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attention ebay ebook sellers.. read this

Discussion in 'BlackHat Lounge' started by cpaaddict, Mar 24, 2008.

  1. cpaaddict

    cpaaddict Supreme Member

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  2. crsk8andsno56

    crsk8andsno56 Senior Member

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    wow....

    Ill just say link will be sent by email after and offer free delivery... lol
     
  3. TechBlogger

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    pwned
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  4. Smitty

    Smitty BANNED BANNED

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    Actually this won't effect me dick, made 7000 last month selling digitals through classifieds.

    No problems here, but all those dudes selling digital books through dutch auctions n such may get hoed out.
     
  5. r-webb-k

    r-webb-k BANNED BANNED

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    well fuck ebay i think im going to build an auction site for ebooks and electronics only which could be the next big thing ebay better watchout for me
     
  6. FleshJoe

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    The insertion fee of $9.95 is designed to kill the $0.01 ebooks which were there just for generating feedback. No problem, if you sell good stuff, your feedback will be positive anyways, so what the hey. The only problem is to break even you need to sell like 3-4 copies of a $2 ebook per month. Also not a big deal. May even increase the overall quality of the materials offered for sale :)
     
  7. carsonrathi

    carsonrathi Senior Member

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    How you make 7 grands selling ebooks??..i am ebooks seller and i make $500-$600/month and after paying fees, i am left with $400:(...how you make such a big amount?
     
  8. jdock1

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    ebay is kicking there own ass for that one. there is going to be another seller boycott. they can kiss there precious fees goodbye.

    its funny though, i bet those cocky ass ebook gurus like that fuckin lim*y "john thornhill" are cryin themselves to sleep!
    that was practically his whole business besides his stupid websites like mentorshipmontly and all the other bullshit. hes still going to suffer because people are going to want to buy his shit no more because they hardly cant sell there ebooks on ebay any way!


    but, this is what gets me, how are powersellers who sell ebooks going to maintain there powerseller status? when you think of it, if its all they sell is digital products, how are they going to maintain there feedback and monthly sales quota for being a powerseller?

    HAHAHAHA
     
  9. Smitty

    Smitty BANNED BANNED

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    I am in 100% agreement with you. This is a good thing. Problems are either just that problems or opportunities.
     
  10. Smitty

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    Easy I sell an ebook I wrote and have my own unique copy for. I'm the only one selling it and sell it for 9.99 - 97.99. I branded myself and don't use other peoples shit ebooks to sell. I don't mess with .99 ebooks, I know alot of people are banking with those. But why do that when you can make 100x that.

    The way to make huge money on ebay is to make your own shit. Something people have never seen before. Something they will say, "WOW this one might actually be different." If you go through the ads on ebay they are all the same. You just have to have a decent offer that is different from the rest and you will bank guaranteed!
     
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    Yall can do that while a unique few keep using the system in their own way and clean up. I think everyone is looking at this horribly wrong. This isn't as bad as everyone is making it out to be.

    All it means is Step UR Fucking Game up and think smarter, because MOST people won't. They will just sit and complain. I can assure you that you can make a killing still, you just have to think differently. Regardless if eBay goes back to the way they were or not, don't bank on that.

    Just my 2c I guess.
     
  12. Legion

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    As a Brit myself I have to ask, was that really necessary?

    Is it just John Thornhill you have a problem with or is it more "those fuckin' limeys" in general?
     
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  13. jdock1

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    sorry dude...had a bad experience in england once before and never been the same since...makes me sick when i think of it

    i dont hate british people i used to have a friend who lived in greater london

    and that movie the clockwork orange, just makes the UK look even freakier

    not british people, but just the UK in general is kind of creepy
     
  14. gts6

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    you are very right. i think a lot of the small time people will jump out of the game, leaving a lot less competition and oversaturation, and the people who stick with it will be in for a long and profitable ride, especially that you can charge more too, if you please to.
     
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    You and I are definitely on the same wave length. There is so much shitty garabage on eBay right now and I for one am happy they are cleaning up.
     
  16. monytree

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    What you can do is to put your ebook onto a cd and then ship it out to the customer. Sure, you're going to have to figure in the costs of envelopes, cd's and postage, but if you have a high quality product you can charge more for it to make up the difference. Or you can just post a classified ad and then have the traffic redirected to your site.

    Just like smitty said this just gives the opportunity for people to think outside the box and step up their game.
     
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    Hey Dan, did not see this in my search before i posted.

    Actually this will illiminate most of the competition when it comes to selling digital items.

    This will raise up the profits of sellers, and kill profits for ebay. sell the same ebook for .01 and 4.95 shipping and handling and you make more, ebay makes less.

    But it is more work, and most people will not take the time to do it.
     
  18. Smitty

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    This is exactly what I'm talking about!!!!

    Dude, that tip right there is awesome. All you'd really have to do is emphasize that the book is available on CD and isn't a direct download. That way eBay can continue to get their fix and now you can sell through auctions.

    Awesome tip bro.
     
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    Exactly...

    But the ones that are willing to put in the work will be cleaning up.

    So I hope none of you do!! :D

    I kid I kid