Friday, April 7, 2006

Ebay

Ok who out there knows how to ebay? I got a lot of cool things to sell.  Is it expensive?  I know you know!  Please tell me how! Barbara 

11 comments:

butterflies4me04 said...

I use ebay ... but only to buy ... I have not sold anything on there .... but I think it all depends on what you offer! You should try going to ebay and reading the help section and they can probably help you better!

Good luck!

Theresa

robinngabster said...

Ebay is great. It is not expensive. Just go to the website and check it out.

queenb8261 said...

Never sold anything.  Use it a lot. My son has sold a few things on there.  Says it not hard. We have a couple of Ebay stores here.  Ya take your stuff to them and they sell it on consignment I believe.  
Barb  

lifes2odd said...

Don't ask me! I take everything to Goodwill. When I have things I don't want, need, use, etc. I just want it out and gone ASAP! Good luck though. A lot of people make out well with ebay :-)

randlprysock said...

I have never used Ebay before either so I'm useless for advice.  I had a job once for a few days working for a resale dress shop where they sold things on Ebay but... just my luck, LOL, the guy made a pass at me so I quit immediately and never got to find out more about it.  Let us know what you find out.  Maybe do an educational entry on it if you decide to use it.  I'm curious too.  Hugs and have a super weekend.
Lisa  

lsfp1960 said...

I've been doing eBay for like 6 years.  It's fairly self explanatory.  First step-go to their homepage and get registered.  I first sold on eBay when I had web TV and no way to put pictures in my ads.  I sold over 100 Barbies with no pictures..boy did I learn how to write good descriptions about each item. There are fees involved, but you will find those in their information too.  I also signed up with PayPal so I can get instant payment from the buyers.  They charge a small transaction fee too, but I feel that's better than having some one send me a bad check. I only accept Paypal & postal money orders.   Remember it's perfectly acceptable for they buyer to pay postage on top of the selling price. Your post office (or their website) can supply you with Postal rates.  I also invested about $20 in a postal scale that takes up to 5 pounds.  Otherwise I had to wrap the item for shipping, take their address with me & go to the post office & have them tell me the rate, so I could email the buyer with all the information. Good luck, Linda in Washington  

am4039 said...

My 19 year old daughter is great at buying things on ebay. lol

trickeytricky said...

I have only used eBay once, but I found my purchase very simple . . . I cant imagine that selling is any more difficult. . .

Amanda :)

bethb251 said...

I ebay..have 128 positive feedback. If you post simple with only one pic you can expect at least $.35 an auction. The more detail, the better. Really explain your item and make sure your topic is "eye catching". You want people to see your auction in a listing and say "hey, I need to look at this". You have to remember that many people sell on there and some of the same items so you want to catch their attention from the start and keep it through the description...Be very proud of your item while describing. One thing you can do is go to Ebay and look at some items similar to what you want to sell and see what's selling and what they're doing to get the bids...also, they have tons of groups to help. Good Luck....BTW, I am Beth..seen your link at Holly's journal "My World".

bethb251 said...

I'm back.... was reading your profile and see that you were a waitress and now a cashier....me too...Thank goodness. I love being a cashier so much better, do you?? I am actually a fuel desk cashier and we stay pretty busy running fuel and all their many different ways of payment, lol...the worst is the lottery...grrrr, but I can deal....Some of them tip, which is pretty good. O.k...I am gone now. :)

delela1 said...

I've been ebaying since 1999, both selling and buying.  Only sell occasionally, but plan to sell most of my Hallmark Keepsakes soon.  Fees are reasonable, considering the vast exposure to the public you receive.  Recommend you review several other item narrative's by other seller's to get a sense for what draws the buyer's in as far as creating the ad.  Be careful...I've had no negative experiences yet, but I am only an occasional ebayer.

Good luck!!!