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am fed up of ebay

(11 Posts)
misdee Thu 17-Jul-08 13:16:26

cant leave bad feedback for sh*tty buyers who dont pay, or mess you about.

fee's are getting higher,

you have to take paypal now i think.

am fed up of it.

dh is doing a roaring trade on his old cd's and dvd's but i really cant be bothered anymore.

but really should list cd's etc, as they can all be stored on itunes anyway.

isaidno Thu 17-Jul-08 13:20:28

too much hassle for not enough gain imo

misdee Thu 17-Jul-08 13:21:29

exactly. after fee's etc its pennies really.

i have some dolls to list but will wait for their next cheap day. i wasnt organised for the last one.

mumfor1standmaybe2ndtime Thu 17-Jul-08 13:21:33

To tackle the can't leave feedback thing, keep an eye on your bidders, if they have lots of negs or leave a lot of negs then cancel their bid and block them.

Didn't realise you had to use paypal, although I do anyway.

misdee Thu 17-Jul-08 13:22:48

not sure if the paypal thing is just for new sellers, but am sure i read it.

so you pay fee's to list, final value fees and paypal fees.

mumfor1standmaybe2ndtime Thu 17-Jul-08 13:25:02

Make sure the things you sell are worth selling. Don't sell things for 10p and expect to make money (although these prices are great for buyers!)Do completed searches to see what sells and if it is worth listing.

mumfor1standmaybe2ndtime Thu 17-Jul-08 13:25:53

Have a look reguarly at the want it now pages - that old toy could be what someone wants, and will make a good profit.

expatinscotland Thu 17-Jul-08 13:25:54

gumtree?

i'm thinking of giving that a bash soon.

expatinscotland Thu 17-Jul-08 13:25:55

gumtree?

i'm thinking of giving that a bash soon.

misdee Thu 17-Jul-08 13:30:00

i have a rowing machine. chekced ebay and that make doesnt sell. so am giving it to my BIL. less hassle and no fee's. plus i get space.

i dont havelarge items to sell at all now. just odd bits and collectable items. might do a car boot sale, last time we made a killing sel;ling cd's for £2 each, 3 for £5.

kids toys dont sell well unless retro (hence my dolls, 80's my child dolls, which i have restored in my spare time, theres one in my profile i restored for someone on here), but most of the ones i have left are ones i have worked very hard on and arent perfect as have had too much repairs, like the ones whose leg was ripped open by a dog and is now lots of tiny stitches over it to stop her stuffing falling out.

mumfor1standmaybe2ndtime Thu 17-Jul-08 13:33:38

I would do a carboot if you have lots and lots of little bits. Agree that retro stuff can sell for a packet. I reguarly look at car boot sales and buy things to sell on ebay.
I bought a roland rat toy recently for 50p and sold it for £10.50 on ebay so make sure you don't loose out in that way (also bought a doll for 10p and sold it for £8!!)

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