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Old 09-26-2008, 07:56 PM #21
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I would love to get started selling things on ebay. I have a name and
need to start figuring it out. But I keep turning chicken. We have
lots of stuff that we need to sell.

What would be the best way for me to get my feet wet to try and
get a start.

Nothing really big, just see if I can start.

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I would love to get started selling things on ebay. I have a name and
need to start figuring it out. But I keep turning chicken. We have
lots of stuff that we need to sell.

What would be the best way for me to get my feet wet to try and
get a start.

Nothing really big, just see if I can start.

Donna
Hi ,
I also sell on eBay and learned a lot from the eBay for dummies book.Also the forums on eBay helped me a lot.Before I sold I bought a few items to get a score some people will shy away from a new seller with no score.
I love to sell on eBay.
But the shipping and packing part is the hardest for me as I hate to drive/go in to the post office.I am considering making all my items priority mail then the post man comes the next day to pick it all up ....Yeah!
It cost the buyers more so am not sure about it but I need to bring up my shipping score.
New rules about the (DSR) star rating system start around November
I also have an eBay store items sell slower but to list them only costs 3 cents + a monthly charge of 15.95 so you can list hundreds of items for less than $50.00 a month.
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Denise,
If you have a PayPal account you can print all shipping labels online via them (including USPS priority,parcel post, media mail, first class as well as UPS too) sure saves those trips to the post office and those lines. USPS also allows you to schedule pickups online now, like with UPS

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It seems an eBay store really is a great way to learn the ropes, but even the new eBay fixed price listings means you can jump in with not much layout of $
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there is a comprehensive "help" section on eBay
http://pages.ebay.com/help/index/A.html
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I also found these helpful tutorials on selling on eBay

http://pages.ebay.com/education/selling.html
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Arrow I'm so old that eBay wasn't even eBay yet ... *laughing*

I've been with eBay before eBay was eBay!



It actually was auctionweb.com ... *laughing*,
I'm one of the many 'originals' there.... unfortunately
my nasty divorce and (can I say stupid ex?) Judge's
orders to wipe the account out (well it was under my
stupid ex's name but I did all the work) - with over,
10,000+ feedbacks, 1 neutral and no negatives, 5
accounts... and tons of repetitive customers. (Remember
only 1 feedback is unique, no matter how many they
leave you)

eBay just wasn't the same like the "Good Old Days"
when they started to get greedy!



All I was doing was breaking even. *sigh*

Gone was the "Bid Warz" ~ all the fun watching 20-30-40
people fighting over an item, bidding like crazy, was gone
and some items would have left you with ....



Remember the Bug in a Jar? (DOA of course)

Tattoo my Boobs? Then the other one Tattoo my head?

Nekkid man on Teakettle? (Well he didn't realize it but
people caught on to it only AFTER the auction image
was displayed and someone blew it up, and yeah, he
was nekkid alright - *laughing* and eBay uses that
to teach you what NOT to do in eBay selling!)

And other outlandish things including the military jet
(and yes, that was legal and tender) ...

*laughing*

While I have rapport with the Top Staff, but it just isn't
the same anymore; even though I had to start all over
from scratch (I did have another 'backup account' which
was under my name and my ex tried to wipe that one
out too - geesh!).

But there's a lot of other places you can list for free or
cheap ...

Check out Power Sellers Unite

And you'll find other auction sites available that you can
list elsewhere (especially if you have multiple items) that
you can list for free or nearly next to nothing and many
of these places - allows you to import your eBay feedbacks
to their site so you can have a reputation there too and
be able to display your eBay items on their site as well.

Hope all these goodies help!
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hi Southie

yes eBay is not what it used to be but, for many it still is an essential outlet for merchandise because it, like nowhere else online other than Amazon.com, gets the traffic.

we do have another thread here about other places to sell online
http://neurotalk.psychcentral.com/thread50745.html
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