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Does Anyone Here Run an Ebay Store/Business

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I do. Im on "vacation" at the mo... but you can usually see my auctions through the link in my sig. It started as a hobby, but then moved to a 2nd job.
 

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Originally Posted by SpooPoker
I do. Im on "vacation" at the mo... but you can usually see my auctions through the link in my sig. It started as a hobby, but then moved to a 2nd job.
Nice, could you tell us about what it was like making it into a store/business when you have some freetime?
 

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If you have things you can sell that's got a good profit margin then it's not too bad. Ebay is extremely costly if you compare it to having your own commercial website. Between fees and PP they'll bite you for around 10 percent of your gross. We use Ebay as a come on to our actual website. We write it off as lost leader advertising.
 

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Originally Posted by Crane's
If you have things you can sell that's got a good profit margin then it's not too bad. Ebay is extremely costly if you compare it to having your own commercial website. Between fees and PP they'll bite you for around 10 percent of your gross. We use Ebay as a come on to our actual website. We write it off as lost leader advertising.
so basically if you doing big boy sales use your own site instead of ebay
 

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Originally Posted by TyCooN
They have jobs for Ebay businesses?
I want to hear peoples stories and journeys about how they created their own Ebay shop.


it just seems like you're trying to find some kind of career whether its a subway franchrise or an ebay business
 

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Originally Posted by indesertum
it just seems like you're trying to find some kind of career whether its a subway franchrise or an ebay business
I was gonna say this but you beat me to it. Good luck with your alt-career search, Tycoon.
 

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I have a lot of Ebay experience. Ebay used to be good, but is now a can of worms. Spend your money somewhere.
 

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Originally Posted by Crane's
If you have things you can sell that's got a good profit margin then it's not too bad. Ebay is extremely costly if you compare it to having your own commercial website. Between fees and PP they'll bite you for around 10 percent of your gross. We use Ebay as a come on to our actual website. We write it off as lost leader advertising.

At least! FVF alone are 9%, add in listing fees, getting ass raped by paypal and I bet it's closer to 15%.
 

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