Identifying Amazon return products, their details and specifications based on Amazon ASINs and listing pages can be the ideal way to enhance your item description on eBay. However, finding this information can prove difficult at times. In this post, I want to share my biggest secret that I use while sourcing at the bin stores and when I’m listing on eBay.
A lot of products in the bin stores are Amazon returns, and many of those returns are private label items. Some private label items are okay to sell, while others are not. But sometimes, you need to identify the specific item, like a lawn mower blade hub, which is something that has a lot of private label versions. In this case, you need to know which models it is for. While the brand name may not matter, knowing which mowers it fits is crucial, and this information is generally available on the Amazon listing page. However, you have to find out which listing that is.
Some of the products you find in the bins will have the ASIN printed on the tag or the box. Although this is not rare, the majority of the products will not have it. You will usually see a line or a pull tag on the product, or the MSUK number on a tag, but not always the ASIN. The easiest way to identify the ASIN is to look for a number that starts with the letter “B”.
If you find the ASIN, you can put it into Amazon to see if it will pull up the listing. However, this will not always work if the product is no longer being sold on Amazon. Alternatively, you can try to Google the ASIN number, and sometimes, it will show results of the product, even if it’s no longer available on Amazon.
If neither of these methods works, here’s a big secret: use the Amazon Seller app.
(If you’re not a seller on Amazon, sign up for an account, and download the app.)
Then, click on “Add a product” and paste the ASIN number that you’ve been trying on the regular Amazon app and Google. This will pull up the product even though Amazon said the ASIN didn’t exist in the other methods. When you go through the seller app, the product still exists, and you will be able to click on it and see the product page, which will give you the information you need. You can also do this through Seller Central on your computer.
This process has been helpful for me, especially when I found grill parts or replacement parts like the lawn mower blade hub that seems to be something that pops up a lot in the bins. Finding out which models these parts fit and correct part numbers and details can help me research them on eBay.
I generally don’t use the brand name on eBay; I just say replacement part for XYZ model 1221 or whatever on my listing, because these are basically generic parts. But having the information I need has been valuable, and I’ve been able to sell them on eBay year-round for a good profit.
To summarize, if you’re lucky enough to find an ASIN, you can look it up and determine exactly what the product is. This is very important if you don’t even know what’s in the box, and it gives you an advantage over other people trying to buy from the bins. Make sure to copy the ASIN number when you’re doing your searches, so you can paste it as you go along your searches. If you put it into Amazon, copy the ASIN from there and use it for your Google search or Amazon Seller search. This will make your search easier and faster. I hope this helps you find value in the items that other people are leaving behind and sell them profitably, which will lead to happy customers and more profit.