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Wholesale Lists?

Discussion in 'Ebay' started by anonymousartisan, Nov 12, 2009.

  1. anonymousartisan

    anonymousartisan Registered Member

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    Hi kids,

    I was thinking about selling Wholesale lists on eBay. Any thoughts? Even ideas as to where I can get these lists for cheap/free?
     
  2. ikorky

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    one big thing is liquidation.com you can purchase, wholesale lots of items on the site
     
  3. Zozja

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    I tried selling wholesale lists a while back and found a very interesting problem. Even though I made it crystal clear that people were getting a list and the actual product (tv,laptop, whatever) 8 out of ten people who bought the list would contact me asking when they would get their tv or laptop.

    I would tell them that they had bought a wholesale list and not the product and they would demand a refund. If I didn't give it to them they would file a paypal dispute. Obviously it was very frustrating.

    And my auctions were very clear that I was selling a list.

    Something to keep in mind.

    Zozja
     
  4. bl4ck1ce

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    I used to sell a wholesale list & business guide for pocket bikes/minibikes.. I had a picture of the damn CD on the auction, said 17 times (I counted) that it was a cd, and I even posted all of the questions I received to the auction, so by the time I stopped selling them, my listings had over 30 specific instances of me saying "you are buying a cd, not a motorcycle"... you'd think at least the $3 shipping fee would have tipped them off.... but no, I still got at least one comment per day asking stupid sh*t like "how fast does it go?" or "can I ride it on the grass?"

    I made a few hundred dollars, but honestly... the frustration wasn't worth it. Given the time I spent dealing with the idiots on there, I would have made more money flipping burgers at McDonalds.

    I continued to sell lists after that until I got too busy with classes, just not on ebay anymore.. much easier that way.
     
  5. noah37

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    Same thing happened to me. My first line of each listing was "This is a wholesale list"
    and no matter what it was, these newbies bid and then ask when will they get their product. Did they really think that someone will sell a 40" LCD TV for $10?

    Not worth it, if you ask me. You also have to send it by CD so that is even more pain.
     
  6. zeroa

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    Doesn't eBay side with you in that case?
     
  7. findmeone

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    Ebay only cares about $$
     
  8. bl4ck1ce

    bl4ck1ce Regular Member

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    Ebay is no help whatsoever.

    One of the first times I sold a wholesale list, a guy bid it up to $40, well above what I was expecting for it. After the auction was over, I got a message saying "My son hacked into my account and bid on this thinking it was a motorcycle. We won't be paying." So I replied back telling him that he did enter a legally binding contract to buy the item, and if his account was used by his kid than that's something he'll have to take up with him, but he still owes me $40.

    He didn't reply, so I filed a non-paying bidder report a week later, and when ebay contacted him, he told them he'd already paid so they closed the case and charged me the fees. That's why I switched all my listings to BINs, so I wouldn't even hear about a sale until the money was in my account...
     
  9. zeroa

    zeroa Newbie

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    So we're better off not selling on eBay altogether?

    I've looked at some completed listings and seems most appear to be legit... under $10, etc. If you can sell just 10 of them that's $100 for the day :).
     
  10. bl4ck1ce

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    Mine showed up as completed too, but I didn't get paid for some of them. I doubt I'm the only one what's happened to. I never had any chargebacks though, I know of some people who had enough to shut them down.

    It's a tricky business, and usually short lived. Most people selling that kind of info product last a month or so, before either getting banned from ebay or their feedback gets so low that they can't use the account anymore... my accounts are all legit, and one dates back to 1999... so I backed off rather than risk negative feedback or any trouble with ebay when I started having issues with customers...

    there were times I wanted to just scribble "you're an idiot." on a sheet of paper and send that instead of their pdf file, but I figured some people might not appreciate the humor....

    I still sell info products online, but I wouldn't go back on ebay with a wholesale list product unless I outsource the customer service stuff so I don't need to deal with the idiotic questions from people that lack basic reading skills, and believe they can buy a pocket bike for $12, or a 42" plasma tv for $20.... both shipped by USPS media mail, no less. :rolleyes:

    arg. people......