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People actually want to buy my stuff. I'm thrilled!

(10 Posts)
youmaycallmeSSP Thu 21-Feb-13 11:49:51

First thing I've sold on eBay. 16 watchers and 5 bids with an hour and a bit to go. I'm all excited and needed to share grin

sixlostmonkeys Thu 21-Feb-13 11:53:29


best tell your family to hide their things - from now on anything that doesn't move will be sold by you on ebay grin

fergoose Thu 21-Feb-13 12:14:36

try ending items in the evening to attract more buyers

youmaycallmeSSP Thu 21-Feb-13 12:19:56

Thanks. I've been put off a bit by some of the stories on here about eBay giving back money to the buyer via PayPal and sellers being left out if pocket so I don't think I'll put much else on.

It's quite fun though. It's down to the last 40 minutes and I've now made 6p profit if I forget about the fees grin

youmaycallmeSSP Thu 21-Feb-13 13:09:26

I've lost a watcher sad 9 bids and 5 minutes to go though so I might be lucky smile

youmaycallmeSSP Thu 21-Feb-13 13:53:07

£2.05 profit. Yay for me!

<throws party for 1 grin>

queenofthepirates Thu 21-Feb-13 13:59:50

Fabulous! Pleased it's turned a profit for you.
Oh and Paypal fees? Have you taken those out of the equation?
Ooh hope I'm not the harbinger of doom now

youmaycallmeSSP Thu 21-Feb-13 14:15:42

No no, you're fine, it's still a profit. It was a lot that I'd bought without reading the description properly so I relisted just hoping to get something back.

PurpleFrog Thu 21-Feb-13 15:56:13

Well done! Don't worry too much about the stories of doom on here. Only a small percentage of sales are problematic - people just don't talk about the easy ones here!

Actually, reading the horror stories on here has made me a lot more savvy about what things could go wrong and take steps to prevent it happening.

youmaycallmeSSP Thu 21-Feb-13 16:25:54

Yes, I just paid a bit extra for recorded postage after reading things here. I reused a mailing bag from a package I got yesterday though so I'm only down 15p on my profit grin

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