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post Dec 17 2005, 03:36 AM
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Okay, okay I've been living in the dark ages but I don't have the foggiest how to use Ebay to buy & sell stuff.

I'd like to sell some stuff. I'm moving (again dry.gif ) end of January and would rather have the cash than the bulk. I really don't know how to use the site though.

In addition what are peoples' experiences with Ebay? Good site? Run away?

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post Dec 17 2005, 01:13 PM
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selling is rather safe in as far as you can specify that you will not ship any item till funds have been recieved and cleared this ensures that you will be paid. make sure you start the item at a price that you don't mind selling it for or you could end up selling it for far less than you want, remember that any transaction on ebay is a legal contract so you are obliged to sell at whatever price the auction ends up as. having said this don't set the price too high or the auction will flounder when people don't start bidding. I have had a couple of bad experiences with buying but i have never bought anything over 20 so it wasn't too much of a loss. my advice is to put up pictures of what you are selling, i personally never buy anything without a home taken photo anymore, it sounds weird but it's almost proof that you really own the item. If you can, set up a pay pal account as this appears to be the most popular method of payment and is a lot quicker than most other methods of payment. not too sure what else to say but i'm sure others will chip in, hope this helps and good luck with the auctions.


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post Dec 17 2005, 01:21 PM
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I was under the impression that you could set reserves in order to start the bidding low but to still ensure that you get at least what you want for it.


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post Dec 17 2005, 03:10 PM
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not too sure as I have never sold on ebay only bought.


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post Dec 17 2005, 04:19 PM
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QUOTE (Greeneyes @ Dec 17 2005, 05:21 AM)
I was under the impression that you could set reserves in order to start the bidding low but to still ensure that you get at least what you want for it.
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You can.

The process for selling is pretty self-explanatory on e-bay. It gives you advice every step of the way. You'll be fine smile.gif


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post Dec 17 2005, 05:54 PM
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If you're selling lots of things then I've heard this is very useful:

http://pages.ebay.co.uk/turbo%5Flister/

Listing things can take ages! I've not used this yet because I only heard about it after the last time I sold on eBay, so I'd be interested to hear how you get on with it.


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post Dec 27 2005, 03:58 PM
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I'm losing regular access to a computer so may not be E-baying but simply storing my stuff.
Thanks for the advice. I hope to be able to use it in the future.


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post Jan 21 2006, 11:04 PM
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Ee gads I lurve ebay! laugh.gif I'm addicted to it. I really should stay away as I start buying all sorts of random stuff I don't need. I've just bid and won a Hello Kitty wallet. Don't really need it. Just thought it looked pretty laugh.gif

Anyway, let me know if you need help with buying. I've tried selling but with not much luck. No one wanted my KA sad.gif

By the way, has anyone experienced problems with sellers running off with your money?!? dry.gif


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post Jan 21 2006, 11:28 PM
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No, but I've had a buyer who doesn't want to pay for something. Currently I'm a week into the process and I've notified eBay of the unpaid item. If it goes on another week then I think I get a 'final value fee credit', although I'm not entirely sure what that is. I'm hoping it means that I get the money for the item without having to send it. I'll let you know what happens!


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