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Originally Posted by SpooPoker View Post

Yeah, that was it. thats so stupid you can't put an IG link or otherwise in the listing. Was hoping that had changed but I guess not.

Honestly I had no idea this is a policy and for the past 8 months or so I've had social media links in my listing template and I've never had an item taken down because of it. Maybe it's because I'm using icons and not saying "FOLLOW ME ON INSTAGRAM". Or maybe I've slipped under the radar... I'm going to keep them up until I get called out on it though.


Edited by Ken P - 12/7/15 at 7:58am
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Originally Posted by MJMcRibb View Post

Nice, Doc! I'm curious as to where others operate in terms of profit margin. I know there are plenty of variables that can skew the numbers, but I'd still be interested to see them. I'm at about 50%. I don't do free shipping and I'd estimate that 85-90% of the items I sell are true thrift.

50% is a good estimate for me as well, but realistically my margin is probably better than that because of things I expense. All within the law, of course, but you get what I'm saying. This also doesn't factor in the value of things I've found during the course of business that I've kept for myself. There is intangible value, but also real value in the sense that you didn't need to spend money on something because you thrifted it or found it at an outlet at a reduced price.
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Originally Posted by Brianpore View Post
 

If you make 6 figures a year selling on ebay I think you are a big boy :fistbump:


I wish that it were all eBay, BP. The vast majority is eBay. However, I am a firm believer in always having a side hustle. I also sell stuff on AskAndy. I paint mailboxes / lightposts in the neighborhood and bill the neighborhood association through PayPal. I custom wrap Christmas / birthday presents for many of my neighbors / friends and bill through PayPal. Just for exercise, I even walk a couple of my neighbors dogs and bill their owners through PayPal. Fuck it... if there's a dollar to be made, I might as well be the one making it.

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@drlivingston your side hustles got side hustles. nice.

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Originally Posted by SpooPoker View Post

is this the BB tie?

No, different item. Suit that sold twice before and went unpaid each time. This time, the buyer paid after the unpaid item case opened, then requested a return because of fit issues. I seem to get a lot of the trouble buyers...
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I only use the gsp for international shipping and the buyer says ebay won't ship to their address. I closed the transaction because it was a crummy price and I didn't want to deal with customs stuff. Will I get a defect for this?
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How can you receive a defect if the buyer claims that eBay will not ship to their address?
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I think USPS changed their phone menu and made it almost impossible to speak with customer service person over the phone. It took me about 5 minutes of repeating "customer service" and hitting 0 to get the recording to accept it, only to find out the wait time was over 1 hour.
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Originally Posted by drlivingston View Post

How can you receive a defect if the buyer claims that eBay will not ship to their address?

Someone told me if you cancel an order it hits you with a defect. It seems like something I can get removed but I'll have to call.
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Originally Posted by jamesmkeart View Post


Someone told me if you cancel an order it hits you with a defect. It seems like something I can get removed but I'll have to call.


Canceling an order because there is a legitimate problem with the buyer's address does not receive a defect. Call eBay and discuss it with them. It has worked for me in the past.

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Yes eBay... I really needed to be able to sell more items each month :facepalm:  They have some high expectations for 2016!

 

Here's how much you can now list every month:

User ID: gooseguy84

Items: 100000 eBay Right Arrow 1000000

Amount: $98,500,000.00 eBay Right Arrow $985,000,000.00

post #25047 of 30470
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Originally Posted by Brianpore View Post
 

Yes eBay... I really needed to be able to sell more items each month :facepalm:  They have some high expectations for 2016!

 

Here's how much you can now list every month:

User ID: gooseguy84

Items: 100000 eBay Right Arrow 1000000

Amount: $98,500,000.00 eBay Right Arrow $985,000,000.00

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Originally Posted by Brianpore View Post


Amount: $98,500,000.00 eBay Right Arrow
 $985,000,000.00


I used to do $985m per month on eBay but then they started forcing sellers to take returns on cocaine and fissile materials. Now I just flip J Crew chinos from Goodwill.
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Originally Posted by FLW View Post


I used to do $985m per month on eBay but then they started forcing sellers to take returns on cocaine and fissile materials. Now I just flip J Crew chinos from Goodwill.


Yep... I need to re-open my SilkRoad eBay store. Those limits should cover it.

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Originally Posted by drlivingston View Post

Not up there with the big boys... but still having fun!



Those are awesome weekly numbers. By comparison, a good month for me is $5,700 in gross sales.
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