When It Comes To eBay, Don?t Follow The Herd

Q: I want to start an online business. Since I don't know anything about ecommerce and building websites and such, I'm thinking about starting out selling products on eBay, then pay someone to build a website for me once the money starts coming in. The big question is: what is the hot product to sell on eBay to make money fast? -- Bob D.

A: While it's true that selling products on eBay can be a quick, low cost way to launch an online business, following the herd by selling the "hot product" of the moment, is not a great idea. To the contrary, chances are you will be stomped in the ground by the herd and left lying in the dust with your unsold inventory in hand.

We talked about starting a profitable eBay business in a previous column and the advice I dispensed then still applies today.

The most successful eBay sellers are those who understand that success on eBay relies on many of the same factors as success in a brick and mortar business.

· Smart sellers research the marketplace and the competition to determine the salability and profitability of the product.

· Smart sellers test the market with one or two before committing to a product line and tying up their cash reserves in inventory that may never sell.

· Smart sellers adjust their product offerings until they find a product or product line that sells consistently.

The last point is perhaps the most important. Long term eBay success does not come from "one off" sales. The key to real eBay success is to find a product that sells well and sell that product over and over and over again.

I asked Timothy Mina, author of the new book, The Online Auction Expert's Bible To Selling on eBay, his thoughts on launching a successful eBay business.

Why is eBay so attractive to entrepreneurs?

"With an eBay business, you set your own hours and set your own goals," Mina said. "You can work as much or as little as you want and whenever you want. Many sellers supplement their income by selling on eBay and many others have turned it into a full time business."

Mina cites the following reasons for eBay's growing popularity among entrepreneurs who want to start an online business:

· You can start up quickly and don't need special skills.

· There is very little risk and investment required to get started.

· The marketplace is huge. There are millions of potential customers waiting to buy what you're selling, 24 hours a day, with the click of a button.

· No stress, no boss. Yes, there is work involved, but the work can be done at your own pace. You are your own boss and you set your own schedule.

· Most importantly, you can follow your passion and do something you love. If you sell something you enjoy selling, online auctions aren't just profitable, they're fun and exciting, too.

Why It's Critical To Find Your Niche?

Mina recommends creating your eBay business with niche items. According to Mina, the benefits of targeting a specific niche market include:

· If you are going to rely on eBay as your primary source of income, it is essential that you find your niche. If the goal of your eBay business is to earn enough money in your spare time to make your car payment every month, it is less important, but still highly recommended.

· If you find a profitable niche, you will become a certified guru of the items you sell you will ideally be the only one on eBay offering the products.

· Your expertise will make it ten times as easy to spot bargains when you're shopping for products to resell. Bargains might be all around you, but if you don't know anything about what you're selling, you won't know how to spot bargains that are right in front of you.

· You will find different ways to add personal value to your products. These low cost add-ons or unique twists to your products will drastically increase your sales and profits by making your items unique and desirable.

· You will have little or no competition from other sellers, so you can corner your niche market.

· By dealing with the same type of customer over a long period of time you will get to intimately understand the mindset of your target customer and what your customer wants. This will help you sell your products better and allow you to market your products in ways others haven't thought of.

· You will be knowledgeable and enthusiastic about what you sell, and you will be attentive to your customer's desires. This results in satisfied customers, name recognition, and a lot of repeat business.

· You're going to find something you're passionate about and specialize in it. If you love what you're doing, you have a much greater chance of sticking to it and loving it. So it won't even feel like work ? it'll be like you're getting paid to play.

How do you find your niche?

So how do you find your niche? Mina recommends doing an inventory of your hobbies and interests to help you identify a niche you would enjoy working in.

Ask yourself:

· What are you passionate about?

· What do you collect?

· What do you like to read about?

· What do you do in your spare time?

· So you have a favorite pastime?

· What was your major in college?

· What jobs have you had?

· Are there any other fields in which you have a great amount of knowledge?

· What clubs do you belong to?

Mina also recommends that you spend time on eBay studying the category listings. This may give you additional ideas for hobbies you can turn into an eBay business. Once you have defined your hobbies or interests, brainstorm how you can turn them into a business.

· How can you turn your expertise into a product?

· How can you add value to current products related to your interest?

· What product can you sell that may be one of a kind and have little or no competition?

· Can you think of novel ideas that people who share your passion would love?

· Is there anything related to your hobby that you can create yourself? An ebook or a how to, perhaps?

Small Business Q&A is written by veteran entrepreneur and syndicated columnist, Tim Knox. Tim's latest books include "Small Business Success Secrets" and "The 30 Day Blueprint For Success!" Related Links: http://www.smallbusinessqa.com http://www.dropshipwholesale.net

In The News:

Centre urges Odisha govt to hold on mineral block auctions for now  Business StandardThe lack of consensus between the Centre and the state had delayed the process of auctions of freehold blocks as well as the leases headed for expiry by ...
PHOTOS: the 27 most expensive Ferraris at the Monterey car auctions  INSIDERThese are the 27 ultra-rare, ultra-expensive Ferraris that were auctioned at Monterey this year. They mostly did not fly off the auction block.
Gooding & Company Accrues Over $76 Million, 2019 Pebble Beach Auctions  Yahoo NewsThe auction house achieved $76824740 in total sales and a 77 percent sell-through rate. Gooding & Company, the official auction house of the Pebble Beach ...
National Auction Market Preview - 25 August This week, 1320 capital city auctions are currently being tracked  CoreLogic Property NewsThis week, 1320 capital city auctions are currently being tracked by CoreLogic, up from the 1228 auctions held last week at final results.
Porsches Nazi car fails to sell amid biggest blunder in recent auctions  Business StandardRead more about Porsche's Nazi car fails to sell amid biggest blunder in recent auctions on Business Standard. The auction for the Type 64 was terminated in ...
BCCI's title auction marred by 'conflict', process questioned  Times of IndiaCricket News: E-commerce company and BCCI's incumbent partners, Paytm, retained the title sponsorship rights on Wednesday with a winning bid of Rs.
Items belonging to Elvis, Johnny Cash and Garth Brooks at auction  KoamNewsNow.comMemorabilia from some of the most iconic stars and artists of all time are hitting the auction block later this month and we got a sneak peek.
Odisha iron ore mine auctions unlikely to see aggressive bids  LivemintOdisha will auction eight mines with total reserves of 573 million tonnes later this month.Steel companies unlikely to bid high for Odisha iron ore mines.
Live, silent auction, yard sale set for Aug. 24  Kennebec Journal & Morning SentinelJEFFERSON — The St. Giles Episcopal Church will hold its yard sale, silent and live auctions, and homemade pie sale from 10 a.m. to 2 p.m. Saturday, Aug.
Germany Regrets Size of Bond That Pays Nothing as Auction Flops  BloombergThe world's first 30-year bond featuring zero income struggled to find buyers, prompting Germany's debt agency to admit the sale may have been “too large.”
Coonoor tea auction volumes fall again  BusinessLineThe falling trend witnessed in the volume coming up for the auctions of Coonoor Tea Trade Association in the past few weeks continued this week with the ...
Turkish Treasury borrows $830.5M through auctions  Hurriyet Daily NewsThe Turkish Treasury borrowed a total of around 4.67 billion Turkish liras ($830.5 million) from domestic markets on Aug. 19, according to an official statement.
Aquis turnover in new closing auction totals 208 million euro since Aug. 13  ReutersTurnover on Aquis Exchange Plc's new end-of-day auction has totaled some 208 million euro ($230.8 million) over the past week, a spokeswoman said, the ...
Rare props from 'Star Wars,' 'Batman' and other classics up for auction  New York Post Some of the artifacts going under the hammer include: the armor Russell Crow wore in "Gladiator" (valued at more than $36000); Jack Nicholson's axe from "The ...
Last orders: Rise of closing auctions stirs worries in European stock markets  ReutersThe final five minutes of trading have become the busiest time of day for stock market traders in Europe.
Live auctions kick off tobacco sales  The Wilson TimesBuyers walked along bales of tobacco in the first live auction on the secondary market Wednesday at Horizon Ltd. in Wilson. “This is the first sale of the 2019 ...
Auction Life photo submissions due Sept. 3  Auto RemarketingThe Oct. 1 edition of Auto Remarketing will celebrate the National Auto Auction Association's annual convention.
Auction clearance rates in Sydney and Melbourne rising but not because listing numbers are low: analysis  Domain NewsRelatively high clearance rates in the past two months can be taken at face value and are not the result of particularly low real estate stock levels, an economist ...
Obama's high school basketball jersey sells for $120G at auction  Fox NewsFormer President Barack Obama's game-worn high school basketball jersey – nearly lost forever in the trash – has sold at auction for $120000.
FirstEnergy's Pennsylvania Default Service Program DSP-V Auction: Information Session for Prospective Bidders on Wednesday, September 4, 2019  Business WireCRA International, Inc. (NASDAQ: CRAI), a worldwide leader in providing economic, financial, and management consulting services, today announced that.
Auction of one-of-a-kind Porsche falls apart after bizarre bidding error  MarketWatchA much-hyped car auction sputtered out in the weirdest way Saturday.
Zao Wou-Ki’s ‘Voie Lactée’ to Highlight Christie’s Shanghai Auction  Barron'sA Milky Way-themed oil painting by Chinese-French artist Zao Wou-Ki will be a star lot at a Christie's auction in Shanghai this September. The large-format ...
Odisha to resume auctions of iron ore blocks; to offer 11 virgin blocks  Business StandardUndeterred by the continuing face-off with the Union mines ministry over mineral lease area limits, the Odisha government has decided to revive auctions of iron ...
KAR's auction operations: Thoughts on physical auction expansion  Auto RemarketingDuring the company's quarterly earnings call this month, executives with KAR Auction Services didn't rule out physical auction expansion in the future.
Live and silent auctions at St. Giles Jefferson Aug. 24  Boothbay RegisterThe St. Giles basement is filling up fast with great items for the church's Saturday, Aug. 24 yard sale, silent and live auctions, and homemade pie sale.
Sydney leads auctions to two-year high  The Australian Financial ReviewThe national auction clearance rate surged to a two-year high of 76.6 per cent this week based on preliminary CoreLogic figures, providing strong evidence of ...
President Obama's high school basketball jersey sold for $120000 this weekend in online auction  CNBCThe No. 23 basketball jersey believed to have been worn by President Obama when he was a high school senior sold in an online auction for $120000.
Another 300 MW solar auction for Japan  pv magazine InternationalThe procurement exercise, which closes tomorrow, will be open to projects larger than 500 kW in size. The results will be announced on September 3.
Gujarat: Developers shying away from solar auctions  Times of IndiaAHMEDABAD: Auctions of solar power capacities in Gujarat continue to receive lukewarm response from renewable power project developers. Given the ...
The spectrum-pricing muddle: why TRAI must amend its reserve-price methodology in upcoming auctions  Economic TimesInstead of high base prices linked to previous auctions, it may be wiser to let the bidders compete and discover the market value of spectrum. It's an approach ...
Local News, Idaho auctions 30 PL lots for $14.2M  Bonner County Daily BeePRIEST LAKE — Almost all of the 30 state-owned lakefront lots at Priest Lake auctioned by the Idaho Department.
Karnataka govt cancels NMDC lease for Donimalai mine, opts for auction  Business StandardKarnataka government has decided to cancel the lease given to NMDC for the Donimalai iron ore mine and to put it under auction. This is contrary to the earlier ...
Tea Board starts working on plan to modify existing auction process  Business StandardThe Tea Board of India is working on a plan to modify the existing auction mechanism which is expected to boost tea prices and help sellers reach out to a larger ...
America’s Priciest Listing Sells at Foreclosure Auction  The Wall Street JournalOnce listed for $1 billion, a 157-acre parcel of land in Beverly Hills known as The Mountain has sold at a foreclosure auction to its lender for just $100,000.
Auction calendar: August 23, 2019  Wisconsin State FarmerAuctions appearing in the Aug. 23, 2019 Wisconsin State Farmer.
The 9 Coolest Cars Up for Auction at Monterey Car Week 2019  ForbesFrom a 1939 Porsche to two ferocious Ferraris from the '50s to a 1995 Vector M12, these are the best vehicles up for auction at Monterey Car Week 2019.
Centre relaxes timelines, sweetens deal in coal auctions  BusinessLineAllows more time to develop mines; greenlights partial open-market sales.
Gulf oil-gas auction bids down from last summer  Houston ChronicleWASHINGTON — A federal auction for offshore oil and gas leases in the Gulf of Mexico on Wednesday drew less than $160 million in wining bids, 10 percent ...
The man on the phone: What's it like making history's highest auction bid?  CNNIn 2017, an anonymous buyer paid $450 million for Leonardo da Vinci's "Salvator Mundi." But it was down to Alex Rotter, on the other end of the telephone, ...
Rare 1894 dime sells for $1.32M at auction  KTVU San FranciscoAn incredibly rare dime once owned by late Los Angeles Lakers owner Dr. Jerry Buss sold for $1.32 million in a Chicago auction.
Steel manufacturers call for parity in iron ore, coal block auctions  Business StandardSteel producers have asked for a level playing field in auctions of coal and iron ore blocks. Although electronic auctions of both coal and non-coal blocks are ...
The Met Museum Plans to Auction Off 300 Works of Chinese Art at a Precarious Time  ObserverIt's not the first time the Met has planned to sell items from its collection, but the museum has had these pieces for only four years.
Elton John's 1972 Ferrari Daytona Could Now Be Yours  HYPEBEASTFerrari aficionados will be excited to learn that a 1972 Ferrari 365 GTB/4 Daytona previously owned by five-time Grammy Award winner Elton John is now up for ...
Dairy product price index dips for sixth time in seven auctions  Newstalk ZBThe dairy product price index slipped at the Global Dairy Trade auction, moving lower for the sixth time in the past seven auctions, even as whole milk pow.
CII urges government to lower base price for 5G spectrum auctions  Economic TimesIn a representation submitted to the government, the CII made a case for a lower 5G spectrum reserve price, the auction for which is expected to be held later this ...
Art In The Park Brings In A Third Of Shark Auctions  Cape Cod ChronicleCHATHAM – The Chatham Merchants Association's Art in the Park exhibit ended last Friday, and while the auction of the painted and decorated Cape Cod and ...
See the super-rare 30 most-expensive cars up for auction at Monterey including vintage Ferraris, Porsches, and Aston Martins  Business InsiderThe Monterey car auctions are a time of wealth and wheels. Here are the 30 most expensive cars being auctioned off this week.
Auction held every week at Action Auctioneers  FOX 13 News, Tampa BayAction Auctioneers is getting ready for their weekly auction.
Tea prices shoot up at auctions after rains hit Assam, West Bengal  Business StandardTea prices in auctions have increased after rains and floods in plantation regions of West Bengal and Assam, encouraging companies to be optimist about their ...
Odisha to resume auctions of mineral blocks after one-year delay  Business StandardAfter a one-year delay, the Odisha government is preparing to auction eight mineral blocks - a mix of six virgin blocks and two merchant mines that will see their ...
DoT consults MoD, ISRO to make airwaves available for 5G spectrum auctions  Business StandardThe Department of Telecommunications (DoT) has begun consultations with the Ministry of Defence (MoD) and the Department of Space for making airwaves ...
Industry struggles to up tea prices at auctions as output plays spoilsport  Business StandardA surge in tea production till June and widespread availability of low grade leaves pulled down tea prices of north Indian teas even as companies and the Tea ...
Pangu Plaza: Seized Beijing skyscraper snapped up for £605m in online auction  Sky NewsThe 40-storey building, estimated to be worth over £824m, was put on sale after being seized from fugitive billionaire Guo Wengui.
Confiscated Bejing skyscraper sold via online auction  Yahoo NewsA Beijing skyscraper confiscated from a fugitive Chinese billionaire was sold in an online auction Tuesday for 5.18 billion yuan (US$734 million), the latest twist ...
Moon pics and lunar overshoe: 'Everything Apollo' for sale in live/online benefit auction  Florida TodayA sale of Apollo-specific items, benefiting the American Space Museum, runs Friday and Saturday — live at the museum in Titusville and online, too.
Mexico auctions property once owned by criminals for good cause  Aljazeera.comCritics of President Obrador have called the auctions a populist measure.
Sydney Airport lost property auction includes laptops, booze and a metre-tall zebra  7NEWSOne traveller's lost luggage is soon to be another's treasure, with thousands of items found at Sydney Airport going under the hammer for charity. A metre-tall ...
Mint condition Pokemon cards sell for $100,000 at auction  Moneycontrol.comSetting a record in Pokemon frenzy, a buyer just shelled out $107,010 at an auction to acquire an entire set of the first edition Pokemon cards printed in English ...
James Bond Aston Martin DB5 sold at auction for £5.2m  The GuardianAn Aston Martin DB5 used to promote the James Bond film Thunderball has sold for $6.4m (£5.2m) at the world's biggest classic car auction in California.
Top Chinese auctions executive Rebecca Wei leaves Christie’s  South China Morning PostResignation of one of the most senior Chinese executives in the auction world surprised art market insiders, and apparently Christie's staff; Wei is close to ...
Taking aim at rivals, CBOE Europe's closing auction debuts with...  ReutersEurope's latest share trading platform debuted with a whimper this week as just 23000 euros ($25460) worth of stock changed hands in Monday's first closing ...
CARBON FORWARD 2019 – EU renewable credit prices stumble ahead of France auction debut  Carbon PulseEuropean green certificate prices have collapsed within a year, beaten down from record highs as France's efforts to cash in on surging corporate renewables ...
Auction of rare Porsche descends into farce  Business DayFARCE AT PORSCHE 64 AUCTION. An embarrassing blunder at a California auction on Saturday resulted in a rare Porsche Type 64 failing to find a new owner ...
Samuel L. Jackson's lightsaber and Jack Nicholson's 'The Shining' axe on offer at movie prop auction  CNNJack Nicholson's axe from "The Shining," Russell Crowe's armor from "Gladiator" and a lightsaber used by Samuel L. Jackson in "Star Wars" are among 900 ...
The richest car sale of the year: $380 million of wheels set for auction at Pebble Beach  CNBCFor the wealthy collectors who converge from across the globe on Monterey Car Week, the biggest spectator sport over the weekend is the auctions.
What happens when seized goods go up for auction?  BBC NewsA Ferrari and two Rolexes are among the items once owned by criminals being sold at auction.
1994 McLaren F1 LM-Specification fetches $19.8M at Monterey  AutoblogA super-rare 1994 McLaren F1 LM-Specification hammered for $19.8 million at the RM Sotheby's auction over the weekend in Monterey. Meanwhile, a 1965 ...
Auction's cancellation leaves Sundale's future in question | News  The Bakersfield CalifornianThe auction of Sundale Country Club was again postponed Wednesday, leaving the troubled golf club property — and the neighborhood surrounding it — in ...
Airtel, Vodafone-Idea to be limited in 5G auction: Fitch  LivemintNEW DELHI: Global rating agency Fitch on Monday said that a high price tag of $70 million per Mhz is a big deterrent for telcos like Airtel and Vodafone Idea to ...
Controversial $20 million Porsche fails to sell at auction  Business InsiderA $20 million 1939 Porsche with a Nazi history went up for auction this weekend in Monterey but failed to sell after an auctioneering blunder.
Kenya Airports Authority auctions abandoned aeroplanes  BBC NewsThe Kenya Airports Authority has overseen auctioned planes abandoned at Nairobi's Wilson Airport.
Auction report: A touch of 'old-school' luxury...at this brisk sale  AgrilandSaturday, August 17, saw the latest Cheffins vintage/classic sale (auction) take place at Great Yorkshire Showground, Harrogate.
Gallery: Rare Ferrari, Porsche, other exotic cars sold at auction  Fox BusinessThese are some of the most expensive cars that sold in Monterey, California.
Duane Allman’s ‘Layla’ Guitar Sells for $1 Million at Auction  Rolling StoneThe guitar Duane Allman played on Derek and the Dominoes' classic “Layla” recently sold at auction for $1 million. Allman, Number Nine on Rolling Stone's 100 ...
First Presbyterian auction to support Family Resource Center’s Asset Club  Journal AdvocateTo continue their support of the Asset Club at the Family Resource Center, the First Presbyterian Church is holding an auction of pre-owned furniture on Friday, ...
HMDA to auction 200 acres in Kokapet, likely to net Rs 5,000 crore  Times of IndiaHYDERABAD: The Hyderabad Metropolitan Development Authority (HMDA) is planning to auction 200 acres in Kokapet in Rajendranagar mandal, which is ...
Weekend auctions suggest Melbourne’s property market is firmly clawing its way back  Domain NewsStrong auction sales at the weekend suggest Melbourne's property market is firmly clawing its way back to a healthy position. Clearance rates were above 73 ...
Lawsuits could change foreclosure auctions in Lansing region  Lansing State JournalClass-action lawsuit against Ingham County maintains auction profits should go back to homeowners who lost property.
A wheeler dealer's collection goes up for auction in Nanaimo  Times ColonistThe A-Aabaca Book Bin used to boast it was “the home of a million books” on its sign on Vancouver's Granville Street. Owner Lloyd Cartwright might have still ...
Rs 30 lakh worth tobacco sold at auction in Godavari districts  Times of IndiaRajahmundry: The auction held by the Tobacco Board of Virginia tobacco, came to an end on Wednesday. As much as 28.48 lakh kg tobacco worth Rs 30 lakh ...
Melbourne auctions: Stand-out houses smash their reserves by as much as $225,000 amid lack of stock  Domain NewsBuyers are paying hundreds of thousands more than the vendors' asking price at auction for select prized properties due to the uncharacteristically low winter ...
AT&T Surplus Real Estate Auction Set for October  PRNewswireDALLAS, Aug. 14, 2019 /PRNewswire/ -- Williams & Williams, a leader in global live and interactive real estate auctions, will offer a portfolio of real estate for the ...
Chinese vase found in pensioner's home sells for £230,000 at auction  Metro.co.ukAn 18th century Chinese vase from the the Yongzheng period of the Qing dynasty sold for £230000 at Diamond Mills auction house in Felixstowe.
Onshore wind developer takes legal action over auction terms  Financial TimesAn onshore wind developer is attempting to sue the UK government over its handling of a major renewable energy auction, arguing that land-based generation ...
The iconic Mustang from Steve McQueen's 'Bullitt' is going up for auction  CNNIt's a car that changed movie history -- and now, a new owner could be hopping into the driver's seat.
Dewey Beach Sets Auction Date for Military Surplus Equipment  WBOC TV 16The town has been involved with the military surplus program for over a decade. A date has been set to auction off unused and unwanted equipment.
€1.65m at auction for 95 acre farm at Fermoy  Irish ExaminerAt the Grand Hotel in Fermoy, Co Cork, last Friday, a 95-acre non-residential farm went under the hammer, producing a strong result. The property — featured in ...
Chinese Avant Garde Painters: A New Category In Gianguan Auctions Fall Sale  PR WebNew York, NY (PRWEB) August 21, 2019 -- Gianguan Auctions is pleased to announce a new specialty within its paintings category. In addition to works by.
Barack Obama’s High School Jersey Sells for $120,000 at Auction  The RootDuring his senior year at Punahou School in Honolulu, Hawaii, our forever President Barack Obama was a member of the 1979 Hawaii State Champion boys' ...
Confiscated Beijing skyscraper snapped up for $1b in online auction  The Straits TimesBEIJING • A Beijing skyscraper confiscated from a fugitive Chinese billionaire was sold in an online auction yesterday for 5.18 billion yuan (S$1.02 billion), the ...
This Irish Shop Owner Crowd-Funded An Auction Bid To Win Back A Victorian Sex Toy From A U.S. Collector  ForbesBuyer Shawna Scott says the ivory sex toy represents an an important piece of Irish history and deserves to be in a museum.
Jim Nabors estate to auction memorabilia  Honolulu Star-AdvertiserOahu Auctions and Liquidations and Estate Liquidators Hawaii are auctioning off items from the estate of the late actor Jim Nabors in Honolulu. Read more ...
Massive Collection of Classic Cars Up For Auction In MN  Yahoo NewsThere's plenty of classic farm equipment available, too!The recent episode of Hagerty's The Barn Find Hunter shows how extensive collections can get with the ...
£2.3 Million in Seized Luxury Goods Offered at Wales Auction  Barron'sDesigner shoes, Rolex watches, and a Ferrari are among an estimated £2.3 million (US$2.8 million) worth of luxury goods seized from criminals that will be ...
Elvis Presley's long-hidden Lincoln limousine up for auction  Fox NewsElvis Presley's pal Wink Martindale reveals why he 'broke down' after seeing The King for the last time. Radio personality and game show host Wink Martindale ...
America’s most expensive listing sells at foreclosure auction  InmanA large plot of land that was once considered the most expensive listing in America just sold at foreclosure auction for a mere $100000.
Items belonging to Neil Armstrong have net $12.1 million at auction  Business InsiderA gold coin that Armstrong took with him to the moon sold for $2 million. But former friends of the astronaut think the sales are unseemly.
A set of Pokemon cards just sold for more than $100,000 at auction  CNBCA complete set of first-edition Pokemon cards from 1999 has sold for $107,010 at auction. The collection, comprising of 103 cards, was sold in mint condition and ...
Failed piling firm Aspin auctions off plant fleet  Construction EnquirerHundreds of pieces of plant formerly owned by failed ground engineering specialist Aspin Group have been put up for auction. The Enquirer understands the ...
O2 warns Ofcom over spectrum auctions that make Three 'kingmaker'  Telegraph.co.ukBritain's biggest mobile network operator has warned Ofcom that the terms of a forthcoming auction of 5G spectrum are being unfairly tilted in favour of a key ...

Selling Effectively on Ebay Motors

Remember back when selling online was a new experience? Dealers... Read More

Eating and Thriving On-Line

The Internet SHOULD be "the place to shop" for low-carb... Read More

Turn Your eBay Experience Into Even More Profit

Everyone's talking about eBay these days. With the frequency of... Read More

How Pop-Culture Collectibles Can Increase Your Online Auction Profits

How Pop Culture collectibles can increase your Online Auction profitsWith... Read More

From Ebay Zero To Power-Selling Hero: What It Takes

Have you ever wondered what it takes to be "the... Read More

Making Money On EBay Can Be So Simple, Just Let Somebody Else Do All The Hard Work For You

OK, so you've been bitten by the eBay bug!You've ransacked... Read More

eBay After Sales - as Important as the Listing Itself

Your eBay listing has finished and you have made a... Read More

5 Sure-Fire Ways to Make More Money on EBay

Have you ever dealt with a salesperson or a waiter... Read More

eBay Consignments: The Giant Opportunity Hiding on eBay (Part I)

More and more, people are becoming aware that they have... Read More

eBay: What Should I Sell?

There is an art to picking profitable products. It's not... Read More

12 Tips To Make Your eBay Business More Profitable

Sometimes it's the simple things that can make your eBay... Read More

eBay Listing Service : Make Managing Your Auctions Easy

Do you want to have a lot of auctions going... Read More

Mistakes to Avoid in your eBay Auctions

Online auctions continue to grow in popularity as an easy... Read More

How to Generate Extra Cash in an Instant

With so many out of work, laid off or staying... Read More

Online Auctions: How To Generate Fast Traffic From Online Auctions

Have you ever participated in any online auctions?Yes, people are... Read More

The Secret Of The Ebay Money Machine And How To Get Your Share

If you have all the money you need, then this... Read More

An Introduction To eBay Consignment

After I started selling on eBay, I was approached by... Read More

Royal Memorabilia ? An eBay Prince or Pauper?

There has always been a fascination with royalty and as... Read More

5 Reasons Why Playing Music On Your Auctions Is A Bummer Of An Idea

There are 147 million registered users on eBay, and tens... Read More

EBay: No Way?Yes Way (Ten Seller Themes)

Hearing that there are more than 1.2 million registered eBay... Read More

How to Survive the Jungles of Ebay Selling

Come with me, we are going to take a safari... Read More

Is it Antique and is it Worth Anything?

Is it an antique and is it worth anything? Would... Read More

Dropshipping on eBay, Does It Work?

eBay offers any business owner a new global market to... Read More

Authentic or Fake?

1. Admit It: Old business models are no longer working.... Read More

Royal Memorabilia ?Smart Trading and Fake Dodging

This is my second article about trading royal memorabilia on... Read More