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The Virtual Peddler

Times are tough!  And, when times are tough –the tough get creative.

That is what The Virtual Peddler is all about.  Everyone needs to make some money in this economy.

If you are out of work, then you need to make a lot of money –at least enough to live on.  If you are still working and are like most of us, you could use some extra money.

Over the years I have written over a dozen books about selling on eBay, Amazon and the Internet. But all of them have focused mostly on selling new products. And that is where the problem lies for most people.

It takes money and risk to buy and sell new products…and these days money is tight.

Lots of sellers, including me, make good money selling new products –but the profits get squeezed year after year.

Luckily, there's another way to make profits online.   Some online sellers sell used items and make a good profit.   Sometimes the profit can be even higher for used goods than for new items.

Would you rather sell a new pair of blue jeans for $29 and make a $8 profit –or sell a used pair of blue jeans for $29.00 and make a $20.00 profit?

Or how about buying a cell phone for $45 and selling it for $179.

Those are the kind of margins you can make selling used products if you know the right ones to buy and sell.

Skip, 

Your new book really opened my eyes. I have sold both new and used products for years, but with money so tight I can see where I need to concentrate my efforts. Thanks again for another great book –my third from you. Please don’t stop writing.

Susan B ~ Henderson, Nevada

Let's look at the problems with selling new products:

  • Competition – dozens or even hundreds of sellers are selling the exact same thing as you are.
     
  • Profit margins – With so many sellers selling the same merchandise, competition drives down prices –and profit margins.
     
  • Risk – When you sell new products you have to purchase them in quantity. This ties up your money in inventory. And if your inventory isn’t selling you have to cut your prices and even take a loss to get some money back.
     
  • Rules & Regulations – There are far more rules, government regulations, and eBay policies related to new and brand name merchandise. Run afoul of them and see your listings cancelled or even have your account suspended. If you don’t think this is a big deal, ask the eBay toy sellers how much money they lost when thousands of toys made in China were recalled for lead content.

Don’t get me wrong –you can make a lot of money selling new products. Thousands of eBay sellers do it every day.  But the lower risk and the rewards of selling used and vintage products can be much greater –

And, thousands of eBay sellers also do this every day  --many of them large PowerSellers.

The Virtual Peddler comes at a time when the economy has forced us to become even more creative, in order to build a successful business. This book provides an incredible blueprint for success by teaching how to sell profitably across multiple channels...on eBay, Amazon, and Craigslist.

George N. ~
Ventnor City, NJ  
 

Why Sell Used & Vintage Products?

Lets look at the same criteria as we did for new products:

  • Competition – When you are selling a used or vintage product, you are selling something unique or something that does not exist in large quantities. You may be the only seller or one of just a handful of sellers for any particular item.
     
  • Profit margins – When you sell a new product on eBay or Amazon today you are lucky to make 20% after product cost, fees and expenses. But it is not uncommon to make margins of 70%, 80% or even 90% with used and vintage products.
     
  • Risk – In The Virtual Peddler we will show you how and where to purchase used and vintage items for pennies on the dollar and show you how to determine what they are worth before you buy them. And you rarely buy in quantity, so there is no risk of getting stuck with a lot of unsalable products.
     
  • Rules and Regulations – Unfortunately you can’t get away from all rules and regulations unless you buy your own island and live on it. But there are far fewer rules and policies that apply to sellers of used merchandise. And we will show you places to sell where there are minimal rules to follow.
Skip,

I just wanted to thank you for your help this morning and answering the questions I had in regard to getting set up with eBay. I have spent some time looking through all of the materials and bonuses that I have received on-line so far and all I can say is that the free bonuses you offer are worth far more than the cost of the books!

When I spend money on-line and otherwise, I like knowing that there are actual people I can contact who are genuinely interested in taking care of their customers. If I sense that is not the case, I do not hesitate to shop elsewhere.  I just wanted to thank the two of you again for the service and the products you offer. Anyone interested in going into business for themselves using eBay or anything else would be foolish not to use your products and services as a reference.

I wish you all the best and great success in the future!

Tim

Rather than write a bunch of hype about how you can get rich doing this, I like to imagine the questions you are probably asking yourself right now:

Skip – Isn’t a peddler just a junk dealer?

Well, fortunes have been made in junk –but NO !  I will show you how to source and sell all types of used products from apparel to electronics, cameras to collectibles, and goods in hundreds of categories. Products that you can mark up 200%, 300% and even 500% and more.

Isn’t it a lot more work to find and sell used products?

A lot more?  No. But yes there is a bit more. However, I think the risk and rewards far outweigh the little bit of extra work –and I will show you how to streamline and automate much of your workload …and how to get people to bring products to you.

Is this just another book about going to garage sales?

No. Although I do mention garage sales, we cover much-much more.  Garage sales are just one of the 7 different ways we show you how to source used and vintage products that you can make mega markups with.

The Virtual Peddler is a complete system for buying and selling online –and not just eBay. We cover Craigslist, Amazon, Kijiji, Upillar and others. Oh, and by the way - you get the best-selling eBook about garage sales as one of your free bonuses.

Can someone really make a living doing this?

There are about 60,000 + sellers making a full time living selling on eBay and many more selling on Craigslist, Amazon, Overstock and other sites.  I have no way to give you an exact number, but there are thousands of people making a living online who never sell a new product.

I sell both new and used products today, but for the first two years on eBay, all I sold were used and vintage products. We made enough money that my wife was able to quit her job and work at home full time.  A few years later I joined her.

Here are just a few of the products I have actually sold on eBay (and Craigslist) and what I paid for them:

Product Cost Selling Price Profit
Electric potters wheel $125.00 $525.00 $400.00
Bronica Twin lens camera $70.00 $227.00 $157.00
Sprint palm Pixie Phone $45.00 $179.00 $134.00
Western saddle $35.00 $144.00 $109.00
Teac reel to reel tape deck $75.00 $255.00 $185.00
Boxed set of folk music CDs $10.00 $167.00 $157.00
Fly Fishing book (found in a thrift shop for $1.) $1.00 $179.00 $178.00
PATAGONIA fleece jacket $4.00 $44.00 $40.00
Set of Climbing ropes, carabineers and jams $45.00 $210.00 $165.00
Burberry Size 4 women’s slacks, still NWT $4.00 $60.00 $56.00
20-piece set of Thomas Trains Free $166.00 $166.00
Divers dry suit Free $170.00 $170.00

Notice that the last two items were free. That’s right - free. I will show you several places and methods to find free merchandise that you can resell. So even if you are broke you can get started doing this.

So to answer the question: Can you make a living doing this? Do you think you could make a living if you could confidently and consistently find and sell merchandise like this at those prices?

These aren’t one-time flukes. There are thousands of sellers who do this on eBay every day. And you can find these deals every day too.

Wow! What great info.  The Virtual Peddler is so easy to read and understand. When I received my copy, I read it all the way through the first day and my wife read it all the way through on the second day. Finally, we had information in hand we could understand that would help us start generating an income quickly. We actually had success our very first week.

I especially like Skip's simplistic and straight forward guidance. His simple approach to details is uniquely refreshing.

Once again Skip has given much more quality, quantity, and value than you pay for.

Thanks Skip … You never disappoint.

Ed L, Sylacauga, AL.
 

I’ve lost my job. Could I really replace my income doing this?

Well, of course that depends on you and how much your income was.  There are tons of people doing a version of this that use it to make extra money –a few hundred a week. And there are large PowerSellers who do this and make a full time living.  I just can’t predict how much money someone can make doing this –but if your goals are reasonable, I am safe in saying most people can make a living doing this.

OK Skip – I am interested. How much does it cost and what do I get?

First - Here is what you get:

  • The Virtual Peddler is a 70-page eBook that you can download immediately. It is set to allow printing. You can print it out on your home printer, or you can send the file to Kinko’s or Office Depot and they will print it out and put in a binder for about $6 or $7.
     
  • Free Bonus #1 – My Niche of The Month Digest.  This is a 40-page eBook, with the best niches from my niche of the month series over the past three years.
     
  • Free Bonus #2 – 91 Overlooked Products That are Easy to Find and Bring Huge Profits on eBay.
     
  • Free Bonus #3 -- $20 discount towards the purchase of The Complete eBay Marketing System.
     
  • Free Bonus #4 -- $10 Discount on any of my other eBooks
     
  • Free Bonus #5 -- The best selling eBook on garage sales (value $19.00)

The cost is $17.00. You can pay with PayPal or any major credit card and it comes with my no-risk, no questions asked, 90-Day, Money back guarantee.

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Disclaimer:  New FTC regulations require that when I talk about money made selling products with this system that I have to state what the “average” person made doing this.  Well, as you can imagine I have no way of knowing that, so to comply with the law I have to state here that the average person made less than one penny with this system.
 




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