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Has anyone had success selling items on Ebay and actually made a profit?




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      UK Girl wrote Apr 30, 2011
    • A friend but she is meticulous as in her pictures are great - she is great value on her postage and she gets immediate feedback - plus she does quite lengthy descriptions so people know what they are buying - she does great business and this is her main business - she sells nearly new clothes and she makes sure they are in pristine condition.
      From what I have heard it’s the attention to detail which makes you stand out
      Hope this helps  

      Oh and one big tip have a great “about you” biggest buying factor is trust so use your own picture and be very upfront




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      VICKY CORYEA wrote Apr 30, 2011
    • I have been selling for 10 years and it has its ups and downs. I made huge profits on some things..........it really depends on your stuff your selling. recently this economy has not made me successful.people are watching their pennies.

      pictures and descriptions are key tho.  quick answering of questions when they are asked.  some folks just use the flat rate for mailing as if it fits , it ships for one price. Alot of people really gouge buyers with shipping.




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      UK Girl wrote Apr 30, 2011
    • yes my friend said it’s the P&P where folk get bad reputation as they will charge say $6 but actually put $2 postage and the item then costs an additional $4 ..... which makes folk give you bad feed back




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      Mary Clark wrote Apr 30, 2011
    • I’ve sold college books on EBAY and we were very successful. I got more money back on EBAY than I did selling them back to the college bookstore.  WE have also bought college books on there as well.

      Lately I’ve been buying a lot of clothes on EBAY...and I’ve gotten some great deals!




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      Anne E wrote May 1, 2011
    • We sold about three hundred dollars worth of old china and miscellaneous household stuff.  It is a lot of effort for not much return and I undercharged for shipping too often. If you have to pay for your boxes and shipping materials, you cannot recoup in the shipping price.  I recycled old boxes left by the apartment dumpster.




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      Mary Clark wrote May 1, 2011
    • Anne...from what I’ve told from people who do sell on EBAy they tell me you have to make up for those supplies in your shipping.  But I think a lot of people recycle old boxes to save on money.  Probably continue what you‘re doing but charge a little more for shipping.  happy  I’ve come to the conclusion that on EBAY..if people want something bad enough they will pay for the shipping.




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