Is Ebay your home business or just your hobby?

United States
July 24, 2008 10:16am CST
Ebay has become the #1 place to sell your stuff. People have even made it into a home business. There are so many people on Ebay and from all around the world. Isn't it the perfect place to sell. Of course their fees are just becoming more and more. ALso their policies keep changing. They are just becoming super difficult to deal with now a days. SO how do you survive with all the completion? What do you sell on Ebay and how is it doing. Have you quit your day job yet or thinking about it to just stick to Ebay or is it just your hobby for extra cash? With their new feedback system it can get pretty stressful don't you think!
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4 responses
13 Sep 08
Way to gooooo,but sure think it would be hard to make it a way of earning that would keep you full time ,maybe better as a secpondary earning,to top up the pot now and again for a holiday or maybe a treat,but as a full time job,not convinced.
@ganda8831 (816)
• Philippines
13 Sep 08
I've been selling stuff on ebay since last year. I sell everything from clothes, accessories, bags, books and alot more. It's been doing fine. It's just a source of extra income because there are times when no one buys. You really have to exert effort and sell more items for it to become your primary source of income. I totally agree with you that their feedback system is quite stressful.
• Canada
24 Jul 08
Ebay allows me to find things that I don't find just anywhere. I collect sports cards so it is great that way. But it used to be even better. Prices were the best you could find which forced a lot of stores to close and switch to ebay. Also saw flea markets in the local area close down because people were not going to them any more. But in the last couple of years, ebay fees, paypal fees and the cost of sghipping all going up in price has caused the prices on ebay to also escalate. I find I have to shop around a lot more on ebay looking for the best deal (some dealers haven't begun to overcharge s/h to increase their profits). Now I am seeing flea markets near here make a revival and have other options other than ebay. I still use it but no where near as much as I used to.
@cher913 (25893)
• Canada
24 Jul 08
right now it is sort of both. i am trying to clean out my house and am on sick leave from work, so really, right now its just a hobby. i have been able to sell a few things in the last few weeks which has been cool.