How is the ebay business these days!

United States
November 4, 2010 1:26pm CST
I used to sell on ebay and after a while no one was buying my stuff. You have to know ebay a little bit to answer this question. Nothing of mine was selling except when I started them off with .99 cents and no delivery and after a while I started to lose money so I stopped. My questions is how are you doing on ebay, is the sales flat or ok. Please let me know I am thinking about starting to sell again.
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7 responses
• United States
4 Nov 10
I'll probably start trying to sell for Christmas, I hope I can get rid of some of my DVDs but I'm busy doing other things, so I'll have to make some time to start listing for eBay.
• United States
4 Nov 10
how do you sell in ebay? I have an account there because I buy books from Ebay. How about the shipping, how do you determine the cost?
5 Nov 10
I would love to know what type of books you buy on ebay as I have put lots on there and they just dont sell even at 99p
• United States
10 Nov 10
I did not know people are still buying books when there is e books that you can get and there is a lot of free e books out there, you just have to look at the right places.
• Indonesia
9 Nov 10
According to ebay discussion boards, it's getting more and more difficult to sell there. I myself a new and ocassional seller, so I don't have a precise idea about that. I don't list my stuffs regularly, but still I manage to get sales here and there. I think it's still a promising business. Oh, and don't start your auction at 99 cents because it will rip you off. I only set the starting price at the amount I am willing to let go when I only get 1 bidder. If you're thinking about selling again, then it's a good time because there's a promo free to list regardless starting price until Jan 7 2011. Hurry up!
• United States
12 Nov 10
I started to sell and noticed that if I start off with 99 cents I get to put my first 100 items for free. I think I am going to do that. My item I checked that I put for 99 cents is at 12 dollars now. Maybe I can make some money with this. We will see.
• United States
4 Nov 10
I don't plan to list anything till the 15th of this month. I was paying fees and selling things so cheap. I find I make more sales off ebay than anywhere else.
• United States
10 Nov 10
Yes you make money on ebay but is it profitable. You have to pay their fees and if you have paypal, you have to pay their fees also and I think at the end the only person making money is ebay. Sit down one day and try to figure it and see how much their fees are.
@cher913 (25895)
• Canada
4 Nov 10
well traditionally this time of year is good for selling on ebay as everyone is looking for Christmas presents.
• United States
10 Nov 10
that is what I am hoping for I just started to sell and hope people are buying. But one problem is no one want to pay your original price. Everyone on ebay is looking for real cheap items.
@MAllen400 (831)
5 Nov 10
I know it sounds bad but on ebay a lot of it depends on what country you are from as a lot of people have bought from certain countries and not had their goods arrive. This then gets in the papers and people look to see if it comes from that country and then would not buy or touch it no matter how cheap.
@carmelanirel (21108)
• United States
4 Nov 10
I agree with Cher, with the holidays coming up, I am sure business will increase. I don't sell, but I do buy and I am saving up for my shopping. I did most of my shopping one year by saving my mylot payouts and then shopped on ebay, it was an awesome year..:)
• China
4 Nov 10
Just like taobao in China