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Old 03-15-2010, 02:53 AM
 
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Does anyone Have like an Ebay store or maybe an online buisness? do they work? I want to start something up that would probably pay me around 150-200 a week?

Can anyone help me out?
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Old 03-15-2010, 10:22 AM
 
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I'm parting cars out. Currently use ebay but eventually want to branch out on my own. It's more of a hobby for me though, I like taking things apart.

Good ways of making extra money
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Old 03-15-2010, 12:16 PM
 
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Not me personally, but my sister has been very succesful with her online business. She was previously a graphics designer and marketing person who was generally hired in a consultative role. Most of those jobs have dried up so she started her business to make some extra money. She started off selling gift baskets, wedding favors, etc. It worked out OK. When she started having trouble finding work she started a business selling higher end home goods and has been making a good living off it the past couple years. It's not for everyone, but it is possible to make it work. She attributes a lot of her success to knowing how to design her websites and market them succesfully.
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Old 03-21-2010, 10:35 PM
 
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I'm parting cars out. Currently use ebay but eventually want to branch out on my own. It's more of a hobby for me though, I like taking things apart.

Good ways of making extra money
How does the shipping work when you are selling large parts through ebay? Is that a pain to do say with a tranny?
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Old 03-22-2010, 04:50 PM
 
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How does the shipping work when you are selling large parts through ebay? Is that a pain to do say with a tranny?
huh?
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Old 03-22-2010, 06:33 PM
 
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huh?
A transmission.
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Old 03-22-2010, 07:07 PM
 
Location: SARASOTA, FLORIDA
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I have 30 websites I sell affiliate items on, sell on ebay, ioffer and amazon and make great money doing so.

Product and price is the key of course.

I sell stuff I find at local thrift stores and make very good money at it. I stop every day usually and find something almost every time.

For instance I bought a Walt Disney School Bus lunchbox with thermos at a local Goodwill store for 3.99 and sold it on ebay for 65.00. Another was a 1930's windup toy for 9.99 and it sold on ebay for 85.00. A Roseville Pottery Wall Pocket for 15.00 and sold it for 75.00. Another one was a bag of 1960's plastic army men for 5.00 and it sold for 45.00 on ebay.

Go to your thrift stores and look for vintage items, research them and go back, if they are there grab them and list them.

Hot products right now are old clothing, ladies older dresses, and costume jewelry.

I buy boxes of costume jewelry at local auctions, sort out the very good stuff and sell the rest as a lot on ebay for one price.

Craiglist is a real money make if you want to put up with the hassle.

My neighbor buys and sells riding lawn mowers on craiglists and sells a ton of them.

Car parts is also a super money maker, our Dominos Pizza driver buys junk cars, parts them out and sells items on ebay. Mostly smaller items and a ton of Honda products.
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Old 03-22-2010, 07:09 PM
 
Location: SARASOTA, FLORIDA
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How does the shipping work when you are selling large parts through ebay? Is that a pain to do say with a tranny?

If a buyer is willing to pay for freight and you making a box for the tranny then yes.
Most sell larger parts like that for pickup only.
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