Discussion in 'Ebay' started by skylizard, Nov 2, 2011.
Seems like I hear so much negative talk about eBay lately. Is I still worth it?
... no ebay is dead. nobody going there any longer ...
It depends. Suprisingly, used items and antiques do pretty well on ebay.
Everything new, it seems everyone wants it for a dollar.
Many people are leaving ebay because they are reporting taxes now. Actually, just about everyone will be reporting taxes now, as the IRS is demanding it.
I think its if you make over 50k a year
No, it's if you have 200 transactions and a total of 20K a year. Paypal is reporting too.
Yeah, the day I decided to leave ebay was the day I decided to leave paypal as well. I actually found a cc processor that has (much) lower fees than paypal anyways.
ebay dead ? what wrong.i'm still active on ebay
Oh but didn't you just offer an ebay JV?
Well darn, I was hoping to be able and sell on eBay
You CAN sell on ebay. There's just a lot of people boycotting them for various reasons. It's still the #1 site people go to to buy, if I'm not mistaken. I just don't want to be a part of it anymore. There's still lots of money to be made there. I just hate ebay, and I hate paypal with a passion.
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eBay is really annoying IMO. They take down your listings for any reason, always side by the buyer, and screw the seller.
Not to mention the holds in paypal accounts,,,, they are really anoying.... even if you sell legit stuff,, dont work that well but this is a necessary evil to keep ebay from be associated with thieves and fake stuff,
Ebay is still a viable source for making money, it's just harder to do it nowadays but what else is new?
Like others have already said, there are still many niche's out there that are not overly saturated. However it now seems that volume has taken a precedence over high profit margins. That's okay too, just gotta go with the flow.
With sellers being at the mercy of buyers, it doesn't make sense to invest in high priced items. You just don't know when a scumbag tries to pull a "significantly not as described" BS with you and you just have to bite the bullet and consider that transaction a loss. I know a few sellers who have lost thousands of dollars on a single transaction because some POS human being decided to say they received a fake item or an empty box.
Ultimately with eBay progressively getting worse over time, one should see it as more of a marketing tool then a big profit maker. It's a great way to make life long clients since you can market to anyone who has purchased from you. Send them a thank you card with your own personal website and your contact information. (Give a discount if they buy from you directly).
So find a niche, hedge your losses by staying with relatively low priced items and build a customer base in which you can market to your own website.
i use to be a ebay seller also, but i left ebay in 2008. they increased their fees so much that it was impossible for me to carry on with work and DHL also increased their charges to ship internationally. due to these two reason i left ebay,
I think I am done with ebay for a while,And paypal you have to be very careful when dealing with them. Smh
No truer words have been said. I've found that no matter how good the product ( real or fake ) sooner or later your gunna run into the douchebags buying your stuff. Theres just no way to filter them out!
I'm of the opinion that its impossible to sell on ebay without getting a few negatives. Theres just no pleasing some people!
And this is not all , some guys do it for fun , or they are competition trying to bring you down,,, it is not because they were not happy with the product it is because they want to destroy your business....
If that was true we should see many alternatives flourishing. Where are they?
(This is not a retorical question. I really want to know alternatives to ebay. )
It seems the real problem is paypal and it's buyer overprotecting measures. More and more "buyers" start to learn that it's just too easy to get a free iPhone or whatever.
I think this is a great tip. You can also list items as decoy just so prospective buyers contact you with questions and then you can redirect them.
I'm seeking advice on how to convince buyers to buy outside of ebay without paypal.
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