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Is same day shipping going to be the end of 3rd party sellers like us?

Discussion in 'Ebay' started by momenttt, Apr 10, 2014.

  1. momenttt

    momenttt Newbie

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    I am just starting out and about to start my first eBay business, I have been excited out of my mind to finally have income coming in after not being able to find a job for almost 3 years.

    I came across this Q&A on Reddit where some successful eBay seller was answering questions to many people. He said something that has been bothering me, he said that with the new focus on same day shipping that he would be "terrified" to be someone with income only from eBay.

    This had me thinking if this is really true?

    Am I starting out on a road that will soon lead me into doom? Am I about to invest a lot of time and effort into something that is going to fall apart and fast?

    I want my eBay business as my main source of income and my main career, am I a fool for wanting this?

    I am only 21 and have nothing else going for me, so this has been the only thing giving me hope.
     
  2. TurboSEO

    TurboSEO Newbie

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    your 21 and cant find a minimum wage job... for 3 years....

    Sorry, but that's the only thing that struck me in this post.

    Best of luck with your journey.
     
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  3. takers

    takers Regular Member

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    I use to have a very profitable eBay business until the market I was in became saturated by desperate sellers looking to make a quick buck. You can still make a lot of cash on eBay with the right product. The best advice that I can give you is to stop reading so much and start focusing on growing your business quickly.

    The niche you're in can change in a blink of a eye and you'll be back searching for a job again. Same day shipping is not going to ruin your business. Majority of the stuff sold on eBay can be found locally without any need of shipping at all. You need to worry more about how much your competition is charging for the same products you're selling.
     
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  4. momenttt

    momenttt Newbie

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    It's not funny. There is a very good reason why, I am being discriminated against because of who I am. It has nothing to do with my abilities or my drive.

    Maybe instead of being rude you could have answered the question, but instead you leave a negative rude comment with a backhanded "best of luck" for no reason, while you leave nothing intelligent or useful or anything that pertains to this thread. You don't know anything about me or my life, yet you leave a comment to make me feel worse. Clearly I am struggling. I cannot believe that someone who is doing any better than me and has any type of success at all actually took the time out of their day to leave a comment like this.

    All I can hope for is that when you fail, if you even have success at all, someone else will come along to kick you in the mouth as you have just done to me.

    Karma.

    And thanks evilclown for coming along to bully me as well without leaving adding anything at all, the same to you as well.
     
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  5. momenttt

    momenttt Newbie

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    Thank you takers, it seems you have come along with some real sound advice and made me feel much better.
     
  6. andy1031

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    I'm 13 and I used to do part time ebay back in december and pull in $2000 a month, 2 hours a day.................before I got suspended for being underage. If eBay is going to be your primary source of income, think again. eBay chopped 15,000 sellers in one day last year, why wouldn't they chop yours? eBay has high expectations of it's sellers, with the crazily demanding DSR rating system. You are allowed 3 negative feedbacks before eBay reviews your account. Paypal could lock your funds at any second and keep them for 180 days, making interest off them. Thousands of people who had eBay as a job or hired people to help with their eBay store have been forced off the website for no reason. If you even live in the same apartment block or street as a suspended user you could go down, even if you did nothing wrong. If you have the same name and birthday as a suspended user you could go down. So, if you are going to make eBay your full time job, make sure you are playing by their rules. Always have a rainy day fund. There is a little known feature on Paypal called auto sweep. Call them to get it activated, it auto withdraws your account balance to your bank account everyday at midnight. Best of luck.
     
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  7. momenttt

    momenttt Newbie

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    Thank you for the valuable input.

    I did call paypal, they only offer auto sweep to business accounts now. I do now know if having a business account it a good idea right now.

    Also I have no other choice and I really want this to work, so I will be forced to play by their rules I suppose. I am scared of negative reviews. I don't want my competitors purchasing cheap items and leaving me bad feedback.

    Also what happens after you get 3 negative feedbacks? If you have tracking and deliveery confirmation for your orders don't you win disputes 100% of the time?

    What do you suggest are the steps I should take to make this whole experience go as smoothly as possible and how can I avoid issues with eBay and PayPal ?
     
  8. Old Fuddy

    Old Fuddy Registered Member

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    i cant beileive now that handling time and shipping time hurts your dsrs and trs
     
  9. GoGetRanked

    GoGetRanked Power Member Premium Member

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    It shouldn't come as a surprise tho
    i sold a TON of stuff on ebay .. all high end networking hardware
    and the thing that set me apart was i was able to send my guy to drop of packages at santa clara fedex at 6pm and the my customers in LA had the item the next morning before 9am or 10am in the east coast .
    don't look at it as a bad thing OP look at how you can separate yourself from the competition and do better than the rest.

    regards,
    ToG
     
  10. toml3030

    toml3030 Elite Member

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    Yet another step in eBay's march toward getting rid of non-professional sellers. They're basically herding everyone into carrying inventory so it can be shipped same day.