e-bay

e-bay

PostBy: ken On: Wed Feb 06, 2008 9:56 pm

anybody here sell on e-bay. i want to start selling some things i have.
ken
 
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Re: e-bay

PostBy: Wood'nCoal On: Wed Feb 06, 2008 10:56 pm

I've sold and bought, but not for a while. It's fun bidding on stuff, just have to be careful you don't get carried away and end up paying too much.
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Re: e-bay

PostBy: coalshop On: Thu Feb 07, 2008 12:17 am

i have sold a couple of things.they changed it around some.i just changed my user ID and email add.but e bay made me change my email add.for security reasons you can't have your ID in your email add. what a pain in the ---. it is not hard to do but you have to look for to options like ( reserve price) ect. :o :shock: good luck PS i have a Econo1 on there now don't know if it will sale or not.
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Re: e-bay

PostBy: ken On: Thu Feb 07, 2008 1:23 am

thanks guys. i have a bunch of stuff i'm never going to be using anymore. so i figured i would try to sell it there. i bought a book on selling , but stuff like sales tax , return policy , taking pay pal only , shipping labels, lol , just a few questions. the people in there forum were of no help. i guess i will sell something small and keep it simple for my first try and go from there. :D hope you get a good price on the stove.
ken
 
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Re: e-bay

PostBy: WNY On: Thu Feb 07, 2008 10:36 am

You could try the http://www.Craigslist.com for your area, it's free, but not an auction site, just classifieds.

You have to setup an account with ebay, along with how you will pay the fees for listing, etc... either thru a bank account or Paypal account.

If you dont' have a paypal account, get one! That is the easiet way to send/recieve money. You have to set that up too, probably First!

It does take a bit to get everything setup a head of time.

I do most of my selling on my website via Paypal. I do a list a few things on ebay, but mostly buy stuff on eBay.

Questions, just ask....
WNY
 
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Re: e-bay

PostBy: h8fulhilbily On: Thu Feb 07, 2008 11:37 am

I am / was a regular seller on ebay i backed out do to my own reasons and hav not sold on there for about 4 mons. now however if you have any question i would be more than glad to help you out.
you can start by reseaching your items on there.and download a neat little program called "turbo lister"
you will need to open up an account with pay pal . I sugest opening up a new bank account and throw 25.or 50 bucks in there and keep all seperate from your own personnel accounts...Cost about .70 cent to list an item ...and then if it sells your fvf(final value fees) which depends on what your item sells for.
paypal will then make i small depoisit into that account 2 or 7 cent and you will have to verify that amount for security reasons ....then apply for a pay pal debt card (works just like a regular banking card) accepted like a visa.
you will only have to apply sales tax if you have a small buissness liesne.... which aint a bad idea for writing off taxes.

So open up an ebay account
open up a paypal account
and download turbo lister and if'n ya need any help setting it up .....i can help ya out.
great way to make a little on the side dude .............

i am off to go pick up my 90,000 keystoker today and a 1/2 ton of rice coal to boot. have to set up my chimmeny and hopefully (will fire it up sunday night or first thing monday morning.
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Re: e-bay

PostBy: h8fulhilbily On: Thu Feb 07, 2008 11:41 am

P.S. the turbo lister program lets you set up all your items/adds ....ie then download them to ebay all at once or when ever you want depending on what your research tells you really nice for a fist time lister with muli items.
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Re: e-bay

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

I sell on ebay for a living and have been for the last 5 years. just ask and I can probably help. Some basic tips: to sell some unwanted items all you need to do is list and sell them, no profit = no tax worries. If you are buying and reselling with the intent of making profit then you have a business and will need to find out what is required in your state/county/town/village. If you have a legitimate business you will file self-employed income at tax time and can deduct all business expenses and pay self-employment tax. You might have to collect sales tax for your state but the best way to handle this is to call the state tax dept. and ask. I use Turbo-lister, I also have an Ebay store which I link my website to. http://www.mooduscycle.com watch the Ebay fees they add up fast, I pay about 25% of my gross income to ebay and paypal :shock:
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Re: e-bay

PostBy: ken On: Thu Feb 07, 2008 1:16 pm

very impressive layout. you have tons of stuff listed. :) most of my questions are like copy and paste stuff. like shipping terms , insurance , warrenty, learning to spell lol. from other sellers posts , if it's what i want to say. i have some nice cannon downriggers and i want to copy the info on them from cannons site and paste it. can you do that? i already have a pal-pal account and verified it.
ken
 
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Re: e-bay

PostBy: WNY On: Thu Feb 07, 2008 2:22 pm

Depending on how the site is laid out, you shoulde be able to highlight the text, copy/paste.

Once logged into Ebay, Do a Search on a similiar or exact item you are selling, and I think you can do a "Sell Similiar", it will use that item as a template, then you just edit the info for your item.

Warranty? If you are not a business, and just selling it on your own. You can just put SOLD "AS-IS" no warranty expressed or implied, or something like that. Unless there's a mfr. warranty, they state that.

You can setup different types of shipping, there are built in calculators for shipping based on ZIP and type (USPS, UPS, etc..)
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Re: e-bay

PostBy: Richard S. On: Thu Feb 07, 2008 2:35 pm

e.alleg wrote: I pay about 25% of my gross income to ebay and paypal :shock:


Damn that's a lot... What do they whack 20% for the cost of the item?
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Re: e-bay

PostBy: e.alleg On: Thu Feb 07, 2008 9:25 pm

Ebay just jacked the fees up again, here's an example: "selling a purse at auction for $25 would have cost the seller $1.91, including 60 cents for listing the item plus eBay’s commission of $1.31. Under the new structure, the seller would pay $2.74, including 55 cents to list the item plus a higher commission of $2.19." The "final value fee" or commission is 8.75% of the end price, the listing fee averages around $1., more if you have extra pictures or use any of the ebay extra features. If an item doesn't sell you get one free try-again, after that you pay to relist it. Paypal takes another 4% chunk, on low dollar items it's much more. So say you sell that purse for $25 and had to relist it 3 times before it sold (based on an average sell through rate of 33%, which is very good) .55x3 = $1.65 + $2.19 = $3.84 ebay fees. It doesn't end there. You take paypal, the buyer pays shipping so say $10 shipping. The buyer pays Paypal $35, PayPal takes .30 plus 2.9%, so out of that $35 you keep $33.68 minus the ebay fees = $29.84 minus the $10 shipping and you have $19.84 in your pocket on a purse you sold for $25. That's better than 20% taken by Ebay and paypal (the same company BTW). Now if you paid $5 for the purse at a wholesaler to resell you are down to $14.84. It gets worse, if you have to buy a box and some bubble wrap and a roll of tape at the post office say goodbye to another $7, drive to the post office to mail it and there goes $3 in gas. With your $5 profit you can buy a coke and a bag of chips while downtown at the post office. Net profit: zero. Now the buyer is upset because the purse had a lipstick spot on the inside that wasn't described, they file a complaint with Paypal and Paypal issues a refund. Now you are minus the $35 they paid PLUS all the packaging and Ebay fees (paypal fees are refunded) and the return shipping, so when they don't like it you lose $60.

Store items are cheaper to keep listed, about 6 cents a month to list them and ~10% when they sell plus the $25 a month store rent. Most sellers pad the shipping a little to pay the ebay fees, competition pretty much eliminates that angle.

Add in all the expenses of running a legit business and the average ebayer probably makes $5 an hour or less, even though cash flow is high.
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Re: e-bay

PostBy: Richard S. On: Thu Feb 07, 2008 9:54 pm

e.alleg wrote: more if you have extra pictures or use any of the ebay extra features.


Can you use regular HTML or anything simialr to the BB code here? Hosting is not that expensive. You could get a cheap plan for like $5 a month to host the images.
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Re: e-bay

PostBy: e.alleg On: Thu Feb 07, 2008 10:02 pm

You can host your own pictures, ebay gives you a free one, each additional one is .15 I usually only have one or 2 pictures, the extra steps to upload the pictures to a host and manage them wasn't worth it for me for what amounted to no savings. If selling items that are picture intensive like antiques and collectibles then it would be well worth it, in my business all I need is one picture of a used voltage regulator and anyone that needs it knows exactly what it is.
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Re: e-bay

PostBy: Dallas On: Thu Feb 07, 2008 10:05 pm

Typically, most IPs give you some space to use. You have to be able to FTP your images to it. They might frown upon the practice, if they knew. You could even host them at Photobucket. ... unless they have a policy against it.
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