what do u think of ebay?

@ahmed2th (127)
Egypt
January 14, 2007 5:15pm CST
I don't like that site and I think ordinary people can never make money from that site. I've advertised many times on it and paid for that but my items never sell. so what do you think of that site? Is it worth dealing with it?
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5 responses
• United States
15 Jan 07
I enjoy ebay both selling and buying. I have listed several items that did not sell so I would relist once and if it still did not sell then I would wait awhile before I put it back on again. It also makes a difference on how appealing you make them. You want someone to buy from you so you give them as much information as you can about the item. It is hard work at first but once you get it down it is easier and you will see that you will sell more. I think that you do best when you can carry a lot of your own stuff and don't have to use a dropshipper. You can always due searches on items to see how they sell if you are unsure. If you find that it is something that does not sell well then you probably are wasting your time with it. Have fun with it and don't make it work.
• United States
15 Jan 07
I really only use ebay to get rid of things I don't need anymore, not as a regular source of income. I make more off of things than I would by having a garage sale, but I'm selective about what I put on there. Some things just aren't worth the hassle or the fees. Anything I don't want that isn't suitable for ebay I just donate to charity.
@seewhy (231)
• Australia
15 Jan 07
I used to sell on Ebay a few years back when the fees were a lot less and made a decent amount of money from it. I recently sold a few things but the new fees are just too much! It used to be cheap enough to relist something once or twice to give it another chance to sell but that's just not practical now. Now if it doesn't sell the first time then I don't bother relisting at all.
• United States
15 Jan 07
I'm an ordinary person as well...first I was a single mom going to college, now I'm a married stay at home/work from home mom, both of which times I've managed to make a wonderful amount of money through Ebay. And I dont use dropshippers, etc. It takes effort and time, as well as patience to build it up. It does also help to have a higher feed back rating, I noticed now that I'm getting my feedback amounts up, people are willing to pay more for my products. I purchase items for resell, so it also helps for me to be able to spend a little to make a little. I also purchase most of my supplies for shipping, etc through Ebay, like my padded envelopes, which #1, I get them at a cheaper price, and #2, it helps up my feedback rating even more!! If you cant have faith in a service, then its most likely not goin to work for you as much as you want it to, because you are dooming it to fail! The most important thing I did when I got started, was I researched items I wanted to sell on Ebay. First, I looked at how many people were selling those items. Then I looked at how many people were buying them, and for what amounts. It helps to look more at the completed listings, than it does current auctions, because current prices dont always reflect what the final selling amount is. Often my auctions skyrocket in final selling price in the last hour or so. Dont get discouraged, and dont be afraid to use the Ebay community forum for help as well!!
@steerforth (1802)
• Italy
14 Jan 07
The first time I stayed on ebay I have selled two books for the university for 28 euro, and it was good, but after this experience I haven't earned a lot of money. Generally who goes on ebay don't want to spend a lot of money: they spend a lot only for rare things. Now I don't use ebay, but if I must use it I'll use only for buy.