Does anyone sell on eBay?

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  1. Kenna McHugh profile image89
    Kenna McHughposted 4 months ago

    I sell DVDs and CDs on eBay. It used to be lucrative but not so much anymore. Anyone here sells on eBay? How is it going for you?

    1. CWanamaker profile image96
      CWanamakerposted 4 months agoin reply to this

      I've sold quite a few things on eBay.  I've gotten lucky on occasion by selling a rare yardsale finds or things or collectibles that I retained from my childhood.  Some examples of things that I've had good luck selling on eBay include Legos, Apple products, old perfume bottles (empty or used), and broken high-end electronics. One time I even sold a bag of 100 Dasani bottle caps! I agree that eBay used to be way better; there's a lot more competition now.

      1. Kenna McHugh profile image89
        Kenna McHughposted 4 months agoin reply to this

        Sounds like you have it mapped out and a cool way to make some extra cash.

    2. galleryofgrace profile image80
      galleryofgraceposted 4 months agoin reply to this

      Can't you use the Ebay forums rather than cluttering up HP with Ebay junk.

      1. Kenna McHugh profile image89
        Kenna McHughposted 4 months agoin reply to this

        Good point. That is probably why I am not making much money on eBay. I am selling junk. Let me know if you are interested in checking out my junk. You seem to be an expert in discerning what is junk. I am sure you know what to do with clutter as well.

        1. paradigmsearch profile image88
          paradigmsearchposted 4 months agoin reply to this

          I give you. X. Do not give me.

          1. Kenna McHugh profile image89
            Kenna McHughposted 4 months agoin reply to this

            I add a Y. I give you not.

            1. paradigmsearch profile image88
              paradigmsearchposted 4 months agoin reply to this

              Serious starry, starry night. We try as we might.

    3. TIMETRAVELER2 profile image97
      TIMETRAVELER2posted 4 months agoin reply to this

      I used to sell on Ebay until the fraud became so overwhelming that I just gave it up.  For what I was earning it just took up too much time.  Now I buy occasionally but even then am very careful.

      1. Kenna McHugh profile image89
        Kenna McHughposted 4 months agoin reply to this

        I had a few incidents, but they were just harassments via the messages. They were time-consuming, reporting them and talking with eBay about the situations. I am leaning toward Amazon, but the upfront costs are what is holding me back.

  2. paradigmsearch profile image88
    paradigmsearchposted 4 months ago

    Buy on eBay during the summer. Then turnaround and and sell it on eBay during the fall/winter/spring.

    1. Kenna McHugh profile image89
      Kenna McHughposted 4 months agoin reply to this

      Sounds like you have it figured out. I know, that some of the DVDs I sell are turned around and sold again.

      1. paradigmsearch profile image88
        paradigmsearchposted 4 months agoin reply to this

        Raise your price! LOL

  3. paradigmsearch profile image88
    paradigmsearchposted 4 months ago

    Now that I think about it, would you like to start an eBay advice thread? It's been years since I've poked them with a stick, I could use the advice.

    Edit. Never mind. You've already started one.

    1. Kenna McHugh profile image89
      Kenna McHughposted 4 months agoin reply to this

      Yes. I could raise the prices but then they don't sell as quickly. Also, DVDs and such are becoming obsolete with streaming.

      Yes. Any advice regarding eBay is more than welcomed.  For example, besides Amazon, where else can one sell their wares?

      1. paradigmsearch profile image88
        paradigmsearchposted 4 months agoin reply to this

        Start the eBay thread. If you don't, I will. Objective is nuances. Also support for HP as to increased traffic.

        1. Kenna McHugh profile image89
          Kenna McHughposted 4 months agoin reply to this

          HP had a link for eBay and HP took down eBay.

          1. paradigmsearch profile image88
            paradigmsearchposted 4 months agoin reply to this

            Typical, but who cares? Conversations are permitted.

            1. Kenna McHugh profile image89
              Kenna McHughposted 4 months agoin reply to this

              That's true. How would eBay benefit HP if eBay is no longer as strong as the competitors.

              1. paradigmsearch profile image88
                paradigmsearchposted 4 months agoin reply to this

                You have my attention. Your question is a non sequitur to me. Curious.

          2. Gemini Fox profile image92
            Gemini Foxposted 4 months agoin reply to this

            Have really needed to get on a site and sell so much stuff that needs to go but for some reason have been phobic about doing it on Ebay - guess I hear so many bad things about it these days and forget that millions use it every day without problems.

            Any way, have been looking for alternatives also and ran into this link which seems to give some good options:

            https://wellkeptwallet.com/sites-like-ebay/

            And herbivorehippi has a hub on seven auction sites other than Ebay.

            Just googling will bring up a lot of options … a lot of people aren't liking Ebay anymore …..

            1. Kenna McHugh profile image89
              Kenna McHughposted 4 months agoin reply to this

              Thank you for posting this link. It is helpful. I've have checked out vehicles on FB, though never went further than looking online. Craigslist is scary.

              eBay is great for buyers but sellers get shortchanged on feedback and refunding.

      2. CWanamaker profile image96
        CWanamakerposted 4 months agoin reply to this

        Yeah it is definitely tougher to sell on eBay then it used to be.  You also have to be careful about pricing your products right. Over the years I've taken a loss on a few items but obviously I try and avoid that if at all possible.  In those cases, my mistake has been to underestimate the cost of shipping.

        1. Kenna McHugh profile image89
          Kenna McHughposted 4 months agoin reply to this

          Yes!  Shipping is a semi-hidden cost I need to watch that more and price my goods accordingly. Yes. It is tougher to sell on eBay. If you look at the other people or companies selling on eBay, it looks like brick and mortar businesses. So, they are using eBay as another source.

  4. paradigmsearch profile image88
    paradigmsearchposted 4 months ago

    "Joined 11 years ago from Northern"

 
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