Last year saw a lot of exciting things in our business, and one of the main things was that we officially started our eBay reselling business. Along the way we learned a lot, and today I want to tell you about a tool that has been extremely useful in helping us.
When it comes to sourcing items to resell, like many of you, we have struggled a little.
Our local charity shops charge extortionate prices for items – Primark clothes are often marked as more than they cost new! That's something that I have heard from a lot of you too. The charity shops in your area aren't worth setting foot in if you are planning on reselling, and finding places to source stock
Bidkit allows you to search through eBay auctions for various things, including:
- Local collection only deals
- Spelling mistakes
- eBay's daily deals
- Unwanted prizes
- Unwanted gifts
- Like new items
- Night-time auctions
- Penny auctions
- Items with no bids
- Expensive items on eBay
We mostly use it to search for local collection only deals, using keywords like ‘car boot sale' and ‘job lot'.
We managed to get one of our best ever reselling hauls using the app. We paid just £5.50 for a car boot job lot that was collection only. The pictures weren't that great, but for £5.50 we thought we would take the risk.
It paid off really well – the job lot was amazing!
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Are you really a reseller unless you've sold a Billy Bass? What are the items that you think of as 'must tick off' reseller items? Mine are: Big Billy Bass ✅ Bop It Sealed media ✅ A VHS player ✅ I'm sure there are loads more! #ebaybusiness #ebay #ebae #ebaysales #reseller #resellers #reselling #resellerlife #resellingonebay #workfromhome
Then slowly over the coming months we sold the rest of the items and made a great profit. We even ticked off an item from the ‘You aren't a reseller until you sell…' list
It also made an appearance in this reselling haul:
We've been continuing to use Bidkit to search for stock for our reselling business as well as personal purchases and it is a really fun tool to use!