Will it sell
eBay was a popular auction site before it turned into an online market place which now allows users to put up auction listings as well as ‘buy it now’ listings. eBay has become popular with sellers and buyers alike because of the ease with which you can sell and also the various items that you can sell.
This prospect has given rise to many rumours that you can put up anything on eBay and it will sell. Of course, it could be the case depending on how useful the item is to the buyer. You can try and use this ‘sell anything’ option as a means of making easy cash but, this is not a high-school marketplace where anything goes. There are many who have signed up on eBay and these are people who take their job seriously with a no-nonsense attitude. It could be one of the reasons why buyers feel secure when making a purchase on eBay.
Being unique is always a good rule to sell better but there are two types of unique
1. unique and probably useless (Britney Spears’ used chewing gum), and
2. unique, valuable, and easily saleable like antiques.
Antique lovers are many because of the number of unique items that they can find and antique dealers do brisk trade on eBay because of the same strategy. Sure, there may be one person in the world who would want to buy the used chewing gum—but if you have a unique piece of Americana for example, or a book signed by George Washington, there will be thousands of people who want it. This goes to show that if your product has value it could easily sell on eBay.
Can you sell anything on eBay? You can try. But like any retail venue, success comes from offering value.
If you intend to sell with the idea of making profits it could be difficult to fathom if your product will sell on eBay. There are tools like eBay pulse that show you the latest trending items. You can have a look at these items and see if your product figures there or try and gauge if it is similar to a trending item to know if your product could sell.