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Discussion in 'General chit chat' started by MOLE CATCHER, May 14, 2015.


    MOLE CATCHER Donator

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    Dawlish Devon
    I have bee buying and selling on Ebay over nine years, now the fee are so high I have stopped using Ebay.

    Where do you sell your bits?.
  2. Evolve82

    Evolve82 Big Poster

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    Ash, Kent
    Gumtree. Or Facebook mate.
  3. RichieRich

    RichieRich Ping!

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    County Durham
    My bits are not for sale Officer
  4. Stevie Darling

    Stevie Darling Sexual tyrannosaurus

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    St. Andrews, Jockland.
    Good sales section on here:)
  5. gasman

    gasman Up a bit,,,,,,,

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    1066 country
    Here ,but still use ebay
  6. ratman60

    ratman60 Pro Poster

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    FREE ADDS!!!!!!!!
  7. chevin

    chevin Keyboard Hero

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    the Wedge Staffs
    Over the last couple of months I've had well over twenty odd sales of Gumtree, all collection only except one which was a fishing rod, the guy sent me cash in a card recorded signed for and he arranged the carrier, anyway I've mainly been selling fishing tackle musical instruments camera lenses and odds and ends, met some really nice people, it seems the decent one's will phone you and the one's trying to get it for nowt sending silly e'mails.
    But I'm quite happy with Gumtree I've done very well with it, never used the bay and very rare I buy of it, I think the secret is good quality photo's and the wording in the add, and all my adds have been done on the free.
    Give it a go nothing to loose.
  8. Elk hunter

    Elk hunter Keyboard Hero

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    I've not a problem with the charges.

    Some of my wears sold go all round the world and where else can you get that advertising power. eBay on an international front is awesome so the cost is minimum compared to the amount of customers protentioaly reached, other Internet based sites don't and cant match it.

  9. Tatts

    Tatts Posting Addict

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    According to my dashboard I've sold 975 items for £38,595,57 since 2005 but for the last couple of years Ive been mainly using forums and Facebook after I sold a canon L lens and paid over £100 in fees. Rip off.

    Most forums I use sell for at least 10% less than eBay too so the saving in fees gets passed on :up:
    Last edited: May 14, 2015
  10. SteveO

    SteveO Top Poster

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    eBay's fees when you consider them in comparison to a bricks and mortar auction house are quite reasonable, the problem comes when you start your item low at 99p and the item doesn't realise your expectations price wise, the fees can be crippling on low value lines of goods.

    Start the item at the price you are prepared to accept for it and figure in the PayPal fees and 20p non-refundable handling charge and there will be no nasty surprises.

    Like Andrew has mentioned you are receiving a global audience for your money but bear in mind there are particular problems being reported with the Cassini search engine that eBay uses and geo-location - sometimes your items will only be visible to a certain geographical location for an undetermined period, some people are calling foul and that eBay are fudging/fiddling the visibility, ie... you may get a rush of buyers from a certain area for a certain period, its peculiar and something sellers are investigating.

    Personally I believe (and so do many others) if you advertise something on eBay, it should be visible worldwide to every possible buyer at the same time.
  11. edtwozeronine

    edtwozeronine Donator

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    I opted out of World Wide sales. For the low end items I occasionally put on eBay there's no point in having to wander to the post office to find out how much something is going to cost to send to some place in Europe or Yanky land. I know they've developed their own mail service to charge the buyer postage but I' not willing to trust it as it's probably organised in a similar way to MyHermes. About as reliable as a plumbers estimate.:down:
  12. rynner

    rynner Busy Member

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    london willesden/cornwall rinsey
    i had my motorbike on gumtree for a week and had no serious replies,lots of timewasters.i switched to a classified ad on ebay which was under 15 quid,no fee's on completion,great for pics and what i like is to be able to see the feedback of people replying and vice-versa,got the price i wanted and the bike went to a good home,
  13. jolo-bolo

    jolo-bolo Donator

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    Gumtree is owned by eBay. I just bought a sniper shooting chair and 23 antlers from eBay. It's a nearly new chair and lots of points on antlers going to make some walking sticks o and not from the same seller.

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