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Selling on Ebay or Amazon Poll and Discussion

Updated on August 29, 2015
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EBAY OR AMAZON?

Your Favorite Selling Platform

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My Ebay Store: Stuff Shop Stop

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Hello there, this is Robbie, I've been selling on-line for a year on Amazon and Ebay. I've expanded to Bonanza and Etsy along the way. Personally, this is not an easy choice choosing the best platform for selling on-line, but to say what is my favorite it easier. Ebay would be my choice for favorite because it simply allows for more creativity and also is un-robotic. Now saying that, I would say that Amazon is a better selling platform overall as in numbers, but it all depends on the seller and what they are doing.


What I do is sell books on Amazon FBA, and then I sell long tail books on Ebay and Amazon Self Full-filled. I also sell electronics, clothes,and misc items on Ebay only. Bonanza is just a synced up automatic thing to Ebay and Etsy is yet to get going for me with 2 items in my store there. So, Amazon FBA works for me because I sell books, but equally important to our lifestyle, fun, and business is Ebay and the other than book items we sell.


So, what about you? If you want to discuss, comment, or add anything to this Poll Discussion, then feel free to do so. Hope your selling goes well out there, for now goodbye.

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      Robbie Newport 16 months ago from Eugene, Oregon

      Sounds like a plan David, yeah a person has to have patience when selling on Ebay for sure. The refund thing is no good, because a person can simply send it back for whatever reason and you'll have to pay for it. This means I stopped selling anything that has shipping cost more than $6 or so.

      Amazon is very much easier when it comes to customer service, but Ebay does have it's good points like being able to sell whatever without permission from categories. Never heard of toucandeal.com, hope it grows, but Amazon is the New World Orders baby, so...

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      David 2 years ago

      We have sold on ebay since 2008 and amazon since 2010. Recently threw in the towel with ebay, as their customer service towards sellers is horrible and their fees are too high. They have contracts, hidden fees, auto renewals, early cancellation fees, force you to refund items when the buyer doesn't even return the item... you name it, it was a horrible experience and I will never go back. Amazon isn't much better, but the sales are more than ebay so we are continuing there for now. We are using toucandeal.com as a back up to amazon and we are hoping the sales volume will surpass amazon so we can tell them where to go too. If amazon kicks us to the curb like they have done to thousands of sellers for no good reason, at least the ball is rolling somewhere else.

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      Robbie Newport 2 years ago from Eugene, Oregon

      I know what you mean, I haven't sold anything from my hubs amazon items,and only penny books from my blogs. Maybe some people are successful as affilates with Amazon here at HP, but not me. I do sell stuff on Amazon and Ebay myself though and have more success this way.

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      Larry Rankin 2 years ago from Oklahoma

      Personally, I don't get it. I've been on Hubpages about a year and a half and haven't sold a thing.

      Great read!