Researching Items to Sell on eBay

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Research before you buy or list

The research process actually begins before buying an item to sell on eBay. Research is very important for being successful on eBay.

Research is King

One way to research but is very limited, is to use eBay’s completed listing source. To find this simply visit any eBay page. The search bar can be seen at the top of the page. Notice the word “advanced” located to the right of the eBay search bar. Click advanced and now you can search for completed and sold listings.

eBay Research Tools

The type of tools I use for my eBay research depends on the item. For Antique, art and/or collectible type items I will mostly use Worthpoint. For all other types of items from the new to the old I will use eBay.

This is especially true for the consignment seller or the owner of a local thrift/antique shop. Combining the power of eBay and Worthpoint, you will have all the tools you need to succeed!


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