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Two Sales from E-Bay

  1. sallybea profile image97
    sallybeaposted 2 years ago

    The first two in over a year -  it's a miracle!

    1. ocfireflies profile image79
      ocfirefliesposted 2 years ago in reply to this

      sallybea,

      Congratulations!  I am about to attempt selling on ebay for the second time, and hopefully this time I will have a better understanding of how to "sell."

      Smiles,

      Kim

      1. sallybea profile image97
        sallybeaposted 2 years ago in reply to this

        I definitely think it is worth another go - especially as Matthew went to so much trouble to make it better for all of us.

    2. FlourishAnyway profile image92
      FlourishAnywayposted 2 years ago in reply to this

      Congratulations, Sally.  Thanks for letting us know that it does happen!

      1. sallybea profile image97
        sallybeaposted 2 years ago in reply to this

        You are welcome:)

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    DJ Andersonposted 2 years ago

    Congratulations, Sally!
    Never lose faith.  Miracles still do happen, even if it takes
    years!!  Now, you can go out and buy yourself that hot chocolate and a scone!
    DJ.

    1. sallybea profile image97
      sallybeaposted 2 years ago in reply to this

      With Jam and Cream! smile

  3. profile image60
    DJ Andersonposted 2 years ago

    You bet ya!  Jam and cream it is!
    But, I would not get used to such luxuries.  It just might be
    another two years......well, you know, with the economy and
    such. 
    In fact it might be wise to take a photo of this extravagance.
    It could be a lovely memory one day.  Or, better yet, PROOF that these things really do exist.  Ya know, we are still going around and around about UFOs and aliens.  A simple photo would have put it all to rest.
    Yes, I think a photo of your e-bay sale would be a very smart move.
    DJ. ;-)

    1. sallybea profile image97
      sallybeaposted 2 years ago in reply to this

      Think I am going to keep the products my secret as I intend to make many more sales.

  4. LindaSmith1 profile image60
    LindaSmith1posted 2 years ago

    Good for you sallybea!  Ebay is one tough cookie to make sales from.

    1. sallybea profile image97
      sallybeaposted 2 years ago in reply to this

      I have pretty good hopes now we have a Buy It Now Option.  It was never going to work any other way unless clicks were counted.

      1. Jodah profile image87
        Jodahposted 2 years ago in reply to this

        Well done Sally. I have made money from eBay sales but still nothing from Amazon, so go figure.

        1. sallybea profile image97
          sallybeaposted 2 years ago in reply to this

          That is interesting - why would that be?  I have pretty regular sales from Amazon.  I do need to get back to adding more e-Bay ads to my hubs - as I removed them when they were failing so badly.  Early days, I think e-Bay sales are a little more lucrative thus far.

  5. donotfear profile image89
    donotfearposted 2 years ago

    It makes it worth while when you get an actual sale!!  I recently got one that paid me $26!!!!!  Seriously!!!  I could not believe it.

  6. LindaSmith1 profile image60
    LindaSmith1posted 2 years ago

    donotfear: We aren't supposed to disclose earnings.  Just go back and edit your post, taking out actual earnings.    Congrats on your humongous sale!

  7. aesta1 profile image91
    aesta1posted 2 years ago

    Good for you. Not just one, but two!

    1. sallybea profile image97
      sallybeaposted 2 years ago in reply to this

      Thank you

  8. Solaras profile image89
    Solarasposted 2 years ago

    What sort of items do you sell on Ebay.  I assume that it is "Buy it Now" products and not auctions.  I have never looked into Ebay, since people were complaining of no sales for as long as I have been here.

    1. sallybea profile image97
      sallybeaposted 2 years ago in reply to this

      We have a new Buy It Now feature for e-Bay.  All your ads should relate specifically to subject or product you are writing about.  Many of my hubs are related to a niche subject but there is no reason why you can't write on your own specific hobby or interest.  Gear your ads to these subjects and place your ad next to where you are writing about the product.

  9. dougwest1 profile image93
    dougwest1posted 2 years ago

    I have sold a few eBay and Amazon items on my Hubs. I'm not setting an records but I do appreciate the extra bucks. I really try to find Amazon/eBay (Buy-It-Nows from Powersellers) that really go with the Hub.

    1. sallybea profile image97
      sallybeaposted 2 years ago in reply to this

      Definitely the way to do it.

  10. LindaSmith1 profile image60
    LindaSmith1posted 2 years ago

    dougwest1: I have never sold and eBay item, but the mention of power sellers gave me an idea to try.  I try to only use the buy it now rather than strictly auction buying.

    1. Dressage Husband profile image77
      Dressage Husbandposted 2 years ago in reply to this

      I have only ever made a couple of eBay sales and these I felt were more luck than intent as the buyer had to win the auction etc. Thank you for mentioning to option to use Buy it now from power sellers. This knowledge may make it easier to actually get some conversions going. I had not realized that this was a possibility being new from Squidoo!

      1. sallybea profile image97
        sallybeaposted 2 years ago in reply to this

        Welcome to HubPages.  I hope you enjoy your stay here.

    2. sallybea profile image97
      sallybeaposted 2 years ago in reply to this

      The Buy It Now option only uses this option - no auction items as far as I am aware.

 
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