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sugarsugar Moderator
posted 1 decade 3 years ago
EBAY!!!!?!???!

I refuse to use it!
Not coz i cant or anything as i have sold stuff for in-laws on thier account for them!
But sooooooo many bad stories are now coming from it i refuse to use it! i know i could probably make some money from using it with all the baby stuff we got going (got a BNWT moses basket and spare matteress sitting here that could make some money lol) but ive just heard too many horrible things and things going wrong so dont wanna chance it!!

plz tell me im not alone!


ButtercupButtercup
posted 1 decade 3 years ago
i am a buyer on Ebay but very rarely a seller and will only buy when the sellers feed back is 100% Wink

sugarsugar Moderator
posted 1 decade 3 years ago

Buttercup said:
i am a buyer on Ebay but very rarely a seller and will only buy when the sellers feed back is 100% Wink


hehe i know thats the best thing to do but what about the new sellers - if no one buys from them as they have no feed back then how do they build thier feed back up? lol!

hipmommahipmomma
posted 1 decade 3 years ago
I am a buyer and seller in about equal amounts. I have done nearly 1100 transactions in the last 3 years. I have only had 5 bad experiences out of all of them. You do have to be careful, and aware. There are things you have to watch out for, and ways of doing things to minimise problems. But I love it! In some of our bad times the ability to sell on there has really bailed us out!

sugarsugar Moderator
posted 1 decade 3 years ago
i want to stick our moses basket on there as its BNWT but not sure how u go about packaging it and getting it sent? would u take it to post office or courier?

pinknfluffypinknfluffy
posted 1 decade 3 years ago
ebay was fantastic when i was pregnant with tallulah - got some fab bargains (egg shaped ikea cot for £8, gorgeous carseat for £4 and loads of funky clothes) and once she grew out of sstuff i put it back on there to fund her next stage.

but recently ive had stuff go for pennies when its been worth a fortune and i got my first negative feedback in april from some bint who lied to me about posting a swim cossie for lulah which i wanted for our hols.

ive got some bits on there at the moment so fingers x'd it will pick up - got loads of lulhs clothes to put on but can i find the camera????

SUGAR = you can either do it as a collect in person only or get a quote from a courier - ive posted all manner of things and sometimes guessed the postage only to be left out of pocket - make sure you get the correct postage amount!!!

good luck chick

hipmommahipmomma
posted 1 decade 3 years ago
i agree sales are really down at the moment. ebay life is much better as a buyer right now than as a seller.

candgsmumcandgsmum
posted 1 decade 3 years ago
I've bought a few bits and bobs off there but my hubby has sold but we are going back about a year now.He has sold an oil radiator on there and put pick up only and we still had someone collect it and they were a good 20 miles away but they only paid a fiver for it so it was till worth their while.

I used to buy treats and toys for my rabbits on ebay as they were so much cheaper.

RichRich Moderator
posted 1 decade 3 years ago
My issue with Ebay is...they charge you to list it, then charge you again if you sell your item, don't get that in the news paper ads, they don't ring you up after you sell your item and say - Oh, we notice your item sold, we now want a percentage of that sale thanks!...Ebay are greedy, pure and simple, they don't need to charge a final fee for sold items, they get enough from the listing fees...the greedy bastidges!

hipmommahipmomma
posted 1 decade 3 years ago

Rich said:
My issue with Ebay is...they charge you to list it, then charge you again if you sell your item, don't get that in the news paper ads, they don't ring you up after you sell your item and say - Oh, we notice your item sold, we now want a percentage of that sale thanks!...Ebay are greedy, pure and simple, they don't need to charge a final fee for sold items, they get enough from the listing fees...the greedy bastidges!


I'll second that!

...doesnt seem to stop me tho! lol

AlexAlex Moderator
posted 1 decade 3 years ago
I have never bought anything of of Ebay and I dont think I ever will (I like amazon Very happy )

GTTkelGTTkel
posted 1 decade 3 years ago
We're always buying and selling stuff on ebay. You just have to check the sellers feed back to see if they're reliable; and if you pay using paypal then ebay's insurance covers you if stuff is damaged or not as described.

mumof2_jomumof2_jo
posted 1 decade 3 years ago

Quote:
they get enough from the listing fees...the greedy bastidges!


LMAO Rich Very happy


I am an Ebay addict I buy and sell everyday I have 12 thingfs to post tomorow just form today Shocked

I have 1300 + feedback and I have had about 3 bad experiences ie. peeps not paying posting Suspect

But i agree the fees are really bad Sad Face but I make quiet abit of money every week so Suspect

RichRich Moderator
posted 1 decade 3 years ago
Last edited by Rich 1 decade 3 years ago

mumof2_jo said:
they get enough from the listing fees...the greedy bastidges!



Quote:
LMAO Rich Very happy


I am an Ebay addict I buy and sell everyday I have 12 thingfs to post tomorow just form today Shocked

I have 1300 + feedback and I have had about 3 bad experiences ie. peeps not paying posting Suspect

But i agree the fees are really bad Sad Face but I make quiet abit of money every week so Suspect


While ebay grow greedier and fatter in the pocket every day, someone needs to make site that opposed Ebay...

sugarsugar Moderator
posted 1 decade 3 years ago
also did u know if u make regualer earnings from ebay u now have to delcare it as work if u are unemployed and you now get charged tax on it?

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