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Old 06-14-2011, 09:46 PM
 
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Wasn't sure if this was the right place for this thread but here it is. I've been selling on eBay for about 8 yrs now. My dissatisfaction with them has reached its limit. I have my reasons for leaving and just want to move on to another online auction site but am not sure which one to choose. Has anyone out there had any experience with the other sites? I've looked at OnlineAuction.com but don't know what to make of it. Any suggestions would be greatly appreciated.
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Old 06-15-2011, 08:13 AM
 
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I'm not trolling here, I really need some help with this one. If anyone out there has some suggestions I'd really appreciate your imput. Thanks.
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Old 06-15-2011, 09:14 AM
 
Location: Orlando, Florida
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I think the internet goes through so many trends until it is hard to guess what is still good and what will eventually phase out due to people just getting tired of it. It's a fickle world.

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Old 06-16-2011, 11:32 AM
 
Location: Somewhere in northern Alabama
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I've noted that some sellers with multiple items of the same product go towards Amazon, art sellers gravitate to Etsy, and I've noted a resurgence of "flea market" type brick and mortar stores. The problem has always been that eBay has the most eyes looking.
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Old 06-16-2011, 05:03 PM
 
Location: New Haven Michigan
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I sold on Amazon for six years and got off last year. It is not any better there. After expenses, taxes and losses it is not worth it. Seller has no rights.Customer is always right , no matter what.
As far as craigslist, if you want to give your item away then that is ok. Most of the people that buy stuff on craigslist are resellers that are looking for the stuff cheap, so they can resell it on EBay and Amazon.
I am now stuck with a house full of stufff that I could not sell on Amazon. I am now selling it at the fleamarket, and am so sick of carting the stuff around and getting nothing. I am losing money right now.
You have to know what sells, and unfortunately I am selling stuff no one wants anymore. When I first started it was ok, but now prices are down and there is way to much competition.
The situation with the economy does'nt make it any easier.
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Old 06-16-2011, 05:12 PM
 
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I've stuck around eBay because I couldn't find a suitable alternative. A lot of people like Amazon as an alternative. It hasn't panned out for me, but it might for you.

I think those who say Craigslist are the ones who sell very few items. I couldn't imagine my current numbers (200 items/week) on Craigslist.
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Old 06-17-2011, 05:17 AM
 
Location: Florida
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Wasn't sure if this was the right place for this thread but here it is. I've been selling on eBay for about 8 yrs now. My dissatisfaction with them has reached its limit. I have my reasons for leaving and just want to move on to another online auction site but am not sure which one to choose. Has anyone out there had any experience with the other sites? I've looked at OnlineAuction.com but don't know what to make of it. Any suggestions would be greatly appreciated.
You're asking the same question dissatisfied eBayers have been asking for years.
Even at times when many many sellers were leaving at around the same time ( or wanted to) and when a mass migration to ONE other place would have made a difference and provided real competition...it never happened.
It was like trying to herd cats.
The result years later is that there is still no single other place where the traffic is as good.
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Old 06-22-2011, 12:40 AM
 
Location: Striving for Avalon
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As an infrequent seller, the fees are a pain.

As a buyer, I hate a trend I see in the clothing section. If I look for something, I often see stuff which I know is available at discount and outlet stores (TJ Maxx, Nordstrom Rack, Marshalls, Saks Off 5th). However, the prices are re-inflated to somewhere short of retail. For example, a air of Lucky Brand style 181 jeans can be had at TJ Maxx, Nordstrom Rack for $29.99. On ebay, they's $60. At full retail, they were $79.50. Why buy on ebay then? As an outlet store junkie, I know the good stuff they carry (jewels vs made for outlet garbage) and despise seeing it resold on ebay and wasting space, essentially.
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Old 06-22-2011, 10:56 AM
 
Location: St. Louis, MO
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There has been a decent amount of sellers and buyers leaving ebay. These seem to be the favorite sites to head to:
Auctions: eBid, webstore
Store/fixed price: eCrater, Bonanza (and eBid)
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Old 06-24-2011, 11:31 AM
 
Location: In a house
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Trouble is--ebay is the biggest with the largest audience==best chance of selling. I'm not one bit fond of their rules or how they work only for the buyers either but as far as what is out there from my experience ebay is still the best. In my opinion. And no, I will not retire selling on ebay nor will I become rich, and they do keep raising the fees but it still helps to compensate for the little bit of SS us older folks are trying to survive on.
It beats a sharp stick in the eye!
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