Poll: Do you sell items on Ebay?

Let us know if you have ever sold items on eBay. Also, feel free to share you eBay selling tips.

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March 5, 20070 found this helpful

I just started a few weeks ago. I don't have many tips, since I'm new, but I've been really happy with the results.

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I've done baby clothes. I'm starting the bid at $1 and usually do $5 in shipping.

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August 7, 20080 found this helpful

I do sell items on Ebay. I've done so over the past several years. Only recently have I decided to list more than a couple things at one time.

We are considering a relocation and with that I am passionate about not moving any more of our belongings than we really want and need. I am planning on participating in a city-wide garage sale next weekend and have many, many things that can be sold at garage sale prices but some things can definitely fetch more $ on Ebay.

As far as hints (things I've learned the hard way):

* Be certain your starting price and what you charge for postage will at least cover your fees.

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Operating at a loss is a bummer!

* Do research on the internet! There are tips galore about how to avoid mistakes in listing.

* If you are planning on selling for profit, it may be worth it to purchase tools such as templates (I found a good and easy one, write to me if you're interested in a link to the site). I just purchased a French mannequin for clothing sales...

* Take quality photographs.

That's all I can think of right now!

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April 14, 20090 found this helpful

Ok this is great. I wanted to start selling on Ebay and now I am so confused. I wanted to sell a beautiful Demitasse coffee set for $99.99 (yes I got appraisals). FIRST they wanna charge $2.25 to list and THEN they want a percentage once it is sold?! Oh and then to relist it costs $2.25 AGAIN?!

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PLEASE HELP...As "cerealwife"says I want to sell to lighten up because I may bemoving, but I also want to make SOME profit, not give Ebay all the money I make :(

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August 18, 20120 found this helpful

Considering that your eBay listing reaches potentially millions of people, the fees aren't so bad. There are also the guarantees against fraud, through PayPal.

My tips are to look out for free listing week-ends, and also to add a little to postage costs so that if your item doesn't make as much as you hoped, then there is a little more return. Only a little, though, because it really doesn't seem to me to be fair or reasonable to dupe people with high postage costs. These are the ones I always avoid when buying on e-Bay.

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Also I would say, be friendly and prepared to take trouble, even if you don't make a sale.

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