for sale.

Launched in 1995 as an online bookstore, they soon began to diversify and now offer Continue reading ‘Amazon – An eBay Alternative’ »


Avoiding the Scams

The vast majority of eBay users are legitimate buyers and sellers and no one should be put off using the site by the occasional negative and sensationalised stories reported by the media.

However, it is inevitable that a marketplace the size of eBay will be a target of the occasional online fraudster. Being aware of the scams, staying alert and taking a few simple precautions should go a long way to ensuring that you don’t become a victim of any internet scams.

Both eBay and Paypal have lots of useful security advice on their sites and I recommend Continue reading ‘Avoiding the Scams’ »