I've sold books through half.com which is also ebay. No bad experiences so far. You should use a different profile user name for that so that we don't know where you live. I'm tired of being a stalker.
Edited at 2008-07-01 08:54 pm (UTC)
Is it worth the price tht you have to pay each month to sell? You've been making money overall?
I use Craig's List...much better all around! IMHO My brother loves ebay but he's been doing it for years and knows all the ropes...I am not a fan.
I do buy things from ebay.
I do have a friend who is selling off her deceased father's collections for her mother.
Do you need advice or...?
Yeah. I just want to know if your average person is making money off of it.
I sell on Ebay every so often, when I need a little extra cash and have a few things around the house that actually have value (CDs, computer games, nicer clothes, camera equipment, etc.) Most experiences are pretty smooth, every once in a while you get a turd who wants to throw a fit because you said the item was "like new" and he found a smudge on it or something to that effect.
I had one person return a coat I sold her because she found a hair on it. One. Hair. Human. Long--likely mine. From my head. Apparently I have a freaky hair disease that I wasn't aware of or something. :)
LOL. Oh dear. People are crazy!
I sold a ton of things when I was needed money because we were moving to Europe. Some things sell well, some things sell horribly. It really depends on what you are selling exactly. Feel free to ask more - but not sure what you are selling etc
So overall you earned more then the ebay fees? Im looking to sell clothing, books. cds. games, nick nacks everything
2008-07-01 09:32 pm (UTC)
I sold stuff on e-bay a long time ago. It was a decent experience. The lady I sold some boots to freaked out because I didn't send them to her...Of course, not getting paid for them stopped the sending of the boots. We resolved it as soon as she realized she hadn't paid.
Long way of saying it wasn't a bad thing for me, no? :P Best of luck if you end up using it!
I wonder how Leno's teacher felt when he did become a star? Given that she was still living when he did...
lol, niiice. So you made decent money?
And right? amused me.
But you ended up earning more money then the ebay fees?
I'm not a seller, but a buyer. I'm an ebay-aholic.
lol me too. I buy way too much, and I need to sell off some of what I've purchased. lol. I'm broke. I'm sick of collection agencies hassling me.
I've put a couple of items up on e-bay. One never sold, the other someone did buy, but they never got around to paying, so the item never got sent out.
And I love that line about Leno. :-) I wonder if that's real or an urban legend?
I've bought a lot of stuff on e-bay, though.
Aww man! I'd cry if that happened. The whole purpose of doing it is to get rid of junk and make moola. lol.
and it was in one of my bathroom reader fact books. *shrug*
I've had some great turn out for garage sales in the right locations, but where I live now.. it's not so great. And our garage is really icky with terrible lighting. I think the way to sell my kids clothes is in lots, all of the same sizes. I actually bought a number of his clothes on ebay in that same way. I think that's the way to go. :) I just gotta figure out this paypal business.
I've never had any problems using E-bay in my 8 years of experience. There are checks and balances for the rare person who tries to screw you over. I consider it very reliable.
And you've made money on it?
My hubby sales on ebay. He's done it for years. They've just changed some rules that he's not likeing. Ebay is making it easier to buy on there but harder on the seller. Apparently he's not too angry cuz I took some more pics of things for him to sell last night. He sells old video games and such. He's Repo3264.
He's bought for me on there and for himself as well.
He got started years ago by a woman he worked with. She use to make lots of money selling used baby clothes. I have another friend that sells her own used clothes on there at times.
Video is freaking crazy! You can't make an exercise video if you're over-weight..even a little. Plus, that guy's eyes did not reflect worship at all to me.
2008-07-02 03:34 pm (UTC)
Re: Hubby sells games.
Definately use paypal. Think very hard about shipping out of states as in states you can be assured package was delivered with confirmation number...not so elsewhere. That opens a door for, "I never received it, I want my money back"
PAYPAL!!!!! Never leave home without it!!! LOL
According to my e-bay stasts, I've made almost $400 since Oct. 08 but I'm sure $100 was fees for posting/reselling. It's nice to get a little money here and there though. I have to remember to post up realistic shipping fees!!! >.< I've had some minor issues with people not paying up but eventually they did come through.
I used to use LiveDeal, I still do but not so much. And I use gothicauctions.com, that's completely free to post and join but, like the others, you have to have a paypal account.
Ooh, interesting. I'll definitely check both out. Paypal is so daunting to me. lol. I'm scared to sign up.
I worked for a guy who sold on ebay. I handled his shipping and for a while the entire operation. It was decent, but he was going on a big scale. So he made his fees back and way more. We only occasionally had bad transactions and that was usually from the mail order side not the ebay part of the business.
Hmm... See.. I may not be much of a help. I just know that my boyfriend has sold/bought stuff on ebay, where there wasn't a problem at all, and his father is also a huge ebay addict.
I get the feeling I will be too, when I'm older... Just not the moment right now :)
lol! Nice! I started selling books on Amazon and all ready sold one today even though I just listed it so that was cool. :)
You should look online to see if anyone is selling simular merchandise to get an idea of how much you can get for your stuff.
*nod* That's what I've been doing. Amazon is becoming a dear friend quickly. ;)