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It's not uncommon to hear about people who are trying to start an eBay business, spending a lot of time (and sometimes money) on trying to figure out which items sell the best on eBay . Indeed, you may well have heard about elaborate systems for determining this information, and even expensive courses which focus on how to find this information. Amazingly, systems and courses for this purpose are usually unnecessary - eBay wants sellers to know what sells best on eBay (because it's in their interest to make their site as busy as possible), and so puts this information right in front of you – on the eBay web site!
If you take a look at any category, you will see the word "hot" next to some items. Of course, there's a reason why eBay marked this particular items as "hot": simply because they attracted a lot of bids (over 30 at the time of writing). So, all you have to do is study what kind of items eBay marks as "hot", and you'll have a very good idea as to what is attracting the most interest from buyers.
While this a good start, most power sellers will agree that there is a little more to figuring out which items sell best than this. In fact, some claim that it is a science. One of the best ways to figure out items that will result in a successful auction in the future is to do research on the auctions that were successful in the past.
eBay also offers some tools which can be used to to determine what items sell best. One of these is is " eBay Marketplace Research", which allows you to view important statistical information on the buying trends at eBay . This product contains all of the data one could possibly ever need to determine how well – or how poorly – an item will do in an eBay auction, however, you should be aware that there is a fee associated with using the eBay Marketplace Research tools.
Another tool that you wil find useful in your quest for finding hot selling items for your eBay auctions, is a listing of popular eBay search terms. Such a list can be found at http://popular.ebay.com/
When you do the research, you might be surprised at which items tend to sell well at eBay , and which don't. eBay is an usual market, and most power sellers will tell you that they have sometimes seen the strangest things sell for very high prices, while items that would sell quickly in any other environment are sometimes left just sitting there. In other words, doing a bit of research can pay massive dividends - and it's certainly much better than simply guessing as to what will sell.
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