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Selling on Ebay

Discussion in 'Channel Zero' started by the_gooch, Feb 23, 2005.

  1. the_gooch

    the_gooch 12oz Loyalist

    Joined: May 15, 2002 Messages: 11,566 Likes Received: 431
    I am giving some thought to selling stuff on eBay; does anyone have any experience with this? Any tips, preferences, critiques, etc? Help a brother out!

    Thanks in advance
  2. Abracadabra

    Abracadabra Dirty Dozen Crew

    Joined: Dec 28, 2001 Messages: 22,906 Likes Received: 113
    yeah, label all sales *LIMITED EDITION NIKE DUNKS*
  3. GLIK$

    GLIK$ Dirty Dozen Crew

    Joined: Jul 23, 2002 Messages: 22,277 Likes Received: 117

    Krylon, Rusto, Montana, Belton, Cope2, Graffiti, WILD STYLE
  4. mr.yuck

    mr.yuck Veteran Member

    Joined: May 12, 2000 Messages: 6,952 Likes Received: 6
    Try selling stuff through drop shippers. Make sure that everything you sell has a reserve on it to match the profit you want to make and jack up your shipping charges. Let me know how that goes and i might go about doing it myself.
  5. Nekro

    Nekro Elite Member

    Joined: Feb 19, 2003 Messages: 2,568 Likes Received: 1
    Always double what shipping actually costs. Start it at 1 cent, but have a friend bid the amount of money you want (e.g. I'd start at $.01 and have a friend put a $20 bid on a somewhat rare record) Wait until you've been paid to ship (duh).
  6. anotherwhiteboy

    anotherwhiteboy New Jack

    Joined: Oct 31, 2004 Messages: 80 Likes Received: 0
    Ebay is the baddest thing out i made about 30k profit just in ebay sales this past summer. I deal in used golf balls. Just find you knitch. good luck
  7. anotherwhiteboy

    anotherwhiteboy New Jack

    Joined: Oct 31, 2004 Messages: 80 Likes Received: 0
    one other thing you can start a business selling sutff on ebay for people. They have stores opening up all over the place. They charge like 30% of the sale price and the min is like 30 bucks. I thought about this a little over a year ago now it seems like it is the next big thing. We'll see anyhow just find and idea and get in on the groud floor and stick to it.
  8. -Rage-

    -Rage- 12oz Loyalist

    Joined: Apr 12, 2001 Messages: 11,276 Likes Received: 71
    I've been on eBay since 98...

    Selling sucks now-a-days.
    It was better BEFORE PayPal was developed.

    Auction fees are fucking retarded.

    Unless you're selling something that can get a lot of traffic and bids, don't even bother.
  9. Kr430n5_666

    Kr430n5_666 Banned

    Joined: Oct 6, 2004 Messages: 19,229 Likes Received: 30
    I made $254 dollars off of ebay last week for an item that I found at an airport.
  10. the_gooch

    the_gooch 12oz Loyalist

    Joined: May 15, 2002 Messages: 11,566 Likes Received: 431
  11. Hermdog

    Hermdog Elite Member

    Joined: Nov 6, 2003 Messages: 4,504 Likes Received: 9
    I deal ebay almost daily...your preferences may vary but here's what I do.

    These tips may seem obvious, but I'm sure some things are forgotten.

    1. When listing an item, list it for the lowest possible price you are willing to sell it without taking a loss.

    2. List your item with the shipping cost clearly posted. Most people will ignore you if you don't list a cost, for fear of raping. Your shipping cost should also be fair. Weigh the item and check out shipping charges on USPS.com or get a scale.

    3. Only accept money orders at first. Then venture out to Paypal and personal checks.

    4. Ship your item soon after you receive payment. You will become respected through ebay that way.

    5. Compare the market of your product. If you're selling a comic book, check to see if someone else is selling it. List a lower price if you're confident you'll sell the same item.

    6. Watch your spelling...and when listing the item use descriptive words....

    Any other questions feel free to pm me or visit my auctions under hermdog12 on ebay.
  12. krie

    krie Guest

    ask for their asl too
  13. the_gooch

    the_gooch 12oz Loyalist

    Joined: May 15, 2002 Messages: 11,566 Likes Received: 431
    thanks herm

    all i need to do is get some flix of the stuff and i think i am good to go
  14. ClueTwo

    ClueTwo Veteran Member

    Joined: Nov 30, 2001 Messages: 9,030 Likes Received: 123
    Keep all these good comments coming..I've been seriously thinking about this lately, but I'm worried about getting jewed,,

    I do already have a sellers/paypal account so all I'm waiting for is the confidence..any good success stories..
  15. MartiansOnMeth

    MartiansOnMeth New Jack

    Joined: Feb 24, 2005 Messages: 28 Likes Received: 0
    i just got a badass ciao manhattan tshirt off ebay. its gonna look real hot.