What items are good to build up a new account? - eBay Suspended & PayPal Limited Forums
eBay Suspension & PayPal Limited Forums  
Join Today
Register Subscribe
     

Registration is fast, simple and absolutely free so please, join our community today!


Go Back   Home > International eBay & Paypal Discussions > UK eBay & Paypal

UK eBay & Paypal General discussions about eBay.co.uk Suspensions and Paypal.co.uk limited accounts. This forum is geared towards UK eBay & Paypal sellers.

Reply
 
Thread Tools
  #1  
Old 01-27-2021
Junior Member
 
Join Date: Sep 2020
Posts: 59
Thanks: 9
Thanked 1 Time in 1 Post
Activity: 0%
Longevity: 13%
iTrader: (0)
Default What items are good to build up a new account?

Hi

Ive been told 101 different things from 101 different people..

Can I please ask, what are the best things to sell on a new ebay account?

Any help is appreciated
Reply With Quote
The complete step-by-step guide to get back to selling today!

  #2  
Old 01-27-2021
james_112233's Avatar
Senior Member
 
Join Date: Mar 2017
Posts: 2,284
Thanks: 577
Thanked 537 Times in 405 Posts
Activity: 37%
Longevity: 35%
iTrader: (0)
Default Re: What items are good to build up a new account?

Books. Used books.
Reply With Quote
  #3  
Old 01-27-2021
Junior Member
Threadstarter  
 
Join Date: Sep 2020
Posts: 59
Thanks: 9
Thanked 1 Time in 1 Post
Activity: 0%
Longevity: 13%
iTrader: (0)
Default Re: What items are good to build up a new account?

Okay, thank you.
Anything else?

What about used DVD's?
Reply With Quote
  #4  
Old 01-27-2021
james_112233's Avatar
Senior Member
 
Join Date: Mar 2017
Posts: 2,284
Thanks: 577
Thanked 537 Times in 405 Posts
Activity: 37%
Longevity: 35%
iTrader: (0)
Default Re: What items are good to build up a new account?

Quote:
Originally Posted by eBay1234567 View Post
Okay, thank you.
Anything else?

What about used DVD's?
Try it, come back and let us know.

I personally sold playing cards, cheap inexpensive very low risk.

DVDs in my opinion can be high risk due to piracy but I never tried.
Reply With Quote
  #5  
Old 01-27-2021
Junior Member
Threadstarter  
 
Join Date: Sep 2020
Posts: 59
Thanks: 9
Thanked 1 Time in 1 Post
Activity: 0%
Longevity: 13%
iTrader: (0)
Default Re: What items are good to build up a new account?

Individually or in a pack of 2 or something?
Reply With Quote
  #6  
Old 01-27-2021
james_112233's Avatar
Senior Member
 
Join Date: Mar 2017
Posts: 2,284
Thanks: 577
Thanked 537 Times in 405 Posts
Activity: 37%
Longevity: 35%
iTrader: (0)
Default Re: What items are good to build up a new account?

Just buy anything in bulk, and get rid individually. Paint brushes, collectibles, anything that isn't high risk.

Just break even or take a bit of a loss to establish your accounts before you start listing what you actually make profits on ( your regular item )
Reply With Quote
  #7  
Old 01-27-2021
Junior Member
Threadstarter  
 
Join Date: Sep 2020
Posts: 59
Thanks: 9
Thanked 1 Time in 1 Post
Activity: 0%
Longevity: 13%
iTrader: (0)
Default Re: What items are good to build up a new account?

Week 1 = List 1 item (BIN)
Week 2 = List 2 Items (BIN) (yes all BIN)
Week 3 = List 4 Items
Week 4 = List 6 Items
Week 5 = List 10 Items
Week 6 = List 24 Items
Week 7 = List 30 Items
Week 8 = List 40 Items
Week 9 = List 50 Items
Week 10 = List 60 Items
Week 11 = List 70 Items
Week 12 = List 85 Items
Week 13 = List 100 Items
Week 14 = List 125 Items
Week 15 = List 150 Items

This was going to be my listing. ((Note when I say 10 items, I mean total quantity listed on the account would be 10. So max items I can sell that week is 10. Its not 10 listings with 10 qty each item.

Does above look ok to you? If not what would you change and how long/how many sales would you aim to get before selling properly.
Reply With Quote
  #8  
Old 01-27-2021
yankee's Avatar
Executive [VIP]
 
Join Date: Nov 2013
Posts: 8,907
Thanks: 2,719
Thanked 3,072 Times in 2,257 Posts
Activity: 12%
Longevity: 56%
iTrader: (2)
Default Re: What items are good to build up a new account?

I sell my everyday goods everyday. I never understand selling other items that you dont make any profit on. Seems like a waste of time and energy. Why not sell your regular items and at least make a profit?
Reply With Quote
  #9  
Old 01-27-2021
Junior Member
Threadstarter  
 
Join Date: Sep 2020
Posts: 59
Thanks: 9
Thanked 1 Time in 1 Post
Activity: 0%
Longevity: 13%
iTrader: (0)
Default Re: What items are good to build up a new account?

So you mean

Assume I sell candle sticks

You would sell 1 candle stick, then 3 candles sticks, then 5 etc etc etc

Instead of selling other items at a loss

You would just sell the candle sticks slowly and increase sales of candle sticks, and integrate new style of candle sticks over time?
Reply With Quote
  #10  
Old 01-27-2021
Junior Member
Threadstarter  
 
Join Date: Sep 2020
Posts: 59
Thanks: 9
Thanked 1 Time in 1 Post
Activity: 0%
Longevity: 13%
iTrader: (0)
Default Re: What items are good to build up a new account?

Quote:
Originally Posted by yankee View Post
I sell my everyday goods everyday. I never understand selling other items that you dont make any profit on. Seems like a waste of time and energy. Why not sell your regular items and at least make a profit?
So you mean

Assume I sell candle sticks

You would sell 1 candle stick, then 3 candles sticks, then 5 etc etc etc

Instead of selling other items at a loss

You would just sell the candle sticks slowly and increase sales of candle sticks, and integrate new style of candle sticks over time?
Reply With Quote
  #11  
Old 01-27-2021
yankee's Avatar
Executive [VIP]
 
Join Date: Nov 2013
Posts: 8,907
Thanks: 2,719
Thanked 3,072 Times in 2,257 Posts
Activity: 12%
Longevity: 56%
iTrader: (2)
Default Re: What items are good to build up a new account?

Sure.... I usually list to my limits right away, but to each their own.
Reply With Quote
  #12  
Old 01-27-2021
yankee's Avatar
Executive [VIP]
 
Join Date: Nov 2013
Posts: 8,907
Thanks: 2,719
Thanked 3,072 Times in 2,257 Posts
Activity: 12%
Longevity: 56%
iTrader: (2)
Default Re: What items are good to build up a new account?

One thing I do is make sure my first sale is my highest valued item. Example: I will sell a $120 item right off because in the past if I sold 50 $30 items and then sell a $120 item, the funds would be held for unusual activity. It I sell higher dollar items right away, that doesn't happen.

Keep in mind, I dont sell anything risky and my customers are usually satisfied with all accounts being top rated and less than 1% return rate.
Reply With Quote
  #13  
Old 01-27-2021
Junior Member
Threadstarter  
 
Join Date: Sep 2020
Posts: 59
Thanks: 9
Thanked 1 Time in 1 Post
Activity: 0%
Longevity: 13%
iTrader: (0)
Default Re: What items are good to build up a new account?

Maybe I will use both items then to be on the safe side, one to build up the account and the other to also build up but make a profit

And, I understand the logic, 90% of my items are lower than $20 though but I like the thought process
Reply With Quote
  #14  
Old 01-27-2021
Senior Member
 
Join Date: Nov 2010
Posts: 500
Thanks: 22
Thanked 60 Times in 53 Posts
Activity: 3%
Longevity: 75%
iTrader: (1)
Default Re: What items are good to build up a new account?

House used stuff...we are all plenty of this
Reply With Quote
  #15  
Old 01-27-2021
Senior Member
 
Join Date: Mar 2012
Posts: 519
Thanks: 177
Thanked 48 Times in 44 Posts
Activity: 0%
Longevity: 67%
iTrader: (0)
Default Re: What items are good to build up a new account?

In a nutshell, low risk items. That is, products that generally are not known to be counterfeited and so forth.
Reply With Quote
  #16  
Old 01-28-2021
Junior Member
Threadstarter  
 
Join Date: Sep 2020
Posts: 59
Thanks: 9
Thanked 1 Time in 1 Post
Activity: 0%
Longevity: 13%
iTrader: (0)
Default Re: What items are good to build up a new account?

So nothing branded, electrical or over $10 basically

How long do people build up their accounts for?
Reply With Quote
  #17  
Old 01-28-2021
rsot's Avatar
Executive [VIP]
 
Join Date: Dec 2009
Posts: 70,673
Thanks: 5,620
Thanked 8,444 Times in 7,747 Posts
Activity: 100%
Longevity: 81%
iTrader: (7)
Default Re: What items are good to build up a new account?

Quote:
Originally Posted by dano View Post
House used stuff...we are all plenty of this
I like this kind of method - even low end handcrafted crap or baubles
Reply With Quote
  #18  
Old 01-28-2021
magina's Avatar
Member
 
Join Date: Jan 2021
Posts: 106
Thanks: 14
Thanked 26 Times in 20 Posts
Activity: 0%
Longevity: 10%
iTrader: (0)
Default Re: What items are good to build up a new account?

It's very easy, and even ebay give you a hint about what to sell

for personal accounts : sell anything that you OWN, like anything in your house, personal belongings, etc.
for business accounts: you sell those you have bought from a supplier/retailer/wholesaler.

It's simple as that.
Reply With Quote
The Following User Says Thank You to magina For This Useful Post:
Proud_Toes16 (04-10-2021)
  #19  
Old 01-28-2021
George_Fox's Avatar
Junior Member
 
Join Date: Jan 2021
Posts: 68
Thanks: 11
Thanked 21 Times in 19 Posts
Activity: 0%
Longevity: 10%
iTrader: (0)
Default Re: What items are good to build up a new account?

Hi !

If you are not too concerned about losing a bit of change or even be break even. Seeing as you are from UK like myself. I'd advise you to go to your local discount store.

Such as B&M. Buy small things which are easy and cheap to post like art colouring kits, books, pencil cases, etc.
Stick them on ebay bid or BIN for a lower price with fast shipping.

Once it is sold send out quickly and don't forget to ask the buyer for feedback.

Watch the feedback roll in and your account grow !

- George
Reply With Quote
The Following User Says Thank You to George_Fox For This Useful Post:
james_112233 (01-29-2021)
  #20  
Old 01-29-2021
Junior Member
Threadstarter  
 
Join Date: Sep 2020
Posts: 59
Thanks: 9
Thanked 1 Time in 1 Post
Activity: 0%
Longevity: 13%
iTrader: (0)
Default Re: What items are good to build up a new account?

Quote:
Originally Posted by George_Fox View Post
Hi !

If you are not too concerned about losing a bit of change or even be break even. Seeing as you are from UK like myself. I'd advise you to go to your local discount store.

Such as B&M. Buy small things which are easy and cheap to post like art colouring kits, books, pencil cases, etc.
Stick them on ebay bid or BIN for a lower price with fast shipping.

Once it is sold send out quickly and don't forget to ask the buyer for feedback.

Watch the feedback roll in and your account grow !

- George
Yes, was thinking this, but I also dont want to use anything remotely branded

How long/how many sales is good to build up for?
Reply With Quote
  #21  
Old 01-29-2021
james_112233's Avatar
Senior Member
 
Join Date: Mar 2017
Posts: 2,284
Thanks: 577
Thanked 537 Times in 405 Posts
Activity: 37%
Longevity: 35%
iTrader: (0)
Default Re: What items are good to build up a new account?

Handcrafted items also work well.
Reply With Quote
  #22  
Old 01-29-2021
George_Fox's Avatar
Junior Member
 
Join Date: Jan 2021
Posts: 68
Thanks: 11
Thanked 21 Times in 19 Posts
Activity: 0%
Longevity: 10%
iTrader: (0)
Default Re: What items are good to build up a new account?

Quote:
Originally Posted by eBay1234567 View Post
Yes, was thinking this, but I also dont want to use anything remotely branded

How long/how many sales is good to build up for?
Hey,

Okay, well I'm not too keen on the virtual ebooks side. I do everything physical.

Sales wise you would want at least 10 feedback to get the yellow star.
This generally gives buyers a go sign.

How long for this? that all depends on how much you sell and how many feedback you get but I'd say with my method above you should sell about 30 cheap items minimum then you'd get about 10 feedback.

- George
Reply With Quote
Reply



Thread Tools

Posting Rules
You may not post new threads
You may not post replies
You may not post attachments
You may not edit your posts

BB code is On
Smilies are On
[IMG] code is On
HTML code is Off
Trackbacks are On
Pingbacks are On
Refbacks are Off


Similar Threads
Thread Thread Starter Forum Replies Last Post
Cheap, proven items to build eb feedback RoxJox eBay Discussion! 6 06-02-2015 04:09 AM
Good items to first sell on fresh account? lightmaria eBay Discussion! 16 02-19-2015 08:21 AM
ebay account suspended for good but i'm getting cases for returned items slade666 UK eBay Suspensions 10 09-03-2013 05:24 PM
Good selling items with good margin noel123ie eBay Discussion! 5 07-09-2008 01:10 AM


Aspkin Group

All times are GMT -5. The time now is 04:35 AM.


Stop the guessing games and learn how you can quickly and easily get back on eBay today!
Read the best selling step-by-step eBay Suspension guide eBay Stealth!
Amazon Suspension? Read Amazon Ghost to get back on Amazon!
vBulletin® Copyright ©2000 - 2022, Jelsoft Enterprises Ltd.
Ad Management by RedTyger
no new posts

1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 11 12 13 14 15 16 17 18 19 20 21 22 23 24 25 26 27 28 29 30 31 32 33 34 35 36 37 38 39 40 41 42 43 44 45 46 47 48 49 50 51 52 53 54 55 56 57 58