If you want to make a decent living at reselling items on Ebay then you need to always understand the market. Understanding the market means being up to date on what people are buying and how much they’re paying.
Here’s how I research my areas:
A lot of times I’ll start by just running a search for a certain brand or item. For this example, I was curious what Eddie Bauer clothes were doing these past couple of days. I run into a lot of Eddie Bauer products at thrift stores and wondered if there was anything worth picking up.
I started by typing Eddie Bauer in the search bar and searched in the Men’s clothing category.
Next, I scroll down the left column and select “Pre-owned” and “Sold Items”.
I want to weed out all of the brand new clothing because there’s not many times I encounter Eddie Bauer clothing with tags. I also only want to see listings that have already sold because this gives me the best idea of what is recently sold and how much people are willing to pay.
You can further limit your searches by only seeing items that sold with “buy-it-now” or items that only sold with “free shipping” etc.
It is really simple to run these searches and the search feature is a great learning tool. Researching different types of clothing and also researching brands will help you grow your knowledge base and allow you to shorten your thrift store visits.
You can also run these searches on the Ebay phone app. Just type in your search and on the results page, click on “Filter” at the top right. This will pop up a similar menu as to what you see on a PC.
Make sure you’re doing this research when you’re sitting at home. Don’t wait to research items until you’re standing in front of the clothing racks. It will take you forever and you’ll begin feeling discouraged when you only have time to visit one thrift store.
Now, go get your side hustle on!