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Default Good idea to sell 0.99 Items to start.

Anyone know or have a good idea if it's a good move to sell 0.99 and up legit items. All are in stock and ready to ship. It's my way of starting low and building up, not trying sell PS3 and Bentleys on the first weeks run.
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Default Re: Good idea to sell 0.99 Items to start.

Yeah it'll work but it's a waste of time in my opinion. You can get an account started and still make some money in the process. You could go to a yard sale and get enough used/low-risk things to get an account going.

If you ever want to start selling more expensive things you will have to transition into it. It would not be a good idea to go from selling $1 stuff to $100 stuff in one day.
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Default Re: Good idea to sell 0.99 Items to start.

I usually start my accounts off with dollar store items but I don't start them off at a dollar, more like $3-$4
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Default Re: Good idea to sell 0.99 Items to start.

That's what I was considering, since I know from a old post the shipping if your going to offer it for free you have to consider item + shipping = profit?? There was a legal legitimate store in NYC but I don't know if it's still open.
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Default Re: Good idea to sell 0.99 Items to start.

Just use a eBay/PayPal fee calculator, you can still make a profit off cheap items if you do it right.
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Shipping with a tracking number will cost you at least 2$ right? Plus EB and PP fees plus the cost of the envelope/package. I think $3 is the bare minimum to not lose money.
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Default Re: Good idea to sell 0.99 Items to start.

Take a look at Chinese Sellers, they sell stuff so low they lose money....they don't look at it like losing money but gaining feedback, building the account up to sell higher priced items.
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Just use a eBay/PayPal fee calculator, you can still make a profit off cheap items if you do it right.
Never thought about it like that I'm used to big ticket items
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Shipping with a tracking number will cost you at least 2$ right? Plus EB and PP fees plus the cost of the envelope/package. I think $3 is the bare minimum to not lose money.
3.99 isn't so bad I'll give it a shot in the dark. eBay is funny sometimes with there systems idk how they expect people to make money with 5/500 hypothetically
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Take a look at Chinese Sellers, they sell stuff so low they lose money....they don't look at it like losing money but gaining feedback, building the account up to sell higher priced items.
I would consider that on top of inventory, any legitimate suppliers your comfortable sharing?
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eBay is funny sometimes with there systems idk how they expect people to make money with 5/500 hypothetically
Let me tell you how. If you sell items as an auction and starting price of each is 0.99 and the ending price is 200, you can actually surpass the 500 limit. 5 x 200 is 1k. This is the power of Auction listing.
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idk how they expect people to make money with 5/500 hypothetically

They dont. They expect serious sellers to call in, verify ID, supply source of goods and grow by a measurable rate that makes both paypal and ebay comfortable with service and goods.

Everyone else will grow naturally and slowly.
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Let me tell you how. If you sell items as an auction and starting price of each is 0.99 and the ending price is 200, you can actually surpass the 500 limit. 5 x 200 is 1k. This is the power of Auction listing.
I kinda get it it
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I would consider that on top of inventory, any legitimate suppliers your comfortable sharing?
Absolutely, I share all my legit suppliers....Now don't share this one, this is my top supplier:
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I would consider that on top of inventory, any legitimate suppliers your comfortable sharing?
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99p? Just sell your soul, free posting to attract more customers.
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Default Re: Good idea to sell 0.99 Items to start.

I have noticed that limits raise slower when selling cheap items . i sold some 1.99 buy it now items and limits went 5/500 to 10/1000 other accounts i sold 5 items at 25.oo ea and limits go from 5/500 to 20/3000 . also even got bad feedback on one of the 1.99 items . so from now on i just sell higher items get the first limit riased then following month you can list as buy it now one listing 100.oo ea 20 items . then you will get a BIG limit increase . then i simply cancel the listing unless its something i am really stocking ..
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Cool good to know I decided to go a new route, that seems like a better investment :-)
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