Who Has Tried Making Money On Ebay?

@tmnjyk (3486)
Canada
January 17, 2007 1:06am CST
I am planning to sell stuff through ebay but I have some concerns about the shipments. I am thinking of selling fake rolex 'cause I have about 100 fake rolex here and would like to sell it on ebay. Can anyone tell me any experience/comments on selling ebay. Thank you!
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@mirage108 (3403)
• United States
17 Jan 07
Go for it I use to sell pro V1 golf balls used on ebay. I found them at a local golf course while I was playing a round with a friend. Yes you can make some money. just be carefull with the shipping and make sure the items are packed properly so they wont get damaged in shipping. also get insurance weather the customer pays for it or not as if you dont you will be the one who looses in a dispute. Use paypal for prefered payment method as as you have a sellers insurance through them
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@mirage108 (3403)
• United States
17 Jan 07
check and sign up for mpire if is a free service that can do most of the research for you.
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@tmnjyk (3486)
• Canada
18 Jan 07
Thank you mirage108. Yeah I've heard that too that I better use paypal for payment method. I really don't know how ebay works, haven't sold and bought in ebay myself. So I don't have the foggest idea where to start and what to do to be successful. I know I need to read a whole lot first hahaha from other ebay successful marketer. Thanks you for sharing this to me.
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@MakDomMom (1474)
• United States
17 Jan 07
I have tried to sell on Ebay. I have only tried a few times and only sold about half of what I had put out there. I also didn't make very much with what I did sell. Maybe I just didn't have the right items. There are so many oppertunities to by different things though.
@tmnjyk (3486)
• Canada
18 Jan 07
Oh, I see, I know what you mean and I understand. It's I think also hard to sell on ebay as the prices are so low and you don't have a choice but to lower your price as well to compete with other sellers. Thanks for sharing your experience.
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@starr4all (2865)
17 Jan 07
I've sold and bought things on ebay. Some months are good, some are not so good while trying to sell stuff. Right now I'm trying to get rid of several boxes of books. At first, I wanted to make money, but now I'm just trying to make room.
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@tmnjyk (3486)
• Canada
18 Jan 07
Yeah, that would be a great idea to just sell your stuff that you don't need anymore. I've heard most people are selling some of their 2nd hand clothing and books and videos etc. Good luck!
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@kgwat70 (13396)
• United States
17 Jan 07
I have not tried selling anything on Ebay as of yet but I do not think selling fake rolexes are a good thing. It could get you into trouble unless you let the people know that you are selling these items and that they are fake. Ebay is a good way to make money but I would only try and sell things that are real and that people find worth having. My friend and former roommate bought a jeep through Ebay and had to travel to MA to get it. I am thinking about selling some of the movies I have in my collection.
@tmnjyk (3486)
• Canada
18 Jan 07
I've seen an imitation rolex on ebay one time, so maybe I could do this too. hahahah. Thank you for the response.
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@Polly1 (12648)
• United States
17 Jan 07
I have been doing some selling and buying on ebay. If the Rolex watches are fake I would let your potential buyers know that they are. Your feedback is very important, you do not want negative feedback. Do some research on ebay. Have fun and good luck. Any questions you have can be answered on ebay. They also have live help and they have forums to help you get started.
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@tmnjyk (3486)
• Canada
17 Jan 07
Thank you. I would of course tell my potential buyers that they are imitations. I have collected over 500 different style imitation rolex and I would like to sell some of them. Yeah I heard that feedback thing and I've heard this is the reason why some prefer to buy ebay. Thank you for the response.
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• United States
17 Jan 07
I have sold on ebay for pushing a year now. Its up and down and the biggest success tip would be to do your research. Ebay keeps a completed auctions search available which will give you an idea on most things what they would go out for, if they would. The shipping can be a holdup until you get it figured out. For watches I would think it would be cheapest to send them First Class Mail (presuming US) in little boxes or bubble envelopes. Once you get the hang of the shipping its no big deal. The only thing I really don't like about selling on ebay is the fees, which they just seem to keep increasing.
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@tmnjyk (3486)
• Canada
17 Jan 07
Oh thanks for your valuable response. I would I guess better research and read some more about ebay success story thanks! But one thing that really bothers me is not the fee, as of now, but the shipment cost. I am wondering that my shipment cost is even more expensive than the actual price of what I am selling on ebay. hahaha. Well I have to check our rates here in Canada. Thanks for sharing your experience!
• India
19 Jan 07
just now i made complaint in ebay with the details I collected from your profile(tmnjyk (1278)) that a person may come with 100 fake watches so that they can catch you dear!
@tmnjyk (3486)
• Canada
19 Jan 07
well, I've seen some imitation rolex on sale before on e-bay. I don't think there is a problem with that. Well, don't you worry hahahah lol! I sure can still sell them on here with my neighbors. I just have sold 10 with my canadian friends hahaha 2 watches for $50 bucks and they love it.
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@GardenGerty (102595)
• United States
17 Jan 07
If you are selling "fake rolex" be sure to list them as imitation and do not try to pass them off as anything else. Insure your shipments, maybe with a return receipt or some other way to show that they actually are delivered.
@marciascott (25554)
• United States
17 Jan 07
yes i think that's a good Idea would he said!
@tmnjyk (3486)
• Canada
18 Jan 07
Thank you. I would of course label them as imitations. Hhahah.. I don't want to get in trouble hahahah.
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@kataztrophy (1839)
• United States
17 Jan 07
ave sold maybe one or two things on ebay last year. My only advice is that you know what the shipping will cost, and that you don;t mess up on the mailing address.
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@tmnjyk (3486)
• Canada
18 Jan 07
Thank you for pointing out about the shipping cost. This is actually my concerns right now. Thanks for sharing your experience.
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@marciascott (25554)
• United States
17 Jan 07
Hi, Joy I hope your not tellin truth. That's a bad Idea I thought you ere better than that. I hope you are just joking. that wouldn't be right that's what you call shisters, the the name for people like that. I don't believe you at all!
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@tmnjyk (3486)
• Canada
18 Jan 07
hahahah Marcia. Thanks:)Believe me I have lots of imatation rolex, I've got it in the Philippines and in Mexico. They really look nice and look very real. I would want to sell some of them maybe about 100, they are just too many. I know it is not nice to sell imitations in the USA as your gov't is strict for that. But being a filipino, we have a lot of imitations in the Philippines and I grow up with it. Sorry for that.
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• Canada
19 Jan 07
I already tried to sell email adress :D Result: Didn't work :P My friend sold a couple of PSP games. All went well. About the shipping Try to evaluate a price before starting to sell. Determine which service(s) you will use and try their calculator. They usually offer a calculator to see how much the shipping would cost from your place to someone's place. Determine to highest cost and stick to it. About fake rolex Don't forget to mention they are fake. If you don't, you'll get negative feedback and no one will buy from you Hope this help
@marmo1020 (467)
• United States
18 Jan 07
I started off by selling a few small things just to get the hang of it. But you are charged fees for the items you list with ebay, and if you use paypal, paypal takes a small percentage of your profit. And like others said, just make it clear in the auction that your wathces are fake or you will have big problems.
@tmnjyk (3486)
• Canada
18 Jan 07
Thank you for sharing your experience marmo. I could see that most people have already tried selling on ebay. Guess I am the last one lol! Thank you for the information, I didn't know that I will be charged to list my items.
• United States
18 Jan 07
for your shipping question , the regular post office has great deals on flat rate boxes and enveloppes, check at your local post office about these.Also , I just noticed you're in canada, so don't forget customs also , also remember that you pay ebay a fee for listing and they take a final price fee+the paypal fee for payment,keep all that in mind to add in your profit margine. Ebay is the place to sell anything and everything , just be honest in your listings and with your buyers , I wish you the best of luck...
@tmnjyk (3486)
• Canada
18 Jan 07
Thank you for you great response! That's what I'm going to do this weekend, check at the post office how much would the shipping cost for these and that and these lol! I am planning to ship my goods worldwide. Thanks!
@disvachic (10121)
• United States
18 Jan 07
I haven't sold anything on ebay but i am planning on selling some things.I have a few things that i want to sell and make some money off of.Do your research and i wish you much luck as well as myself
@tmnjyk (3486)
• Canada
18 Jan 07
Me too. I haven't sold nor bought anything on ebay. I don't know where to start lol! Thank you. Yeah, I bought a ebay successful kit online. I'll see what will happen.
@scorpius (1793)
• India
18 Jan 07
first of all my experience was not all that good.ebay does not cheat but all i can say is that it provides more protection to the sellers than the buyers.that said i think that if you are going to sell your fake rolex you should label them as fake rolex and sell them,because otherwise that would be fraud.wish you the best!
@tmnjyk (3486)
• Canada
18 Jan 07
Thank you. I didn't know that sellers have more protection than the buyers. Yes, I would of course label them as imitations, I've seen one time, an imitation on ebay so I think maybe I could sell some of mine too.
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@adidas7878 (2013)
• United States
3 Feb 07
i try to figure out if anyone answer your question about the concerns about the shipments, usally you can charge them more, like let say you selling one watch for 25 dollars, you can put the shipping at 10 and charge insurance at 2 dollars or so, that way it will get you cover, you can use your postal office to send them usally the cheapst that way. if you got any question let me know, i sell on e-bay before and it is fun to make alot money, but try not to use paypal so much sometime they can put your account on hold, they need to know where you get stuff from, put more than two metoh of payment, personal checks, cashier check, paypal, also check out bidpay. so i hope this help alittle for you.
@albert2412 (1782)
• United States
2 Feb 07
I have not really made money selling on Ebay, buy one of my sons has. My advice is to tell your potential customers that your watches are not real Rolexes; otherwise, Ebay may suspend you for fraud. Ebay is very particular about their rules. I would suggest that you read Ebay's rules very carefully so you will not be suspended. Also, try to sell things that not everybody else sells so that you will not have so much competion and lower prices.
• India
25 Jan 07
I have not tried but my friend has tried on Ebay and the object that recieved is not much worth so i am not going to trust and also i am insisting you to not to take any object on Ebay.
@cherhost (1073)
• United States
24 Jan 07
I love ebay to buy and sell. But the one thing that you need ot make sure of is to make sure the buyer knows that it is fake. I hada friend do something similar to that and he had his account froze. He did not say it was fake and someone went that far as to freeze his account because they were unhappy. So just watch out for that... but other then that what the heck are you waiting for?
@Lydia1901 (16354)
• United States
19 Jan 07
I sell things on Ebay once in awhile, but I never planned on making it as a job.
• United States
19 Jan 07
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