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How to reseach items for eBay - Listing & Selling online!

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We were asked the question "how do we research items to know they are going to be profitable?" - Here's the answer. Download the ebay app and make sure you are looking at SOLD listings! Shoutout to Callie on her first sale!! -~-~~-~~~-~~-~- Please watch: "You Won't Believe These Yard Sale Finds! - CRAZY Vtg CHICAGO BULLS SCORE | Ralli Roots " https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=_r-tuKFFQdM -~-~~-~~~-~~-~-
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Peter Poráč (1 month ago)
Wheres the Button sell one like this? I cant see it 🙁
XGvPolarity (3 months ago)
Do you put in the description that the ink has expired, but is factory sealed?
Mojo702 (4 months ago)
When listing, where do you put the info of the items bin location? I thought I'd use the SKU area but can't find that info when the product sells
Kiethen Davis (4 months ago)
At the end of the item title in the listing
Sapphire Peters (8 months ago)
If you shop at Goodwill and there arent official tags on the products, how do you go about checking to see if it will sell?
Cyphor (10 months ago)
This is one of my biggest time sinks with the eBay process being researching, looking up comps and listing. If you could do an updated video for resellers that don't have the massive good till cancelled system you guys use, that would be much appreciated.
FEWS Products (10 months ago)
Do you also research your wholesale items before you buy?
RALLI ROOTS (10 months ago)
100% yes
Diane Beland (1 year ago)
What if it has no tag on the item
Apex Company (1 year ago)
How do you deal with that one person that sold an item for next to nothing? For instance, if that bag was sold for $25.
Claudia Hysendlekwa (1 year ago)
Callie's face Looool x
April Davis PI (1 year ago)
New subscriber here. Love your videos! Hey Callie - what’s your eBay handle? I’ve been selling only part time since 2001 but I’ve learned a lot more watching you guys.
RALLI ROOTS (1 year ago)
Thank you! :) callie is full-time for us now. our public store is stores.ebay.com/thehiplion
S. Holmes (1 year ago)
She cracks me up when she makes her eyes big 😂
olensiin1 (1 year ago)
Great vid! I also check for completed versus sold. To see how many didn’t sell. If there is too many listed and only one a month sells, even if price is high, then I don’t buy.
RALLI ROOTS (1 year ago)
Good strategy!
mydearpeers (1 year ago)
Lets Spawn, I love your shirt :)
Jesse Arnold (1 year ago)
This is great. Dawn and I have had our store open on Ebay for 3 weeks, we've grossed over $500 in sales and I have bit the dust and actually lost money on a couple items that I was like "OMG thats gotta sell" and didn't look up. Your program is by far my favorite. Can we still order Ralli Roots swag from you guys? Me and Dawn would love to rock some swag on our Thrifting circuit =) Thanks for the awesome encouragement guys. Love watching yall!
Point 4 Designs (1 year ago)
Excellent, answered multiple questions in one video
RALLI ROOTS (1 year ago)
thank you!!
J G (1 year ago)
This video is more for beginners - not very educational, Ryan. A better title would have been "How To Sell On eBay for Beginners." You also forgot to mention that not EVERY item has a tag on it. Also, you say if you can't find the item, then don't buy it, however there are items you can't find on the site but you make your own listing and then it MAY sell. Another great tip would be to tell your audience that everything you talk about in your videos can also be found right on the eBay website. For example what clothes to look for is located in the New Seller Hub! Also, you should tell people that sometimes there are items that will sit for a long time until they actually sell and that they may not get the price they actually wanted or thought they would get. How many cd's, dvd's etc...will sit for years...then all of a sudden you might get a sale? It's not as easy as you all make it out to be. So Callie got lucky selling an item in 10 minutes in this video. Another video you got lucky selling an item fast. Tell both sides of the story instead of making people think this is some get rich quick scheme. That is the only thing I find wrong with your videos. I do enjoy watching them, and this isn't for hate. I just want people to know that not everything goes according to plan.
J G (1 year ago)
RALLI ROOTS Well, I'm sorry that you took my comment as not being constructive. Your channel has the entertainment quality of a Casey Neistat video as far as the sound and editing goes. I however, do wish you, Allie and Callie the best. I have seen a few videos from other resellers, but I don't have the time to watch everyone. I don't see anything wrong with their channels. As far as you being "the best," It's good to have self love and confidence, but we are the viewers. Peace & love to you as well.
RALLI ROOTS (1 year ago)
ehhh you can say "no hate" but let's be honest, that criticism wasn't very constructive. We have over 100 videos showing ALL aspects of reselling so sorry if you didn't enjoy this one but we make these to educate and entertain and I feel we're doing a great job at it. Best of any reseller on youtube actually, so thank you for watching and I hope you like our future vids. peace & love
J G (1 year ago)
RALLI ROOTS "lol?" It wasn't a joke, and yes after leaving this comment I realized it was a year old. However, if I stumbled upon this "year-old" video, how many other people will??? You are the one that made a joke out of my constructive criticism with no hate involved.
RALLI ROOTS (1 year ago)
lol, so watch another "resellers" videos. PS...this video is a year old. Cheers.
Kuda Mtema (1 year ago)
Such a straight to the point video without bullpoop. Thanks a ton!
RALLI ROOTS (1 year ago)
no worries at all!
Bryan Mayor (1 year ago)
I had to dig around for this... You should make a video "How to Find Comps", it may seem like a no brainer but I can guarantee this is holding many people back. Maybe show new with tags and used no tag or box. Any and all help is appreciated, enjoy your videos. Just starting in Q4 2017.
RALLI ROOTS (1 year ago)
gotcha. yeah that would be good to include in a video
Seth Sullivan (1 year ago)
Thanks for the advice
Zates (2 years ago)
Did the filters change on ebay app? I do not see the sold items in the filter mode. Thanks
RALLI ROOTS (2 years ago)
Zates sallll good 😊 we were all new once!
Zates (2 years ago)
I'm such a newbie :/ Thank you
RALLI ROOTS (2 years ago)
Zates click on "show more" and then sold listings
Doctor Nerdstuff (2 years ago)
Thank you for doing this man ! I am really learning something valuable from your videos .. Cheers ! :)
RALLI ROOTS (2 years ago)
Constantine no worries! Cheers!
Voidroamer (2 years ago)
lol found it!
Sir Isaac (2 years ago)
You guys gotta do a video on your warehouse. I want to get a space like that if i can get off the ground on eBay...even thought i know that takes time haha
IL-Matt (2 years ago)
She looked so happy. Glad she has a good mentor to learn from. Took me a LONG time just to figure out I could compare sold listings.
Frosty Locks (2 years ago)
Love this video! Especially that last shot of Callie 😄
kim kimmberly1966 (2 years ago)
hi there. I'm wanting to try ebay. ive been selling poshmark for almost year. only have sold personal stuff. but it's so slow .made 310.00 in whole time. so my question is when your out do you just grab stuff or research as you're doing it. lol I just heard you say you did. so when you're at a yard sale consignment store thrift store and you're researching and item do you like make an obvious idea kind of I don't know how do you do that I really want to do this but I just don't know where to start. my channel I'm trying to figure out how to upgrade all of my channel are in everything because it's just geared towards makeup in skincare and all this girl stuff I thought it would be nice to to include other things so I might actually get some new subscribers because it's killing me I just can't figure out how to bring subscribers so maybe having something might help so I know that's a lot of questions
Tim Amey (2 years ago)
What if you find an item you're considering buying and it only shows one "sold" listing? in other words, do you buy even if there aren't many selling?
jo michel (2 years ago)
Is it enough to buy and sell an item based on only one sold on ebay?
jo michel (2 years ago)
The thing is I never saw an item sold before september. Has this filter of sold items a date limit?
RALLI ROOTS (2 years ago)
jo michel if only one has sold, it means that item is not in high demand so I would only buy it if the price was very very good.
Dont'e Jones (2 years ago)
Ryan I live in Hawaii, fairly new to flipping. what are a few benefits I could use here in hawaii to gain profit? Mahalo.
Dont'e Jones (2 years ago)
Ryan Roots lol I really appreciate it a ton! Means alot. mahalo.
RALLI ROOTS (2 years ago)
Dont'e Jones benefit to living in Hawaii? Besides the fact that you're living in Hawaii!? Lol, lookout for hawaiian shirts, vintage, made in Hawaii. They sell for big bucks.
Brent Peluso (2 years ago)
This is awesome! Thanks guys!
Naturalmom7 (2 years ago)
Great vid with helpful tips and the selling after ten minutes lol. I'm just starting so with the (new with tags)What if it has the price on it do you remove it?
RALLI ROOTS (2 years ago)
no worries, i'm not sure i understand the question. we research sold listings for comps and price around what like items have sold for. So if that item has sold for $17.95 we would price it around there.
Naturalmom7 (2 years ago)
Ryan Roots Thanks for the reply i was wondering how would you price it say if the item were $17.95? I took off a tag once because i didn't know how to price it to be fair but make a profit.
RALLI ROOTS (2 years ago)
thank you! If the item is new with the price on it I usually leave it on.
mzzzol (2 years ago)
Wow! good Advice, Thanks a lot.
RALLI ROOTS (2 years ago)
no worries at all!
Tom Hill Fishing (2 years ago)
Hi Ryan thanks for getting back to me, have you ever considered buying items in bulk from China and reselling?
Tom Hill Fishing (2 years ago)
Ryan Roots sounds good, were you successful? The main problem I have is I can only get away with selling things a few £ more expensive, still have to find the perfect item :)
RALLI ROOTS (2 years ago)
mostly small household related. cups, kitchen utensils etc.
Tom Hill Fishing (2 years ago)
Ryan Roots yeah it is all about the quality, can I ask what kind of things you've bought?
RALLI ROOTS (2 years ago)
Yes, we've done this a couple times. It's really about the relationship and the deals you can get. I'm considering flying out there and developing those relationships. My biggest thing is I like to physically see the goods before I buy them so I know the quality.
Tom Hill Fishing (2 years ago)
What if you find the exact item but it hasn't got a whole lot of bidders? Do you still buy it?
RALLI ROOTS (2 years ago)
We only buy based on SOLD listing comps. So if we research an item and it doesnt have sales we do not buy it, unless the brand is very high end.
surimaribo24 (2 years ago)
ONE of my fav. way to check stuff in stores it helps a lot . shopsavy scanner also helps to see how much it goes at other stores etc.
RALLI ROOTS (2 years ago)
yup. the shopsavy app is a good one too!
Dellkash (2 years ago)
Do you have to have a business account on eBay and a business account on PayPal to sell on eBay and if you do, do you have to be over 18 to have those accounts ?
Dellkash (2 years ago)
Hey Ryan i have a question, so I'm just starting out on eBay and i listed my first 10 items, its telling me that i need a merchant account so that i can do credit card sales. i already have my paypal linked but i don't know if having a merchant account matters?, great video man!
Dellkash (2 years ago)
Ryan Roots will do for sure
RALLI ROOTS (2 years ago)
no worries! If you didn't get a chance to see our last webinar here's a link for you http://www.ryanroots.com/webinar.html
Dellkash (2 years ago)
Ryan Roots oh alright thanks man
RALLI ROOTS (2 years ago)
thank you much Addiel. The short answer is no, if you only intend on selling on ebay all you need is your paypal linked. Keep it up!
Keith C (2 years ago)
Great videos!  Thanks for sharing!
RALLI ROOTS (2 years ago)
Cheers Keith!
Christopher Stead (2 years ago)
Hey thank you so much for the information! None of the hype and vagueness chris dunn put on his videos about this.
RALLI ROOTS (2 years ago)
No worries. Glad to help!
Nagevshelfie (2 years ago)
Can you have the "sold item" checked in all the time? or is it something you have to tap on every single item?
RALLI ROOTS (2 years ago)
good idea. will definitely do that :)
Nagevshelfie (2 years ago)
@Ryan Roots make a real life video on when you have the items in your hand, what u search for, what settings you have etc.
RALLI ROOTS (2 years ago)
hmmm, you must not be looking at the right stuff :)
Nagevshelfie (2 years ago)
i never find anything i search, the struggle is real
RALLI ROOTS (2 years ago)
if you're researching on your phone using the ebay app you have to check that option for each item you search.
Cinco Hernandez (2 years ago)
hey ryan, could you make a video on how to find wholesale buyers to sell to?
RALLI ROOTS (2 years ago)
hey Cinco, that lesson is fully covered in our training class but we can't do a full video on it because we have students who have paid for that information.
Brennan Anderson (2 years ago)
Do you use the "best offer" option on all your listings?
RALLI ROOTS (2 years ago)
good question. I would say about 90% of our listings go out with "obo" that being said, what we've seen is that buyers only use that option about half of the time. The other half they just buy at full price. It definitely helps though. Our sales increased when we started adding best offer as an option.
Dreamcatchin Bebo (2 years ago)
Great video, thanks for that information. congrats Callie on that quick sale.. looking forward to the next video..
RALLI ROOTS (2 years ago)
Thanks Jose! There will be plenty more! Cheers.
Multispek mutvimanex (2 years ago)
do u have shipping free only in states or worldwide?
RALLI ROOTS (2 years ago)
So, we list pretty much everything with "free shipping" within the us, 90%+ of our sales are within the states.
Multispek mutvimanex (2 years ago)
Ryan Roots makes sense. why does ebays shipping program save u on fees if the buyer pays for shipping. what % of ur buys are from murrica?
RALLI ROOTS (2 years ago)
We only offer free shipping within the US. Typically if we ship outside the US we use eBay's global shipping program which saves us on fees.
Callie's World (2 years ago)
You should do more videos with Callie. She seems pretty cool :)
MrDboes (6 months ago)
I agree!! Callie is my favourite :)
RALLI ROOTS (2 years ago)
hahaha! shes so cool!
Carloyn Gedenberg (2 years ago)
Keep the videos coming........Im watching them all! How about a tour of the inventory storage? :)
RALLI ROOTS (2 years ago)
Good one! Will do :)

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