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killah Avatar
9y, 7m agoPosted 9 years, 7 months ago
Hi I am looking to set up an eBay business importing the best products that people are after those that arent on eBay at the moment or really want and need to get some ideas of the kind of products everyone is after.

And also please list any sites you know where i can buy in cheap wholesale lots from china or the UK.



Thank you
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9y, 7m agoPosted 9 years, 7 months ago
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#1
killah
Hi I am looking to set up an eBay business importing the best products that people are after those that aren’t on eBay at the moment or really want and need to get some ideas of the kind of products everyone is after.

And also please list any sites you know where i can buy in cheap wholesale lots from china or the UK.



Thank you


I'm interested but you have to have a lot of money behind you to start off with.
#2
killah
Hi I am looking to set up an eBay business importing the best products that people are after those that aren’t on eBay at the moment or really want and need to get some ideas of the kind of products everyone is after.

And also please list any sites you know where i can buy in cheap wholesale lots from china or the UK.



Thank you



hmmm tbh theres no money in ebay business unless your buying a hell of a lot stuff -- i bought a bulk sale of toy story 1+2 dvds at £9 for the boxset and sold at £22 but after fees i only made about £10 profit per dvd

id bought like 35 boxsets and the hassle wasnt worth it
#3
I looked at doing this, Built up quite a bit of money and was prepared to do it full time and as many hours as I could spare, It never kicked off because although I found cheap wholesalers, After ebay fee's/papal fee's, It just seemed impossible.

I would've made 30p on every item, Selling approx 20-30, It just wasn't worth it.

If I could've made a possible £1+ on every item, It might have been worth it!!
#4
it really depends on what you sell.
#5
been there tried that ... didnt work. Get a real job :)
#6
Yeah that’s why I want to get people opinions on what would you buy I have been looking in to drop shipping companies and that seems ok too, anyone had any success with that.
#7
There's ways and means but I doubt anyone is going to help you much, you have to do your own research, come up with a unique angle. I looked into it and whilst it easy to make a bit of money on the side, it's difficult to make the kind of money you'd need to justify it being your full time job. Also the tax man watches ebay, if your buying stock to resell on ebay you need to be paying tax, which usually means you'll need an accountant.
#8
you dont pay tax for the 1st year do you ?
#9
scoopy2scoops
There's ways and means but I doubt anyone is going to help you much, you have to do your own research, come up with a unique angle. I looked into it and whilst it easy to make a bit of money on the side, it's difficult to make the kind of money you'd need to justify it being your full time job. Also the tax man watches ebay, if your buying stock to resell on ebay you need to be paying tax, which usually means you'll need an accountant.



This would not be my full time job just a side thing as I am a student and have a part time job and need some extra cash and what do you thing of people like this I am thing of buying some what you think.

http://www.theselect.co.uk/home/

Thanks
#10
yes you do pay tax in the first year.
if you know a way around it let me know please.
banned#11
pavilion
you dont pay tax for the 1st year do you ?

LOL - Are you joking?
#12
killah
This would not be my full time job just a side thing as I am a student and have a part time job and need some extra cash and what do you thing of people like this I am thing of buying some what you think.

http://www.theselect.co.uk/home/

Thanks


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#13
i need some info too!
#14
i am also thinking about this, but i will be selling t-shirts, imports in every 2 months of 100 t-shirts armani, D&G etc.. buy for £4 sell for £20-£25 considering postage from pakistan and fees i still would make very good profit every month
#15
wazb
i am also thinking about this, but i will be selling t-shirts, imports in every 2 months of 100 t-shirts armani, D&G etc.. buy for £4 sell for £20-£25 considering postage from pakistan and fees i still would make very good profit every month


Who is your supplier for these t shirts and would it be more profitable if a group of us went into business this way.

Just a thought!!
#16
killah
Who is your supplier for these t shirts and would it be more profitable if a group of us went into business this way.

Just a thought!!


Is true but you have to be trustworthy and have to know each other very well!
#17
ade2j
Is true but you have to be trustworthy and have to know each other very well!



Well the number 1 thing we need is real cheap products to sell as eBay and pay pal costs are what kills it for me on my own and don’t be mistaken a lot of money can be made on eBay there has been a couple of millionaires made from my knowledge.



Something to think about!!!
#18
thats intresting but how will it work? the only way you can really do a buisness together is if your like relatives or someone you know personally. and also were do u get those t-shirts from? ive seen these in markets all brand names and like £20 each.
#19
yeah i know one

[url]www.dhgate.com[/url]

i have not used it but friends have said its good
#20
wazb
i am also thinking about this, but i will be selling t-shirts, imports in every 2 months of 100 t-shirts armani, D&G etc.. buy for £4 sell for £20-£25 considering postage from pakistan and fees i still would make very good profit every month


Be careful about VAT and customs duty. My husband brought some T-shirts from an american website ( for his own personal use not to sell) and a couple of months later we got a bill from DHL for VAT, customs duty and an adminstration fee one order invoice value was £130 and the import charges etc were £38.78 the other was order value £109 import charges £37.18. It made the T.shirts very expensive if he had bought them with the intention of making a profit he would have been very disapointed!
#21
melcarroll
Be careful about VAT and customs duty. My husband brought some T-shirts from an american website ( for his own personal use not to sell) and a couple of months later we got a bill from DHL for VAT, customs duty and an adminstration fee one order invoice value was £130 and the import charges etc were £38.78 the other was order value £109 import charges £37.18. It made the T.shirts very expensive if he had bought them with the intention of making a profit he would have been very disapointed!



Yes with that I currently buy some t shirts from the US just one or two but the trick i use on mine so I don’t pay that is ask them to label it as a gift don’t know if this works for larger orders but it should.
#22
theres a limit to what you can import into the country without paying import duties and taxes, its quite a low amount as well like less than 40 quid, see loads of them everyday i work in royal mail, also the other couriers will hit you harder still dhl etc i think charge more fee than we do, tried importing a few things to sell on ebay myself and as some have said...after the postage and any import taxes,ebay fees, paypal fees, and the time to list them wrap them and send them out it simply wasnt worth it. No the 'gift; thing wont work on larger orders as they usually check the return address and if its a company then they will charge you.
#23
So what if i buy some stuff off [url]www.dhgate.com[/url] to test the products out first will the postage cover it all as the postage seems to be expensive.
#24
newcastle131
yeah i know one

[url]www.dhgate.com[/url]

i have not used it but friends have said its good


Do you know what your friend bought as it looks a really good site and ask them if they had to pay extra charges when the product was delivered as I am thinking of using this site?
#25
killah
So what if i buy some stuff off [url]www.dhgate.com[/url] to test the products out first will the postage cover it all as the postage seems to be expensive.


Too risky due to import tax etc plus not really that much profit in it.
#26
ade2j
Too risky due to import tax etc plus not really that much profit in it.


Well whats the best way of do this or is there something else thats more profitable.
#27
killah
Well whats the best way of do this or is there something else thats more profitable.

I posted an option but you ignored it :-(
There is no 'easy' way to make money on ebay.:roll:
#28
dinosteveus
I posted an option but you ignored it :-(
There is no 'easy' way to make money on ebay.:roll:



Ok so forget eBay for a second and lets make money I don’t know about you guys but I want to be a millionaire and successful so I am starting early we as a group or community can make something real big happen and make us all a bit of dosh if we get focused on what we can do either eBay or not we have a lot of power together either creating something or simply buying and selling we need to find a market that hasn’t really got much attention or just isn’t sold here?



Any ideas!!!!
#29
Coronation Street Action Figures................. no neighbours action figures!!!
#30
Ebay = waste of time.

Five years ago you may have been able to get a foothold on there but now, with rising charges, ebays anti competitive practices (literally FORCING traders to take paypal), rising postal charges etc its really a no win situation UNLESS you already have the business infrastructure to begin with and can run it as an offshoot. I await the closing of ebays coffin, and wont shed a tear tbh.

Edit : Having said that... I did recently buy 5 9mm TZ tapes for my brother pt-1000 for £16.25 delivered (rrp around £50-60), so its not all bad, from a BUYERS perspective ;-)
#31
Shengis
Ebay = waste of time.

Five years ago you may have been able to get a foothold on there but now, with rising charges, ebays anti competitive practices (literally FORCING traders to take paypal), rising postal charges etc its really a no win situation UNLESS you already have the business infrastructure to begin with and can run it as an offshoot. I await the closing of ebays coffin, and wont shed a tear tbh.

Edit : Having said that... I did recently buy 5 9mm TZ tapes for my brother pt-1000 for £16.25 delivered (rrp around £50-60), so its not all bad, from a BUYERS perspective ;-)


So whats the next big thing so we can get in on it early!!!!!
#32
i have relatives in Pakistan and they will buy it for me from markets in Pakistan, so its like im not really importing just a family member sending me 100 t-shirts. lol
#33
wazb
i have relatives in Pakistan and they will buy it for me from markets in Pakistan, so its like im not really importing just a family member sending me 100 t-shirts. lol


oh ok.:thumbsup:
#34
killah
So whats the next big thing so we can get in on it early!!!!!


True answer, and theres no 'getting on early', affilliate schemes! Money for nothing if you know how to work the system. It's still fresh, and with the increase in advertising on the web its still a growth area. I don't agree with it, but money's money:whistling:

Just look how Google was a few years ago to how it is now. Was a time you could find useful info on there, or failing that a porn site, now you just get ads no matter what you search for:roll:
#35
Shengis
True answer, and theres no 'getting on early', affilliate schemes! Money for nothing if you know how to work the system. It's still fresh, and with the increase in advertising on the web its still a growth area. I don't agree with it, but money's money:whistling:

Just look how Google was a few years ago to how it is now. Was a time you could find useful info on there, or failing that a porn site, now you just get ads no matter what you search for:roll:

thats a good point but what is the site going to be about you cant just have a site full of advertisments.
#36
wazb
i have relatives in Pakistan and they will buy it for me from markets in Pakistan, so its like im not really importing just a family member sending me 100 t-shirts. lol


I have heard that Pakistan have real cheap stuff like with electronics and stuff do you know if the electrical stuff works over here and do you already sell your "imports" somewhere.
#37
Buy from Primark sell it on Ebay! :)

On a serious note...what i tend to do is keep an eye out on what the latest fashion trends are, or watch GMTV and see what Mark Hayes says (always sells out), buy a few clothing items advertised, and make a decent profit from the fashion addicts!

Don't personally wear the stuff myself but i know people do, like for e.g maxi dresses are really in at the mo, and the one from miss selfridge was advertised everywhere, and was apparantly sold out (they weren't there were plenty in store), once people get told that, first place they go is ebay....i went to miss selfridge bought 3 of them for £45 - 10% student discount so £40.50 and then sold them for £80-£90...that's just an example, obviously can't make a business out of it, but if you want to make a few quid just keep an eye out for this sort of stuff.
#38
Kopi
Buy from Primark sell it on Ebay! :)

On a serious note...what i tend to do is keep an eye out on what the latest fashion trends are, or watch GMTV and see what Mark Hayes says (always sells out), buy a few clothing items advertised, and make a decent profit from the fashion addicts!

Don't personally wear the stuff myself but i know people do, like for e.g maxi dresses are really in at the mo, and the one from miss selfridge was advertised everywhere, and was apparantly sold out (they weren't there were plenty in store), once people get told that, first place they go is ebay....i went to miss selfridge bought 3 of them for £45 - 10% student discount so £40.50 and then sold them for £80-£90...that's just an example, obviously can't make a business out of it, but if you want to make a few quid just keep an eye out for this sort of stuff.


wow u smart never thought of that but cant see myself doing that risky thing but if you know what ur doing then great.:thumbsup:
#39
Slush machines(frozen drinks machines)! They cost £1000 min for new ones even from ebay. If you could import them you would make lots of dosh. Imagine how many businesses would like to get one. Even if you sold them just to like corner shops you'd make a killing cos the existing companies like fruitina and slush puppy just hire them out and skim most of the profit through franchising. This would allow the shop keeper to keep the unit. Admittedly it does require some funds to set up but if tried it with 1 and got the unit for like £250 and sold it for £500. then you'd get enough to buy 2 and so on. Honestly they're just glorifed freezers than churn. Its just about the possible availability of these machines at these prices but if you say that you got links with pakistan then I don't see why not.

Just my 2 cents. Btw, I want a 15% cut for the idea!:w00t:
#40
wazb
i am also thinking about this, but i will be selling t-shirts, imports in every 2 months of 100 t-shirts armani, D&G etc.. buy for £4 sell for £20-£25 considering postage from pakistan and fees i still would make very good profit every month

These *will* be fakes. Fake sellers on Ebay are the scum of the earth and if I could I would personally visit and murder every single one of them.

Best thing you can do is make yourself a really good e-commerce site that looks like it belongs to a good company. Deliver a product people want at a price they're willing to pay. Do not use gimmicks and only state RRP's if they genuinely are RRP's. Deliver what you say you will and aim to get orders sent out ASAP. Do not leave orders for a day or two as people will not come back and buy or recommend you. You have to deliver the best service bar none, and communicate well when things go wrong - and send out replacements immediately and hope the customer sends the "broken" item back.

Don't have anything to do with ebay. Lots of other people have the same ideas and everyone is all together and it brings the prices way down, and as already said, after ebay fees, paypal, you'll have made pence per sale not pounds unless you really can get something for nothing and sell it on for a few quid.

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