Another Place To Source

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Continuing on my sourcing theme, I have found another great place – Discount shops, such as Costco, Asda (Wal-Mart) , Aldi, Matalan – A hint here please keep a lookout for my new low cost report coming soon.

As with charity shops you need to set yourself a budget for the day, and not go over it unless you find a real bargain, but do be careful and if you keep to your budget if it all goes wrong you will not loose much.

Also take your laptop with you so you can do some coffee shop research, or have your internet phone with you, or as your last line of research a friend or family member sitting by the phone and a computer who can do the research for you.

Most of these places sell bankrupt or end of line items and over stock – I shall be going over these in other posts and also in my report. Most of the shops carry new items and if they are customer returns they must tell you both when the item is on the shelf and when you go to pay for the item.

Hope this gives you another idea on where to source items to resell.

Andrew Milburn

Places To Source


Here in the UK we are not as lucky as our friends over in the USA. We do not have garage sales as such….. we have car boot sales, this can be a good place to source products to sell.

Another place to source is Charity Shops, Bring and Buy sales, looking at adverts in the local papers, Craig List,  eBay, Amazon and the list goes on and on.

Today I am going to talk about Charity Shops. Most towns have a few and the largers ones have over a dozen. Pick a day when you are going to visit the town or area. As well as picking the area decide before you leave home the budget you are going to spend in the day. Take this in cash with you because a lot of the shops do not have Credit Card facilities.

Also say to yourself right my budget is £100.00 and do not go over this……. a good way to keep to this is to leave your cards and cheque book at home.

You need to take with you a laptop if you have one (you can use these in Coffee shops most free of charge), if not a laptop then a mobile phone that can access the internet.
Failing those two, a phone so you can phone home or a freind so you can research the items you find.
If you know what you are doing you can buy blind, but I do not recomend this.

When you get to the shops, go round each one first and if you see a goods buy and it works out ok on the computer buy it But do make a round first and get a feel see whats in them, make notes.

Then it is time for a rest…….have a coffee and open your computer up and see if what you have seen can make you a profit. Make a note of all the winners, finish the coffee and go and buy.

When you have bought up the town, head for home and take your pictures and do the listings.

A question I am always asked is, what mark-up (profit) should I allow. And my answer is what do you want or better still what does the market want.
Your best action is put it on eBay as a starting price for what you bought it for then if you only get that price you do not lose money.

Hope This Helps

Andrew Milburn

Why You Should Join OSI.


Today if you go into any bookshop, a place that sells magazines or do a search on Google, you will come accross a host of tens of items that offer you information on selling eBay and online.

Now although these are often very good, they are often written or run by people who are good at research and writing but have never sold on eBay or the other online places.

Now out there in cyberspace there are a few very good training sites of which I believe OSI is the best. There is a few others I have come accross and they too offer great content, but at present lack the content that Janelle offers. Over the coming months I will tell you about these others as I feel it is only fair to tell you so that you can make up your own mind.

OSI will take you by the hand and not only show and tell you what to do to take your business to the next level, but you have other people in the forums who will also help you along the way. OSI is like a family and all the members want you to succeed.

But one thing I kep saying and will always say is. Yes OSI will teach you, but until you put into action what you have been taught nothing will happen in your business or or life.

So go on and do your self a favour. Join OSI today and put into action what you learn and your online business will never be the same again

Have fun

Andrew Milburn



Keywords are one of the important areas you need to learn if you are going to make a go of your eBay business. Also to be honest if you are going to have any business at all either online or offline you need to know what Keywords your customers are using to search for you or people who sell products like you.

Once you have got the hang of keywords and how they can help you increase your business then you will see a marked increase in the visits to your sites, your eBay shop.

Most people turn a pale shade when you mention Keyword research but again it is simple. The tools you need either free or very low cost. Yes it will take time to do, but the time is well spent and you will be paid back many times as you will be targeting the market you want and not going out there and just putting up words your customers would never use.
With Keyword research you need to think like a customer and not as a seller.

Now I could go on and on about keyword Research and what tools to buy and why you should. How to make your lists easy to manage.

But someone else has done this for us, they have aimed it at eBayers and other online retailers. They have put it in easy to understand terms and through the power of online video they show us how.

This person is Janelle Elms . Janelle takes you by the hand and shows you in simple steps how to do Keyword Research.

These two classes come as part of the OSI Rock Stars package. This montly membership site contains over 120 hours of audio and video content and this grows by the week with new classes and courses be added all the time.

As well as the classes you have a very active forum, and the forum grows on a regular basis with new topics  be added as and when. The great thing about the forum is that it has members from all other the world and this means if you have a question that needs answering, you can post it and often within a few hours and in some case a few minutes you can start to see people replying to your question.

The great thing about OSI RockStars is the fact that Janelle and her team of people are all doing eBay or the other online sites. They teach you from what they have learned. OSI is not some site put together by people who do not know what online selling is. It was dreamed up by Janelle who is an active eBayer seller and also takes part in eBay live and other eBay events to train people. And all her other trainers are working their eBay businesses day in and day out.

So go on pop over to OSI RockStars by Clicking here and see how they can help you take your eBay business to the next level.