Do you use ebay?

@pawnee (187)
October 25, 2008 1:54pm CST
Ive rescently and for the first time used ebay to sell my camera. Because of this then i have spoken to friends who use ebay and i was very suprised to hear how much money some of them make from it! My friend bought a load of cooking books in the sale reduced from £40 to £10 and sold them all in a week for £20 each!!! he made around £300! I just wanted to know how many people use ebay here? and if you do, then do you just use it for getting rid of old bits-n-bobs or do you use it to compliment your income? Happy mylotting. Cheers. Pawnee
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12 responses
@taripres (1499)
• United States
27 Oct 08
I tried ebay, once or twice, lost money, didn't make a thing! Maybe I wasn't using it correctly or whatever! Didn't do well for me, so I just left it alone! For u who are doing well with it, congrats! Much prosperity to you all, but I just stay away from it, can't take anymore losses! Taripre$
@pawnee (187)
27 Oct 08
Hello Taripres, I knew that there had to be somebody that didnt get along with ebay! So, what was the problem? you lost money? Could i ask how please? I am very interested to hear. Many thanks for your response. Pawnee
@taripres (1499)
• United States
4 Nov 08
HMM, still haven't really figured that out yet, y I didn't sell anything! I lost money from posting everything and categorizing, we know it's not free! So if nothing sells, u paid for nothing! Now, it could be that as I was posting, I'd search and see what items were similar and the going rate, what the descriptions say and how many bids they got, I wasn't competitive enough, but I didn't even get very many looks! Noticing I wasn't getting any, didn't understand, I would even link to my bids, but nothing, hmm? So after a few times of that, just said, forget it Taripre$
• United States
27 Oct 08
Well, for me I just buy stuff from there. I have given it some thought to sell stuff on ebay but I really have had the time. But, some day I will probably. Thank for post your discussion and happy mylotting!!!!
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@pawnee (187)
27 Oct 08
Hello again lovemygirls :) I understand trying to make time to do anything with kids is a mission in its self. Thanks for your reply. Cheers, Pawnee
• United States
26 Oct 08
I use eBay quite a bit especially around the holidays. I hardly ever purchase anything. Mostly I sell. I have sold a lot of clothes my kids have outgrown, also some computer games like Sims, some baby toys, electronic games and so forth. I like selling on eBay if I have some extra time. I made quite a bit right before the holidays last year - enough to partailly fund Christmas presents.
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@pawnee (187)
26 Oct 08
Well played Harleygal98... Im kinda hoping to do that THIS christmas. thanks for your response :)
@zand210 (56)
• United States
25 Oct 08
yea, I use ebay a lot. Ebay is a great source of starting up your own business and making some money online. I already have my own store and have it stocked with a lot of stuff. This can be very profitable if you know what you are selling and at what price/
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@pawnee (187)
25 Oct 08
Hi Zand210, I havnt got as far as having my own store, thats a bot of a way off for me but research tells me that i probably will have one this year. Ive only one thing for sale which is a canon eos 10d + lenses + more, starting at £350 check it out ;) Thanks for your reply. Pawnee
• United States
25 Oct 08
Ebay can be a great source of income if you use it correctly. I like to go to auctions and big sales where I can get good deals on things. Then I turn around and sell it on Ebay. I also use Craigslist to find items for sale and then compare what they are going for on there to what they are going for on ebay. YOu can make big profits that way as well. Good luck with your sales.
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@pawnee (187)
25 Oct 08
Hi ThirdMillion. I also do alot of auctions and this is where the penny dropped realy, like a lightbulb above my head :0 Ive never herd of craigslist but ill be sure to check it out. Many thanks for your reply :) Cheers. Pawnee
@katrhina23 (1282)
• United States
26 Oct 08
its not really my sole source of income but when i found some stuff that i think would be good to sell in ebay then I do. indeed, i earned good when i sold my old book novels and some accesories.
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• Philippines
26 Oct 08
My sister and I also used ebay to buy and sell things. Just a few months ago we sold some new and old items. And just recently we bought some items there as well. I bought some books there on a very cheap price. I'm really happy because I save lots of money for that book. Anyway, ebay really is a great source of making money, a lot of people become rich just by using it. I think if you'll just know the right items to sell, you'll more likely earned more money there. That's I really wish to know and really would like to put up a more successful buy and sell store in ebay someday.
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26 Oct 08
yup ebay is good i havent used it but my uncles family was shifting home so they used ebay and wooow earned alot of money:D
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@sanjo0679 (225)
• United States
26 Oct 08
I've been using EBay for about three years. I've found it to be quite profitable especially for selling items that I no longer need. I think the fees can be a bit ridiculous, but as long as I make a few bucks that's all that matters to me.
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@lostfan01 (259)
• United States
25 Oct 08
ive actulla yused ebay for 2 years now and ive sold alot of stuff. some of my old things, some news things, and some things i reselled after buying and made a huge profit. so ebay is a great place to sell your things and make money.
25 Oct 08
I use ebay all the time, but unfortunately, I just spend my hard earned money on it! I don't really sell that much, althought I probably should. I just buy lots, from clothes to household stuff, anything you can think of really, it's amazing how many bargains you can get on there!
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@jsitko (1169)
• United States
25 Oct 08
I use Ebay frequently as a buyer and a seller. I have bought and sold old and new items there. It gets addicting because you can save so much money by buying on ebay than that at the retailers. Plus I love to get involved in the bidding there. I also get an extra 20% in rebates deposited to my paypal account monthly from everything I buy there and when I sell things, I get more customers to see the product through a product search.