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I'm keeping the E-Bay module.

  1. Gcrhoads64 profile image97
    Gcrhoads64posted 3 years ago

    Two days ago someone bought a used truck through my E-Bay ad. I about fell over when I saw this. I'm glad I didn't delete my E-Bay ads. smile Happy day!

    1. Anna Marie Bowman profile image92
      Anna Marie Bowmanposted 3 years ago in reply to this

      Good for you!!! I'm happy for you. I haven't had much success since eBay switched how they do things, but I have kept a few eBay capsules here and there, just in case. It doesn't hurt, right?

  2. Stacie L profile image87
    Stacie Lposted 3 years ago

    That's an amazing buy for you! I hope the commission was good.
    I once made 28 sales on a recipe hub!

  3. Grant's World profile image80
    Grant's Worldposted 3 years ago

    That's incredible, way to go.

  4. tillsontitan profile image92
    tillsontitanposted 3 years ago

    Good to know.  In over two years I haven't made a sale on ebay but I guess I'll keep plugging!

  5. janshares profile image91
    jansharesposted 3 years ago

    Congrats to you Gchroads64! That is fantastic. That's the type of lottery I'm waiting for with the couple hubs I kept  eBay capsules in, hoping I'll get a hit. Unfortunately, it's not a car but any hit will do. smile

  6. Gcrhoads64 profile image97
    Gcrhoads64posted 3 years ago

    Thanks, everyone. It will probably never happen to me again, but it was thrilling.
    You just never know where lightening will strike.  smile

  7. wilderness profile image96
    wildernessposted 3 years ago

    Now THAT would be nice.  I have a hub about buying a RV online - wonder what the commission would be on a $50,000 motorhome?

    1. Writer Fox profile image76
      Writer Foxposted 3 years ago in reply to this

      I think you only get $25 on the sale of vehicles. But that's enough to buy a great turkey for Thanksgiving!

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        Beth37posted 3 years ago in reply to this

        Or buy one for your friend. smile

      2. wilderness profile image96
        wildernessposted 3 years ago in reply to this

        Huh!  I've made 4 times that from a single Amazon sale.  I'll keep my Amazon capsules, thank you very much, and the eBay can remain in the trash.

      3. Gcrhoads64 profile image97
        Gcrhoads64posted 3 years ago in reply to this

        It was a bit more than that.

        wink

        1. Writer Fox profile image76
          Writer Foxposted 3 years ago in reply to this

          Did they give you the normal commission? The last I heard was from someone who had a used car sale and the car was worth about $10,000 but he only made $25.  Has this changed now?

  8. yougotme profile image89
    yougotmeposted 3 years ago

    Congratulations! I haven't had any sales from my ebay capsules. Hopefully, someday it will generate me some pennies.

  9. NateB11 profile image91
    NateB11posted 3 years ago

    Wow! Definitely good news. Congrats!

  10. Gcrhoads64 profile image97
    Gcrhoads64posted 3 years ago

    It was 2.5% of the purchase price.

  11. paradigmsearch profile image89
    paradigmsearchposted 3 years ago

    I am busily writing a Rolls Royce Phantom hub as we speak...

    1. Writer Fox profile image76
      Writer Foxposted 3 years ago in reply to this

      There are a lot of those for sale on eBay!  I still don't understand how the commission is calculated for automobiles, though.  They have changed the commission structure for cars and I can't find the most recent information.  Why don't you include a few Rolls Royces under your famous alias in your new Hub and let us know how that works out.

      1. paradigmsearch profile image89
        paradigmsearchposted 3 years ago in reply to this

        I also tried looking for the commission information. eBay has hid it well.

    2. jponiato profile image82
      jponiatoposted 3 years ago in reply to this

      lol!

  12. NateB11 profile image91
    NateB11posted 3 years ago

    Just found out I've been making eBay sales and didn't know it. I haven't really checked those reports before. If I have, it's been a long time and I didn't give it much attention. The eBay thing definitely seems to pay.

    1. Gcrhoads64 profile image97
      Gcrhoads64posted 3 years ago in reply to this

      I have yet to make an Amazon sale, but have made a few E-bay sales.

  13. lovebuglena profile image91
    lovebuglenaposted 3 years ago

    Wow! I'd definitely keep eBay active... I am not a part of eBay's program. I do use Amazon's and have yet to reach the $10 minimum. Very close though. Now, since I've not yet reached the $10 and it's been a number of years I wonder is it worth it to try and join eBay's program as it's pretty much the same thing?

    1. Marisa Wright profile image92
      Marisa Wrightposted 3 years ago in reply to this

      It's not the same thing.  For both of them, the visitor has to buy something for you to make commission.  They have 24 hours to complete the sale. 

      The big difference with eBay is that many of your capsules will be for auction items, and those auctions probably don't end same day.  For those, eBay won't pay you commission for the sale UNLESS the visitor bids within the first 24 hours. 

      So, for instance, a visitor clicks on an item and finds the auction still has three days to run.  Most people know it's not a good idea to show your hand early in an auction - so he doesn't bid, instead he 'watches' the auction and bids on the last day.  He wins the auction - but you get nothing, because his first bid wasn't within that first 24 hours.

      I'm doing quite well on my websites since the eBay commissions changed, but that's because I've changed all my sites to show "Buy it Now" items only.  I use specialist eBay software which is used by several big affiliates and they all gave me that advice.  I wish HubPages would consider doing the same.

    2. Marisa Wright profile image92
      Marisa Wrightposted 3 years ago in reply to this

      I had a quick look at your Hubs and can't see many Amazon modules, so perhaps it's no wonder you're not earning from them!

      Many of your Hubs don't lend themselves to Amazon or eBay because there are no products which would be relevant enough.  However, I did find several with potential.

      On your recipe Hubs, remember that Amazon sells ingredients. For instance, on one Hub you have images of Aji-Mirin rice wine and Kaniwa grain.  If you made those Amazon capsules instead, you'd probably sell some Aji-Mirin rice wine and Kaniwa grain, because people need them to make your recipe!

      Your Creative Gift Ideas Hubs is crying out for Amazon capsules - you're giving people ideas for gifts you can make yourself, but no resources on how to get started.  Amazon has quilt-making kits, greeting card kits, photo and scrapbooking albums, collage frames etc.  You could almost split that Hub up into several Hubs, go into more detail about how to tackle each project, then do your research so you can recommend the best kits/equipment on Amazon to do the job.

 
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