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Have you ever bought or sold anything on Ebay?

I've bought plenty of things, but have never sold anything, is it easy? I'm planning on selling my Treo 700w very soon, unless someone here wants to buy it first.


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# 1 Skins4Life @ 09/20/06 08:23 AM
Thanks Steve.

Been a while since I have cheked in, been as busy as ever. Good to see things are still busy as ever here.
 
# 2 Steve_OS @ 09/20/06 08:32 AM
Hope all is well.

Too bad your Irish couldn't give you an early B-day present huh?
 
# 3 RockyTop1 @ 09/20/06 08:33 AM
QOTD: Bought and sold over 100 items on ebay. Let me know if you have any questions Steve.

Glad to hear about 1080p for the 360.
 
# 4 Steve_OS @ 09/20/06 08:40 AM
Quote:
Originally Posted by abates21
QOTD: Bought and sold over 100 items on ebay. Let me know if you have any questions Steve.

Glad to hear about 1080p for the 360.
Yes, give me some tips on selling things on Ebay. I've heard about the Nigerians, lol. So I'll be putting a note stating that I'll only sell to US residents. Are there anything else to consider? How much does Ebay charge to have your item up for bid?

Thanks.
 
# 5 aukevin @ 09/20/06 09:28 AM
QOTD: I've bought and sold quite a bit of stuff on ebay. I mainly sell movies, games, and tickets. I mainly buy comics, other collectibles, and tickets on ebay.

If you are selling something, step one is take some pictures. Ebay allows you one free picture upload, but all you have to do is upload all the different pictures to a website like imageshak and then just link to them in your item description. That way you can have as many pictures as you want without having to pay ebay separately. Your item description accepts html tags, so it is easy to link to pictures.

Step 2 for selling, get a Paypal account. I like many other buyers, don't bid on something if I can't pay by Paypal. I'm not going to go to the post office to get a money order, one of the best things about ebay is you can buy stuff and not have to do anything but check the mail to get it.

Step 3, just do a real good description. Describe it good and throw in some things to make your product sound better, like comes from a smoke-free house, adult-used, like new condition, etc. If you've bought lots of stuff, you know what people put in their item descriptions that catch your eye.

Since you are about to sell your Treo, let me tell you, products like that are really a pain to sell on ebay. Limit your sale to North America only! Even though you do that, you will still get offers for people wanting to buy it but ask you to ship it to Uganda or something. I don't know why it is this way for these type of products, but I've sold some old cell phones on ebay and everytime it is a hassle for them. I never have problems with things like movies and event tickets, just stuff like this. I've even sold home entertainment equipment and never had problems like I do with cell phones .

As for the ebay selling options... I usually spend the extra 35 cents for the gallery picture. It just makes your item stand out more if there are a lot of the same items listed. I usually throw a buy it now on there too for $5 or $10 more than what I could possibly hope for. Sometimes you catch people in a hurry and they will pay extra.

Good luck.

Oh yeah, here's the selling fees breakdown: http://pages.ebay.com/help/sell/fees.html You want to know that because you can save yourself a buck or so by listing an item a cent or two right below a fee increase. For example, don't list something for $50, list it for $49.99 and it will save you $1.20 in initial listing fees, FYI
 
# 6 MachoMyers @ 09/20/06 09:42 AM
QOTD:
Bought a few things over the years,
Never tried to sell anything.
 
# 7 Steve_OS @ 09/20/06 09:59 AM
Quote:
Originally Posted by aukevin
QOTD: I've bought and sold quite a bit of stuff on ebay. I mainly sell movies, games, and tickets. I mainly buy comics, other collectibles, and tickets on ebay.

If you are selling something, step one is take some pictures. Ebay allows you one free picture upload, but all you have to do is upload all the different pictures to a website like imageshak and then just link to them in your item description. That way you can have as many pictures as you want without having to pay ebay separately. Your item description accepts html tags, so it is easy to link to pictures.

Step 2 for selling, get a Paypal account. I like many other buyers, don't bid on something if I can't pay by Paypal. I'm not going to go to the post office to get a money order, one of the best things about ebay is you can buy stuff and not have to do anything but check the mail to get it.

Step 3, just do a real good description. Describe it good and throw in some things to make your product sound better, like comes from a smoke-free house, adult-used, like new condition, etc. If you've bought lots of stuff, you know what people put in their item descriptions that catch your eye.

Since you are about to sell your Treo, let me tell you, products like that are really a pain to sell on ebay. Limit your sale to North America only! Even though you do that, you will still get offers for people wanting to buy it but ask you to ship it to Uganda or something. I don't know why it is this way for these type of products, but I've sold some old cell phones on ebay and everytime it is a hassle for them. I never have problems with things like movies and event tickets, just stuff like this. I've even sold home entertainment equipment and never had problems like I do with cell phones .

As for the ebay selling options... I usually spend the extra 35 cents for the gallery picture. It just makes your item stand out more if there are a lot of the same items listed. I usually throw a buy it now on there too for $5 or $10 more than what I could possibly hope for. Sometimes you catch people in a hurry and they will pay extra.

Good luck.

Oh yeah, here's the selling fees breakdown: http://pages.ebay.com/help/sell/fees.html You want to know that because you can save yourself a buck or so by listing an item a cent or two right below a fee increase. For example, don't list something for $50, list it for $49.99 and it will save you $1.20 in initial listing fees, FYI
Nice! Thanks for the tips aukevin! That's exactly what I was looking for.
 
# 8 jpup @ 09/20/06 10:33 AM
Why are you selling your Treo? I have a 650 and I love it.
 
# 9 Steve_OS @ 09/20/06 10:41 AM
Quote:
Originally Posted by jpup
Why are you selling your Treo? I have a 650 and I love it.
I switched to Sprint and have the Treo 700wx, so I need to sell my old Verizon 700w.
 
# 10 jpup @ 09/20/06 10:48 AM
Quote:
Originally Posted by Steve_OS
I switched to Sprint and have the Treo 700wx, so I need to sell my old Verizon 700w.
makes sense. I was just wondering if you were having some trouble with it. Mine has worked very well and I got it for $200 from Cingular a couple months ago. I just didn't see what the 700 offered over the 650, taking my needs into consideration. I think I'm going to go ahead and order the hard case for it. I bought the leather one and I really like it, but I need something that's a little more secure and completely covers the phone.
 
# 11 Skins4Life @ 09/20/06 12:56 PM
Quote:
Originally Posted by Steve_OS
Hope all is well.

Too bad your Irish couldn't give you an early B-day present huh?
All is great.

Yeah, kinda upset about that game, hopefully thing get better.


As for ebay, great advice given so far. I have had a few bad run ins with the Nigerians, so def. be careful with that.
 
# 12 dieselboy @ 09/20/06 01:45 PM
Yes, bought and sold.
 

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