Ebay selling help please!!!!!!!!!!!

United States
January 21, 2007 10:54am CST
i am new to ebay, and im clueless on how to sell! how do i get my money? how do i ship? how do i list! I really need help, any advice is appreciated.
7 responses
• United States
21 Jan 07
First off, you need to read all the Ebay help files. There are lots of fees associated with listing. Check out completed auctions to see if your items are worth listing. Some items may not even sell on Ebay. You can get free shipping supplies through the post office. You order them online. You can only use them for Priority Mail.
• United States
21 Jan 07
Free shipping supplies? wow, i'll look into that definately.
• United States
22 Jan 07
Yes you can get free shipping supplies for Priority Mail. However the cost of sending stuff by Priority is often much higher as well, and your buyer may not want to pay the extra. If you are selling books (for example) you can send them by media class mail. Media is much cheaper, but also takes longer. A CD (as another example) is light enough that it is cheaper to send it by 1st Class. Selling is fun, and can be profitable, but needs a bit of research done. Best wishes to ya on eBay :D
@Bakuhn7 (132)
• United States
23 Jan 07
yea me too, hope u do well! maybe oneday you will like have a lil short time biz where you ship thongs out of your own house. stuff like skin so soft body cream, and ipod like gadgets! that would be sweet
• United States
21 Jan 07
OK first off, you pick how you want people to pay you. Paypal is the safest way to go, and usually the quickest as well. You also need to decide how you are willing to ship items, and then find out how much it will cost you to ship whatever it is you are selling. You will need packaging supplies (anything from bubble envelopes to boxes and packing peanuts) for what you sell. As to how to list, well IMO one of the most important parts of a listing is making sure you have a GOOD picture on it. Also include as much detail in your description as you can. If you look around on eBay and see what other people are selling similar items for ... and IF they sold that helps some too. Hope this helps you some!
• United States
21 Jan 07
Yes, alot of people have been saying paypal, it seems pretty cool. Thanks for the advice.
• Melbourne, Florida
21 Jan 07
You can have the buyer pay through paypal, or you can have them send you a money order. You get their address and send it to them. I have sold a lot of stuff on ebay, including cars. It's really very easy. And there is no need to be anxious about it.
• United States
21 Jan 07
Thanks alot, i'll keep your advice in mind. I really just want to get rid of this extra stuff in my house thats worth some money.
@cabergren (1181)
• United States
3 Feb 07
I sell custom made doll clothes and I usually ship them first class mail. I have a computer program that is like a post office on your computer called Stamps.com. You can also ship right through PayPal from ebay. I usually take PayPal payment or money orders only. I won't take a personal check, just takes too long. I usually like when they pay with PayPal. It is quick and easy and you can send the package right away. As far as selling, just get your first item listed and it gets easier.
• Australia
22 Jan 07
Okay, first of course you go to the selling section. And then you will put the category, say if you are selling a novel, then you will put under category books, novels. And then you write your title "NOVEL 4 SALE" etc, and short description of it. Is it new, or second hand or something. Then you can put picture, if there are lots of picture I found it cheaper to grab the package where you get picture, bold and gallery as well. Then you specify whether it is a bid or buy it now and the price as well. What is the minimum bid and what is the buy it now price. And specify the postage cost, and also whether you are willing to post overseas or only locals etc. Then for payment, specify whether you want to get it by money order, bank cheque, direct deposit, or paypal? If direct deposit then you probably will have to write your bank details so that people can pay straight away. Just like that, and wait until people bid it. Happy selling and Good luck.
• United States
22 Jan 07
The first thing that you need to do is get your pay pal account all set up. Once you do that not only will it make it easier on you but it will also give your customrs more options for paying you. Then I would get all of your stuff together that you want to sell on ebay. After you have it together you will need to get shipping supplies, you can get these through the post office and you can do it online. Take good pictures of your items and start listing them on ebay. Pretty simple. Just remember to have fun while doing this.
• India
22 Jan 07
Its very easy. I would prefer leaving my product for auction so that we would get a good deal. Once the bid is over, we can communicate with the buyer to make payment via any mode which is convenient for us.. like cheque, DD, paypal, account transfer etc. After receiving payment, we can ship the product to the buyer.