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post #16 of 51 Old 02-02-2006, 12:18 PM
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Re: EBay MTF Lessons Learned

I've taken 2 "second chance offers." On both items, I had set my maximum bid at what I thought was a real good price so when the offers came in I took them. Might have been some shilling going on but I was only going to a certain point no matter what. I knew these guys had multiples of the items so I bid low and just waited to see if I'd get an offer. Might not be a good idea but it seemed to work for me in these cases. Normally though, I would be leery of "second chance" deals also. Hutch
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Re: EBay MTF Lessons Learned

I have been on ebay since September 98, and have bought close to 400 items ranging from cars to manuals.
In addition to what has already been said.
Some things to watch out for: If an item only accepts pre-approved bidders do not email asking for permission to bid, a lot of these are just trying to harvest email addresses.
If you are asked to enter your password check to make sure the website starts with https://signin.ebay.com/
Do not depend just on someones feedback rating, look at the items they have bought some of them will have 20-30 $1.00 items all in a short space of time just to build up feedback. If the items are not viewable check the sellers and see what kind of items they are selling. Do not believe feedback from people selling recipes that they email to you etc.
On a big ticket item ask for the sellers phone number, get their name, call them, check an online phone book make sure Name, Phone and Address match. Stay away from college dorms, apartment buildings etc. if the item is not something that an apartment dweller normally owns.
If the item is distant, post on this board or others you frequent to see if their is somebody local that can go look at the item for you and report back (offer to pay mileage and meal if appropriate).

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There are a lot of scams going on in the last week. I keep seeing items that were sold here in Texas being sold by people in another country. One was 14 Kubota parts tractors with free shipping by the fraudulent seller. I reported all of the items to ebay. A couple of days later there was another seller with the same items and the same email address as the first seller that was it Spain. I reported this one and haven't seen them since. ALWAYS communicate with the seller through ebay. If they won't it is a good chance of a scam. I have bought over 40 items with great savings and few problems.
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I sell knives on ebay and give second chance offers all the time. If the second or third highest bidder is high enough that I can still make a profit at the price he bid, then I offer to sell him an identical item at his bid. It's perfectly legitimate.
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One more thing. Pay only by credit card through paypal. That way if someone tries to rip you off and ebay and paypal won't help you, all you have to do is file a dispute with your credit card company.

Never call in your credit card info directly to a seller. Go through paypal only.
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Re: EBay MTF Lessons Learned

I have only bought (so far) on e-bay.
I hate getting sniped at the very, very last second......but I know that's how 'savvy' buyers deal---I was knocked out last week @ 20 seconds Or they 'run' the price up so high..

My daughter has an e-bay store, selling kids clothes/books/games, and she does very well @ it, but is also very cautious in her dealings...


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Is anyone else having trouble posting photos on eBay?
I used the new selling format ( which becomes mandatory May 1st) for the first time the other day. None of the photos would post. So I contacted eBay and provided all the info they asked for. Their response was I would have to reconfigure my browser,etc., etc. My answer to them wasn't polite.
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I haven't sold anything on eBay in quite some time... but I don't remember any problems with it, last time I did (and I think that I've sold since May)
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I haven't sold anything on eBay in quite some time... but I don't remember any problems with it, last time I did (and I think that I've sold since May)
No, that's next May 1st And I believe the new format was optional since last Jan. 1 or so.
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The new selling format is taking some getting use to for me. I may have to finally break down and buy some listing software. I have a standard HTML description format that we use and the HTML option of this new format reals reeks havoc with my HTML. We list about 30-60 items a month.
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Lily's Dad, Were you the member that mentioned selling knives on ebay once?
I buy knives on ebay all the time, mostly Puma or customs. Do you have a store? How can I access it?

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My wife posts on ebay all the time -- she sells children's clothes. She tried using ebay's turbo lister, but didn't care for it much. She been using for well over a year now a FREE listing program, called The Poster Toaster . Seems to work well for her -- normally if there is ANY kind of problem, I'm the first to hear about it.

She posts about 10 items a day. You can make templates, and have all kinds of fields to put in your ads, and have photos hosted on your own site (we use the comcast site for this). Seems to work well for her.

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I use my free home-page space to post my pictures ....
I don't have a problem posting on E-bay...
But I don't like change... I wish they would stop changing things every other week...


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Lily's Dad, Were you the member that mentioned selling knives on ebay once?
I buy knives on ebay all the time, mostly Puma or customs. Do you have a store? How can I access it?
Sorry- not me.
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I'm thinking of trying this listing software:

http://www.iwascoding.com/GarageSale/

As far as photos, I use Photobucket, it automatically generates thumbnails or regular photo links and it's free.
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