5 Best Things To Sell On Ebay

Published: 17th April 2012
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As expected, the best things to sell on eBay are those that are considered "hot items," meaning the things that have a high demand and therefore sell quickly at a good profit for the seller. Out of the wide, wide range of items selling on eBay, there are several niches that stand out as being the "most recommended" areas for you to sell in.

The downside to this is that there are many big companies who are already dominating these niches, for example brand names like Sony or Samsung in electronics. So if you're a new seller who wants to break into the big leagues, you'll need to have hefty connections and a large capital to be able to get into the game. There are other selling areas though, that don't need as much investment, so it's up to you to choose where you want to place yourself regarding the best things to sell on eBay.

Best Things to Sell on eBay: Collectibles

People just can't seem to stop collecting things. This is especially lucrative if you have vintage and hard-to-find collectible items. You can go through flea markets, garage sales and thrift shops, or even your grandparents' homes for cheap items that you can resell. The most popular collectibles are in sports, especially mementos signed by famous athletes, automotive collectibles like Matchbox cars and action figures, more valuable if they are collector's editions.

Best Things to Sell on eBay: Clothing

This is something people will never resist buying as everyone needs to be clothed, some more than others. Both new and used clothing can be sold on eBay, as long as you follow the guidelines regarding used clothing - they have to have been cleaned well, etc. Children's clothes sell better than others, mainly because children quickly outgrow their clothes and constantly need to be changed. A second is plus-sized women's clothing and maternity wear, so you would do well to stock up on these.

Best Things to Sell on eBay: Tools

Men (and many women, too) everywhere seem to have the urge to own every power tool ever invented, even if the tools stay hidden in the garage for years. Power and hand tools, especially those commonly used like saws and drills, are considered hot items on eBay. If you're selling brand-new or slightly used tools, it would be best to have the warranties with them, and for tools with parts like drill bits, include them in the sale. If you have tool replacement parts you're not using, you can sell these as well, but make sure they are in working condition.

Best Things to Sell on eBay: Western Wear

For some reason, specialized clothing is a particularly good lot to sell on eBay. Topping the list of "costume" clothing currently trending are western wear: cowboy boots, spurs, belts, shirts, ponchos, leather vests, fringed and beaded accessories, cowboy hats, and the like. These are easy-to-find items if you have the time and energy to look for such things you can resell on eBay. You'd be surprised at how many people will pay for a fancy, hand-tooled leather belt with a silver buckle.

Best Things to Sell on eBay: Software

Computer programs and games go like hotcakes on eBay, but you have to be careful with this category as all legitimate software companies have strict licensing and anti-piracy laws. It's best to check first before putting anything up for sale. Closed-out and last year's software programs and games are a good investment as these also sell really well. Go for the best things to sell on eBay and make money now


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Amanda O'Brien is a successful online seller, ebay and Amazon expert and skilled product sourcer. She is also the author of many best-selling home study courses. Want to learn more about starting an eBay or other online business or simply want to learn the secrets and improve your sales? Claim your free eBay Selling Secrets Report and get free information here: Powerseller Pod.

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