Chapter 3. Tricks for Purchasing and Managing Your Inventory

As I noted in the previous chapter, the most common question I get asked by potential eBay sellers is “What’s hot that I can sell?” That’s quickly followed by question number two, “Where can I find stuff to sell?”

The second question is no easier to answer than the first. There’s no single supplier that can provide a get-rich-quick solution, which is what I think a lot of folks are looking for. In fact, where you buy should be subsidiary to what you buy; a lot of potential sellers think all they have to do is find a cheap supplier and they’re in business. Unfortunately, things don’t work that way.

The way things should work is that you decide what kind of products you want to sell (as ...

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