1. This site uses cookies. By continuing to use this site, you are agreeing to our use of cookies. Learn More.

Is Ebay still worth it?

Discussion in 'Ebay' started by Greybeard, Sep 4, 2011.

  1. Greybeard

    Greybeard Junior Member

    Joined:
    Aug 27, 2011
    Messages:
    185
    Likes Received:
    18
    Is Ebay still worth selling things on? It seems like every week I get emails from them trying to lure me into buying something, which to me smells of desperation. Are people still buying stuff on Ebay?
     
  2. markomarkogame

    markomarkogame Power Member

    Joined:
    Jan 11, 2011
    Messages:
    627
    Likes Received:
    157
    Home Page:
    Offcourse, or atleast I am.

    they just want to increase profit with their emails i guess
     
  3. Eythil

    Eythil Newbie

    Joined:
    May 11, 2011
    Messages:
    27
    Likes Received:
    4
    Depends on what you're looking for.
    I use ebay, but I usually won't buy anything there unless I'm getting a good deal, like for a video game lot.
    I mainly use Amazon to buy things.

    I am attempting to sell a Scrapebox blast on ebay, have 10 views and 1 watcher since two days ago, and only one sale since a month ago ($10).
     
  4. beeHWfan

    beeHWfan Regular Member

    Joined:
    Aug 30, 2010
    Messages:
    452
    Likes Received:
    225
    Occupation:
    do it all
    Location:
    US
    Home Page:
    It all depends on the item. If you are selling SEO services you need to have someway other than ebay to find buyers. The SEO is saturated on Ebay.

    The digital books are saturated. Possible to make money but must be done right.

    You can sell real physical products all day but remember that ebay fees when all said and done along with paypal run up to 20% which can add up really fast.

    Tips: host your own pictures so you never pay for pictures.
    Only do straight .99 cent auctions. If you do auction with fixed price, they charge you .50 extra.

    If you do those to things then you can list for free and only pay final value fees and paypal fees.

    Just as recently as about 5 months ago I was running eBay business for someone selling, knives, paint brushes, and assorted things you might find at flea market or consignment stores. We were doing pretty good until I quit. We just had our differences is all and couldn't work together.

    Also I know another girl in my area who goes around thrift stores, bealls, etc these places looking for huge discounts on shoes. She sells nothing but shoes that she buys and resells and she is making around 300 a month. She is using auctiva or something like that where you pay monthly fee but you get to list for free and if your stuff doesn't sell you don't pay.

    Anyway hope this helped answer you q. Peace.
     
  5. zamzam

    zamzam Newbie

    Joined:
    Aug 26, 2011
    Messages:
    16
    Likes Received:
    0
    ebay buyers are very gullible you can easily sell something worth 10 bucks for 20-35
     
  6. unc2402

    unc2402 Newbie

    Joined:
    Sep 5, 2011
    Messages:
    12
    Likes Received:
    0
    agreed
     
  7. dragon123

    dragon123 Regular Member

    Joined:
    Sep 28, 2010
    Messages:
    263
    Likes Received:
    59
    I used to make good money with Ebay but stopped a while ago because the fees are just too much, especially during quieter periods. You need to sell goods with large profit margins to make it worthwhile.
    Now if Ebay only charged you when you sell, not list as well, then i would be back like a shot.