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Old 05-21-2012, 03:19 PM
Location: Virginia Beach, VA
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Ever since Ebay pretty much completely turned in to an extension of Paypal, I wouldnt touch the site.

On the contrary, Ive gotten a cat and a guitar from Craigslist and both transactions were smooth and local.
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Old 05-23-2012, 08:47 AM
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Amazon > ebay for year round sales. No listing fees. Yes they take a hefty chunk of your profits as commission but you can leave your item up there forever until it sells and you can list as many items as you want for 75 bucks a year. I currently have 500+ comic books up for sale and have been making around 300 bucks a month after commissions.

Secondly i havent had one bad customer who tried to rip me off like the ebayers saying that they didnt recieve this or that. Thirdly if you message them they actually will leave positive feedback for you. I use to be so scared of paypal and those untrustworthy customers that shipping would always cost me extra since i would attach a tracking number to every package as proof that i sent and that they recieved.

Four, they have a bigger customer base that they bring to you to shop
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Old 06-28-2012, 10:35 AM
Location: Outer Space
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My husband had some luck recently as a seller with eBay. He sold an old Walkman for parts. The ad clearly stated it was for parts and that the working status of it was unknown, assumed not to be working. Of course, a moron/scammer bids on it, gets it, then whines that it doesn't work. Files negative feedback, tries to get her money back from PayPal. eBay looked into it after he called to complain about this person. They decided to delete her negative feedback and told her to go pound sand. If she didn't want the item, she could send it back for a refund at her expense, but that was her only recourse.

Just a recent anecdote.
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Old 01-14-2013, 11:29 AM
Location: Grand Rapids, Michigan
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I was trying for a while to sell car parts on craigslist for a while, but I gave up when I got nothing but emails about car loans, car insurance, and car financing.
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Old 01-15-2013, 04:54 PM
Location: Grosse Ile Michigan
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I have done both. Criagslist - most ot the time you can go weeks with no response. Or someone responds and wnats to come look, so you sit around waiting and they do not show up. Or you play it safe and meet them in some public place, and they do nto show up. We have also had some success selling on Craigslist. We like it because you do nto have to mess around with packing and shipping.

Ebay - transactions for electronics are almost always a rip off on either side. Buyers find or invent something to complain about and pll their payment back form Paypal. Thenthey say they will return the computer if you pay shipping and a hefty packin fee. I imagine they simply keep the packing fee, postage and your computer. Paypal is worthless for disputes. E-bay is no help either. You are going to lose some of your merchandise, it is just a cost of doing business, just like theft if you have a store. Packing and shipping are a PIA.

Overall we often get better prices on E-bay and the auction format means you do not have to guess at a valid price, and then keep resisting it at different prices until a buyer materializes. Craigslist is faster and easier, but more dangerous. Do you really want to invite some stranger to your house/?
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Old 01-16-2013, 12:02 PM
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Ebay also has free classifieds. I havent sold anything on regular EBay in years. I use CL, Ebay classifieds and the classifieds in different forums like this one.
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