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E-bay loopholes...

Discussion in 'Classic Menswear' started by Tom, Jan 17, 2004.

  1. banksmiranda

    banksmiranda Well-Known Member

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    A. Harris, good example of how/why Ebay selling need not be as profitable(for sellers) as some may think.
     
  2. Carlo

    Carlo Well-Known Member

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    Harris' example is a good one - the thing is that the fees are already uncharacteristically high for an auction. I use the 10 day listing almost exclusively so while that is 3 listing per month it is an extra 60 cents. Seems piddly, a quarter here, dime there but as Aharris points out if you have to relist a few times it eats you alive. At some point someone is going to get serious about tapping into their billions of dollars market and they'll have to back off. It would be nice if they'd offer those who list hundreds of auctions each month a volume discount at least As to whether one can make money on ebay easily? If you can find a lot of 100 of something that you can sell from 1 ad you're a winner. Say you get a box of 500 pairs of Pantherella socks for $5/pair that you can sell for $10-12 per pair and there are 4 styles in the box.... that is easy selling IF you can find that box (lotsa luck). ...photography and ad creation take some time. Take the picture below for an example - dressing "Woody" our lead model, shooting the Tux, measuring it, going into the listing tool and writing the description etcetera and you've invested a fair amount of time. Can you make money? Yes, but it is a job like any other. (NOTE: Tux below is long gone, this is an example not a solicitation) [​IMG]
     

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