Buying and Selling on eBay: Tips, Tricks, Problems & Questions

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  1. VLSI

    VLSI Senior member

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    And how far you had to drive to get it and how much the "rent" was for the space you use to take photos :teach:
     
  2. Brianpore

    Brianpore B&S (BS) ambassador-in-chief

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    Then you have to know what percentage of the area you are paying rent for is compared to the entire area you pay rent for. Can't write off a 10,000 sqft hours for your 400 sqft of space used for storage/pictures.
     
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    SpooPoker Internet Bigtimer and Most Popular Man on Campus Dubiously Honored Affiliate Vendor

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    ProTip : Leave shit all over the house, you write the whole thing off :laugh:

    (my kid is in charge of shipping)
     
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    mainy Senior member

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    this is disturbingly accurate for me right now :fu:

    working on leasing a place, lol
     
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    SpooPoker Internet Bigtimer and Most Popular Man on Campus Dubiously Honored Affiliate Vendor

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    SpooPoker Internet Bigtimer and Most Popular Man on Campus Dubiously Honored Affiliate Vendor

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    Agreed! But, I don't quite have the advertising budget of eBay. :(
     
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    What you do have is a loyal following of your Target audience. I don't know if you are on ask andy as well but they are also in your target demographic. Have you tried the free 100$ in Google AdSense ads?
     
  9. HansderHund

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    Wow, I can imagine people who only list a few items being mildly annoyed, but that's probably a pretty big hit for you in regard to time and watchers/bidders. Have you gotten it sorted yet? I'm not sure if it's well-known or appropriate to ask, but is this your full time job or a lucrative and time-consuming hobby?

    Condolences on the setback, that's insane.

    eBay.de has been messing with their payment system and I've had to go through to make sure that I paid the correct fees and actually received the money for the items. It's only been about 15 auctions though, can't imagine your troubles!
     
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    21 in total I think, got the hit. I should have known something was up when I had about 40 messages yesterday asking why I wouldn't ship to the USA, when it clearly says worldwide shipping. But, to just can the auctions is a nightmare. I had some of those listed specifically because other items which are up complimented them. Plus, it spans 5-6 consignors.
     
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    I had 19 auctions ended. Very disappointing.
     
  12. DePakkenKoning

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    I've just recently started selling stuff on ebay. I thereby have a new account without any feedback. ebay therefore limits my listings on a monthly basis. I guess you all know about this.

    the problem I have been facing is the following. I have reached my limit this month so I have to wait another month or sell some stuff te be able to list more. This isn't really the problem ( even though it's quite annoying ) the problem is I can't revise or change my current listings. so I have already payed to list, but if I revise my add I can't list the changes. It just says; "you can't list... you have reached your monthly limit"

    this is quite annoying. I have payed for these listings but now I can't change them or drop the price.

    is there something I can do except for selling stuff or removing already payed for listings?
     
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    Call, customer support. Sometimes they will lift the limit for a day or so, so that you can make your changes.
     
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    Thanks for the tip. I was planning on doing that tomorrow. I was only wondering if there was another way.
     
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    Was viewing feedback left for others on the bidders currently winning my auctions and came across this gem

    :facepalm:

    and another...

    HONER EBAY LAWS!!!
     
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