With the busiest shopping season upon us many auction sellers are ramping up efforts to find suitable stock
for resale in light of increased demand. Whether you buy one-off items or by the pallet load, securing the
right stock at the right price is even more important in this busy trading season.
Hunting for those items which can be resold at online venues such as eBay, Amazon, Facebook or standalone sites is a
never ending process & according to sellers it can be extremely time consuming. Many resellers will already have a
selection of regular venues both off & online where they secure a myriad products to tempt their customers. However
the majority will agree that you can never have too many options when searching for suitable stock!
So here's a helpful round up of eight stock buying ideas that you may not have thought about yet:
1) Hot Closing Auctions
Here you can find closing auctions on eBay that have received the most bids. Ideal for targeting bargains that others
have spotted before the auctions close. You can choose a category and the level of bidding with this free multi-country
tool - all results are real time. As an example click this link: Hot Jewelery & Watches or why not check
out categories such as Job Lots & Pallet Sales to see todays hot items that will sell.
2) Closing Auctions With NO Bids
Here you can find closing auctions on eBay that have received no bids and are about to close. Search all categories
in one go or single out specific categories to display results from. All items displayed will have zero bids - that
means no competition and be closing within minutes. You can set the closing time and also add a minimum and maximum
price to further filter results.
3) Auctions With Spelling Mistakes
Here you can search for items where the item has been spelt incorrectly. If the item has not been listed correctly then
it will not appear in searches & invariably will close with no bids. Enter the correct spelling of any item &
this established search tool will return the maximum number of results. If you're wondering what to search
for it also has a handy list - eBay 100 most common spelling searches that will get you started.
4) Auction & Shopping Search Engine
Here you can search the Top Seven auction & shopping sites in seconds with one search! Looking for a specific item or
perhaps you want to check a price for a particular item? Find the best price for the items you want to buy - one free
search covering millions of products. [ UK|US ]
5) Alternative Auction Sites
Here you will find a varied selection of auction sites in what has been dubbed the "alternatives to eBay list". In truth
it is a comprehensive list of auction sites by country that offers additional venues where the canny buyer can potentially
find stock. Click the following link then select which country you require.
6) Automated Search Alerts Via Email
Here you can create automated standard searches for specific items including misspellings. Set up searches to deliver results as
frequently as you require - all via email. Ideal if you are looking for a hard to find item or want to receive regular
updates on items listed with spelling mistakes in the title.
7) Automated Bid Sniping
Here you can set up a free account and bid in the very last seconds of an auction. Ever missed an auction bargain because it closed
in the middle of the night? Or maybe you have previously bid too early on that 'must have' item only to lose out to other
bidders? Set the maximum you're willing to pay for an item and this online tool will automatically bid up to that amount
- usually not giving other bidders a chance to react!
8) International Auctions
Here you can find a full list of eBay's International sites. For resellers who purchase smaller items then keeping your eye on
auctions in other countries has proved to be profitable. Hard to find items may well be listed on other country specific eBay sites
and these items may not appear in search results when searching from your home site. Other than ensuring the delivery costs are
reasonable and what, if any, additional taxes would be applicable then there is nothing stopping resellers from purchasing items from
So there you have it - eight quick and simple ideas for locating stock that you may not have thought about. If you have found
this helpful then please feel free to share - happy buying!
Posted: Thurs October 29 16:40 GMT