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Ebay Vs. Amazon

Discussion in 'Ebay' started by csavvy, Jun 23, 2014.

  1. csavvy

    csavvy Newbie

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    Hey guys. Im a member of both eBay and Amazon but primarily use eBay. Ive had a lot of issues with ebay in my past and ive heard that a lot of people have experienced problems just like me. Anyways just want to hear your guys' opinion on the topic.
     
  2. ZennoBlaster

    ZennoBlaster Senior Member

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    I prefer AmaBay - the best of both worlds! :cool:
     
  3. SirSmash

    SirSmash Registered Member

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    Depends what you're selling.

    Amazon generally needs a UPC or the product has to already be in their catalog. It's good for new, boxed items. Used items you got to be careful and pay attention to what the Amazon description says exactly. I sold a printer once on there, clearly said the print head wasn't included (and I was selling it for like 100 bucks when with heads it was close to 700), guy bought it and then complained it wasn't as described. Amazon let him keep the item and refunded him because they read the ad and I violated Amazon policy by stating that there were no print heads included. Amazon holds all funds for 21 days and as far as I'm aware will make no exceptions.

    eBay you can sell most items you want, it's generally better for used items. Some things you can't sell like cop car computers (the regular PC from the car) as they claim it could be used to impersonate law enforcement. Not sure how you'd do that, but it's what they claimed. eBay holds money until 3 days after delivery or until your account is decently old with a selling history and you'll get paid instantly.

    I would use both because at some point you'll end up pissing off either one of them and shouldn't have all your profits tied into one business.
     
  4. ormexpert

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    Both are advisable to use provided totally depending upon what you're selling.
     
  5. Slim.

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    Like others have said, it depends on what your selling. In the grand scheme of things they are both fairly decent but my personal preference would be towards Amazon.
     
  6. casestudy

    casestudy Jr. VIP Jr. VIP

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    depends what you're selling
     
  7. bumbummen99

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    i would prefer 3bay for small bu1ssnes
     
  8. Numbuh362

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    To be honest, ebay is just easier for me I haven't messed with amazon too much so I wouldn't know. The customers on ebay usually have lower standards, as long as you describe the item you're selling and ship it out fast they'll be happy.
     
  9. AutoSeoPro

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    Ebay is better for small businesses, its easier to work with and customers will buy almost any product. Amazon is more for authority ones.
     
  10. jhonalex768

    jhonalex768 Regular Member

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    Both are advisable to use provided totally depending upon what you're selling
     
  11. thecolorblue

    thecolorblue Newbie

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    Also Amazon costs the seller more, so it's a no brainer.
     
  12. Socialmedium

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    Depends on what you're selling, to me Amazon is like a retail store and Ebay is like a garage sale. I know they both have new and used things but I think Ebay is more well known for casual people looking to resell things they no longer use.
     
  13. ORM

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    Both platforms got their advantages and disadvantages. Use them both, diversify and drive traffic to your own ecommerce website.