When selling on eBay the most common problem that people run into is what someone wants to sell and is f people on eBay want to buy the items that you have. There are two great ways that eBay will help you with this problem and they are both free. I will also tell you the benefits of paying for tools that will help you break down the eBay world for a different way to look at information.
The first eBay tool that you can use is the “Ideas For What To Sell” page. This page is found in the Sellers Information Center. This page will help you break down your home and point out popular things that people sell on eBay everyday. This tool breaks down your home room by room from your bedroom to the garage. This tool will eventually get you back to the eBay completed listings where you can see what the final cost and possibly sales percentage .
The next free tool that you can use the eBay pulse page. You can simple go to Pulse.eBay.com to find this tool. The eBay pulse page tells you what the top ten most searched words for each category on eBay are. I always suggest that students go down more then two levels with this tool before trying to establish what items they want to sell from around the house or from outside suppliers. Again this tool will get you back to those completed listings on eBay so that you can find the important information like sales price and sales percentage.
The two tools that people and myself us to find things to sell on eBay are either Terepeak.com or Hammertap.com. Both of these tools you will have a minimum of 20 dollars per month to subscribe to each. Both are great tools and can really help the research go much faster. They will tell you what the average sales price is and the sales percentage of each item without you having to do any of the work on your own. I always suggest my students look into tools like this if they can afford it because of the time that it will save you in the long run.