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Thursday, June 22, 2006

What's happened to Ebay??

Do you think that Ebay has had it's time, is it really possible to make your money on Ebay and similarly can you still pick up a bargain or two on Ebay?


I'm trying to sell some stuff which ends to day (Paulc855 if you're interested! LOL) and it's just doing appaulingly, I have never known stuff do so badly, I thought that I would atleast make enough to buy myself a sewing machine but quite honestly if I'm lucky I'll just make enough for the fees and for Iain to get himself a new game from the proceeds of the ones he's selling, thats the thing usually the games he sells do really really well but crikey even they are falling far short of the mark.

The worst thing is that I stand to lose an absolute fortune on the craft stuff I'm selling, I could have given it away to my friends and then atleast I would have felt a warm glow for a while instead of the agony of selling more than £50 of stuff for 99p.

If you're reading this today and you either buy or sell on Ebay what is your opinion I am really interested to know.

In other news it's Granny shopping day, refer to the previous post for my thoughts on that one! LOL

Looby dooby dumpling chops is back to full health and happily conversing in spanish with Dora and doing really well with the potty training, no more pull-ups Yay!  Kind of sad in a way though as it means my babies are starting to grow up.


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Fida said...

The idea I seel stuff on eBay is actually to get rid of stuff that cost nothing and sell it a price of something... dun have to be much but its the idea of being able to make some money out of it.

There are a few stuff I sell that's worth something like limited edition items which I'm able to double or triple the original price of that item.

You have to know the market well to sell something... it'll help

Kailani said...

I buy more than I sell on ebay. I used to do it for the bargains. But now it seems like everything is so expensive plus I have to pay extra shipping charges to Hawaii. It's getting to be not worth it.

Though, I'll still buy things that I can't get in Hawaii.

jafabrit said...

If you go to wet canvas business section on sales they talk a lot about ebay. things have gotten worse. Chinese sellers have flooded ebay and selling rip offs of other artists work on ebay for next to nothing. Sellers are desperate and lowering their prices which has added to the problem.
http://www.wetcanvas.com/forums/channels.php?s=&channel_id=4

Cynthia said...

Things are very slow on eBay! I just had 2 paintings end with no bids, but had watchers. Have you ever tried www.etsy.com for selling your craft items? It's a site devoted to all handcrafted items.

Dirty Butter said...

We've been selling year 'round on eBay for several years now, and the trend is about the same as usual for us. We always have a bad slump from about Memorial Day until Labor Day, so I work on other things during the summer. Plus, I think you're right, something odd is going on, besides the usual seasonal slowdown.

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bernard said...

I sold a Manfrotto 055pro with a 141 pan and tilt head last week, £50 it went for, which I thought was a bit low. I don't like the format that has appeared this week. I prefer to buy used items but cannot find my way round the new layout, I'll probably not use ebay much anymore.

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