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Ebay Really Is For Everyone

Aug 17, 2007
Unless you live in a cave in the wilderness without electricity, I am certain you have heard of Ebay. Ebay was created in 1995 and is the largest and most famous online auction site. There are over 49 million registered users and over 2500 employees. Since its inception, millions of people have logged on daily to bid and/or sell just about everything imaginable.

If you are interested in learning how to sell items on ebay to earn extra income, they have a great deal of information on how to get started on their web site. You just need to click on the section for sellers and read through all the information available. People have decided to sell extra and unwanted items for a little extra cash. They have scoured their basements and attics for gently used items as well as gently used clothing. One thing to remember is that the items must be in good condition. No one wants to buy your old dirty stained clothing. You also need to accurately represent what the item is and its condition.

It is also possible to create and healthy extra income from Ebay as well as have it become your full-time job. You can do this by looking at garage sales for items that you believe could bring a good price at an ebay auction. There can be some work involved in this. Items found at a garage sale may need to be cleaned up and/or reconditioned You also need to be careful not to spend more on an item then you can get at the ebay auction. The idea is to make money.

To get ideas on things to sell on an ebay auction, you can log into the Sellers Central section on ebay and look for the subsection called Whats Hot. There you can find information on what categories have experienced growth during the current month as well as previous months. There are also sites in which you can buy items in bulk with the purpose of then splitting them up and selling individually for a profit. Again, if you get involved in this, it is important to pay attention to what your profit margin is. If you can buy a lot of 20 pairs of jeans for $200.00 and then split it up and sell each pair of jeans for $35.00, that is a profit of $300.00. This is a good profit margin. However, if you can only sell the jeans for $22.00, that may not be enough of a profit for all the work involved in packaging them separately and listing them separately. Ebay auctions also have listing fees. So a portion of each sale will go to Ebay.

Selling items using ebay auctions can be very profitable if you do your homework It can be a great way to make some extra money to pay off some bills.. As long as you keep the potential hazards in mind.
About the Author
Jennie Crawford is a stay at home mom of two children. Find out more free information about Ebay auctions go to http://ebay4dumm.myoptionbiz.com
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