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Old 02-27-2008, 08:38 PM   #1
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Have You Ever Sold on EBay?

I have a bunch of signed NASCAR stuff that I'm willing to part with rather than let them collect dust (and I need the money). How does EBay work? Is it easy to list stuff on there? Anyone ever sold anything on it?

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Old 02-27-2008, 08:49 PM   #2
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We buy and sell on ebay. It is really easy. I would suggest signing up for an ebay account (and a PayPal account--both are free). There are links at the site that will help you (Ebay University, etc.). Look for things similar to what you want to sell. You might want to try buying a few little things before selling. That will help you get a feel for things, and it will give you at least a few feedback points. Good feedback is critical.

There are a lot of things I could tell you about selling on ebay, but the best thing to do right now is just sign up and then look around and get used to it.

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Old 02-27-2008, 08:50 PM   #3
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I have a bunch of signed NASCAR stuff that I'm willing to part with rather than let them collect dust (and I need the money). How does EBay work? Is it easy to list stuff on there? Anyone ever sold anything on it?

WAIT WAIT, WHATCHA GOT????
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Old 02-27-2008, 08:53 PM   #4
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WAIT WAIT, WHATCHA GOT????
Signed stuff (mostly 1:64 cars) from a lot of drivers, you want to PM me?
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Old 02-27-2008, 09:01 PM   #5
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Buck and I have bought and sold on eBay for years. As Barbara says, it's really easy.

When I need something, I usually look first at eBay. Just bought 2 printer cartridges (one color, one black) for $20, including shipping. Couldn't buy the black one locally for that.
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Old 02-28-2008, 12:25 AM   #6
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I've been making a living on ebay for 5 years now, been selling for 10.
I sell old books and other printed materials... "ephemera".

A few things to consider (but certainly not all!!!!):
Your TOS.. Terms of Service. Return policy? Insurance required? Methods of payment
accepted, etc.
How you will ship. Packing materials should be on hand before the first item is listed.
Ebay buyers expect lightning fast shipping with tiny handling fees.
What you are willing to sell for. I still use the "Start at a low price and pray" method,
which sometimes gets me some sweet ending prices. But if you MUST have $50, better
start it at $50.

And... is there a demand for what you have? Do some searching on ebay first.

You might be better off sending the items to a local auctioneer.

Feel free to PM me with any questions.
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Old 02-28-2008, 12:58 AM   #7
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It is not difficult, but I find it is time consuming. I agree with many of the suggestions already posted. Good luck, it is a really good way to earn some fast cash!
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...And... is there a demand for what you have? Do some searching on ebay first.
That is one of the things I like about ebay. You can sometimes find things at sales in your area that won't sell because no one in your area is interested (or they have a dozen of them already), but they are in demand in other areas of the country (or world--don't be afraid to sell internationally). By the same token, you can also sometimes find good buys on ebay on things you could sell in your area.

Sometimes you just luck out. A few years ago James bought a bronze box at a yard sale for around 50 cents. We sold it for around $80. Another time we bought a Big Boy bank at a little shop an hour or so away from us. When I looked it up on ebay we knew that we had paid too much, as they were selling on there for about what we had paid, and sometimes even for less. However, some people started bidding on ours and we ended up doubling our money when someone in the UK bought it.

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Old 02-28-2008, 11:38 AM   #9
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beware of shipping internationally. even to canada.

many countries will impose a tax if the item being sold/shipped is registered as a business sale. if you do not state that the item is a gift, you have to either cover the tax yourself, or include the cost in the description of the shipping costs.
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Not true buckytom.

The taxes imposed by customs are the responsibility of the recipient.
You don't have to pay the tax as seller, or include it in the description, either.

HOWEVER... if you ship internationally via UPS, they will add a fee... a hefty fee...
to the total shipping price. It is because they hand the package off to another
company and have to pay them to deliver it inside the other country.

I send packages all over the world fairly regularly and never pay a cent in customs fees.
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