Friday, August 26, 2005

Steps for setting up your own eBay Business

Lots of great tips can be found in this article. It really outlines the CORRECT steps you should take to setup your eBay business.

Watch out for 2nd Chance Emails

Seems like this trick has been around for some time. I know this has been tried before. eBay should add the capability for a seller to flag the winner of an auction as NOT being the winner for whatever reason and then officially tagging the next highest bidder as the winner. This might prevent these types of problems. Read More Here.

USPS and eBay

The U.S. Postal service is busy encouriging folks to sell on eBay. Obviously you would then want to ship the item through the USPS :) Here is a link with all the details.

Monday, July 18, 2005

Other ways to sell online

This was an interesting read about how some of eBay's largest sellers are looking into other methods to list their auction items.

Friday, May 20, 2005

Check eBay Auctions From Your TV

A new service is being tested in Austin allowing Time Warner Cable subscribers that have a DVR unit to check the status of their eBay auctions. There are more than 300,000 Time Warner cable subscribers in the Austin area, however the number of DVR users is not available. Read More Here.

Saturday, May 14, 2005

PayPal's Future Plans

PayPal has always been one of my favoirite tools in the online auction world. Now their focus is on expanding PayPal's use beyond the auction world. This article is an interseting read discussing some of the things PayPal is working on.

Saturday, May 07, 2005

Some Sources for Government Auctions

After doing some more searching I found some more places to find items to sell on eBay. I should have know that government auctions had hit the internet :)
Click here and go to the bottom of the page. There are several companies that handle auctions on behalf of the government. I did some looking last night. Not sure about some of the prices, but it was interesting to 'look around'.

Wednesday, May 04, 2005

eBay Consignment Shop

A consignment shop with good intensions. Here is a story about Home Sweet Home that sells items on consignment through eBay while raising money for homeless and low-income people.

Using eBay for charity auctions

Interesting how people find ways to raise money for charitable causes. Here is a story about a man from Richmond using an online auction as a way to raise money for his disabled stepdaughter.

Sell your childs name on eBay, why did'nt I think of that???

In another off the wall story, here is one about a parent selling the rights to her baby's name on eBay to

Another Source For Large Amounts of Wholesale Items

Another interesting site to checkout is . I found this site after setting up a few Google alerts. This could be a really good source for many different things to sell on eBay.

Saturday, April 23, 2005

Watch out for Phishing Scams

Be careful to protect you eBay and PayPal account information. There are folks who are doing all they can to steal your account. Read about some ways to protect yourself.

Tennessee Making it Harder to Sell on eBay

It is going to be harder now for businesses that sell your items for other on eBay. See what the State of Tennessee is now requiring of these businesses.

More Strange Stuff For Sale on eBay

Even more crazy things that have been sold on eBay - Take a Look

You Can Sell ANYTHING on eBay

Looks like food items are the next big thing on eBay. As if a grilled cheese sandwich was not enough here is new story about a chicken breast being sold on Ebay resembling the last Pope John Paul II. Click here to read the story. Gotta run - Time to clean out the refrigerator and get some auctions going!

Friday, April 22, 2005

Selling Low Value Items

This past week we were able to setup locally and sell some items that I could not get over $1 for on either Ebay or Old CDs and video games mostly. We sold it all and had to find some more stuff around the house to sell. I was able to find some Nintendo N64 games to sell on, so we will see how that goes.

Thursday, April 14, 2005

Wholesale Movies DVD and VHS

Of all the things I enjoy selling on ebay and movies and games are at the top of my list. I checked with to see what their latest movie inventory looked like. They quickly sent me an email with a complete list. At this point I am not sure if I purchase any of the movies for sale, but it is nice to have a source for wholesale movies.

Wednesday, April 13, 2005

Great Wholesale Internet Resource

After searching the Internet for some time over the weekend I was able to find a great site that has lots of wholesale resources. Here is the link.
It is amazing how many sites want to charge you to get information about wholesale sites!

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