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10-01-2001, 04:15 PM
on EBAY? I figure I want to start selling, but if I have not feedback, who's gonna buy from me? Anyone got experience?
Or did most of you started buying first to establish credit?
Please let me know. I need to sell my butt because it has a crack in it :rolleyes:
10-01-2001, 04:41 PM
i actually started selling a load of 10 or so high-value (100-1000 bucks) items, and i dunno if no feedback scared away some potential buyers or not, but i sold everything without a problem. so long as you have actual photos of the items (like, you took it on your dining room table, not some advertising pic that you lifted off'n some other web page) and you don't look like an @$$hole (screaming red font, really bad grammar, circus-ringmaster lines like "this is great!!!!!!!!!!!! you won't find another one like it!!!!!!!) i'm sure you'll be fine. just make sure you don't say it's in better condition than it really is, be conscientious about communication and shipping, cuz the first 20 or so feedbacks are really important, and after taht, you can handle a negative or two without scaring anyone away.
so whatchoo gonna sell?
10-01-2001, 05:45 PM
i started without feedback.. and had no problem :P
10-01-2001, 06:59 PM
Same here, I started without any and all my stuff sold pretty well. Go with Welfareloser's suggestion regarding the pictures, it actually does make a difference.
Anck Su Namun
10-01-2001, 07:09 PM
I started in '98 during the beanie frenzy. I was a buyer for a while then I slowly got into selling. Then I got a credit card and starting selling more (at the time they wouldn't let you get above $10 in fees if you paid them by check or money order. Now I think you have to have a credit card period). So anyway it has been an addiction ever since. I buy something...don't like it...sell it. I have something I don't use anymore...sell it at a huge loss. Oh well, keeps me busy :)Although sometimes, I will make an astounding profit on an item. But that doesn't happen very often :( Most of the time I am just glad to be rid of it.
10-01-2001, 08:05 PM
Originally posted by welfareloser
so whatchoo gonna sell?
well i think he said he was selling his butt... but i dont think people are gonna buy it knowing its cracked. Do you think he hsould take a picture of it?
10-01-2001, 08:14 PM
Originally posted by nefertiti
I have something I don't use anymore...sell it at a huge loss. [/B]
Nefertiti, you buy high and sell low?!! Dang, you would be my fav customer * Hey boys, we got one!! Reel her in!! * :D
Shee, I got this here deathtrap of a car fer sale...It get 8 miles per gallon due t' th' hole in yon gas tank, an' you risk dyin' everything time yer set foot in it...hence deathtrap...
It's prolly unrealistic, but I want to eventually put my deathtrap for sale on E-bay to see what I can get. Ye old Celica lasted six years, and I love it, and I hope it can help someone other kid through college too. I'd put it there with no reserve, just for the hell of it.
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