I personally have a mixture of drop ship items from online suppliers, and items I have found at garage sales and thrift stores.
Here is my take on it, and I have found that it works for me. I list all my drop ship items for 30 days, and my garage sale finds for 7 days. If at the end of 30 days, a drop ship item did not sell, I will use the "Sell Similar" option, adjust my keywords in the title, and research my pricing to make sure I am still competitive, and I will do the same for my garage sale finds also.
The reason I use the "Sell Similar" is because it gives your listing a fresh start with eBay. It is in fact a new listing. If I should "Relist" the same item, it carries all the views and history of an item that does not sell well, and eBay will lower that item in the search results, because it is not making them money.
If your item consistently sells then you want to make sure to use the "Relist" option, because it carries over all your sales history which eBay really likes, and your item will show higher in search results also.
There are now some really cool tools in the seller hub, that can show you exactly why your item is not selling. In this video, I will show you where to go to find this info.
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