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Hobby Business: eBay Auctioning - Selling Something Expensive

Updated on February 27, 2016

Christian Louboutin Louis Sneakers

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It's a Suggestion

I had never heard of these sneakers before today. They're beautiful. Definitely stylish. I think that they are probably worth the plus six hundred dollars that they are asking for them.

Where did I hear about them? I read about them on another page on making money with eBay. I thought that I should share the information with you. The beauty of selling other people's things is that you don't have any inventory. You simply advertise for someone else. Let them keep track of the main expenses.


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I'm Asking You, The Reader

Have you ever heard of these shoes and the biggest question in my mind is:

are they comfortable?

How Popular are They?

Well. I shall go to eBay and see. As of today,

Okay - - -

So, although I was looking for information on expensive shoes I got information on Bandage dresses, apparently the items that are popular, are designed by Herve Leger, Christian Louboutin, Louis Vuitton, Tory Burch Chelsea, Vera Bradley.

I am more of a C & S Supply person, myself. My shoes, or boots, although cumbersome and definitely not stylish, have proven their value in comfort. My personal favorite for walking on a concrete floor and standing for hours on rubberized ESD mats - is the Georgia Boot with the Diamond Trax insole.

Like I Said Before

Learning to use the auction circuit... So, if you plan to sell on eBay and you want to attract bigger profits, you need to make sales with more flair - try some designer inspired items.. no guarantee.

Actually. I think that the old standard still applies.. if you can find an item that people are willing to send you a dollar for and you have a million of them just sitting around, that is the thing to sell.

A million is a million. Of course, it may take a bit of time to ship all of them. You just might not make the 2 day turn around time deadline. So, bigger ticket items may produce a larger return, but perhaps not. Some of the sales that I noticed, could not possibly have produced much of a profit, since the shoes seemed to be way below the retail.

My Most Expensive Item Ever

The most expensive item that personally listed on eBay was a toy robot that I received in the late 1960's as a gift. It was during the time of the first man on the moon.

The robot was hardly played with, so the whistle and the lights still functioned like new. I did not have the original box, but I listed the robot with an opening bid of $275. I had six bidders competing for it and the price ended at $331.

It was shipped to a toy company in Singapore. My imagination goes wild thinking about what maybe happened to my robot. Would they take it apart and use the parts as a pattern for a new model?

I guess I will never know.

After Some Research

I did not know that you could put books on CD or DVD and sell them. So, that is what those are about. The seller has a rating of over 8000, so the seller is somewhat successful.

I know that you can create and market your own designer shoes. There is an Italian shoe company that will help you out by making the shoes that you design. They build them, and you get a portion of the profits. It seems to be a slick deal.

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    • DaphneDL profile image

      Daphne D. Lewis 2 years ago from Saint Albans, West Virginia

      These will probably not be my next set of walking or running shoes, but I do like them and hopefully they have a long life.

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      Diana Grant 2 years ago from United Kingdom

      firstcookbooklady:

      Thanks, I get it now

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      Char Milbrett 2 years ago from Minnesota

      Gloriousconfusion - hello. Thanks for your comment. To clarify, my statement was an observation of what others are doing. My hubpages uses an eBay capsule and any sales of their products will result in a few coppers in my pot. I think the process is called dropshipping and involves selling other people's products for them. The sale is made, the cash is received and the payment is made to the company for the product and the shipment is not sent to yourself, but to the CUSTOMER who bought through your page. I think that is how they do it. No overhead expense for inventory, no building to pay rent on. You never physically see your product, supposedly.

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      Diana Grant 2 years ago from United Kingdom

      "The beauty of selling other people's things is that you don't have any inventory. You simply advertise for someone else. Let them keep track of the main expenses."

      Please will you explain HOW you sell other people's things and let them keep track of the main expenses.