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Old 09-06-2018, 10:27 AM
 
Location: All Over
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Bad idea unless you have a unique product that has enough demand. The system is designed so manufacturers can sell their own products. It’s not a good place for middlemen.

I know of someone who sells locally and she claims she makes good spare money. The disadvantage is that you have to meet people face to face. I forgot the name of the application she uses. the advantage is that there are no shipping costs and you can sell heavier products.
Probably OfferUp one of the more popular ones.

You also have 5Miles, Letgo, FB Marketplace and Craigslist as well
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Old 09-07-2018, 04:30 PM
 
Location: Kansas/China
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We sell some stuff on eBay and amazon. We also have a physical store, but retail isn't really our game, it creates some side income. I don't like selling on Amazon and we don't sell much there despite putting more effort and time into it. We do much better on eBay, in fact our eBay sales are likely 10x that of amazon. Amazon has ridiculous fees and its hard to get noticed. Its probably better for factories and brands to sell directly, and I do know a few Chinese factories that sell directly on Amazon. But, if you are small, doing sub-$50K, I bet eBay is better for most people.
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Old 09-17-2018, 10:02 PM
 
Location: California
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We have had an Amazon store for the past 2 years. We love the Vacation setting.
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Old 09-20-2018, 08:42 AM
 
Location: Raleigh
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It depends what you're selling, but it sounds like Etsy is a better option?
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Old 09-24-2018, 07:16 PM
 
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You can get up early on Saturdays and start hitting garage sales, estate sales and auctions and make an extra $7,500 a year cash with little effort listing on craigslist and ebay.
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Old 09-25-2018, 07:09 PM
 
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So ebay is better than amazon for this? Are there any articles to read or videos to watch which would be good for someone to attempt to do something like this?
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Old 09-26-2018, 04:42 PM
 
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So ebay is better than amazon for this? Are there any articles to read or videos to watch which would be good for someone to attempt to do something like this?
Amazon requires UPCs. Now you can purchase individual UPCs and just manually apply them, but its a lot of work. ebay probably better
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Old 09-27-2018, 11:43 PM
 
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Amazon requires UPCs. Now you can purchase individual UPCs and just manually apply them, but its a lot of work. ebay probably better

Nine times out of ten on Amazon you're going to be listing against a detail page created by another seller, so why would you need UPCs?
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Old 10-02-2018, 08:02 PM
 
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I have sold some items here and there, but always a hassle with people backing out, or you list that you will not ship overseas and someone overseas bypasses the filters and buys it anyway.

Unless you are an actual business selling a high volume of product, I wouldn't even bother.

If I want to sell an item here and there, I sell locally on Facebook.
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Old 10-04-2018, 02:47 PM
 
Location: Kamilletown LA
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Yes It's possible.You need to firstly decide what kind of products you’ll be selling. The seller account type, the legal issues you need to follow, the initial required budget - they’re all dependent on the business model you’re after. More than 20 product categories are open to all sellers, and at least 10 more are available only to Professional Sellers.
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