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EBAY is a Ghost Town !!! Where is Everyone?

 
Anonymous Coward
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05/08/2012 01:08 PM
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Drats, I bought from the little guy and they dont know how to package it right.

Two glass pieces came to me broken !

Do you have to be big corp to know how to properly pad and package?

Im so disappointed in the intelligence of many people.

You wont believe how many breakables, people throw in a lightly padded or no padded at all envelope and mail it off thinking it will be ok.

They dont box it at all, nor use styrofoam or newspaper like they are supposed to.

I dont have the heart to report the guy, Ill just send him a message to do it right next time.
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05/08/2012 01:35 PM
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for selling ... ebay is fucked

I used to sell antiques/collectables full time and sold nearly 6000 items....

I used to sell 60-80 items a week, ran deliveries on the larger items with my driver and my van and had a turnover of £176K+ per annum with at least 40% profit ...

I used to buy from auctions and car boot sales and had 3 large shipping containers where I stored the items while they were selling

then, Ebay removed the seller's rights to leave a negative feedback .... and tried to be the new 'Amazon' ...thats when the fat cunt called Donahue took the reigns of ebay ... he fucked up a worldwide industyr in a matter of fucking weeks

result: buyers were taking the piss and threatening to leave negative feedback if you did not give discounts after the item was sold (and properly described with several supersized photos)

or.... you sell an antique clock in perfect working order .... it works for 10 days while the auction runs .... the cunt buys the clock, removes the balance spring and demands a full refund and does a paypal chargeback ... you refund in full and get the item back with parts missing? .... you complain to paypal/ebay and they tell you to fuck off?

get a few negs and the cunts shut your fucking business for 28 days (you cannot trade for 28 days with no income and you have to pay staff????) .... and no one at ebay or paypal listen? ....

I was never shut down, but read the ebay forums and many full time sellers nearly went bankrupt

that was the last straw ... fuck them ... let the chinese sell there
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05/08/2012 02:24 PM
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Some buyers on EBAY are spending money, especially high end antiques and vintage costume jewelery. For example, an Augarten spanish rider sold for $510 with 10 bidders and this was on March 30, 2012. Another Augarten sold for $900 on a buy it now on April 4,2012. However, when you consider the fees that these sellers had to dish out, their profit margins are around 30%. So, to make money they have to upload 100's of items in order to make a net profit. Even in 2005, when I was selling on EBAY, I was loosing money. I made $1000 in one month and EBAY took $300, leaving me with a net profit of only $700.

I guess it really on what you are selling. It seems that antiques and vintage items are doing well. However, there are so many other places that one can sell that have little or no fees. So, in some cases it makes more sense to sell directly from either your own website or directly to the consumer via craigslist.
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05/08/2012 02:32 PM
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Some buyers on EBAY are spending money, especially high end antiques and vintage costume jewelery. For example, an Augarten spanish rider sold for $510 with 10 bidders and this was on March 30, 2012. Another Augarten sold for $900 on a buy it now on April 4,2012. However, when you consider the fees that these sellers had to dish out, their profit margins are around 30%. So, to make money they have to upload 100's of items in order to make a net profit. Even in 2005, when I was selling on EBAY, I was loosing money. I made $1000 in one month and EBAY took $300, leaving me with a net profit of only $700.

I guess it really on what you are selling. It seems that antiques and vintage items are doing well. However, there are so many other places that one can sell that have little or no fees. So, in some cases it makes more sense to sell directly from either your own website or directly to the consumer via craigslist.
 Quoting: Houdini 1382488


to give you an example ....

if you buy an item for £50 .... and sell it on ebay for £100

You only make £12 profit after ebay fees and paypal fees ...(assuming you don't rip off the buyer with shipping costs)

but bear in mind, it can take you 30 min to photograph the item, do the research and create the ebay listing/advert .... plus you have the stress
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Some buyers on EBAY are spending money, especially high end antiques and vintage costume jewelery. For example, an Augarten spanish rider sold for $510 with 10 bidders and this was on March 30, 2012. Another Augarten sold for $900 on a buy it now on April 4,2012. However, when you consider the fees that these sellers had to dish out, their profit margins are around 30%. So, to make money they have to upload 100's of items in order to make a net profit. Even in 2005, when I was selling on EBAY, I was loosing money. I made $1000 in one month and EBAY took $300, leaving me with a net profit of only $700.

I guess it really on what you are selling. It seems that antiques and vintage items are doing well. However, there are so many other places that one can sell that have little or no fees. So, in some cases it makes more sense to sell directly from either your own website or directly to the consumer via craigslist.
 Quoting: Houdini 1382488


to give you an example ....

if you buy an item for £50 .... and sell it on ebay for £100

You only make £12 profit after ebay fees and paypal fees ...(assuming you don't rip off the buyer with shipping costs)

but bear in mind, it can take you 30 min to photograph the item, do the research and create the ebay listing/advert .... plus you have the stress
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I loved it when I could buy an item for 5 and sell for 50 or produce something for about 25p and sell it for 5. Ebay fees and pain were reasonable then. Other than that I'm with you, it's not worth the pain other than to get a few things out of the house.
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05/08/2012 06:49 PM
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Ebay killed themselves. Because they were stupid and greedy. And there is no fixing that.
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05/08/2012 06:52 PM
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They take too much away in fees now for sellers, it's ridiculous.
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05/22/2012 03:25 AM
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Here's my biggest problem. You call a guy with horrible English answers. Ahh welcome to ebay this is Ahh how you say Ben. I'm like your name is Ben about as fuckin much as mine is jabar.
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05/22/2012 03:39 AM
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No joking. I just quit them as well. rather be a bit poorer than put up with their BS.
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05/22/2012 04:08 AM
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Used to sell on eBay, since 2003. Was a powerseller having sold over 10,000 items since 2004. Stopped selling a few months ago when they pulled my powerseller status, and my top rated status, and was no longer offering me a discount on fees. It's a rip off now.
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05/22/2012 04:21 AM
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Hi All. Im doing my usual cruising on Ebay, antiques, video games, collectibles. building sets. tarot decks, computer parts, Gifts for the lady like designer stuff .

TOTALLY DEAD ! Hardly any Bidders ! I see O Bids, O Bids constantly . Most everything is at zero bids and about to end. If theres a sporadic one bid here and there its about to end and the seller wont make hardly anything

What kind of stuff are you bidding on and is any action happening?

This dead calm is scary, More stuff for me,but this is too easy. Is everyone out of money? Whats going on?
 Quoting: ABADDON - APOLLYON .


Ahhh... finally. I'm surprised this was not noticed/spoken of earlier and more often.

You know, I used to be a big time eBayer many years ago.
To make a long story short...

I have been amazed at how DEAD eBay has become, especially in the last 3-4 years. And it has increased with each passing week since. It is shocking. There are items that I've had on my watch list for 1 year, that still remain unsold. Items that used to sell in a day or week. And the item variety available is very small compared to even 2-3 years back. Bids are rare and most definetly, less frequent and so many items go unsold.

To me, this was an early sign of the end of times. I know it sounds strange, but eBay used to be an international power house and online community. It is now DEAD. I understand that the economy plays a big factor... but it's almost like the world is CLOSING SHOP, so to speak. I could rant for pages on this subject, connecting many dots... but I just wanted to chime in.

The fact that the US postal service is pretty much shuting down and going out of business is very strange too.

It is like the world has become a ghost town.

I'll touch on the matrix aspects for a second...

If there are still relatively the same amount of people, if not more in the world, with alot of material goods... eBay should actually be doing better, in theory. Something doesn't add up. It's weird.

The US post office and eBay connection is obvious... so the question remains... what happened to all these people and all the items they had in the past few years. Why are eBay and the US post office cutting back and becoming ghost towns?

Either the economy is ALOT worse than the MSM is REVEALING... or... people are being... DELETED.

Think an EVIL RAPTURE... a purge of the matrix if you will.
It doesn't make sense, unless you think outside the box.

I think depopulation has already occured.

Strange days indeed.

Last Edited by Six Six Six on 05/22/2012 04:36 AM
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05/22/2012 04:23 AM
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ebay caters to the big stores and chinese knock offs it seems it anyways; from what iv seen
And their fees jumped insane hi
its ruined
iv listed 98 auctions and 2 sold
thats a bad ratio
After the listing fees; didnt make anything
Ebay wont be around in 5 years like this
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05/22/2012 04:27 AM
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Used to sell on eBay, since 2003. Was a powerseller having sold over 10,000 items since 2004. Stopped selling a few months ago when they pulled my powerseller status, and my top rated status, and was no longer offering me a discount on fees. It's a rip off now.
 Quoting: the628 4494886

rates are insane now
I sold a $200 item
and got charged $40 in ebay fees
they even charge a percent for the shipping cost now
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iv heard most arent online these days... whats that mean ? lol
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05/22/2012 04:31 AM
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I think it is because ebay/paypal screwed everyone over and stole their money, costing them all kinds of trouble by freezing their accts for no good reason etc. I have at least 10 friends who this happened to..now none of us sell on there anymore and this was after about 5 yrs of good selling and 99 percent feedback ratings etc. It all started about 2007 to 2008 and has went down hill from there. Noone can afford to have hundreds and sometimes thousands of dollars froze up indefinately for no apparent reason
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05/22/2012 04:32 AM
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I lost my store due to High as fuck fees.....Now I am extra broke and my car was repossed, my rent is due and I have two kids....Ebay can suck an egg in hell to....


Thanks to my Government, me and everyone around me is either in termoil or hungry....ASSHOLES!!!!
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06/28/2012 11:35 PM
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Saw a woman being sprayed with horse spunk and it was getting a few million views and no one pulled it.
 Quoting: ABADDON - APOLLYON .


Link?
 Quoting: Anonymous Coward 1149784


Right?

Plus a Million for making me LOLZZZZZZZZZZZZ.

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