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Making profit on eBay seems to be a gamble nowadays???

Discussion in 'Ebay' started by anatho, Nov 24, 2013.

  1. anatho

    anatho Elite Member

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    It looks like selling on ebay, or better said making money on ebay, is a gamble nowadays.

    Look at this listing:

    http://www.ebay.de/itm/The-Elder-Sc...5213?pt=Video_Games_Games&hash=item5d464fd3cd

    He only got €2.99 for this item.

    And now look here:

    http://www.ebay.de/itm/The-Elder-Sc...6107?pt=DE_PC_Videospiele&hash=item20db889a0b

    The complete same product, and he got €100.

    Now how in the world can this be the case? Also please note that the first seller has 2000+ feedback and the second only 100+
    Also as you can see the winning bidder on auction #1 is a guy with 0 feedback, so probably he won't pay anything. I know these bidders with 0 feedback and new account, don't know what is their purpose to register on ebay, buy something and never pay and disappear .... I had this more than one time ....

    But if you compare this, I think selling on eBay has become obsolete today,you can make more money when playing the lottery ...
     
  2. Beven

    Beven Elite Member

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    The best money to be made on eBay these days is in really niche areas. It's ridiculously hard to compete with huge sellers.
     
  3. anatho

    anatho Elite Member

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    Yes that is true .... but for e.g. this item there is not really a big competition as not many people have these codes.

    It seems odd to me that someone has to sell at a loss while the other one gets for the same product a profit of more than $100 ...
     
  4. MadStacks

    MadStacks BANNED BANNED

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    Some niches on eBay are messed up. I mean you can make good money and I know people who live and eat off
    of eBay but it is not easy and takes work to get it all set up.
     
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  5. ablanchi

    ablanchi Newbie

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    Some years ago sellers on ebay can make money... today is very hard...
     
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    jolly rodger Newbie

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    that is so true!
     
  7. Bestindabiz

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    To me Ebay seems so yesterday when it comes to making money online I guess because thats how I got started with making money online. As much as ive sold on ebay nothing compares to affiliate marketing.
     
  8. jhillman87

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    Um. Those may seem like the same "item" (technically, they are virtual keys so not even physical) but they are not.

    The first one is a weekend-only (friday, saturday, sunday) access to the game which they basically send everyone on their beta subscriber list. I got invited 3 weekends in a row, but never really bothered playing. It's their method of semi-open-beta testing.

    The second one is an actual closed beta key, which i signed up for but never got "accepted" into the closed beta. It gives you permanent access on your account to play in the closed beta, any day, everyday, during the closed beta period.

    If you were a gamer you'd probably understand :p
     
  9. alt control elite

    alt control elite Newbie

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    ebay is becoming a big gamble to make money on now because the deck is stacked against everyone when you have ebay to deal with, ebay customers to deal with, and u.s customs to deal with.
     
  10. DogsBreakfast

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    ebay is great Im making a ton its definitely not a gamble .. there are tons of ways around their limitations etc. My friend has 100 operating ebay accounts! lol