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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

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    Selling on Ebay

    Discussion started by the_gooch - Feb 23, 2005

    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
     
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  2. Abracadabra

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    Abracadabra - Replied Feb 23, 2005

    yeah, label all sales *LIMITED EDITION NIKE DUNKS*
     
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    and:

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

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    mr.yuck - Replied Feb 23, 2005

    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.
     
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  5. Nekro

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    Nekro - Replied Feb 23, 2005

    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).
     
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    anotherwhiteboy - Replied Feb 23, 2005

    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
     
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    anotherwhiteboy - Replied Feb 23, 2005

    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.
     
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  8. sans sheriff

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    sans sheriff - Replied Feb 23, 2005

    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.
     
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    Kr430n5_666 - Replied Feb 23, 2005

    I made $254 dollars off of ebay last week for an item that I found at an airport.
     
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    the_gooch - Replied Feb 23, 2005

    cool deal, thanks
     
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    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.
     
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    krie - Replied Feb 24, 2005

    ask for their asl too
     
  13. the_gooch

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    the_gooch - Replied Feb 24, 2005

    thanks herm

    all i need to do is get some flix of the stuff and i think i am good to go
     
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    ClueTwo - Replied Feb 24, 2005

    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..
     
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    MartiansOnMeth - Replied Feb 24, 2005

    i just got a badass ciao manhattan tshirt off ebay. its gonna look real hot.
     
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