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How do people sell items for 2 bucks on ebay?

Discussion in 'Ebay' started by bigcasey123, Jan 30, 2014.

  1. bigcasey123

    bigcasey123 Regular Member

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    Shipping first class is 1.92 and with the fees they lose money, so how do they do this? the cheapest i can sell for is 3 bucks and i'm only left with an 60 - 90 cent profit.
     
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    1. you can turn 60 cent into much more if you re-allocate it
    2. they sell your details to cpa company
    3. they are testing into a market, and taking small profit because they are either stupid or clever.
    4. they want to just clear their stock rapid, even at a loss.
     
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  3. MafiaBlack

    MafiaBlack Regular Member

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    these people kill market price..
     
  4. badut jenaka

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    They not make profit by selling that items. They just taking at least your details (paypal email or address) for promoting items directly to your email. And it also good for quick feedbacks.
     
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    For larger companies with 1000s of orders, shipping costs are far lower.

    But yeah, I suspect they sell your details too.
     
  6. Laser42

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    How do you sell someones details? :suspect:

    Is it legal and who is interested in buying someones name/address?

    Never heard of that before.
     
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    Schvamp Power Member

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    In this world, who isn't lol.
    It's illegal if you haven't signed any special ToS/contract about it.
     
  8. paypalstuff

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    Sell to cpa company.
     
  9. MadStacks

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    Most of them are doing feedback trading when the price is that low or trying to scrap information from buyers.
     
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    The answer lies in the same way that Walmart makes money.
    Mass quantity over quality.
    And some people don't make a profit the first 1000 sales, they just want to get their reputation up before they start selling for profit.
     
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    It happens A LOT.... I'm pretty sure it happened to you within the last week, you just don't know or will ever know...

    You could probably open yellow pages, pick a random company and sue them for this, there's a pretty good chance they actually did it at one point.
     
  12. noseo

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    Some of these accounts are run by very clever entrepreneurs in Hong Kong. China has subsidies for exporters, so they are getting more than they would if they were selling out of other countries. The mail from China to the point of entry in the USA can ride on a freighter that had some extra space, at low cost. International agreements require that the last leg of the trip, from the point of entry to the recipient, at the expense of the destination country's postal service (USPS). And when the stuff itself is very cheap when sourced in China, and when the labor can be sourced cheaply, a profit can be turned.
     
  13. bhgrey

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    lots of reasons. but mostly when i sell ultra low cost items for almost no money (10-50c profit), it's mostly to boost my feedback. more feedback = more trusted account = less chance of getting banned. it's basically to buy good feedback, while my money comes from my higher end items.
     
  14. BlackOctz

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    never got any useless discount cards yet? They just collecting leads.
     
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    It hard to do that. It to cheap, ebay think you on making a postive feedback.
     
  16. InfinityAI

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    Most of them use the items as loss leaders (they lose money on them) to build up selling history and feedback.
     
  17. SitraM

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    Never realised people are doing that...