know, someone I need to know who he is. He’s just selling a product and he’s selling it. So, you got Terapeak, you got Hot Item Finder. And just go ebay itself and check out the bids. And that’s exactly how I got started.
Sam: Check out the bids. Yeah, check out the bids.
Sean: I sell books. Some books that were going 80 bids and I had some of these books in my closet. And I don’t read books anymore. So, I just went and sell it. That’s how I tell a lot of people to get started. Go to your closet, find a book, find an old video game, you know. And you’ll be surprised what you’re gonna get from it.
Sam: Yup. First step, you dig into your closet, the garage and your sister’s bedroom, your mother’s – nah. But you know, just find stuff and you can actually get started selling used clothes and there’s a lot of different ways, you’re not gonna get stuck to get started. My favorite technique – I got started with trade shows. Small trade shows, free market trade shows, stuff of favorite trade shows, a lot of big trade shows. I like to scale and see what’s happened. They have show rooms in these trade shows, you know. All the different show rooms, big show rooms and if you see a lot of people gathering in the show room, you need to go and look out what gathered a lot of people in there and see why, what’s the fuss is all about, right?
Mike: Sorry to interrupt. I feel like after a while of doing this, you kind of start to get a sense for what is going to sell. Like you said, you go to the trade shows, you know which products — okay, you see something you go okay, I can take a bet that if I get this, if I buy this and I put it up, I can at least get my money back if not make a pretty very profit on. So, is it true that you kinda get a feeling for it after a while?
Sam: Yeah. Oh yeah, you get a feeling for it. It’s not always gonna be the right feel, I mean the right guess either. You know, I actually have some that didn’t work out that well but that’s one of the reasons I like to go after different niches and different products and keep building it up that way. You get a feel of it eventually and I know you said a few times about you know, purchasing products and one thing I recommend and Sean recommends too is never buy anything from any company in which you see people hey well, this company wants a minimum of buy, you know. They want to charge me still. That’s BS coz I never have done that. I have a few companies saying what you need to do a minimum of $300 sales, you can open an order account with us. I’m like, I won’t deal with that. So, my motto is to not buy at all, I have company for dropshopping myself. I have set a platform on my website, it will basically who you on ebay. And then I get the money. I just send the order to manufacturer and they ship it out for me and they just make a drop out of my card. As simple as that. Now, the opportunity does come to buy close up stuff than to buy in bulk and I’ve done – I bought up half a trailer, just for nickels and pennies in a bowl. I mean, it’s so cheap, it’s not even funded. But I had the opportunity to do that because I’ve got in you know to dropshippers, mainly send them email. So, if you know anyone else interested in buying a thousand bulk bottles or 8,000 earring, you know stuff like that. And I get so cheap, I couldn’t pass it up. But that’s where you start building — after you start building another stand of business and know exactly how that feels, that you should go out and start buying extra physical product. If you get a good deal on it and turn around, you don’t have to just sell them once on ebay. You could sell them out to other stores. So, I thought at the end of story, say I could give you a deal and a half, maybe about clubs and tigers products for example, college stuff. I’ve contacted clubs and tigers bookstores to find out what clips university is at and I’ve contacted other stores around that area. It’s not that hard. Google is your best friend. You can find about anything and anything in Google, just search and take the extra time and don’t give up. Just keep doing it, keep pounding, coz you can find your options easier this day. There’s plenty amount of shots that you can play around that’s just amazing, right? We didn’t have this information back when we started. You guys have a lot – the people in today’s generation has a lot more resources than what we did. So, just don’t give up.
Mike: I feel like this kind of business model is perfect for the person that’s really into like Gorilla Marketing and thinking outside the box and willing to kind of get in there and get their hands a little dirty and really try to work for it. And I can also see that as you go on, like I mentioned before you’re gonna learn what sells and what not but you’re also gonna start making connections with people, like you said, you’re gonna have businesses that you can go to, you’ll have a deal with them, you’ll sell to them, then perhaps you can go back to them again, you had individuals that you sell to that you know perhaps that they’re interested in jewelry or whatnot and when you do have great deals, you can send an email out to them and say, ‘Look, I know you bought this before. Perhaps, you’re gonna be interested in this as well’. So, I can see it’s something that’s gonna kinda over time just become easier and easier. Am I correct?
Sean: Yeah, sure.
Sam: Yes, that’s correct. I spent a lot of time building my businesses up to where I understood it very well and now, to be honest with you, I might spend 30 minutes to narrow down my ecommerce business coz I understand you know, when I get an order comes in quickly as I get it, I put it out and process and just have a notepad open in my computer. If I restart my computer, the first thing I