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BS: eBay...do 'Catters eBay...buy?...sell?

UncleToad 17 Nov 04 - 03:32 PM
UncleToad 17 Nov 04 - 03:35 PM
Clinton Hammond 17 Nov 04 - 03:40 PM
Georgiansilver 17 Nov 04 - 03:40 PM
Alba 17 Nov 04 - 03:46 PM
dwditty 17 Nov 04 - 03:56 PM
annamill 17 Nov 04 - 07:13 PM
Dani 17 Nov 04 - 07:41 PM
jaze 17 Nov 04 - 08:25 PM
annamill 17 Nov 04 - 08:45 PM
Gypsy 17 Nov 04 - 09:02 PM
jaze 17 Nov 04 - 09:10 PM
GUEST,Songster Bob 17 Nov 04 - 09:25 PM
annamill 17 Nov 04 - 09:40 PM
dwditty 17 Nov 04 - 10:03 PM
LadyJean 18 Nov 04 - 12:00 AM
GUEST,Elfcall 18 Nov 04 - 04:16 AM
UncleToad 18 Nov 04 - 11:33 AM
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Subject: BS: eBay...do 'Catters eBay...buy?...sell?
From: UncleToad
Date: 17 Nov 04 - 03:32 PM

Hey, it's me, Uncle(Don'tKnowNothin'AboutNoEBAY)Toad...seeking advice from the wisest, most educated, well travelled, and affluent group on the net...let's talk eBay. I am thinking about opening a "store" on eBay to clean out the barn, the shed, the attic, the basement, and to unload some old hoards of stuff and on and on. Share your thoughts on the matter with Ole' Toad and tell me if you think this is a wise move.

Uncle(ThankfullyAndMostlyIgnorant)Toad


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Subject: RE: BS: eBay...do 'Catters eBay...buy?...sell?
From: UncleToad
Date: 17 Nov 04 - 03:35 PM

Just read about "sadder and wiser's" woes...maybe I need to rethink.

Uncle(NotSoSure)Toad


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Subject: RE: BS: eBay...do 'Catters eBay...buy?...sell?
From: Clinton Hammond
Date: 17 Nov 04 - 03:40 PM

Pfft.. I've been buying stuff off eBay for a few years now, and have NEVER had a problem...

Ya just gotta guard yourself, as you would in any situation...


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Subject: RE: BS: eBay...do 'Catters eBay...buy?...sell?
From: Georgiansilver
Date: 17 Nov 04 - 03:40 PM

I have been selling on Ebay and Buying for my collections for quite some time now and find it a great way of selling, apart from the time it takes to pack the goods and post them. I tend not to put more than ten articles on at any one time so the pressure of the packing and posting is not too great.
Go for it Uncle Toad!
Best wishes, Mike.


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Subject: RE: BS: eBay...do 'Catters eBay...buy?...sell?
From: Alba
Date: 17 Nov 04 - 03:46 PM

I buy and have had (so far) good experiences. I check it out as much as I can before I do.
Haven't gotten into the sell side of it yet but I'm thinking bout it as there are a load of Motorcycle parts for Bikes long sold hanging about.
Good Luck Uncle Toad..Clinton's right...Guard yourself as you would in any situation. Let the bidding commence..:>)
Blessings
Jude


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Subject: RE: BS: eBay...do 'Catters eBay...buy?...sell?
From: dwditty
Date: 17 Nov 04 - 03:56 PM

I buy more than I sell, and, while a couple of items have not been quite what I expected, I stil think it is a great way to find stuff. Unless you want to do it full time, do as GS suggested above...list a few items at a time. As a buyer, I dislike the ebay store approach (it is fun to bid). Similarly, I tend not to bid on "Buy It Now" items (unless it is something I really really want) or items with a reserve. I susggest listing the item at the minimum amount you will take for at. Chances are it will be bid up even higher.

Good luck.

BTW, do you have an old Gibson Model A in that stuff in the barn?

dw


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Subject: RE: BS: eBay...do 'Catters eBay...buy?...sell?
From: annamill
Date: 17 Nov 04 - 07:13 PM

I have been selling "professionally" on Ebay for some time now.

If you have never bought or sold on Ebay, you are working with a real disadvantage. Smart people who buy ALWAYS READ THE FEEDBACK a person has before buying. If you have no feedback, it might be hard to sell, unless, of course, your selling something completely unique.

I did some buying first and built up a good feedback and then went into the selling. Always be honest, even if you run into a problem. You'll find people are basically nice to deal with. Always specify shipping price, people always look for that. Always specify when you expect an email from the winner, and when payment is due. For instance,

"The winner MUST email me within 3 days. I expect payment within 7 days."

I use paypal. The money goes right to you. Sometimes as soon as the bidding ends. I love Paypal!!

I use the Buy Now choice, because it can bring in immediate cash when people are in a hurry and don't want to bother waiting for a bid to end. Make it the price your hoping to get.

Don't use reserve price. It's annoying. I always start the bid at the lowest price I am willing to accept. It works well.

Ship the product as soon as you receive the money. Nothing will get you bad feedback like waiting to send out the product.

Make sure the product is everything you say it is. If it has a dent, tell them. Show a picture of the dent if you can. Always show a picture of the product.

I always add the little picture you see in the description. It's 25 cents more but I think its worth it.

I can't think of anything else. Good luck. By the way, it's really fun. Don't be discourged if you don't get a bid the first time. Just lower you price a little, and have another go at it. Relist.

Again. Good Luck and welcome to the wonderful world of Ebay!

Annamill


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Subject: RE: BS: eBay...do 'Catters eBay...buy?...sell?
From: Dani
Date: 17 Nov 04 - 07:41 PM

Have bought and sold and had good experiences with both. I think it's a very, very, cool thing to have on the planet, reminding us of the important rules we learned when we were little about how to get along in the world.

Dani


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Subject: RE: BS: eBay...do 'Catters eBay...buy?...sell?
From: jaze
Date: 17 Nov 04 - 08:25 PM

Can someone-Annamill? explain the concept of the Reserve price? I've wondered why they do it. why not just put the lowest price you"re willing to accept and let it go from there? this has always puzzled me. Especially since you have no idea what the reserve price might be.

I have bought many things(mostley cd's and books an eBay and have never had a problem. I love eBay!


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Subject: RE: BS: eBay...do 'Catters eBay...buy?...sell?
From: annamill
Date: 17 Nov 04 - 08:45 PM

I don't know. The concept has totally escaped me. You start the price at $0.00 and put a secret "RESERVE" price that nobody knows until it's reached. I have never bid on an item with a reserve price. Too many games and downright silly. Just put the lowest price your willing to accept and go from there. Even if you only get one bid, at least you get your lowest price.

Love, Annamill


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Subject: RE: BS: eBay...do 'Catters eBay...buy?...sell?
From: Gypsy
Date: 17 Nov 04 - 09:02 PM

It's one of those faux psycological things.........kinda like making a price 9.99, instead of 10.00. It just don't work n'more, however. Have been buying and selling on Ebay for years..........MUCH better than having the dreaded yardsale, and gives you a better price. Conversely, if you are selling an instrument locally, Ebay will give you a reality check on the price you should sell for, or purchase for.


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Subject: RE: BS: eBay...do 'Catters eBay...buy?...sell?
From: jaze
Date: 17 Nov 04 - 09:10 PM

Do any of you have Freecycle in your area? I joined the local Richmond chapter and it's really great. Instead of taking things to thrift shops, you advertize on Freecyle what you want to get rid of. People interested in the item contact you by e-mail and make arrangements to come pick it up. Hence, you don't have to lug it to goodwill or whatever. You'd be amazed at the things that are offered for free! It's great. And a great way to keep landfills free of things others have a use for. I gave away an old gas fireplace insert(that still worked). I didn't have to haul it and someone else can use it.


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Subject: RE: BS: eBay...do 'Catters eBay...buy?...sell?
From: GUEST,Songster Bob
Date: 17 Nov 04 - 09:25 PM

A reserve price is the price you won't sell for less than. It's stupid to set too high a price to start, so you set a low starting price, a higher reserve, and, if you want, an even higher quick-selling price.

Example. I have an Epiphone Les Paul Special, blue, that I want to sell. (I do, as it happens). I know I should get about $85 for it (before shipping), so I set a reserve of $80, a starting price of $25, and a buy-it-now price of $100. If the top bid is $75, I keep my guitar; if it's $80, I sell it. That's about it. Ebay charges an upcharge for a reserve-price auction, by the way, but it's refunded if you have to auction it again, I think -- you don't get charged twice if you try twice.

Bob Clayton
songuitar@starpower.net (if anyone's interested in the Epiphone)


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Subject: RE: BS: eBay...do 'Catters eBay...buy?...sell?
From: annamill
Date: 17 Nov 04 - 09:40 PM

Bob, so all the poor people who bid between $25 and $80 can go pound salt? Why not set the bidding price at $80 (your lowest) and see if it goes higher?

Maybe it's one of those marketing techniques we were discussing on another thread. If you see a lot of bids on an item you're more likely to go in and take a look. Maybe your right. Maybe I will use reserve.

You set it a real low price to attract bidders, set a secret reserve so they will bid hoping to reach the reserve, leaving lots of bids to bring in other bidders. Cool! You might have something here. Maybe I'll give it a try.

Annamill


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Subject: RE: BS: eBay...do 'Catters eBay...buy?...sell?
From: dwditty
Date: 17 Nov 04 - 10:03 PM

I agree annamill. The reserve is annoying. I always start the bid at what I would have set the reserve at. done. and no up charge from ebay to use the annoying reserve feature.

dw

In fact, I find the "reserve" items so annoying, I rarely even stay to look at the item. It is a big tease....For instance...New Martin D28 listed at $10. When you look it says, "reserve not met." Doh! No sh*t, Dick Tracy. They might as well add,"Ha ha...got you you idiot...you thought you were going to buy a Martin for $10..hahahahha."

dw


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Subject: RE: BS: eBay...do 'Catters eBay...buy?...sell?
From: LadyJean
Date: 18 Nov 04 - 12:00 AM

I bought fake fur on Ebay. They advertised at $13, and I wasn't sure whether I was buying the whole 100 yds for $13, (the bargain of the century!) or 100 yards for $13 each (OH God no!) or 1 yard for $13 (about what I'd pay in a store.) It was 1 yard for $13.   
Packing up I found a fur hat and a stole that my father gave my mother back in the 60s. The ensemble was called Elizabeth Taylor, which is one of the many reasons why mother never wore it. It isn't my style either, and I'd love to sell it on ebay. But I'm not sure how.
Moving meant I also got rid of my collection of Bridemaids' dresses, courtesy of two friends and my sister. Hollowfox's daughter took home the last one I had to buy. It was about 12 sizes too big for her, and I'm not sure what she's going to do with it. You don't suppose she'll put it on eBay.


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Subject: RE: BS: eBay...do 'Catters eBay...buy?...sell?
From: GUEST,Elfcall
Date: 18 Nov 04 - 04:16 AM

Hi

Been both a buyer and seller on ebay for some time with little or no worries. Communication is the key.

Regarding the use of reserves - I hate them too and often wondered why the vendor did not use their lowest acceptable price as their start point.HOWEVER, without checking my Ebay rules I think that the higher your starting price for an item the more you pay in fees. So it could be cheaper to start off low and pay for a reserve price insertion than simply inserting your minimum bid expectation.

As mentioned above a low price will always attract people to look at your auction then who knows..............


Elfcall


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Subject: RE: BS: eBay...do 'Catters eBay...buy?...sell?
From: UncleToad
Date: 18 Nov 04 - 11:33 AM

Many thanks to all you 'Catters for your output and input. Guess your 'ole Uncle(NotQuiteMadeItToThe21stCentury)Toad will finally put in indoor plumbing and 'lectricity in the cabin and strike out for riches and fame on eBay or make a a few extra drachmas and sell some STUFF.

Which brings up another question...does some STUFF sell easier and faster than others?

Uncle(GoingForIt)Toad


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Subject: RE: BS: eBay...do 'Catters eBay...buy?...sell?
From: Georgiansilver
Date: 18 Nov 04 - 12:57 PM

Uncle T..it seems to me that absolutely anything will sell on Ebay...there seems to be a buyer for almost everything imaginable.
As long as your starting price and your expectations are not too high...see what happens. Take care!!! and Best wishes, Mike.


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Subject: RE: BS: eBay...do 'Catters eBay...buy?...sell?
From: Mr Red
Date: 18 Nov 04 - 01:07 PM

have you read the other thread about E-bay. Basically if you are buying and the bid fails don't negotiate outside e-bay unles you can eyeball the seller.


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