Hi, anyboy know whether there is any other site apart from e-bay that you can sell on? I set up my account, put on there what I wanted to sell, got all ready, and boom! 'you have no landline, we cannot do it without a landline, sorry' Why the hell not? how many people have landlines today? anyway I got to thinkin, and thought myself into the thought!, that maybe there is another site that is similar? any ideas? thanks
I would just use a friend's phone number (with their permission of course), or make one up.
eBay customer service are notoriously hard to contact and the chances of them deciding to contact you is virtually nil. So it's not as if you'd be causing your friend any inconvenience.
Hi, Marisa, thanks for the tip. I was given the name Bonanzle, which is similar to e-bay, and I have just signed up for it. Mind you, I have asked the questions first! not last, like I did before! not falling for that again! so if it is good, i will come back and say. thanks
That is the silliest thing I've ever heard. I sell on ebay all the time and I have no land line - only wi-fi. You should email them and ask them what's up.
Hi, Madame X, really? so what the hell are they talking about? they said it was because they may have to get in touch occasionally to confirm your selling etc. but whats wrong with mobile phones? maybe it is different in America? e-bay uk is the one I use. thanks
The landline rule may be new--I'd never heard of it, either! But Ebay is pretty much shooting itself in the foot, as far as keeping the small sellers onboard, though...
There are many other selling sites, and some are slowly building more and more success, such as "Bonanzle", "Etsy", and a few others.
I would check out auctionbytes.com--they have lots of info on all of the selling sites!
My husband and I have been selling on Ebay since '03, but lately, have cut way back on it. The fees and new rules are starting to strangle us, lol...
I had the same problem, I got so anoyed I even wrote a hub on it! Anyway I now use price minister, you don't need a land line for them.
Ubid.com is the only one that springs to mind and as for your ebay account needing a landline just use someone elses in your family with permission of course, because if people need to contact you there is your email address, ebay bah!
Thanks wrenfrost, I really appreciate the info, I will write all these down and have a go.
I have been using ebay for a few years and I'm starting to hate them a lot. Every week they change some rule here or there or the fees go up again and again etc. The last thing I remember, I tried to list a book to sell and ebay wouldn't even let me charge for p&p, when is posting an item ever free?? ebay just grows more stupid by the day.
I too am looking for somewhere else to sell stuff.
Yeah that P&p rule pisses me of too, Ebay is becoming a site that's more for the rich to sell stuff, so I always will look to the alternatives, such as your site, classified local ads and ebay alternatives.
Thanks franyablue, yeah it does sound weird! thanks
Hmmm, I just got approved last week for the ebay partner network based on of my own website and using my mobile phone as the contact number.
I am also located in the UK. I haven't activated the ebay affiliate for hubpages yet.
Thanks everybody for your help, gotta go out now, but I will check back later and try out some of your great ideas. thanks again
Well there's always Amazon and Ecrater. Sure, they're not auction sites, but amazon gets lots of traffic.
Ecrater doesn't get as much traffic so you'll have to promote and/or be willing to wait months before sales occur but it's free. I've had some success with it (maybe 20ish sales? along a very small and rarely updated/promoted inventory).
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