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wannabbig2
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2015/02/10 21:35:33 (permalink)
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Selling stuff on Ebay (non commercial)

I've not done this before but decided to have a clear out, and have made almost £300 in the last two weeks.  People will literally buy anything.  
 
An old cracked screen blackberry playbook that doesn't even turn on.  Someone paid 15 quid for that!
 
Used worn boots - 40 quid. 
 
Old DVDs 2 quid a pop.
 
It's paid for the family's meat for the month and some supplements. 
 
I'm hooked now and forever on the prowl for more things to sell. 
 
End of story.
 
 
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    simonboyle
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    Re: Selling stuff on Ebay (non commercial) 2015/02/10 21:40:08 (permalink)
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    welcome to my world pal, but be aware, at some point you will have good things that just don't shift. The tat I've sold on ebay vs the real good things that no one bought astound me.
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    Re: Selling stuff on Ebay (non commercial) 2015/02/11 07:43:03 (permalink)
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    I'm always shocked at how much people pay for used stuff on Ebay compared to the new price for the same item.
     
     
    post edited by Trident - 2015/02/11 09:42:15
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    Re: Selling stuff on Ebay (non commercial) 2015/02/11 09:10:27 (permalink)
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    Trident
    I'm always shocked at how much people pay for used stuff on Ebay comported to the new price for the same item.
     
     




    This!
     
    I saw someone selling some used strongman equipment and it went for the same price as you can buy it new with warranty. 
     
    Madness!!! 

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    simonboyle
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    Re: Selling stuff on Ebay (non commercial) 2015/02/11 11:26:49 (permalink)
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    It is bidding fever, they get caught up in wanting to win, this and they don't check how much it is worth.
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    Re: Selling stuff on Ebay (non commercial) 2015/02/11 11:32:26 (permalink)
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    Saved my arse a few times by shifting stuff on E-bay. 
    Yes you can never tell what will sell and what wont. 
    Timing your sales is very important. 

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    Re: Selling stuff on Ebay (non commercial) 2015/02/11 12:21:41 (permalink)
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    It's interesting as selling new stuff on ebay can be really cut-throat. To the point that there is little profit in some things. A lot of people come on and start pricing wars (I follow this stuff in a few fields) - I am sure a lot of it is inexperienced people not realising all the fees etc add up. Great for the consumer (well maybe not long term).
     
    I agree about the second hand stuff. You could put stuff on that you would probably have just put in the bin if you were lazier and hey presto - good money!

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    Re: Selling stuff on Ebay (non commercial) 2015/02/11 12:24:29 (permalink)
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    ^yup.
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    Re: Selling stuff on Ebay (non commercial) 2015/02/11 16:13:17 (permalink)
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    wannabbig2
    I've not done this before but decided to have a clear out, and have made almost £300 in the last two weeks.  People will literally buy anything.  
     
    An old cracked screen blackberry playbook that doesn't even turn on.  Someone paid 15 quid for that!
     
    Used worn boots - 40 quid. 
     
    Old DVDs 2 quid a pop.
     
    It's paid for the family's meat for the month and some supplements. 
     
    I'm hooked now and forever on the prowl for more things to sell. 
     
    End of story.
     
     




    Do you post it with a buy it now price or auction?







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    Re: Selling stuff on Ebay (non commercial) 2015/02/11 16:17:28 (permalink)
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    Love eBay, always have at least something for sale year round, good little earner
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    Re: Selling stuff on Ebay (non commercial) 2015/02/11 16:32:19 (permalink)
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    Always auction it , I have got more money for things this way.
    People like to bid and decide for themselves what they are going to pay for something; it fits in with "winning" illusion. 

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    Re: Selling stuff on Ebay (non commercial) 2015/02/25 12:27:03 (permalink)
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    Well after the original rave I've changed my mind.
     
    I've been banned from selling on Ebay again.  They banned me without giving me a chance to defend myself or give a statement.  Apparently it's quite a frequent event. 

    I was trying to sell a TRX Force training system I've had for years but never used.  The "rights owners" or rather an enforcement company acting on their behalf flags every person trying to sell TRX goods as selling fakes.  Never mind I originally bought it from a reputable stockist and still had the receipt.
     
    Ebay removed the listing but I relisted it as it was complete bull****.  Next day all my listing have been removed and I've been banned from selling.
     
    Crazy.
     
    I've also now had two people claiming things didn't arrive and demanding refunds.  Luckily I've sent everything recorded. 
     
    I made enough money to buy a Delonghi bean to cup machine.  But it's not worth the effort anymore.
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    Re: Selling stuff on Ebay (non commercial) 2015/02/25 12:35:13 (permalink)
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    I have used ebay for years and it's so easy now for buyers to hold sellers to ransom. The ****ed sellers over years ago. I used to make my primary income from ebay but there's just so many things in place now stopping it from being a positive experience
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    Re: Selling stuff on Ebay (non commercial) 2015/02/25 12:37:14 (permalink)
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    Thats the problem its always your word against someone else's. They rarely go beyond that. 



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    simonboyle
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    Re: Selling stuff on Ebay (non commercial) 2015/02/25 14:41:41 (permalink)
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    It's a must to send recorded. Everyone is out to screw you over.
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    Re: Selling stuff on Ebay (non commercial) 2015/02/25 15:08:18 (permalink)
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    I have been banned before but was allowed to reactivate my account. 
    I don`t think its any more of a minefield than any other form of marketing really.
    There are always people out to get something for nothing, its a good idea to only sell to people with 100% feedback.
    I had one guy try it on but when ebay stepped in I was able to show that I had a clean history and that He had a long list of disputes. 

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    Re: Selling stuff on Ebay (non commercial) 2015/02/25 15:45:47 (permalink)
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    Dumbat
     its a good idea to only sell to people with 100% feedback.



    You cannot leave a buyer with neg feedback so you never know if a buyer has previously screwed over a seller.  Yet another way that ebay makes sellers take it up the @rse

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    Re: Selling stuff on Ebay (non commercial) 2015/02/25 15:50:51 (permalink)
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    No? that must have changed then.
    when I had the issue I was able to see his past deals and saw that he had complained unrealistically about a number of sellers. 
    When I left negative feedback the seller had a right to reply .
    Its been I while since i sold on ebay will have to bear that in mind now 
    post edited by Dumbat - 2015/02/25 15:52:39

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    Re: Selling stuff on Ebay (non commercial) 2015/02/25 16:34:16 (permalink)
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    Hi, did you call Ebay?, if so, what did they say when you told them you bought it from a reputable dealer and still had the receipt?. If you state "used" rather than "new", but state in your description "TRX original, never been used", then i dont seed how anyone can have a problem. Ive always found the Ebay staff really helpful and understanding. I used to sell quite a lot, in four years i had about three really arsy customers, blocked then after storm settled.
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    Re: Selling stuff on Ebay (non commercial) 2015/03/01 10:36:57 (permalink)
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    I'm selling some stuff on there now and have put a starting price and a "buy it now" price.....amazing how many people contact to ask to end the auction early if they make an offer......er.....yes mate it's called "buy it now"!!!
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