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For everyone begging for eBay feedback - some tips

Discussion in 'Ebay' started by GymJim, Aug 13, 2012.

  1. GymJim

    GymJim Registered Member

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    Hey all

    As there are about 5-6 different threads asking how to get eBay feed back I thought I would give everyone a few tips (yes I did post this on one of the threads but..I have added a little bit for you all)

    1) Don't buy gigs from Fiverr. eBay know full well when people are trying to manipulate their Feedback. NEVER EVER DO THIS! It will do much more harm than good. Also don't be tempted by the "Feedback rings/circles" as they can also do a lot of harm to your account - eBay will flag this type of behaviour quite easily and very quickly.

    2) Don't buy "1p Items" etc.. again eBay know full well and your account will be flagged up pretty quickly. If you are really tempted by this route go for £1 + or something similiar..but this is expensive and most of the time pointless as you will only get feedback for buying items (what doesn't count when selling items)

    3) DO find what items you want to sell (i would personally buy a wide range of ones in your target of items) and then buy 50-100 extra for "loss leaders" ones you lose a little bit of money - maybe only 5p or 10p or 10c or whatever currency your doing and use them as your feedback enhancers. As many other people on here have said buying loss leaders and feedback enhancers, they are by far the best way of doing this.. you will lose maybe £10 in total for this whole thing but you can easily get 50-200 feedback very quickly. I never actually did this when I first started as I never thought of it..but it does help

    4) DONT go buying accounts.. it always ends up in problems and people get annoyed..also you can destroy a perfectly good account fairly quickly if you do not know what your doing and sometimes these accounts are not always.."theirs" shall we say ;)

    There are more tips..but those are the main ones

    If you really need extra help you can post here and I will offer some advice
     
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    AngryBirdsFlock Registered Member

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    Thanks for the tips! I learned #2 the hard way lol
     
  3. ejg904

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    thanks for the help!
     
  4. GymJim

    GymJim Registered Member

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    Alot of people learn #2 the hard way.. I admit I did look at it, I even bought 2 .99p items to see if it was worth it and quickly realised that no it was not

    I just built my own rep up by being on ebay for a long time and selling items fairly cheap (problem with eBay now is that you don't make a lot of profit unless you are buying VERY large bulk or you can find some amazing deals)

    Postage is also the biggest killer..the postage sometimes cost more than the item I was sending
     
  5. r00nz

    r00nz Newbie

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    Hello Sir,
    May I know what does Don't buy gigs from Fiverr means?
    Thank you.
     
  6. damagesmith

    damagesmith Regular Member

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    Dont buy giggs on fiverr mean, dont buy those giggs on Fiver where they offer to help you get youer EBay feedback score up.
     
  7. GymJim

    GymJim Registered Member

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    It's been a while since I replied to this thread (Though, I believe it is an important thread to have around)

    Not buying gigs from fiver is basically telling you don't go on Fiverr looking for people who will buy the same item as you..or who will swap feedback for $5. Ebay know these people as they are repeat offenders..it's a bit like how Google know someone is constantly churning out reviews on websites and stuff.

    Just don't do it.

    I will be around these forums more now if people still want eBay help
     
  8. Az311

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    Couldn't you always create a few stealth accounts and then list some items for dirt cheap prices, so the fee is almost nothing, and then give yourself good feedback. Age these buying accounts, and then few months later use them to sell... ?

    Could you get linked doing this?
     
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    You could, but it's not worth crossing any of the information on accident. However, if these are a bunch of brand new stealth accounts with no pre-existing feedback, then it will raise red flags for feedback manipulation (that 10 accounts with 0 feedback and little tracking history have all purchased from 1 person. )

    It's not hard to go buy a couple items, resell them for a loss and ship them out quickly. It's a good investment, and usually stores a couple dollars in your new PayPal account.
     
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    best method is to buy a bulk lot (ie. something you can buy 500-1000 of) for very cheap per item. Then simply mark those items up a bit and resell them or you can sell them at a break even point to get lots of sales. Use buy it now option.
     
  11. GymJim

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    A small grave dig I know, but I have been busy doing things and have not had time to look at this forum post (though I am going to update this page soon enough).

    Back to the answers!

    Yes, one of the best methods is to buy bulk (that is pretty much the bottom line of business..the more you buy, the cheaper it gets). The main problem with that? Everyone does it.. Yes you might be able to get item at a couple pence/cents a time, but what is stopping anyone else getting the exact same item?

    You need to research your items before you buy in bulk, else you might be left with 4,000 items that you can't get rid of. It is better to have 50 items that you have a slightly smaller margin but can get rid of than 4,000 items that give you a better margin but you are stuck with.

    I have done both. I have bought job lots of 100 items and sold the lot with a small profit within a few days/weeks and I have bought full business invents that have sat in storage for weeks/months selling a few a week with about 10% more profit than the 50 that shifted in days.

    Swings and roundabouts really.
     
  12. swagguru

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    Hey good advise fellow member. Its important not to get flagged or banned by the bay because its a valuable money maker if you keep it legit. I learned the hard way when I got in a bind, but I knew the consequences and needed to keep my first account from loosing money.
     
  13. MadStacks

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    I mean basically your guide just tells you not to do feedback trading and to list real items and get it naturally.
    Doesn't eBay already tell people that a million times?

    Feedback manipulation works but only in reason.
     
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    As long as you know what you're selling and the buyer is happy, you should have no problem getting good feedback.

    Sometimes you have to message them requesting them to leave you feedback.
     
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    Anyone want to do feedback trading? find me on skype if you want to boost your reputation. I have a lot of separate accounts to do that~
     
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    i am not understanding what you are telling us to sell in step 3 to gain feedback?
     
  17. TheShrewMan

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    If you live in the UK and are signed up to the network giffgaff, you can list giffgaff sims for 1p and people will buy. Then all you have to do is log in to the giffgaff site and send the sim directly to the person - if they activate and top up the sim, you get a £5 bonus. If not, you get 1 ebay feedback regardless (no one has left negative feedback this way) :)
     
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    As an example for OP's point #3, go to the dollar store and buy some cheap items that you can list on eBay and use them as a loss leader. Sell some baseball cards for 10 cents each, etc. Try to find something that is closely related to what it is you want to sell as your profit maker.

     
  19. Defon

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    I have been selling for years on EB with stealth and I recently found a great way to get tons of feedback.

    SHIP the item on day 1 or 2 with tracking numbers.
    I know this sounds stupid to mention... But my feedback use to be LESS than 10% of my buyers left feedback (99.9 always positive) but I would beg for feedback from the rest. But my shipping times were slower...

    It seems the average buyer on EB have the memory of a gold fish. After 2 or 3 days they don't care about you or your feedback. Get it to them fast.
    I am getting around 50% to 60% of my customers leaving feedback. 3 stealth accounts are top sellers and one about to be TOP rated seller.

    I have always been good to my buyers (mostly) but if they don't leave feedback EB doesn't care.
     
  20. backstreet boys

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    are you sure about fiverr i think you only get zapped by ebay if they look in at you and what would cause them on small cheap items?