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Old 01-26-2010, 09:05 PM
 
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What is the process for selling something on Ebay?

Also, if somone decides to purchase your item on Ebay, do you have to mail them the item?
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Old 01-27-2010, 05:58 AM
 
Location: Bon Temps
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There are a few ways to sell on eBay... I guess the most common is to find the category your item fits in and post it.

Payment can be done by check, money order or PayPal for example. PayPal is probably the most popular. When payment is received you send the item by mail, or UPS, maybe FedEx.
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Old 01-27-2010, 08:19 AM
 
Location: I love the Ozarks
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There are a few ways to sell on eBay... I guess the most common is to find the category your item fits in and post it.

Payment can be done by check, money order or PayPal for example. PayPal is probably the most popular. When payment is received you send the item by mail, or UPS, maybe FedEx.
Ebay has changed a lot in the last couple of years. Sellers can't accept checks anymore. Paypal only. Sellers are not allowed to leave negative feedback. It is not like it used to be. I bought and sold on Ebay for years but not anymore since all the changes.
FYI, My feedback is 227 with no negs and I only left 1 neg. for a nonpaying buyer but, later retracted it when the buyer finally paid me.
I have not sold on ebay for about two years now because of all the changes. It is just not worth it now. Not for me anyway. But I sure had a ball selling on the old ebay. I made a little money and met some wonderful people.
Okie

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Old 01-27-2010, 01:45 PM
 
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Okie_Dokie!

I heard on the news this morning that they have made a lot changes... Maybe they are fixing what they screwed up... I've heard others say the same thing you have said...

A friend quit ebay for the same reason you did plus they started nickel and dimeing the sellers to death.
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Old 01-28-2010, 03:18 PM
 
Location: San Antonio, TX
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They're still not going to allow sellers to leave non-positive feedback for buyers...
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Old 01-29-2010, 04:49 PM
 
Location: Talmadge, San Diego, CA
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I used to sell on eBay, and made quite a bit of $$ every month. But now eBay has been nicknamed "FeeBay," for obvious reasons. I still buy, but rarely sell anymore.
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Old 02-01-2010, 05:27 PM
 
Location: va beach
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Whatever you do, make sure you know how much it will cost to ship your item!!! Between the fees and not putting high enough postage, I actually wound up paying some people to 'buy' my stuff! Not worth doing unless you have a bunch of stuff to sell or expensive items you can get a lot of $ for.
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Old 02-02-2010, 11:44 PM
 
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Ebay is not worth it anymore. I used to sell a few things on it. But now, the FEEbay aspect is not worth it anymore.
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Old 02-04-2010, 06:43 AM
 
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I used to sell some stuff on ebay, until a buyer bought a brand new pair of boots from me, wore them for a week and ripped them, and then did a chargeback on me saying the item was not as described. I then lost the chargeback and had to refund the money for the boots. Ebay is terrible for sellers and there is no protection if a buyer wants to rip you off
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Old 02-06-2010, 08:49 AM
 
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Whatever you do, make sure you know how much it will cost to ship your item!!! Between the fees and not putting high enough postage, I actually wound up paying some people to 'buy' my stuff! Not worth doing unless you have a bunch of stuff to sell or expensive items you can get a lot of $ for.
Oh how true! I once was looking for a Kirby vac and found a brand new top of the line model for $20 (starting bid). I said, "what the heck" then I looked at the shipping after bidding - ~$250. Yikes! I put in for a bid retraction. To do that, you first have to ask the seller permission. If they don't respond you can retract it, but make sure you do within the time limit before the bid ends - (I think its 24hr?). As it turns out, someone else outbid me. It was still a good deal after all but I was looking for something cheaper.
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