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A problem return on eBay...

I purchased an "officially" refurbished laptop from a high volume seller on eBay. Unfortunately, the laptop arrived with a cracked screen. I initiated a return, which the seller accepted, but there was never an option to print a mailing slip. Instead, the status of the return went instantly to: "Shipping, in transit" with a tracking number, while the computer sits on my table. What is going on and what do I do about it?
posted by ennui.bz on Sep 13, 2016 - 7 answers

Ebay, how does it work?

I have a huge collection of "high fashion" magazines (think Vogue Italia, Paris, Numero, Pop, etc.) that I bought throughout my early 20s and now I'm ready to let them go. I've looked at past sold listings on ebay and I think I could sell lots of them for pretty decent prices. Now here's the problem: I've never sold anything on ebay before and I'm completely confused about shipping/fees, etc. [more inside]
posted by VirginiaPlain on Aug 12, 2016 - 12 answers

Paying someone to sell your stuff

Are there businesses which exist that will handle all aspects of selling your stuff on eBay for you? What should I Google for to find such a place locally? [more inside]
posted by JoannaC on Aug 2, 2016 - 10 answers

What should we do about valuable(?) items at our yard sale?

We’re having a yard sale soon, and most items are normal, household things that I’m not worried about pricing reasonably. A few could be valuable -- even after checking eBay’s Sold listings and googling, I don’t know. I want to avoid making a $10 sale that goes on to be featured on Antiques Roadshow. I’m not sure how to price them, and also how to handle the possibility of breakage. The kinds of items I mean are… [more inside]
posted by daisyace on Aug 1, 2016 - 15 answers

view cached version of Ebay page?

I just won an auction and I think the seller increased the shipping price, but I have no proof. How can I find the old version of the listing? [more inside]
posted by oneirodynia on Jul 24, 2016 - 7 answers

How to deal with a questionable eBay bidder?

I am selling a mint vintage item on eBay, and am halfway through a ten day auction. I stated in the item description that I reserve the right to refuse high bids from any bidders with questionable feedback, location, or reputation. I now have a couple of bids from someone who fits this description. What is the procedure now? How should I notify the person and/or eBay?
posted by weapons-grade pandemonium on Jun 27, 2016 - 3 answers

Setting up to sell online the right way - from the beginning.

New email, online checking account, paypal and ebay accounts all linked together in a closed loop. Am I being smart, too paranoid, or setting myself up for problems later? [more inside]
posted by ApathyGirl on Jun 2, 2016 - 9 answers

How do I ebay?

So, I am still trying to offload these discount codes and I set up an ebay account to do it. It has 3 page views, possibly all mine. Help me up my game in case it does not sell at all and I need to relist it. [more inside]
posted by Michele in California on May 25, 2016 - 7 answers

Looking for eBay consignment/selling assistant/service in Boston area

I'm looking to sell a bunch of miscellaneous electronics and kitchen appliances and want some help with it. Ideally, I'd like to turn over all the boxes to someone who can handle the entire process, keep a commission, and pay me the remainder. I'd like to be able to physically bring the boxes to someone in the Boston area (near Cambridge ideally) because there are some large and heavy items. [more inside]
posted by scottso17 on May 23, 2016 - 1 answer

Selling tchotchkes and collectibles, smartphone edition.

Wallapop, LetGo, OfferUp, Etsy, CraigslistPro - choosing HOW to sell is almost as daunting as the collection itself. Help! [more inside]
posted by ApathyGirl on Apr 4, 2016 - 10 answers

What should I do with this iMac?

I have a 27" iMac I bought at the beginning of 2013. It's a top of the line, 3tb hybrid drive, 16gb RAM. It has problems though that can't seem to be fixed. [more inside]
posted by bondcliff on Mar 24, 2016 - 4 answers

Selling/Shipping Large Lots of Items on eBay

Due to some unforeseen expenses, it looks like I may need to liquidate some of my larger collections (dolls, toys, etc). Theoretically I'd like to sell them en masse (i.e. 20 dolls total in one lot) rather than individually. These aren't small or sturdy items. Is there a standard practice for shipping that many semi-fragile items (all bubble wrapped) at once to a buyer? Can you do multiple shipments through eBay, like how Amazon sometimes splits orders up? Any advice would be appreciated.
posted by Hermione Granger on Mar 22, 2016 - 6 answers

What's the best way to sell a (somewhat) rare book?

According to some internet searching, a book I have in my possession is worth a few hundred dollars. I'm wondering what the best way to go about selling it is, given that my Ebay and Amazon seller accounts haven't been the most active.
posted by matkline on Mar 21, 2016 - 12 answers

Ebay item sold for higher than expected.

Item sold for 2x going price, is this a scam? [more inside]
posted by wongcorgi on Mar 9, 2016 - 15 answers

What is the best way to sell high value Saturn video games?

Where is the best place to quickly sell $1500 - $2000 worth of Saturn video games? [more inside]
posted by hworth on Mar 7, 2016 - 7 answers

Low cost alternatives to using PayPal while selling on eBay

What have you used to process credit cards and bank transfers that is low cost, easy to use and allows US sellers to have the proceeds directly deposited in their accounts as opposed to PayPal account (which is another feature that bothers me)? [more inside]
posted by arizona80 on Feb 23, 2016 - 4 answers

Name that eBay business

I need a name for my eBay (and possibly Etsy) store that will be selling used clothes and other thrift store finds. [more inside]
posted by foid on Feb 23, 2016 - 5 answers

Need help finding Woodstock Key Chain

My father recently lost a prized possession: a very old Woodstock (Peanuts) key chain that he has had forever. Any idea where to look to replace it, beyond ebay? [more inside]
posted by gagoumot on Dec 9, 2015 - 3 answers

Selling Autographed Baseballs

How can I sell autographed baseballs? [more inside]
posted by AwfulWaffle on Oct 25, 2015 - 2 answers

First eBay Sale - Scam or Success?

I joined ebay yesterday and listed my first item, an iPad mini (never opened) for $225. I chose the "best offer" option. Today I got an offer for $250 along with a kind of confusing message. Is this some sort of scam, or did I get lucky? [more inside]
posted by jschu on Oct 7, 2015 - 13 answers

Selling my Verizon EDGE phone without opening it

I recently got an iPhone 6s through Verizon as I had the 25$ line access discount for converting to Edge but don't want a new phone. I also got in on the $300 iphone trade in from a friends old 5S. Now, the phone is being delivered Friday. I'm looking to sell it on eBay and would like to sell it "sealed". [more inside]
posted by lattiboy on Sep 23, 2015 - 6 answers

Reporting potential mail fraud, if I was seemingly not the victim?

I received a sealed, empty, business-size envelope in the mail from a non-Googleable entity called "Buy3rzParadise" claiming to be located in the Galleria in Atlanta. It had a USPS First-Class Package sticker deliberately stuck onto it (with a tracking number, which says it was sent from Oakland) that says the "package" weighs 4oz. This seems like Amazon/ebay fraud, but I haven't ordered anything from Amazon/ebay that hasn't arrived. I've also only lived at this mailing address for a few months. [more inside]
posted by unknowncommand on Sep 12, 2015 - 9 answers

Should I allow this Ebay return?

My profile indicates that I do not accept returns. Buyer wants to return item -- new high-end down jacket with tags -- that was too small for her (though accurately marked). I want to politely decline the return, but wonder what the repercussions are likely to be. [more inside]
posted by chesty_a_arthur on Sep 2, 2015 - 21 answers

Selling faulty camera on eBay

I want to sell my Nikon D50 on eBay. It works but has developed what I would guess is a processor problem. I would like to swap to a Canon anyway next year so don't want to repair it myself. Should I sell it as a piece or split the body and lense? [more inside]
posted by KateViolet on Aug 30, 2015 - 7 answers

How much is this horse worth?

My great-aunt gave me this lapis lazuli horse a few years ago and I'm thinking of selling it. Does anyone have any idea what it's worth? [more inside]
posted by Chenko on Aug 25, 2015 - 4 answers

What to do with 25 year old baseball memorabilia?

So, back in grade 5 (or 5th grade, as we called it in Brooklyn), our teacher had us all write to various sports teams and basically ask for free stuff. I ended up deluged with schedules, stickers, postcards, and a few autographed photos. Somewhere along the way, I also picked up about a hundred autographs (on 3 x 5 index cards, with neatly handwritten descriptions) of baseball players from the 40s-70s. How can I find out if this load of presumed shite is worth anything? [more inside]
posted by greatgefilte on Aug 6, 2015 - 2 answers

eBay Issue: Confirming Order Cancellation as a Buyer

Yesterday I accidentally purchased something on eBay and had to contact the seller today to get the item cancelled. After much grumbling on their part they finally agreed, but now they're hassling me about accepting the cancellation on eBay somewhere and I think because the item never shipped that process doesn't apply. Can anyone help me confirm this? [more inside]
posted by Hermione Granger on Jul 6, 2015 - 5 answers

Building side income with Etsy and Ebay

I'd like to build a side income source where I can reliably make an extra $500-$1k a month. I want to do it using Ebay and/or Etsy. [more inside]
posted by nightrecordings on Jun 29, 2015 - 13 answers

Selling my bike - how and how much?

I'm entering the era of modern bicycles and want to sell my "vintage" road bike. I'm unsure how to price it, and where to try selling it. [more inside]
posted by slogger on Jun 8, 2015 - 8 answers

Selling a phone for the first time

Due to some changes in my wireless plan I have a basically new Samsung Galaxy Five that I need to sell, which is a Verizon phone. I tried an ad on Craigslist and got 0 hits. If you've sold a phone in similar circumstances before, what do you recommend for success? [more inside]
posted by codacorolla on Mar 31, 2015 - 13 answers

How do I EBay: Selling Vinyl Records and a Guitar edition

This is a two-part question on how to properly and responsibly sell on EBay 1) used vinyl records and 2) a used guitar. [more inside]
posted by nightrecordings on Mar 22, 2015 - 8 answers

Furniture, Direct To Your Front Door

Wifey and I sell on Etsy, and we're getting into small pieces of furniture -- but they're not "small" by UPS and USPS standards; the post office won't even take them for being too big, and UPS wants $200+ based on size. Do any of you know how best to ship a piece of furniture, delivered to a person's front door? [more inside]
posted by AzraelBrown on Mar 12, 2015 - 12 answers

Selling on eBay: buyer from China with zero feedback

I had a Chanel garment on eBay and it just sold to a buyer from China who has zero feedbacks. They used the Buy It Now option. I've sent out my invoice, which came to just short of $800 with shipping, and am now waiting for them to pay using PayPal. What should I do to protect myself in this transaction? Should I just cancel and relist? I am worried that I am exposing myself to negative feedback somehow.
posted by Dragonness on Mar 8, 2015 - 17 answers

eBay Feedback - Seller Wants It Changed

About a month ago I bought a dress on eBay UK. I wasn't happy with the actual item, so I left neutral feedback - now the Seller has contacted me offering me a gift if I witdraw the feedback. Isn't this bribery? How do I proceed? [more inside]
posted by kariebookish on Mar 6, 2015 - 16 answers

Selling an obsolete video game system and games and maximizing profit?

I've been cleaning house lately and I'm trying to make the most of what I've turned up. I have an original PSP (not Vita) and fourteen games. Has anyone sold an obsolete (i.e., not current generation) video game system with a batch of games before, and do you have any insight into the best way to sell off the system and the games to make the most money? [more inside]
posted by cobra_high_tigers on Feb 1, 2015 - 7 answers

In search of underground death metal (esp. from classic '85-'95 era)

Can you recommend relatively little-known death and thrash metal bands (who have published CD's)? [more inside]
posted by cake vandal on Jan 24, 2015 - 2 answers

How do I buy a used gemstone?

I'd like to buy a used/"vintage" gem for an engagement ring. Looking at vintage rings on ebay and etsy, I have zero idea how to assess the "quality" of the stone, or how to know if it's real, or what. Is it possible for a lay person to do this? What should be my basic steps for assessing the rings or loose stones I see online? [more inside]
posted by anonymous on Jan 7, 2015 - 11 answers

eBay seller wants me to solve a shipping problem. What do I do?

I ordered a thing off of eBay, and there is a shipping problem. The seller wants me to solve the problem. What do I do? [more inside]
posted by circular on Nov 13, 2014 - 16 answers

How to make a fortune selling other people's junk online!

What are the very best resources for someone who wants to get started selling online for the first time? [more inside]
posted by Serene Empress Dork on Nov 3, 2014 - 7 answers

Need information about selling unwanted skin care products

While on a trip out of state my friend got caught up in the hard sales tactics of an Adore Skin Care salesperson and purchased several hundred dollars worth of their skin care products. He does not want or need them and would like some advice on reselling the items. [more inside]
posted by colt45 on Oct 4, 2014 - 6 answers

how much is a complete run of Animal Man worth?

a question for lovely comic book geeks. I have a complete run of Grant Morrison's Animal Man, in pretty much pristine condition (all still in plastic wraps). They were a fun read, but I don't collect comics and know nothing about collectors of comics. I was thinking of just dumping them, but then became aware that I could probably sell them on eBay or such. I'm trying to figure out if it's worth my while to do so - is it? How much might I get for it - how much should I offer if I'm going to try to sell?
posted by idlethink on Sep 30, 2014 - 3 answers

Helping my dad start an eBay store

My father has asked me to help him set up an eBay store for some estate sale type items and I'm looking for current advice on all things eBay. [more inside]
posted by youngergirl44 on Jul 1, 2014 - 11 answers

What kind of circuit breaker is this?

An electrician told me that I need to replace the main breaker on this board. He wasn't sure where to find them. I'm hoping someone here has an idea what kind this is so I can try to get it replaced. I live in Austin,TX, so either online or near here. Here's a picture
posted by jonclegg on Jun 10, 2014 - 9 answers

Best SIM card for data and texting travelling in the USA?

I will be in the USA for exactly three weeks in July. I've been looking for a SIM card option (for my unlocked Nexus 4), and it seems like most people recommend the T-Mobile $2 or $3 per day unlimited texts/calls/data option. I also saw a deal from Spot-Mobile that looks better: it's $39.99 for a month of unlimited texts/calls/data, with the first 1GB of data at 4G speeds and free $10 credit for international calls. I'm a little wary, though, because I basically can't find any reference in forums to travellers using Spot-Mobile, or any reviews of them. Their coverage map looks fine, though. Also, I can't tell what their data speed will be for me, since my phone doesn't have 4G. Will it default to 3G or 2G for that first 1GB? Has anyone had any experience with Spot-Mobile? Would you recommend this plan? [more inside]
posted by lollusc on May 24, 2014 - 13 answers

Shipping comics via USPS - confused by all the options

I'm selling comics on ebay and have no idea what to put for shipping. Media mail seems not to allow comics, flat rate box seems good for 25+, but the padded envelopes seem like overkill for small batches, I'm just not sure what to put. [more inside]
posted by John Kenneth Fisher on May 19, 2014 - 10 answers

Global Shipping Program - Item arrived damaged (poorly repackaged)

Hello all -- I had purchased an expensive antique item from a US seller on Ebay about three weeks ago. (I asked him to opt out of the GSP, but he insisted that he didn't want to opt out of it. Since this antique item was a rare collectible that couldn't be purchased anywhere else, and since I haven't used GSP before, I decided to go along with it (despite hearing all the negative accounts of GSP on the internet). I was charged around US$85 for the GSP "import fees" on the ~$500 item. [more inside]
posted by vanizorc on May 13, 2014 - 12 answers

How to snipe on eBay?

There are a few low value items I am interested in on eBay. They seem to be popular so I would like to use a sniping service to try to win them. How do I do this? I assume that they might need my user name and password or does the service use its own account? What companies are trustworthy? Bonus: I generally use my iPhone/Pad so iOS friendly would be great.
posted by saradarlin on Apr 29, 2014 - 17 answers

How to remotely sell stuff on ebay

I'm tying to help a family member sell a bunch of stuff. He lives in rural Northern California and I don't particularly want to deal with ebay myself. What are my options? [more inside]
posted by latkes on Apr 21, 2014 - 16 answers

Selling on ebay, does this sound legit

Yesterday I put up an unlocked iPhone 4s on ebay for sale. It literally sold in about a minute. This old phone sold at the price it was originally purchased for. I sent the buyer an invoice. They paid it with another minute. For this old phone, that's about 3 versions behind. This makes me leery, especially since the email from ebay says SHIP NOW. Shouldn't I wait for money to appear in my Paypal account? Is it odd that this old phone sold so quickly at such a high price to buyer in the continental United States? If it's legit, do I really ship NOW?
posted by sock, the puppet on Apr 15, 2014 - 19 answers

What's the course of action for going after an eBay/PayPal predator?

Someone hacked a PayPal account to buy an item from me on eBay (my old iPad). PayPal resolved the claim in our favor and we both got our money back, but now I want to go after this derelict. I want justice! For me, for the person that owns the PayPal account (who I talked to and she's very nice), and for anyone he might rip off in the future. [more inside]
posted by dep on Apr 14, 2014 - 6 answers

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