Monday, December 25, 2017

Are You Looking For Elizabeth? You Better Start!

As I was skimming thru a couple eBay group posts on Facebook, I came across a post where a lady found a sweater at her local thrift store, paid $1.78, and sold it for $256 !!!

I was like what?  So after doing a little research, I wanted to share with everyone this hot tip, and how you can bank big time if you find this brand of clothing!

This is a short and sweet little video, but very important info you need to know while your out on the hunt!!

Friday, December 22, 2017

Why You Should Always Speak To Your Customers

I don't know about you, but nothing pisses me off more, is when you take the time to enter a business to possibly spend your hard earned money, and you don't even get the common courtesy of a "Hello" or "Welcome"

Attention business owners!!!  If you own a business, and want to stay in business, you better start freakin speaking to your customers when they walk in your business, and when they leave your business!!

This weekend, my wife had a doctors appointment in Jacksonville which was about an hour and half drive from the house.  She was going to be busy for a couple hours, so I decided to go hit a few thrift stores.

The first store I entered, there were two women behind the counter, doing who knows what, and neither one of them acknowledged I even came in the store, or even spoke to me!  I was there about 15-20 minutes, and still no acknowledgement I was even there, so I was like "screw this place, if they cant even speak, Im leaving"  as I was leaving, I purposely walked slowly in front of them  to see if they would speak, and they STILL didn't say a word!!

Wednesday, December 6, 2017

Are You Kidding Me? Close Your eBay Store For Christmas?

I am so sick of all the eBay sellers who bought a course on how to drop ship, not using their own brains!

This is your eBay business... YOURS!!  The course you purchased is a guide, not the final say!

I've seen in some eBay groups where the "training" teaches sellers to close or put their eBay business on vacation mode a couple weeks before Christmas.

What this is supposed to do is avoid any "out of stocks" at the last moment, and to avoid buyers complaining that little Suzy didn't get her bike in time for Christmas.

Sunday, December 3, 2017

How to profit selling T-shirts on eBay

If there is one item that you can always find a large inventory of, its T-shirts!

If you were to walk into a Goodwill today, you would literally find hundreds and hundreds of T-shirts.

You can actually make some good money and a lot of profit selling T-shirts on eBay.

So which one's sell the best, and which one's bring the big money?

Wednesday, November 29, 2017

How To Deal With Drop Shipping Out Of Stocks On eBay

If you are drop shipping on eBay, you will eventually have an order that is out of stock by your supplier.

You may even have a tracking system that is supposed to stop this, but even a tracking system can not catch all out of stocks for different reasons.

Tuesday, November 21, 2017

How To Make Money On eBay While Learning How To Drop Ship

Learning how to drop ship on ebay is getting more difficult as eBay is moving more toward how Amazon operates.

A few years ago, all you had to do is upload a picture and a description, create a keyword filled title, mark up the price, and "cha ching" you were making sales!

Now its more difficult, but you can still make a little money.  Personally I have stopped drop shipping because I was getting burned out and making very little profit.

Tuesday, October 31, 2017

Why you need to sell VCR and DVD players on ebay

Why do you need to sell VCR and DVD players on ebay?  Because they are selling like crazy!!

Even though its impossible to make any money with vhs tapes, you can seriously cash in with the players!

Over the last few months, I've been watching on eBay the amount of money these vhs/dvd players have been selling for.  I have been leary on buying one in fear of it not working correctly, and I wasting my time and money.

Thursday, October 26, 2017

Do You Sell Clothes on eBay? You Need This Tool

I have been selling clothes on eBay on and off for 15 years. One of the most important things to selling clothes is making sure the buyer knows exactly what they are getting when it comes to size.

Being very detailed on measurements will avoid returns and a lot of headaches.

Friday, September 1, 2017

How To Fix Non Secure HTTP Content On eBay

Yesterday, 8/31/17, I received this message from eBay.....

Starting in October 2017, Google Chrome—the browser used by almost half of all eBay buyers—will begin displaying the message "Not Secure" in the address bar when users visit standard HTTP pages or HTTPS pages that include non-secure HTTP content.

You have listings that contain or link to HTTP content, and we encourage you to remove this content from your listings immediately. If you're not sure which of your listings contain HTTP content, you can use the i-ways tool to identify them. We have partnered with i-ways to implement an eBay sign-in that protects your full inventory from being available publicly.

Wednesday, August 30, 2017

How To Dress When Shopping At Garage Sales

Over the last 15 years of going to garage and yard sales, I have noticed that they way I dress, depends on how much I pay for items, especially if I go to a yard sale where nothing is priced.

If everything is priced then your good to go, but most of yard sales I go to, nothing is priced.

Looking at the photo here, if you walk up to a yard sale looking like a million bucks, I promise you, you WILL pay more!  If you look like you have money, the prices go up!!

Sunday, August 27, 2017

Stop Spending Money On eBay Drop Shipping Courses

Back in 2013, I was bombarded with people wanting  me to look at this new eBay drop shipping program. I blew it off for a few week until finally I decided to take a look.

It took some convincing, but I decided to give the training a try.

My first year of drop shipping, my sales were over $130k. I was pumped, I knew I was going to make a ton of cash!

The next full year of drop shipping my sales dropped over $90k in sales, and I noticed that there were new "How to" drop ship on eBay programs popping up everywhere.

My third year of drop shipping my sales were still $90k down, but even worse, the profit margins dropped below 10 percent to even compete with the other drop shippers.

Wednesday, July 26, 2017

Why you should avoid selling electronic parts on ebay

Last month I blogged about how you can make Huge Profits On Ebay Selling Broken TV'S

Well, I have found out first hand, that electronic parts are the WORST items you could ever sell on eBay!

I studied and researched these tv parts, looked at other sellers, looked at the sales ect.. and on the surface everything look great, but then the nightmare began!

I have always known that there buyers who are always looking for ways to get over on sellers when they have the chance, but little did I know how bad it is when it comes to electronic parts!

I have never in my 15 years selling on eBay had such a terrible experience when it comes to electronics.

In this video, I will share with you the reasons why you should avoid selling electronics, and if you still want to, some tips on what to do to cover your butt!  This video may be a little long, but worth listening to.

Friday, July 14, 2017

How To Find High Profit items to sell On eBay

Vintage Military OPTIMUS HIKER

 I used to spend a lot of money at yard sales and flea markets buying stuff that I thought was worth a million bucks, just to find out when I got home and looked them up on the computer on eBay, they were junk!

The photos you see here are items I found at garage sales that EVERYONE at the sale were over looking. The 2 military cookers are valued at over $200, I paid $2 a piece, and the Akai tape deck selector, I paid $3 for and SOLD it for $200 the same day!

Akai Tape Deck Selector DS-5

What I am about to share with you in the video will save you time and money, and will also make you A LOT OF MONEY!  

Monday, June 19, 2017

Huge Profits On Ebay Selling Broken TV'S

A friend of mine contacted me the other day, and said he just purchased about 200 new flat screen TV's with broken screens, and wanted to know if I had any ideas on how to sell them on eBay.

After doing some research, I found that selling the internal parts could be very profitable.

There are 3 main boards that are always needed in TV repair, and most are selling anywhere between $20 to $100 a piece, depending on the brand and model of the TV.

I know not everyone has the connections to purchase 200 TV's, but I know that if you ask around at yard sales, you may be able to pick up a few each week.

In this video, I will explain more on how you can cash in on TV's with broken screens!

Sunday, June 18, 2017

eBay Pricing and Stock Monitoring Tool

One of the biggest fears eBay dropshippers have, is the fear of making a sale, and hoping and praying the item you sold is still in stock, or the price did not go up.

Now you can live stress free, with this tool called Sku Grid.

Sunday, February 5, 2017

What To Sell On eBay? New and Vintage Sports Cards

Selling sports cards on eBay can be tricky. There are millions of sports cards out there you can list, but which ones are worth listing?

The best cards to list, in my opinion are from the 1970's and older. If you have a collection of cards from the 1980's to the 1990's you most likely will not make alot of money because the sets were mass produced.

The time to list sports memorabilia, is when the player is "Hot" and "Popular" !!

I remember when Danny Wuerffel was "The Man" of college football in the 90's, his stuff was selling for top dollar. Now you can buy his stuff for almost nothing.

In this video, I will discuss with you some tips to selling sports cards and memorabilia.

Friday, February 3, 2017

What To Sell On Ebay? Used college Text Books

Everyone knows that going to college is expensive, and so are the text books!  This is a cool tip that not too many people think about while out at garage sales or thrift stores.

These are difficult to find, but if you do come across any, be sure to snatch them up! You will be surprised how much money you can make!

In this video, I will share with you how to determine which ones to buy, and which ones to stay away from.

Tuesday, January 31, 2017

What To Sell On eBay? Sony Walkman

I get asked all the time, Darren, what should I sell on eBay? I always tell people, sell what you know, if you love baseball cards, sell cards, If you love collecting shark teeth, sell shark teeth.

But what if you really don't know what to sell or where to start?  I will be giving some helpful ideas on what to look for while out at garage sales, thrift stores or flea markets.

The other day I was at my local thrift store, and ran across this vintage Sony Walkman. People love to buy back memories, and the Walkman is one of those items.

Monday, January 30, 2017

Tip To Avoid Amazon Out Of Stocks

One of the biggest fears of drop shipping on eBay, is your supplier being out of stock when an item you have listed sold.

Ever get that sick feeling when you hear your phone "cha ching" you look at what you sold, and you pray it is not of stock when you go to place your order?

Sunday, January 29, 2017

How Being Lazy Increased eBay Sales

For the last 14 years I have been selling on eBay, and I am always learning new techniques to increase sales.

The last 3 years I have been using the "drop shipping" method to sell, and have made some decent money, but have noticed a huge decline in sales over the last couple years.

I am constantly educating myself on how to improve sales on eBay by joining programs that teach drop shipping, reading articles ect.

One of the suggestions that the "trainers" taught was to list your items for 30 days, and at the end of the 30 days, if the item did not sell, use the "sell similar" option to relist the item. By doing that, it "reset " the history to that of a newly listed item, which in turn eBay would show that item higher in the search results. That made perfect sense.

So for 3 years I was doing that, but last year my sales declined over $90k from 2015 to 2016!!  So using the "sell similar" trick was not the answer.

Wednesday, January 11, 2017

Why I Never Dropship Heaters On eBay During The Winter

You are probably thinking, Darren you have lost your mind, this is the perfect time to sell heaters on eBay, its freaking cold out!  Well yes it is, if you have them in stock at your location, but if you are wanting to dropship them, you might want to think again.

In this video, I will explain to you why you should be very cautious, and probably consider taking down your listings if you have any listed on eBay.

Monday, January 2, 2017

eBay Seller Listing Review Training #1

New eBay sellers sometimes struggle in making sales. It only takes a few tweeks here and there to make a listing great.

This blog post is a review for one of my subscribers to help him improve his eBay sales.

You don't have to spend hundreds of dollars or wait 14 years to learn the hard way on how to improve your eBay sales. I am here to help you make more money on eBay.

This training video is about 7 minutes long.