Friday, February 19, 2010

Source for eBay Inventory - Daily Deal Sites

One strategy I use for obtaining items to sell on eBay is daily deal sites. The strategy is:

1) See what is on the daily deal site.

2) Check your research tool or completed listings and determine if you can sell the item at a profit.

3) Watch the shipping. Some sites charge a flat shipping fee no matter how many you order, other sites charge per item. So watch your cost on shipping.

I recently found these mini photo studios on a daily deal site for $9.95 with $5 shipping for the entire order. I bought 5 of them. I listed them in store inventory for $39.95 in my store. Here is my listing:

I have sold 3 of them for a profit of $18 each. Not bad for something you can buy online, have delivered to your door, and just slap a label on to reship. Here are the daily deal sites I use:


1 Sale a Day

Daily Steals



Happy Selling!

Know when to sell on eBay


Anonymous said...

Thanks for another great tip! I knew about a couple of these sites, but not the others.

Paula said...

great flip!

Dawn S said...

So sad to see that Stootsi is shutting down their site!!!!

I also wanted to ask about the Keywords to Search posts #3 and 1 - have they been removed?

Love you site!

Erin in NC said...

Thanks Suzanne for this great tip! I have just started selling on Ebay and have learned that it is difficult to thrift store shop with two little ones in tow. I really enjoy your blog!

Doreen said...

Hi Suzanne,
I just wanted to let you know that when I went to Stootsi that I got this message:

We regret to inform our internet-speaking audience that we will be shutting this operation down.

We will be keeping our customer service email address open as we wind the site down and will be available to address any issues be they customer or seller-related. That email address is

Anonymous said...

The link for Stootsi says it is shutting down the site.

Jina @ The Frugal Mind said...

Thanks for all your great tips!

Daphne said...

Thanks for the tip!