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Old 10-19-2004, 06:03 PM
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EBAY tips and tricks

So many of us use this auction site to either buy or sell, I thought it would be a great fun idea to trade our stories, tips and/or tricks.
I couldn't find another thread dedicated to the topic so please move it if need be.
I'm new to selling so would like any advice you all have to offer. Had limited success, am trying to make some extra $ (aren't we all?)
Did learn though that Priority Mail mailing supplies are FREE. Duh, how long has that been happening?
I've been buying sporadically for about 3 years. This biggest thing I've learned is to bid as close to the end of auction as possible. Hard to be outbid if there isn't any time left
Use the search function all the time. Just also found out that say if you are looking for womens sunglasses, in the search box type "sunglasses -mens" and the results will not include mens.

I've briefly looked into other auction sites, but they just don't look as good or have as much info .
Has anyone had any luck with other sites? How do they compare?
My Ebay ID is with2bs

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Old 10-21-2004, 06:47 AM
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I have only used Family Corners Garage Sale forum (as a seller) and ebay( as a buyer) so can't say I have much experience and am getting ready to start selling on ebay soon but I guess on advice for listing I would surely say a good thing to do is:

Do a search of your item before listing and see if and what it's going for.

Do sign up as a Premiere Seller so that you can accept credit card payments as well as MO's or Personal Checks.

Do Not accept personal checks.. if they bounce, it will cost you big time at your bank. Here it's $35.00 per check that you have to pay.

Anybody else out there selling on ebay, or other places?

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Old 03-06-2011, 11:41 AM
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I'm interested in selling household items, books, etc. on Ebay so any tips would be appricated on what to sell and the best ways to get the most money.

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Old 03-14-2011, 10:46 AM
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subbing to this thread, as I would love to know more in case I decide to sell, but have no clue to how to do so...
I've been told one time long time ago that u have to buy first before you can sell, is that still the same?
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