This is the first of a series of articles on secret Ebay auction niches. These are the niches that most people keep to themselves because they know something special about them that allows them to make money. Why am I revealing the ones I know about? Well, it is because I am kind of Ebay burned out and I don’t spend time anymore searching for these items.
The 1st secret niche is: PING TWO COLOR GOLF BALLS
Balls that are valuable: BLACK, SILVER, GOLD,WINE, OR CRANBERRY
A long time ago Ping started making not only colored balls but balls with two colors. The many different colors included yellow, orange, white, green, red, purple, teal, gold, silver, black, and other colors. You could buy a sleeve of 3 balls or a box of 12 and they came in every combination of colors imaginable (half the ball one color and half another color).
If I had known at the time they would become valuable, (in other words if I could see into the future), I would have backed the truck up and bought everything I could get my hands on. They became valuable because Ping stopped making them and golf ball collectors decided they wanted them for their collections.
Not every color is equal in terms of value. Yellow, orange, white, and blue are more common and thus not valuable and gold, silver, and black are the most valuable. Please study the picture below as almost every ball in that picture is worth at least $20.00 and some are worth over $200.00.
Any ball with gold, silver, or black is worth good money. Of course the condition of the ball is VERY important with the mint condition balls going for the most. I have often seen balls going for $200 – $400 when they are in mint condition with the very rare colors.
I have in the past made money from Ebay by searching everyday hoping to find these balls listed with a too low “Buy It Now”. My two search terms are: ping ball -pong and ping balls -pong. The “-pong” is put in there to get rid of all the listings for ping pong balls which I am not interested in.
My best day ever was when I saw a “Buy It Now” for 8 silver and white great condition balls for $160.00. I almost peed my pants trying to get those balls before someone else saw it! I did get them and in the following months proceeded to sell 7 of them for an average of $50.00 per ball and I kept the last one. Then, about two years after that happy purchase I sold the last ball and somehow two people bid it up to a little over $200.00! SWEET!
At garage sales I also always look for these balls. I always look for golf bags and run my hands through the pockets hoping to find a Ping. I have succeeded in finding a few with the best being a whole sleeve of pink/white brand new balls. I got the sleeve for a dollar and sold each ball for about $20.00 on Ebay. Some people look for and collect logo golf balls but I have found there is not really a market for that. There are lots of collectors but none of them really want to spend money like the Ping golf ball collectors do.
There you have it, my first secret Ebay auction niche. I am asking that you, the reader, contribute a niche with some info about that niche if you can. I understand that very few people will want to give up their secrets but if you do, I will write a post about your niche and link back to your site. Please email me (go to “Contact” at the top) with your niche.
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