Auction Arbitrage: Making Money on eBay

It's no secret that collecting can get expensive. Between buying the items, paying for grading services, traveling to conventions, and all of the other expenses that pop up, maintaining a budget can be challenging. eBay is a ubiquitous source for buying collectibles however collectors and non-collectors alike have turned to it for extra income. At Relic Scout, we've been funding our collections for years using eBay and we want to share some of our strategies.

This is not a "get rich quick" article. You will make mistakes, deal with angry customers, and have days where you feel like you are wasting your time. If you are willing to research items, adapt to competition, and hustle, eBay can provide the extra hundred or thousand dollars that you need each month.

New to selling on eBay? Start with our eBay setup guide and come back to this guide when you are ready to sell!

Step 1:

Find a Niche

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Step 2:

Search and Filter

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Step 3:

Price Check

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Step 4:

Bid