Back to Basics – Using Yard Sales to Source for Amazon FBA

Friday from April through October is one of my favorite days because I get to scope out the yard sales for the weekend. Here in Southeastern PA most of our yard sales take place on Saturdays with infrequent ones occurring on Friday or Sunday. Friday is when I sit down and scour Craigslist, local newspapers, etc to see where the sales are happening the coming day.

Here is a list of the resources I use to find yard sales in my area:

  • Local Newspapers (I prefer their online websites to print versions)
  • Signs (some people don't post their sale online!)

I've been selling online since 2011 and garage sales have always been a great source of inventory for my eBay business. I've gotten away from garage sales as I've focused on switching over from an eBay focused business to an FBA-centric business. This weekend I'm going back to basics and using my yard sale adventures to source for Amazon FBA inventory.

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This is the sixth installment in my series about the differences between the eBay and Amazon selling platforms. For each of the next six weeks I will continue to discuss these areas and … Read more…

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Listing vs. Product Page

Lets face it, we all know the amount of work that goes into creating a listing on eBay. First we must inspect, clean, and photograph the product. Then edit the photos, research selling price, craft a title that works with SEO to fit with Cassini (in 80 characters or less) and create a description that gives the pertinent details of the item with a little sales pitch thrown in. That's a lot of work! On Amazon if the item you want to add already has a product page all you need to do is add your offer to that page! Enter a few pieces of information and your item is listed for sale. This keeps Amazon's catalog much cleaner by having only one page per product with all sellers listed there. 

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