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Reading a lot of post that have many of you importing items. I have went to Alibaba and DH gate but it is so overwhelming where to start.

Can someone please point me the right direction? Not asking for total product finds but a place to start to look and what to look for and not look for. Spent 2 hours last night looking and did not see anything I was concrete about buying to resell on ebay. Thank you.
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You need to sell something you know about and feel comfortable selling. I started drop shipping stuff off Aliexpress and now am working with 6 different factories making custom items for me. So think about what you are interested in. Start by ordering several things from DHGate or Aliexpress to assess quality and go from there.
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Every Chinese seller on Alibaba and DH Gate probably are already selling the same junk on ebay as well....you are not going to beat them when they can sell the same junk for cheap.
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Reading a lot of post that have many of you importing items. I have went to Alibaba and DH gate but it is so overwhelming where to start.

Can someone please point me the right direction? Not asking for total product finds but a place to start to look and what to look for and not look for. Spent 2 hours last night looking and did not see anything I was concrete about buying to resell on ebay. Thank you.
As others have said, you need to find a unique niche.

BUT, if you are absolute about going this route, or any route for that matter, 2 hours of research, and expecting concrete results is a fantasy.

You need to understand, if you get it right, you'll be selling this product for several months, if not several years, and yielding a lot of profit. If that is the case, you're going to need to put a lot more time in than 2 hours.
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Do your research. Don't just pick some items and put them up blindly. It takes work, effort and searching to figure out the right items that will work for you.

You don't want to end up selling the same stuff other Chinese sellers are. You need items with fewer competition, priced right, and actually sell. Pay attention to that last part.
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Reading a lot of post that have many of you importing items. I have went to Alibaba and DH gate but it is so overwhelming where to start.

Can someone please point me the right direction? Not asking for total product finds but a place to start to look and what to look for and not look for. Spent 2 hours last night looking and did not see anything I was concrete about buying to resell on ebay. Thank you.
Just think of an item you like, search it on that website then contact the supplier.

Start there. It'd make things a little easier for you
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As others have said, you need to find a unique niche.

BUT, if you are absolute about going this route, or any route for that matter, 2 hours of research, and expecting concrete results is a fantasy.

You need to understand, if you get it right, you'll be selling this product for several months, if not several years, and yielding a lot of profit. If that is the case, you're going to need to put a lot more time in than 2 hours.
I spent 2 hours trying to learn and create a list. Does not mean I spent two hours for nothing other then seeing 1000s of products and deciding which ones to do further research on. 2 hours is nothing as I spend 4-5 hours at yard sales each weekend. Just looking for items that can be shipped to my door while I am at work.
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Depends what you want out of it, depends on what you already have in place, depends on many factors.

You can literally buy anything from anyone on alibaba from around the world.

So if you have the space for tractors , then great, sell them to farmers iaho or nebraska or somewhere. If not, if all you have is a garage, then you will need to look at smaller items.

Are you already in business?

Do you have a hobby? you go to yard sales / why dont you open a thrift/ antique store?

I can point you in lots of directions, but it helps to know what direction you want to go in in the first place
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Depends what you want out of it, depends on what you already have in place, depends on many factors.

You can literally buy anything from anyone on alibaba from around the world.

So if you have the space for tractors , then great, sell them to farmers iaho or nebraska or somewhere. If not, if all you have is a garage, then you will need to look at smaller items.

Are you already in business?

Do you have a hobby? you go to yard sales / why dont you open a thrift/ antique store?

I can point you in lots of directions, but it helps to know what direction you want to go in in the first place
I already sell tons from yard sales etc.

Looking to buy imported items as stated in my original post just need a heads up where to start, where not to buy from etc.

I have already mastered the yard sale thing just looking for direction of buying new items.
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