One of the reasons why sellers and buyers love to use eBay so much is the ability to sell anything. Whatever it is that buyers are looking for they are almost guaranteed to find it on eBay. That's why there is currently over 100 million eBay members.
There have been some unusual items sold on eBay. Some items that sellers have considering throwing out actually fetch a substantial amount of money, just because for some reason or another someone else in the world wanted it.
This opens up a huge market for anyone considering entering the eBay selling business. It almost gives you a license to source anything and then to sell it on eBay.
Note that although eBay provides the opportunity to sell almost anything, it will now allow illegal items, animals (including animals that were once alive, and are now stuffed and mounted), replicas, alcohol, weapons and firearms, tobacco products, prescription or illegal drugs, or services to be sold.
There are also several items that you may think are fine to sell, although they are in fact against eBay selling policies. Items such as tickets may be sold, but it is illegal to sell tickets for a higher price than you originally paid for them. This is called ticket scalping, and it is illegal.
Copyrighted items - such as DVD's, CD's, or software - may not be sold through eBay auctions. However, CD's, DVD's or any software that you bought legitimately can be sold as long as they are not copies that you have made.
If you are unsure as to whether you are allowed to sell any particular item, contact eBay before going ahead and listing the item or sourcing the product.
The problem that many have when wanting to enter the eBay selling business though is that they do not know what and where to find items to sell. This is vital to the success of any eBay seller. You need to keep an eye on your competition and also try and source your products for the cheapest available price.
Small product niches can provide a good revenue stream, although selling in several niches is even better. Why? Well with the amount of current eBay sellers and future sellers looking to get into eBay selling, it provides the opportunity for large competition in your niche. Selling in several niches means that should competition become too fierce in one of the niches, you still have your other revenue streams to rely upon.
The key to successful eBay selling is finding a large quantity of products for the cheapest available price. Visit my site for tons of ideas and wholesale product sources and discover what to sell on eBay.