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Old Oct 21st, 2017, 11:59 AM   1
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Selling on ebay


Hello all!

I'm planning on selling a few things on ebay, but I've always bought and never sold before. Does anyone have any tips on how best to sell? It will be mostly clothing. I normally donate stuff to charity, but Christmas is coming and I'm greedy

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Old Oct 21st, 2017, 13:37 PM   2
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its quite expensive with postage so go with someone like my herms if there is a lot of items together
lots of pictures and a good description also state payment/collection must be made within a certain time ect there are a lot of time wasters and state the time wasters will be made to pay ebay fees
i did it for about 2 years so if you want to know anything pm me



 
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Old Oct 21st, 2017, 14:12 PM   3
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Thank you! what are the fees like? Is there an average amount you pay or does it depend on how much the item sells for?



 
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Old Oct 21st, 2017, 14:16 PM   4
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it depends how much it sells for you also have to pay to advertise it so even if it doesn't sell with buy it now you still have to pay



 
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Old Oct 22nd, 2017, 05:09 AM   5
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Try shpock Iíve sold loads on there locally the last few weeks.
With eBay you can start listings at 99p to get no fees - up to 100 listings a month. But youíll still get a final value fee deducted if it sells. Usually around 5% or so and also pretty sure PayPal take fees on top of that too. I always estimate to lose around 10% all together of final sale price.
Hermes is better than post office for most things if they are heavier or multiple items etc. Some say bad things about them but my local Hermes guy is great.



 
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Try shpock Iíve sold loads on there locally the last few weeks.
With eBay you can start listings at 99p to get no fees - up to 100 listings a month. But youíll still get a final value fee deducted if it sells. Usually around 5% or so and also pretty sure PayPal take fees on top of that too. I always estimate to lose around 10% all together of final sale price.
Hermes is better than post office for most things if they are heavier or multiple items etc. Some say bad things about them but my local Hermes guy is great.
Not seen Shpock before (well, apart from their annoying TV advert ).

The 10% is useful to know, I guess I will have to allow for that in the price I pick. Im worried about doing an auction in case I dont get the price I want, Buy it Now but accepting offers probs the best bet.

The 99p start price - are there any fees at all? Sorry I feel like a total newbie with all this!



 
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Old Oct 24th, 2017, 05:00 AM   7
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eBay has gotten more and more expensive and I’ve found buyers more and more dishonest... I once sold four things in two weeks and all four things “never arrived” what’s the chances ?! One guy messaged me like “it’s not arrived and it’s been seven days” I explained I was going on holiday and would have limited WiFi for the next two weeks so if he wanted me to issue a refund now then i would. He says nah it’s okay I’ll wait a few more days.... first day of my holiday I get an email from PayPal resolution centre telling me they are holding my funds etc etc as a case has been opened against me.... I haven’t been arsed with using eBay to sell since.

not to be a comple miserable toad but It’s just good to be aware when you send things that they are insured through the carrier or you send them signed for etc etc. Failing that sell on Facebook!



 
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iv had the same not arrived and they take the money off your paypal straight away ebay always favours the buyer



 
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I think it depends on what you're selling. DH sold loads of computer games, they are old and rare so eBay was best place. The fees are a big kick in the cut though!
For clothes and kids toys etc I'd try shpock or gumtree. I've sold some of the girls nicer coats etc on eBay. Also note they take their fee % off your postage too but limit the total you can charge! Got stung on postage before!



 
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Try shpock Iíve sold loads on there locally the last few weeks.
With eBay you can start listings at 99p to get no fees - up to 100 listings a month. But youíll still get a final value fee deducted if it sells. Usually around 5% or so and also pretty sure PayPal take fees on top of that too. I always estimate to lose around 10% all together of final sale price.
Hermes is better than post office for most things if they are heavier or multiple items etc. Some say bad things about them but my local Hermes guy is great.
Not seen Shpock before (well, apart from their annoying TV advert ).

The 10% is useful to know, I guess I will have to allow for that in the price I pick. Im worried about doing an auction in case I dont get the price I want, Buy it Now but accepting offers probs the best bet.

The 99p start price - are there any fees at all? Sorry I feel like a total newbie with all this!
Final value fees are ?% eBay and 2% +20p PayPal. Can't remember eBay fees. Estimate 10% to lose as they take it off your income for postage too!



 
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