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202 Things You Can Buy and Sell For Big Profits! (202 Things You Can Buy & Sell for Big Profits) Paperback – October 13, 2004

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Reap Your Share of Resale Riches!

This is it--the bona fide insider's guide to cashing in on the huge boom in reselling new and used products for big bucks.

At least, a soup-to-nuts primer on how to tap into the exploding market for new and "previously owned" merchandise flying off of Web sites such as eBay and elsewhere. This book has it all--what to buy, where to buy, what to pay, and how to sell it for big profits, online and off. Get the complete lowdown from a true expert on how to launch into this exciting area, plus Stephenson identifies 202 products almost guaranteed to start your business off with a bang.

Learn which products are proven sellers, how and where to buy them cheaply, and how to resell them for top dollar:

  • Tap into page after page of buying sources, including distributors and wholesales, manufacturers, online and offline auctions, government surplus sources, estate sales and more!
  • Find out how and where to sell the goods for the most profit, including: eBay, internet malls, Web sites, e-storefronts, consignment outlets, and mail order, not to mention your own showroom and in-home parties, or at trade shows and seminars.
  • Learn how to negotiate like a pro for overstock and out-of-season and slightly damaged goods--buying on terms for no money down.
  • Learn how to "work the room" at auctions, estate sales, liquidations, and flea markets--bidding and buying for less.
  • Learn how to tap the vast and profitable world of imported goods, with full details on overseas sources and how to deal with them.

About the Author

James Stephenson writes books that have become the budding entrepreneur's most valued companions. He penned Entrepreneur's Ultimate Small Business Marketing Guide as well as Entrepreneur's Ultimate Start-Up Directory. For 15 years, he has been a soughtafter marketing consultant to small businesses.

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Product Details

  • Series: 202 Things You Can Buy & Sell for Big Profits
  • Paperback: 320 pages
  • Publisher: Entrepreneur Press; 1 edition (October 13, 2004)
  • Language: English
  • ISBN-10: 193253122X
  • ISBN-13: 978-1932531220
  • Product Dimensions: 7.3 x 0.9 x 9.1 inches
  • Shipping Weight: 1.3 pounds
  • Average Customer Review: 4.2 out of 5 stars  See all reviews (14 customer reviews)
  • Amazon Best Sellers Rank: #1,209,173 in Books (See Top 100 in Books)

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47 of 48 people found the following review helpful By EM on September 29, 2005
Format: Paperback
This book needs a serious updating. When I did find something that interested me, the chances were very good that the web links to their site were old and not working. Further searches for the company usually lead no where. Wouldn't recommend
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58 of 64 people found the following review helpful By John Matlock on December 13, 2004
Format: Paperback
Having been in the small business area just like Mr. Stephenson is talking about for many years, I feel that I can say his book is pretty good. Just a couple of points I want to add. Under Buying Sources, don't forget: thrift shops, particularily sales at thrift shops. Here one of them is half off every Friday. buying overseas. No you don't have to be big. You can find small suppliers of specialty items that are not imported into the US and bring them in.

Under selling venues: <BR>don't forget Affiliate programs from companies like Amazon. They have a tremendous marketplace and handle all the paperwork. <BR>And the internet is very, very important, go take a class on how to do a web site.

Under business organization: <BR>e says that the biggest reason for incorporating is that you can greatly reduce your own personal liability. I've never found this. Any good lawyer that wants to sue you can frequently get around the corporate shield. <BR>He also talks about the double taxation of a corporation, you file as a Subchapter S corporation and this doesn't happen. And you can create your own corporation, look for the book Ultimate Guide to Incorporating in any State.

Business License: Eventually you'll need one, but I have found that towns and cities are sticky about granting licenses to individuals who want to work out of their house. Furthermore enforcement is rare, and there are basically no penalties if you get caught - but you may want to check on this in your area.

Finally he lists some 202 things you can guy and sell for big profits. No question that in evey one of these things someone has developed his own business. But just pick one or two of these things, if they can be combined, you can scatter yourself too thin.
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22 of 23 people found the following review helpful By Midwest Book Review on February 10, 2005
Format: Paperback
Expererienced marketing consultant James Stephenson presents 202 Things You Can Buy And Sell For Big Profits, which is much more than a list of goods that anyone can buy and sell. Chapters address how to operate a buy-and-sell enterprise, where to find goods available (including wholesalers, manufacturers, auction sales, private sellers, and online auctions), legal issues with direct impact on a buy-and-sell enterprise, and much more. Each of the 202 items, including new toys, software, fitness equipment, licensed products and more is listed with a two-paragraph description and a point-by-point summary of where to buy, sell, and find resources concerning it. An excellent, basic and practical how-to guide for anyone looking to make money as a middleman.
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26 of 29 people found the following review helpful By M. McNeil on November 18, 2004
Format: Paperback
I highly recommend this book for anyone contemplating going into business, anyone who wants ideas about growing their business through diversification, or anyone who just wants to earn money on the side (students, retirees, homemakers, travelers, part timers). I found it to be written in a style that engages the reader and the material is easily adaptable for people of varying levels of background and experience. You learn what is needed to start your business, identify the best products for you to sell, and the best ways to resell these products (ebay, flea markets, auctions, shopping mall kiosks, from your own home, trade show, classified paper ads, and lots more). This book will not replace the hard work needed to succeed, but it is very comprehensive, user friendly, and provides lots of ideas and inspiration, which makes this book one of the best guides to profit out there.
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24 of 27 people found the following review helpful By Ivan T. Walton on November 15, 2004
Format: Paperback
This book is packed with great ideas and an incredible amount of information. I found so many practical ideas and helpful suggestions in this book that I can't wait to get started buying and selling right away! The book has all the answers for people that want to make extra money buying and selling products. The book will teach you how to

· legally set up a business

· where to buy new and used products at low prices

· where and how to resell products for a profit

· market and sell your products on a shoestring budget

The book covers buying products at below cost prices direct from manufacturers, wholesalers, liquidators, distributors, and private sellers. It also provides valuable information about how to resell these products on ebay, auction sales, to collectors, through newspaper classified ads, fleamarkets, and garage sales. A few of the buy and sell products discussed include antiques, real estate, cars, fishing tackle, clothing, computers, toys, appliances, memorabilia, kites, pottery, and golf clubs. The book also includes hundreds of resources, manufacturers contact information, valuation guides and books, flea markets guides, and numerous related websites.
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21 of 23 people found the following review helpful By Terry Parson on November 12, 2004
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This book is a sheer joy. It gives clear and concise methods and sources where you can buy products cheap and how to resell them on ebay, auctions and flea markets. This book is invaluable for anyone who wants to make a lot of money buying and selling right from home. I highly recommend this book.
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