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Sell successfully online

Have you read pieces from people who say that they find their stock to sell on eBay ON eBay?

One of the secrets is to look for those bad listings that do not attract lots of bids and then to bid at the last moment.  Ideally you want to find auctions that have low starts (£0.99 or $0.99) that have not attracted more than 1 bid.  That way you can secure some absolute bargains.

I have just (in the last 30 minutes) bought a Toshiba DVD player for £0.99.  Used once with remote, instructions, and boxed!  But how?

Phil Lee from Missing Auctions has another nifty little site that allows you to find these items.  Once you have identified something that you could resale for a profit log onto an auction sniper service enter your bid and wait.

Simplicity itself, and very rewarding.  The sites that you need;

Single Bid Auctions
Auction Sniper

Let me tell you about Single Bid Auctions.  It is so simple to use that anyone can use it. It searches eBay for items that are about to end where the auctions have either zero or just one bid AND the current price is 99 pence, 99 cents or less (depending on the country you select).

You can narrow your searches by the main eBay categories and it even suggests items to look for depending on the category that you choose based on the most popular searches.

If you’d like to look for something specific, simply enter it into the search box at the top of the site.

It works across all of the major eBay sites too including eBay UK, eBay US, eBay Canada, eBay France, eBay Italy and eBay Australia.  It should work out your location automagically and direct you to the correct page but if it doesn’t simply click on your countries flag at the top of the page.

Now let me tell you about Auction Sniper.  This is a site that allows you to set a maximum bid level on any eBay auction and will bid for you within seconds (7 seconds is the default time) of the end of the auction.  Auction sniper will outbid other bidders up to your pre-determined max.

Whether to buy stock or to buy for personal use these two sites make a winning combination.

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  1. Mark Said,

    December 4, 2009 @ 2:49 am

    great site. btw, if anyone wants to win some paypal cash, visit cheers :)

  2. nits Said,

    December 13, 2009 @ 5:36 pm

    Sure, but isnt ebay overloaded already?

  3. Luke Jackson Said,

    May 19, 2010 @ 4:39 am

    I love to attend and buy some stuffs during Auctions, you can really get some nice stuffs in there.*:,

  4. Grace Brown Said,

    July 11, 2010 @ 12:30 pm

    i like online auctions, they give that sort of adrenaline rush when buying–,

  5. Madelyn Cox Said,

    August 29, 2010 @ 5:45 pm

    you can find lots of bargain stuffs from both online and offline auctions’;-

  6. Product Reviews Said,

    September 5, 2010 @ 11:05 pm

    would love to do a review of this myself on the blog,do they run an affiliate programme ?

  7. phil Said,

    October 5, 2010 @ 9:45 am

    Hi Luke, the problem with auctions can be that adrenaline rush. Some people bid more than they mean to just to get the item. I always use a sniper tool. That allows me to decide how much I want to bid and stick to it. I lose quite a lot of auctions but do not pay more than I am confortable with for those that I win.

  8. phil Said,

    October 5, 2010 @ 9:48 am

    Hi Nits, eBay is growing, but there is a reason for that. Loads of people now look at eBay which means more sellers list there which attracts more customers and so it goes on. The only fly in the ointment would be if eBay seek to change their business model to increase their income reucing the sellers’ margins. We have seen that in the past………. At the moment eBay remains a good place to start a business selling ‘real’ things.

  9. Samantha Thomas Said,

    December 4, 2010 @ 6:42 am

    i love auctions, i think joining an auction and bidding is also an addictive habit `~,

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