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Re: e-bay

PostBy: e.alleg On: Thu Feb 07, 2008 10:12 pm

the other problem is if the hosting site has a problem your listing has a red x instead of a photo. NOBODY and I mean nobody bids on red x's.
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Re: e-bay

PostBy: Richard S. On: Thu Feb 07, 2008 10:27 pm

Red ex only shows in IE, in FF it uses the Alt text. Hosts rarely go down...

As mentioned your ISP will give you some space. Be sure to first clear your cache and check the image is appearing on the ebay page because they can easily block them by referrer. As far as uploading and managing them you can use your browser as FTP, they'll five you FTP address. Type that in your browser address bar, once you get connected its similar to using My Computer, just copy and paste.

They make better FTP programs, I use Ws_FTP but that cost money but it also has a SSH connection which is vital for logging in as root user on the server, there are free alternatives though.
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Re: e-bay

PostBy: ken On: Fri Feb 08, 2008 12:25 am

not sounding like much fun now. lol
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Re: e-bay

PostBy: Richard S. On: Fri Feb 08, 2008 12:34 am

Well getting started is probably not that hard once you get through the initial red tape. The y do try and make it as "idiot proof" as possible. One of the reasons they can charge so much...
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Re: e-bay

PostBy: e.alleg On: Fri Feb 08, 2008 8:58 am

there are some benefits, believe it or not. No matter how much I slack off and skip work to go hunting my boss can't fire me :D I'm sorry if I got over excited on the fees, but reading the ebay message boards buzz everyone is going crazy and quitting selling over what amounts to a 2% increase in fees. Go into it with the mentality that the fees are going to be about equal what you would pay for a brick & mortar storefront but with much higher traffic and it all makes sense. You could set up your own website and not pay the fees, but driving traffic to it might be difficult. I have my own website and nobody visits it.
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Re: e-bay

PostBy: Cyber36 On: Fri Feb 15, 2008 10:10 am

Anybody ever purchase anything off Ebay & not get it? I'm going through this now. Purchased the item on Feb. 4th & paid for it an hour after the auction ended. Tuesday I emailed & asked if he had sent my item out yet & got no response. Yesterday I sent another one saying if you don't respond to this one, I'll blow you in to Ebay & Paypal. He finally responed back with an adiittude, saying he didn't gget my last email. Then I preceeded to ask him for the exact shipping date & tracking number. Got a response back with nothing but foul language & no answers. My gut tells me I'm screwed. I've been E-Baying since 1996 & I guess my luck finally ran out...........Oh, & yes, I already filed a dispute form.
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Re: e-bay

PostBy: ken On: Fri Feb 15, 2008 1:12 pm

i bought a scroll saw. guy never sent it. paid $70 w/shipping. it was a nice Delta saw. PayPal , after i made a dispute , sent me the cash back. it took a bought a month. so low and behold i found a Dremel , brand new in the box for $85 w/shipping. so worked out great for me.
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