How to sell on eBay: A man makes a profit selling sale items from Officeworks, Big W and JB Hi-Fi

A young man with a passion for sales has turned flipping second-hand goods and barely used items into a full-time job – and says anyone can do it for extra cash.

Matt Diedrich, from the Gold Coast, has been selling items on eBay for two years and started at the height of the pandemic.

The 32-year-old buys products from Officeworks, Big W, JB Hi-Fi, Target, Costco, Kmart and even Woolworths and Aldi in a bid to make a profit.

The savvy money man told FEMAIL that the key to success is to search for items sold on eBay first and make sure you download them on two essential apps – the eBay app and the eProfit app. .

He also shares his ideas on YouTube and TikTok, where he has earned a combined following of over 14,000 subscribers.

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Matt Diedrich from the Gold Coast (pictured) has been selling items on eBay for two years and started at the height of the pandemic. The 32-year-old sources products from Officeworks, Big W, JB Hi-Fi, Target, Costco, Kmart and even Woolworths and Aldi in a bid to turn a profit.

On one occasion he visited Officeworks and bought five phone cases for $27 and hoped to make a profit of $146.50

He was also going to buy a USB port for $29 as it was selling on eBay for $81 (pictured)

On one occasion he visited Officeworks and bought five phone cases for $27 and expects to make a profit of $146.50. He was also going to buy a USB port for $29 as it was selling on eBay for $81 (pictured right)

Matt has branched out into a range of categories for sale, but most of his inventory is filled with DVDs, video games and consoles, shoes, fashionable sports hats, sportswear, toys in stuffed animals and board games.

The most popular item comes as a surprise, with DVDs contributing nearly half of all sales.

“Your guess is as good as mine as to why they’re popular,” Matt said, adding, “I think DVDs are becoming a nostalgic thing to own, just like records, people wanting the hard copy of their favorite movie or TV show. .’

Matt says if customers keep buying the product on eBay, he’ll keep buying them.

In a YouTube video, he bought $710.50 DVDs from Big W for just $150 and won $4,000.

“I think it’s the perfect activity for anyone who works at a 9-5 because it’s so easy to do.” You could easily earn a few hundred extra dollars every week,” he said.

Matt also operates the eBay business from the comfort of his home garage and tries to keep the amount of product he buys “under control”.

DVDs contribute nearly half of all sales made.

DVDs contribute nearly half of all sales made. “Your guess is as good as mine as to why they’re popular,” Matt said, adding, “I think DVDs are becoming a nostalgic thing to own, just like records, people wanting the hard copy of their favorite movie or TV show. .’

In a YouTube video, he bought $710.50 worth of DVDs from Big W for just $150 and won $4,000 (pictured)

In a YouTube video, he bought $710.50 worth of DVDs from Big W for just $150 and won $4,000 (pictured)

Before hitting the stores, Matt does “competitor research” by searching the eBay app to gauge the selling price of products.

In a series of TikTok videos, Matt demonstrates his thought process as he browses store shelves to see if he can make a profit on several different products.

On one occasion, he visited Officeworks and found Google Pixel screen protectors for just $1 when they were selling on eBay for $49.95.

He purchased five items for $27 and expects to make a profit of $146.50.

When choosing what to buy, it’s important to keep in mind the fees charged by eBay as well as shipping costs.

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When choosing what to buy, it’s important to keep in mind the fees charged by eBay as well as shipping costs.

In the last fiscal year, he made a profit of around $110,000 with a net profit of $93,500.  Bearing in mind that he had to pay $17,000 selling fees plus shipping on top of that.

In the last fiscal year, he made a profit of around $110,000 with a net profit of $93,500. Bearing in mind that he had to pay $17,000 selling fees plus shipping on top of that.

Matt says he updates his eBay store daily with new listings and sells an average of 7 products a day, which generates around $300.

In the last fiscal year, he made a profit of around $110,000 with a net profit of $93,500. Bearing in mind that he had to pay $17,000 in selling fees plus shipping on top of that.

Matt said shipping products was the “worst” part of the job because it’s expensive.

If you want to follow Matt, click here to see his YouTube channel.

The six “golden rules” for selling on eBay:

1. List products every day if you can – eBay’s algorithm is designed to reward those who stay active. If you regularly provide new listings for eBay to advertise, eBay will recognize this and continue to send impressions to customers.

2. Promote your ads – this will increase the amount of traffic the ads will see each day and hopefully sell the products faster

3. Send and accept the best offers – eBay allows buyers to negotiate a price, and everyone loves a bargain, so it’s worth it. To do this, activate the “best available offer” option on your store

Pro Tip: Attract your prospect while they’re hot. Impulse buying is common on eBay.

4. Sharpen your postage time – You can generate consistent sales if you can develop fast shipping and processing time

5. Avoid negative reviews

6. Activate promo codes – offer a 10% discount at checkout

Source: The Australian Pinball