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I've been browsing these forums for a while, and am in the process of working on a stealth account. When I finally decide to sell a few items initially, what kinds of items should I avoid listing?

I assume cell phones and Nike shoes are a no-go?
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Any branded items such as those are high risk.
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Anything with a brand should be avoided.

Stick to generic house hold items to get an account going.

Used books are good as well
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Lots of posts about this OP but yes, no cellphones, no Nike.

All comes down to the $ vs. risk

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I've been browsing these forums for a while, and am in the process of working on a stealth account. When I finally decide to sell a few items initially, what kinds of items should I avoid listing?

I assume cell phones and Nike shoes are a no-go?
What do you want to list?

What have you seen that you think might work?

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No electronics...stuff that you would find at an antique store or yard sale....something that will sell for less than $20 and start it at between $5-$9.99.
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A couple of other suggestions that I use are household and used products but also business or kids items (pens, packs of index cards, etc.) I also try and keep all my initial items above .99 cents to avoid making it look like I am trying to get quick easy feedback, which ebay seems to frown on.
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How about CDs? I have a ton to get rid of and would be happy getting just a few bucks for them. Kill two birds with one stone so to speak.

I would think I can sell stuff like AC/DC, Jethro Tull, and Rush CDs quickly without raising any flags.

Thoughts?
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Nope, even CDs get zapped.

You have to be careful of the company that produced the music on the CDs....

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What do you want to list?

What have you seen that you think might work?

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i was thinking initially, i would start with old college textbooks.

is this a safe go?
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How about CDs? I have a ton to get rid of and would be happy getting just a few bucks for them. Kill two birds with one stone so to speak.

I would think I can sell stuff like AC/DC, Jethro Tull, and Rush CDs quickly without raising any flags.

Thoughts?
DVD's, Blue Ray, and even Video Games from 1990 (Nintendo) have been in the high risk category for new accounts.

I would probably find something for the first few sales then go down the CD route.

The more unique and oddball the better.
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i was thinking initially, i would start with old college textbooks.

is this a safe go?
Can be dangerous depending...how far back?
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can be dangerous depending...how far back?
2009-2010?
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2009-2010?
Might be outdated by now but students trying to save big bucks could buy them. I'd list them lowers than what google comes up with for the editions you want to sell.
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Default Re: “Red Flag” vs. “Safe” items

I hit a community yard sale Saturday and bought enough used items to list on tons of accounts.

I have several totes full of items ready to be the first things listed on a new account.

Nothing risky, electronics, name brand, cell phone, high priced etc etc.
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Look around your house, and find the things that you no longer want/need. You should surely have 10 items around that are of no use/value to you anymore. I would do this for the first 3 months of selling on a new account.
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Might be outdated by now but students trying to save big bucks could buy them. I'd list them lowers than what google comes up with for the editions you want to sell.
Its been a while since I did this. But 2010-11. When I got out of College, I did start multiple accounts selling older edition textbooks. Just make sure you stay away from the high priced ones until you get a few seller feedback, and definitely no international versions.
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Might be outdated by now but students trying to save big bucks could buy them. I'd list them lowers than what google comes up with for the editions you want to sell.
Still have to be careful of copyright

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