Selling on ebay

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  1. Kowboy Karl

    Kowboy Karl Black Belt

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    Anyone ever made money doing this?

    Moving soon and selling a few things.

    Seems easy with the iphone app
     
  2. Joe Wong

    Joe Wong Gold Belt Banned

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    Its easy. I just recently started selling my old electronics.

    If youre a new seller they hold your funds for like a good week or so after the buyer wins. You shipping fast speeds up the process a bit.
     
  3. Cajun

    Cajun A Cajun Traveler: Something of a Novelty... Platinum Member

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    Not sure about make money buy it's a good way to move smaller stuff. Think Craigs List is better for big stuff.
     
  4. Matt M

    Matt M It is happening again....

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    It's just annoying that you have to pay to list things even if you end up not selling them.

    I've sold loads of tshirts on there. Currently selling some MMA hoodies which are going for about
     
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    22k ベルセルク Yellow Card

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    beware bro

     
  6. Joe Wong

    Joe Wong Gold Belt Banned

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    I thought the second they "win" the auction the funds get deducted from their paypal.
     
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    22k ベルセルク Yellow Card

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    nah, after you win or commit to buy it's on you to choose which method to pay within paypal (credit cards, from your savings etc.)
     
  8. Matt M

    Matt M It is happening again....

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    No they still have to log into their paypal and everything, it's not just instant.
     
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    I was actually doing pretty good selling laptops on eBay before that whole bullshit incident. I'd buy laptops for cheap, fix them up & add any software desired from the buyer/winner & make an extra hundred or two after each one sold. I had a system going, extra parts, boxes. appropriate shipping styrofoam etc. my apartment looked like a ghetto PC shop & my girl used to get to pissed at me. she still does. to this day I shit you not I have PC parts/hard drive racks on top of my fridge. I feel like such a fool for ever confiding in eBay.


    eBay is best to sell shit you've gotten for free or to just get rid of things. otherwise the buyer is always more likely to benefit over the seller.
     
  10. UL

    UL no more yellows Double Yellow Card

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    Currently been selling personalised gifts

    Stock was free and I made
     
  11. melvinj0

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    Been doing it for a very long time and have profited a lot from it.

    My store on there: http://stores.ebay.com/freedoms777

    Don't have a lot of negative stuff to say tbh.
     
  12. Joe Wong

    Joe Wong Gold Belt Banned

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    Ah, i havent bought anything on ebay in a while, i just know when i sell, their funds are usually sitting on a "hold" in my paypal.

    Thats bullshit that you got burned like that. Seems bizarre that it happened even after the shipment confirmation.
     
  13. Kowboy Karl

    Kowboy Karl Black Belt

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    Profiting extra cash or making a living?
     
  14. mixcontactsport

    mixcontactsport Land of the Illusion, Home of the Brainwashed

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    I was a seller on Ebay, and I agree with lots of the posters here. It's a good way to get rid of stuff, but not really a good place to make money. Ebay charges all sorts of fees, hidden fees, monthly fees, whenever you sell something. They also want you put your items up for bid, and to make shipping cheap or free. I don't like Ebay, but it does reach out to lots of customers all over the World. I use to ship items to Spain, Germany, Puerto Rico you name it.
     
  15. BJJ NINJA

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    I sell costumes on Ebay, and it works out pretty great. I know going in that shipping will be about $10 bucks, and Ebay takes 20%. So I factor all of that into what I charge.

    I probably could make a living off it if I put more time into it, but it's just a side hobby for me, and I get a little lazy. But the extra money is nice.

    As far as how you should go about selling stuff, it depends.

    If you want to move something quick, put it on auction. You will risk not getting what you want for it, but it'll have more chance at selling. You could put a reserve, but at that point I would probably just put it as Buy It Now.

    There's also an option to have people Make Offers, which is pretty cool.

    If you're worried about people not paying, which realistically will happen every once in a while, you can put an option that forces people to pay before they"win" an item. That pretty much solves that.

    As far as selling stuff, the stuff that sells the best are the things with lots of good pictures, and a good description.
     
  16. God_Emperor_Of_Mankind

    God_Emperor_Of_Mankind Let's Palaver! Platinum Member

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    I've sold some stuff.
    Used cellphone, batteries.
    Never had a problem. I'd imagine expensive items are the problem.

    Bought stuff as well.
    The only issue I've had is while buying stuff.
    Beware the item description.

    Sometimes the item i received would be considerably from the description.

    This can be solved just by returning the item to the seller and they will refund.
     
  17. Tug

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    I don't do it to make money, it's more for guitar stuff - one comes in, one goes out etc, so I keep a general slush fund. I need to do a big clear out soon to pay for a new kitchen.

    Be upfront, do all comms through eBay not by personal emails, package well and get stuff shipped quickly. As others have said, you'll need to wait until you receive positive feedback before you get the funds available, as you won't have the prerequisite seller rating yet. Cash on collection or PayPal only. Don't accept transfers or any of that shit.

    Also, in virtually ANY dispute, eBay will always side with the buyer. I've been lucky but plenty of my friends have got stung.
     
  18. Zezima

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    I've sold a quite a few items on eBay, send everything by delivery which requires a signature, some people are genuine others are bent.

    Been done out of around
     
  19. Kowboy Karl

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    i heard ugly christmas sweaters sell nicely
     
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    Just started selling on ebay, myself. Pretty cool stuff.
     

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