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Hello, after finally learning the ways to manage stealth accounts, I've successfully opened a few accounts.

I've bought a few items on the accounts to get some buyer feedback (between 5-8 items) but I want to start selling slowly to generate some seller feedback.

What items should I stay away from and what items have you guys had luck with in the past just to get the accounts going before you list items you actually plan on selling and profiting from.

Any suggestions and advice would be great.
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You should sell Nikes, iPhones, Coach Bags, Prada Shoes, DVDs, and maybe some old porn that you copied onto a DVR.

No I'm just kidding. You should sell none of those.
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You should sell Nikes, iPhones, Coach Bags, Prada Shoes, DVDs, and maybe some old porn that you copied onto a DVR.

No I'm just kidding. You should sell none of those.
hahahhahahaha

I usually just sell house hold items, or small goods, etc.
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I usually just sell house hold items, or small goods, etc.
Good things to sell when first opening an account (although this depends on what you mean by small goods)

Books also are good to start off with
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Dollar store has been a source of inspiration. Garage sales as well. Lots of 10c nick nack that people want.
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Stay away from anything that is expensive or favored by counterfeiters. Also stay away from things like autographs, where the authenticity can be questioned.

Books, knick-knacks, dollar store items, cables, etc. are a good place to start. Anything lower-priced where authenticity is not a concern is OK.
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All of these are correct. And honestly, you may actually make a little bit of profit by going to garage sales. Go with about 20-100 bucks, pick some stuff up. Make sure though that you dont get killed with shipping.
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Stay away from anything that is expensive or favored by counterfeiters. Also stay away from things like autographs, where the authenticity can be questioned.

Books, knick-knacks, dollar store items, cables, ...
I thought cables would raise flags because it is electronics?
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Yard sale, dollar store post as auctions. Trust me you never know what gold mine you find in those places.
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@Sumer, if you have some time and skill, you can make some creative items that will sell for cheap and get good feedback too.
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away from anything that is too expensive !
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I thought cables would raise flags because it is electronics?
Not so much with cables, unless they are a brand name, like Monster Cables.

Electronics themselves are often counterfeited. For example, there are Apple knockoffs galore! Like any other counterfeited items, some of them can be easily detected and others look just like the real thing. Used, but legitimate, items can have problems. Items can be damaged in transit.

Unbranded cables, however, are pretty safe, at least in my experience. A generic $1.50 HDMI cable really cannot be counterfeited, since there is no brand name.

Accessories such as cell phone cases can be high risk if they are branded - think Otterbox.

If anyone has ever lost an account due to selling unbranded cables, I'd be interested to know about it for my own benefit. I've never heard of this happening and I often sell HDMI cables to start an account off. I've never had eBay contact me about it, or restrict the account.
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8 Track tapes!
I list them starting at 49 cents for a 7 day auction FREE shipping to the lower 48.
I'm losing money on most of the sales when I include ship costs
(1st class mail with tracking
but the glowing positive feedback is what counts here.
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8 Track glory! Sweet

Hopefully not too much of a loss
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8 Track tapes!
I list them starting at 49 cents for a 7 day auction FREE shipping to the lower 48.
I'm losing money on most of the sales when I include ship costs
(1st class mail with tracking
but the glowing positive feedback is what counts here.
Nice move.

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Decent titles I might want to buy for the h*ll of it hah
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I buy popular, cheap items in bulk on ebay and sell them individually on ebay to gain feedback.
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/paging Sumer on follow-up with discussion of choice made
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Used clothing is always good when having a new account and getting feedback.
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Used clothing is always good when having a new account and getting feedback.
Wash, bleach, dry-clean as necessary ...please
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I was poking around ebay the other day and saw that someone actually was selling bags of those little pop can tabs....so I guess just about anything will sell on ebay if someone is willing to list it. You never know what someone might be looking to buy.
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You should have seen what was being sold way way back in the day...pencil shavings, weird stuff...was funny

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