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Listing .99 Recipe Auctions To Build Feedback?

Discussion in 'Ebay' started by bluehabit, Jun 26, 2013.

  1. bluehabit

    bluehabit Newbie

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    I have been told listing .99 cent recipe auctions is a legitimate way to build feedback. However, I saw a thread or two through google searching where people have been banned for doing this. Is this a safe way to proceed for building feedback?

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  2. zxc2232

    zxc2232 Newbie

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    I'm looking for seller feedback.


    1. Bid on one of my auctions. PM me for link!


    2. I'll end the auction and accept your bid


    3. I'll mark the item as paid and shipped (you don't actually have to pay)


    4. We both leave positive feedback (5 stars across the board)


    I'm also doing buyer feedback so PM me your listing if you have one.
     
  3. bluehabit

    bluehabit Newbie

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    zxc2232, is it safe to follow a method like this to get feedback? I was under the impression ebay was able to detect stuff like this if the account does it enough and ban you for feedback manipulation.

    Also, I think you need to PM me zxc2232, I need 15 posts to submit a PM. Thanks
     
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  4. bluehabit

    bluehabit Newbie

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    Rather than create a separate topic, I figured I would ask here. But how do you gain momentum with recipe sales for building feedback? I created an interesting item description with color and html images, and put together a nice illustrated PDF book but have not had any bids or buy outs yet.
     
  5. scallen37

    scallen37 Junior Member

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    People looking to buy them typically use "Ending Soon" to search for cheap auctions ending soon, so you can have your listings end in 1 day (or 3) and gain feedback that way. However, less than half of those people will actually leave you feedback if you are selling and buying/selling too many items in a short time span CAN get you suspended for feedback manipulation.

    My personal opinion is that you should go on eBay with about $50 and in the middle of the night, look for single baseball cards at auction (typically from novice sellers) you can buy for .99 cents or less with Free Shipping - they do exist, you have to buy early to mid week late at night. With $50, you can probably buy about 50 or even 60 cards. Simply make sure that they cards have a history of being sold for an average of $1.49+ as a Buy it Now, and make sure the current lowest price a seller is offering the same exact card for is $1.49 or more, so you can undercut him by a penny and make a quick sale. Then when you get the cards, throw up all of your listings to either END as a 7 day auction at Sunday night around 7 PM pacific standard time, or as a Buy it Now but make sure you are the cheapest. You'll earn twice as much feedback this way, as a buyer and a seller, its really easy to do, and you might even make a couple bucks but you shouldn't lose money doing it. I do this with a lot of comic books on new accounts, but my favorite method is with DVD's but if you sell more than 1000 dvds a month it raises some red flags.
     
  6. eBayer.

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    It's not the best way.
    You could just buy a few hundred key chains for 20c each and run them down for a dollar each in auctions, you'll get quick real feedbacks for real products + profit.
     
  7. zxc2232

    zxc2232 Newbie

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    You sure?
    Ebay suspended one of my accounts for that.
     
  8. bluehabit

    bluehabit Newbie

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    Scallen37, thats an interesting idea thanks for sharing!

    For those that were just talking about buying items however, seller and buyer feedback are separate categories I thought? Most people I talked to suggested having a separate account for both buying and selling
     
  9. InfinityAI

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