What's the most you've ever made off of Ebay?

@hcromer (2712)
United States
April 7, 2007 5:12pm CST
I haven't ever sold anything very valuable on ebay before so the most I've made on there was about $20 for some Hollister jeans. What's the most that you've made on an item you sold on eBay?
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@cher913 (25891)
• Canada
7 Apr 07
We sold a lamp from Ikea (a furniture store) for about 30 some odd dollars...i haven't sold a lot, prolly about 6 things...summer is not a good time anyways, so i will wait til the fall again :-)
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@hcromer (2712)
• United States
7 Apr 07
Did you lose much money on it or did you get about what you paid for it in the first place when you bought it new?
@quatelmon (955)
• United States
7 Apr 07
The most I ever made off of something I sold on eBay was $175. I make chainmaille armour (like the knights used to wear) and I was very excited to see that a chainmaille head piece I made went up for that high of a price!!! I tend to not use eBay as much anymore. I found a great site for just handmade things, and you can set a price for it instead of having people bid. (The site is http://www.etsy.com)
@Ravenladyj (22937)
• United States
7 Apr 07
Hhmm thats a tough question actually cause we've sold a lot of stuff on Ebay and a wide variety of things from just stuff to vintage and antique tpe items...We've had numerous items go for over $100 though which is fabulous...one was a mislabeled vintage Fisher Price toy that was my hsubands as a kid and another was a vintage huge map...
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@Stiletto (4584)
7 Apr 07
As part of my business Ebay account it would be £300 which is about $500 maybe? I have a few shops on Ebay selling various things but the items that sell for £300 are golf trolleys. On my personal account it would probably be a Chanel bag I'd never used which sold for £180 - about $300.
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@Stiletto (4584)
7 Apr 07
I should have added that I obviously don't make 100% profit on the golf trolleys - it's about 55%. The Chanel bag was 100% profit because it was a gift that I didn't want.
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@hcromer (2712)
• United States
7 Apr 07
Wow, excellent job on getting that much money for that Chanel bag. That's a really nice chunk of change to get for something that didn't cost you a thing.
• United States
7 Apr 07
I've been selling for over 3 years, so let me think...I guess I can give you a few ideas of what I've made, they won't be exact figures. One time I got free CD sets to teach Hebrew and Polish. I sold all 4. I made about $150 minus costs. I also sold a vintage John F. Kennedy poster for about $80, a set of Kentucky Derby glasses for about $75 and lots of books, some of them were romances, Christian books for about $20 -$30. These were all free too! I love eBay and really work hard to make money. My digital camera is broken now so I can't list. I'll be looking to buy a new one soon. I plan on opening an eBay store soon. Good luck on eBay! Are you in any eBay groups?
@hcromer (2712)
• United States
7 Apr 07
No I haven't tried joining any eBay groups yet, I've never even looked around in that section before, I've seen a few links for it, but never checked it out. Do you think it really helps you to sell your items?
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• United States
7 Apr 07
Groups can help you sell. You can learn from others and get critiques of your listings. Plus most groups do a Share You Ware every week or month. Some groups even have a code you can put in your listing so that you can help each other out by buying from other group members. When you're searching for an item to buy you add that code. I belong to a lot of groups. Let me know if you're interested in any of them.
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@Denmarkguy (1845)
• United States
8 Apr 07
The most I have made in a single sale on eBay was a rare postage stamp I sold to a collector in Hong Kong, in 2003 for US$2,026.00. I have been a seller on eBay for about nine years, and have sold maybe 5-6 items for more than $1000.00-- all have been some kind of antique or collectible: an old Rolex watch, a vintage Leica camera, a blown glass sculpture, an antique solid gold fountain pen... those kinds of things. The stamp was the best "deal" though, because it only cost me about $15.
• United States
9 Apr 07
So tell us where you were fortunate enough to buy those items to resell? Can I go shopping with you LOL?
7 Apr 07
I had a T shirt I bought in a charity shop, it turned out to be a genuine designer label and sold for £40
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@hcromer (2712)
• United States
7 Apr 07
Do you know about how much that would equal out to in American dollars? So I guess you made a pretty penny off of it considering you got it at a charity shop. Congratulations!
@Jans5411 (72)
• United States
8 Apr 07
I bought a book at a local auction that was an Arkansas Tourism hardback. I paid $4 and didn't notice till I was getting ready to sell it that it was autographed! I confirmed that the signature was the "real deal" and sold the Bill Clinton signed book for $170. I regularly make between $5 to $25 per sale but the trick is figuring out exactly waht will sell!
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@romel_ece (1290)
• Philippines
12 Apr 07
Wow $20 for some Hollister jeans is quite a good amount.This might be something good about Ebay.
@morogers (13)
• United States
8 Apr 07
I had a camcorder from the early 90's--one of the bigger sizes, not the palm held ones. We hadn't used it for about 2-3 years, the battery wouldn't stayed charged, so we had to keep it plugged in whenever we recorded on it. I listed it on ebay just hoping to get someone to bid something on it. I start almost all my auctions at 0.99. My husband thought I was crazy! Anyway, it ended up selling for $65.00! I've also sold text books. Right now I'm listing a textbook for a friend. I listed it yesterday and earlier today it was already at $31! Jeans always seem to sell good, along with name brand clothes.