How to Start Selling Golf Clubs and Accessories on eBay

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The golf equipment market on eBay is crowded, but the barriers to entry are few.
The golf equipment market on eBay is crowded, but the barriers to entry are few. (Image: Thomas Northcut/Photodisc/Getty Images)

Golf merchandise such as clubs, balls, shoes and drivers are popular sport items. This merchandise can be very costly and buyers are always looking to buy affordable golf equipment and accessories. Many go to online auction sites like eBay to save money. For some entrepreneurs this can be a chance to build up an eBay business selling golf related items.

Look for golf clubs, golf shoes, drivers, bags, golf balls and golf books to sell. Use the eBay completed auctions tool to check the brands and type of items most popular.

Price the golf clubs and accessories competitively. Check the eBay marketplace for golf items sold and note the prices being paid by buyers. Look at other online listings for golf clubs and accessories and find the sellers' asking prices. Price your golf items to compete with these sellers.

Buy new golf clubs and accessories to sell on eBay. There are many sporting goods and golf wholesalers online to obtain inventory. Also, check for golf closeouts and auctions. These closeouts generally involve well-known brands selling their leftover inventory through a third-party company. Manufacturer factory outlets can also be a good source to buy new golf clubs and accessories to resell. Visit specific brand-name golf club manufacturer outlets to look for model closeouts and other deals.

Resell used golf club sets and accessories on eBay. Sellers are allowed to sell used golf clubs and merchandise like golf shoes, books, hats, and bags on eBay. The condition must be indicated in a disclosure statement. Find used golf items in yard sales, flea markets and sports consignment shops.

Unique or hard-to-find golf clubs and other items can be sold on eBay to buyers who are interested in old and vintage golf items. These types of items are often sold in used condition and can be found at flea markets and consignment shops.

Check wholesalers' and suppliers' reputations before you place a wholesale order. Find feedback on auction sites before you bid on golf items. A few Internet sites track complaints by wholesale buyers free of charge. Also, search for buyer forums to read feedback on wholesalers and suppliers.

Place your golf clubs and other items on eBay for sale. Take pictures of your items and place them under the sporting goods category. Make sure to price your golf items competitively, include brand names in your descriptions and disclose each item's condition properly. Don't let your own reputation as a seller slip.

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