Buying and Selling on eBay: Tips, Tricks, Problems & Questions

Discussion in 'Classic Menswear' started by HansderHund, Jul 27, 2012.

  1. Brianpore

    Brianpore B&S (BS) ambassador-in-chief

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  2. Snoogz

    Snoogz Senior member

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    If you do 25$ increments, Count.Me.In.Coach!
     


  3. txwoodworker

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    Yeah, I'm in, assuming it's not 3000per color. Would want split 50/50 black brown. Figure we'd have to pay the person who orders, splits and delivers for their time too.
     


  4. Snoogz

    Snoogz Senior member

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    Sounds good! Someone take charge and put together a commit to purchase list!

    25$ increments seems to work for most.

    I'm in!
     


  5. hbkshin

    hbkshin Senior member

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    I vote yes!
     


  7. jebarne

    jebarne Senior member

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    I emailed them earlier to see if we can get samples before we commit. I asked if they would make the order 70% black, 30% brown. Mix of waxed and unwaxed. Sizes from 24" - 36".

    I was thinking of buying all 3000, organizing my stash, and then selling the rest at $2 per pair with a 4-5 pair minimum.

    However, with the interest here, a split would work too.
     


  8. hbkshin

    hbkshin Senior member

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    Just so you know, aliexpress isn't known for their customer service. Even if they say "sure" to that request, you're 75% unlikely to get your request.

    I had a friend who would flip with aliexpress back when, said it was really hard to communicate and service was pretty much nil.
     


  9. jdrizzy

    jdrizzy Senior member

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    Important Question.

    For you guys that do this full time, how do you make this business profitable. I just set up a excel sheet to follow my expenses and profit, and it's made it a bit discouraging. Assuming that 13% of fees goes to eBay and PayPal, and I have to pay roughly 15%(assumed number) on taxes, selling 40k in sales profits me 22K(assuming I spent 6k on sourcing)

    Do most of you have llcs, can someone break down how they started?
     


  10. capnwes

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    That doesn't sound discouraging, that sounds pretty damn good to me!

    The only way to make it profitable = Buy as low as possible, sell as high as possible + give good service so the buyers who spent as much as possible will want to do it as often as possible.
     
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  11. jdrizzy

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    Good point, those numbers were a bit hypothetical to see how my taxes turned up. But in terms of going full time and attempting to make the most out of it- Can I realistically make a career/living out of this?

    I already understand( or try to) the importance of budgeting and finances, so there is no worry there.
     


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    It's possible.
     


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    some illustrious company I find myself in there. Thanks bro, really needed that pick-me-up today. [​IMG]
     


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    I like the context a shirt and tie add, but it is sort of neat.
     


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