Ebay Shop

@nonersays (2660)
United States
June 6, 2010 11:37pm CST
I would like to start selling random stuff....books, trinkets, hand crafted items. Should I use e-bay or is there a better online auction site out there? Share your experiences as an e-bay seller with me.
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@suehan1 (4356)
• Australia
9 Jun 10
Hi I would personally look around for other auction sites, as e-bay is way too expensive with their fees. I use to use e-bay ,but now I have my own shop on another Austraian auction site and only pay minimal fees, and doing reasonably well with. I think e-bay is overated and there are a lot of scammers as well.
@nonersays (2660)
• United States
9 Jun 10
Thats what other people have said, that ebay isn't really worth it.
7 Jun 10
Over the past number of years I have sold many items on ebay of my personal things which I no longer wanted or needed. I have made a fair amount on random items - a couple of months I made around £70 (england pound) each month leading up to Christmas. It is amazing what sells. I once sold a childs necklace which I had bought when I was young for about £1.00 and someone bid £12.00 for it! They were so pleased too! The only thing to remember is that it is an austion site so it will all depend upon who is on when your items go up. Look closely at insertation fees too. I always started my items off at £0.99 which was free insertation on the UK ebay though if you do that you do risk someone winning the item for that low amount so any items you really want a specific amount for start at a higher starting bid or set a reserve price. I also reccomend using paypal as payment method - you tend to get more bidders that way. Also check postage prices carefully so you dont lose money. I actually got some simple weighing scales with a postage price list and weighed all my items at the same time adding a little on for petrol etc. Good luck in your ebay selling!
@nonersays (2660)
• United States
8 Jun 10
You got an awesome deal on that necklace!
• United States
7 Jun 10
To me I have my ups & owns with sells on Ebay, I've been selling on them since 2006 I mainly sell nd hand items like baby clothes or thing like that its have its ups and downs. Whatever you ddo plan on selling on ebay o ur reach because ebay do have a selection that lets you know what fols are looking for and that is one way you can help with making some cash by doing that. I wish you the best & Happy Selling.
@nonersays (2660)
• United States
8 Jun 10
Thanks for the advice.
• Bangladesh
7 Jun 10
Hi nonersays !You can join ebay to sell product..safely...and there have no doubt you get a lot fun to sell here. Be happy and do safeand secure selling.
@nonersays (2660)
• United States
8 Jun 10
Thank you. I know ebay offers some safety, but lately I've hears a lot of complaints bout them from people.
@sallyj (1228)
• United States
7 Jun 10
I have only sold a few items, a couple of years ago, but it was a nice experience. The biggest thing is to keep in contact with the buyer throughout the selling process. Let them know when you receive payment, when you mail, and they when they receive.
@nonersays (2660)
• United States
8 Jun 10
Thanks for the advice of keeping in contact with the buyer.