ebay is no longer a good place for sellers but for buyers it is popular

@Bebs08 (10685)
United States
May 30, 2012 5:31pm CST
How many mylotters are ebay sellers? what about buyers? I would think there are lots of ebay buyers here and maybe sellers too. I would say, I am an ebay seller and buyer. I love to purchase things in ebay because it is easy and cheap. On the other hand, I am disappointed in selling something in ebay because no one would buy it. Not even a watcher. what about you? are an ebay seller? or a buyer? what did you feel about ebay?
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@redhotpogo (4427)
• United States
31 May 12
Ebay is horrible for salers. I use to run an online toy store selling video games, radio controlled toys, etc. Some items I would try to sale on Ebay at discounted prices just to get rid of them. I had so much competition from people selling things way below their actual cost. I was selling items at just a couple dollars above their manufacturing cost, which is way cheaper than you're going to find in any store, but people were still selling the same things way cheaper than me. The only way they could possibly do that if the items were stolen. You can't compete with stolen items.
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• United States
31 May 12
sorry for my horrible English. Sellers, not salers.
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@Bebs08 (10685)
• United States
6 Jun 12
I am wondering too why some people are selling very cheap items in ebay and they are brand new? how did they get that? Well, maybe you are right.. only those who got free item to sell are the ones who have very low price. or maybe they bought it from yard sale for maybe a dollar a cart load of stuff hahahaha....
@PageTurner (2825)
• United States
30 May 12
I am an ebay buyer. I have bought a few items on ebay. Not many, really. Maybe 15 or so. I once bought a tornado / storm shelter on ebay. I thought that would be the most expensive item that I ever bought on ebay. Then, back in January of this year, I made a bigger ebay purchase -- I bought my house! I am not an ebay seller. I have heard that it is more difficult for ebay sellers now. My brother is an ebay seller. I do have some things I would like to list on ebay, though. What is a 'watcher.'?
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@Bebs08 (10685)
• United States
30 May 12
Watcher means, somebody who is watching your item.. they will put it on their watch list so that they can track the ending time and they can place their bid few seconds before the sell ends. This is what I observe from ebay buyers. They will watch the item then put their bid within a minute or seconds before it is closed. So, if you put the lowest price like 99 cents, that's what you got because buyers will just timing their bid when it is about to close. What do you mean you bought your house in ebay? are you serious? I've heard cars or trucks sold in ebay but house? I never heard it yet.
• United States
30 May 12
Oh, right watchers. I get it. I've watched items before. I don't know what I was thinking (or wasn't thinking.) Yes, we bought our house on ebay. Saw it listed one day, drove up to look it over, and bought it.
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@walijo2008 (4646)
• United States
31 May 12
I would say that I'm more of an ebay buyer, I've bought alot of things from ebay and I've never had any kind of problems, well maybe a couple but the sellers were nice about it and things got resolved quick. Most things are cheaper, but from doing research, there are some things that I've found elsewhere that were cheaper. I've had a few things that I would of liked to sell on ebay but I don't know how that process works and how much it would cost me, so I've never tried, but all in all, ebay is good.
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@Bebs08 (10685)
• United States
6 Jun 12
Well, selling in ebay or posting your stuff in ebay for sale is easy.. the only hard thing is NO ONE WOULD buy!!! hahahaha
@chicgale (2982)
• Philippines
31 May 12
I used to sell stuff on ebay but I stopped because nobody's buying. hehehehhe But, I always buy something from ebay...
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@Bebs08 (10685)
• United States
6 Jun 12
yea, it is very discouraging, I keep on posting stuff in ebay and just got only very few sales. Sometimes nothing at all. What people want to buy are items in a very cheap price. So, I stopped too.