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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

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

Casually selling my old clothes on Ebay: fool's game, or viable option?

I'm cleaning out my closet, and I've got a small number (~30pcs) of garments and shoes that seem of saleable quality. Do I have any chance of getting these things sold on Ebay without inordinate amounts of hassle and time? Or is the used-clothes auction business strictly for high-volume, full-time pros? If anybody's done this, I'd love to hear about your experience. [more inside]
posted by Bardolph on Oct 3, 2013 - 17 answers

eBay devolution

What is with the bad photos on eBay? [more inside]
posted by bad grammar on Jul 31, 2013 - 9 answers

Tips for painless eBay packaging and shipping

I have a few things I need to eBay. I'm a very casual seller. For me the biggest pains are packing and shipping. Hints? [more inside]
posted by cccorlew on Jun 19, 2013 - 15 answers

Selling Comics on eBay

I'm tired of my four long boxes of comic books from my youth taking up closet space. I'm going to be selling them on eBay, as you do. I need your tips, tricks, and advice. [more inside]
posted by entropicamericana on May 13, 2013 - 5 answers

Selling tech without becoming the tech-support guy?

I sell and buy stuff like clothing or household goods on eBay without any problems, but whenever I try to sell computer-related gear I end up having a miserable time of it. Numerous apparently tech-illiterate shoppers and browsers message me repeatedly with basic tech-support questions that could be answered with a quick web search, and sometimes they then buy an item only to kick up a huge fuss and demand to return it, with me paying shipping both ways, when it doesn't work as they expect or isn't "compatible" with their setup (often seemingly due to buyer incompetence). Are there seller strategies for ameliorating this problem? [more inside]
posted by RogerB on May 5, 2013 - 5 answers

What's the best way to sell a lot of stuff online?

My guy and I are digging in to all of his old stuff and we're going to sell a bunch of it off. What's the best way to do this? [more inside]
posted by patheral on Sep 11, 2012 - 12 answers

How To Sell Comics in a Post-Wizard World?

Please help me make as much money as is possible from liquidating my comicbook collection. [more inside]
posted by EatTheWeak on Aug 30, 2012 - 12 answers

How to sell an iPhone 4 safely on eBay

I just sold my AT&T iPhone 4 on eBay and I have a couple of questions. [more inside]
posted by bonsai forest on Jun 12, 2012 - 7 answers

money is awesome but getting sued is less awesome

I got ahold of an Advanced Reader's Copy of a book that is not out yet. It is made by a famous actor (and it looks really, really bad). It has special wrapping related to said author and a "note" from the author (copied, in his handwriting, or at least it's supposed to be in his handwriting). Would it be illegal for me to sell it? Would it be immoral for me to sell it? Could I actually make a big pile of money by selling it? [more inside]
posted by Harry Potter and the Puppet of Sock on May 3, 2012 - 16 answers

Confusion over eBay selling

Help me not get scammed on Ebay, please? I did some Spring cleaning and put a bunch of things on eBay. Everything was sold and delivered without a problem, except for one item that someone's claiming was already opened and probably used. [more inside]
posted by plaintiff6r on Mar 30, 2012 - 15 answers

Where should I destash yarn?

Destashing high quality yarn. Where's the best place to sell it online? [more inside]
posted by carbide on Feb 3, 2012 - 11 answers

A New Year selling old stuff

I have a bunch of cool stuff I want to sell. Clothing, furniture, original art work, books, vintage items, etc. But I can't stand eBay. [more inside]
posted by zenpop on Jan 3, 2012 - 10 answers

How to sell this stuff?

My mom has a lot of stuff to sell, and she doesn't want the hassle of a do-it-yourself approach. What kind of people should we involve? We're thinking maybe an ebay broker for the small stuff and an estate person for the big stuff. (Or else maybe a place like Sotheby's?) Know any good ones who serve Westchester, NY? How would we find good people? [more inside]
posted by daisyace on Jul 24, 2011 - 9 answers

I want to have an internet yard sale!

What is the best strategy for selling my stuff online? [more inside]
posted by Wendy on Jun 19, 2011 - 8 answers

Launching a Shopping Website

How do I determine how and how much to charge users who visit my website? [more inside]
posted by CollectiveMind on Jan 9, 2011 - 12 answers

What's the best way to turn DVDs into cash?

What's the best way to get rid of my DVD collection in the UK? [more inside]
posted by dougrayrankin on Dec 31, 2010 - 8 answers

AppleCare but He Don't Care.

How do I get someone who bought and paid for something I sold them on eBay to actually take possession of their goods? [more inside]
posted by Effigy2000 on Nov 6, 2010 - 9 answers

Best eBay auction timing?

What are the best days/times to have ebay auctions end? Which are the days/times to absolutely avoid?
posted by lord_yo on Aug 9, 2010 - 10 answers

How to safely sell a used iPhone?

How should I safely sell my iPhone? [more inside]
posted by mercredi on Jun 14, 2010 - 7 answers

Is selling other people's junk on eBay a good idea?

I want to start an "I will sell your stuff on Ebay" service in my town. What should I know about this before proceeding? [more inside]
posted by Wanderboy on May 8, 2010 - 9 answers

Is ebay a safe place to sell expensive cameras?

I'm considering selling my Leica, M-6 camera on Ebay and was wondering if Ebay is a safe, reliable place to sell expensive gear like this?
posted by tangyraspberry on Nov 25, 2009 - 14 answers

Ummmm...

MarketingFilter: So. . . I made a tacky (yet delightfully unrefined) t-shirt. How do I best sell it online? [Long jump] [more inside]
posted by the NATURAL on Jul 27, 2009 - 7 answers

Where to find Storage Auctions? Need help with resources to find where they are at, best practices...

Where to find Storage Auctions? Need help with resources to find where they are at, best practices... [more inside]
posted by MMALR on Apr 8, 2009 - 2 answers

How to punish a bad ebayer?

As a seller on ebay, do you have any ability to warn others off unreliable (but not criminal) buyers without incurring damaging feedback yourself? Or can a buyer casually mess up your auction and get away with it? [more inside]
posted by cincinnatus c on Mar 30, 2009 - 21 answers

Don't shoot, I'm a book dealer

What can I expect from a US border guard if I go into the USA from Canada carrying packages of things I've sold on ebay to mail in the USA? [more inside]
posted by crazylegs on Mar 23, 2009 - 7 answers

Capitalising on other peoples stupidity: On Ebay, how do i know which broken devices aren't really THAT broken after all?

Capitalising on other peoples stupidity: On Ebay, how do i know which broken devices aren't really THAT broken after all? [more inside]
posted by freddymetz on Oct 26, 2008 - 11 answers

RSS reader optimized for Craigslist and Kijiji

Wanted, an RSS reader optimized for Craigslist and Kijiji. Willing to program myself, if necessary. [more inside]
posted by Chuckles on Oct 9, 2008 - 9 answers

Better Ebay selling

Imagine you're browsing ebay for an item you want to buy. Two sellers have exactly the same item. What is it that persuades you to buy from one seller as opposed to the other? [more inside]
posted by Solomon on May 31, 2008 - 28 answers

How much to help sell clothes online?

I want to sell some used clothing online, and I'm trying to figure out how much to pay for help. [more inside]
posted by ottereroticist on Apr 13, 2008 - 8 answers

Amazon and eBay best practices?

I need advice for selling my used stuff online via eBay and Amazon--more specifically, the shipping and order management part of it. [more inside]
posted by cosmic osmo on Apr 11, 2008 - 7 answers

help me IT wizards!

I have about 10 working computers with clean XP installs from our office that we are trying to sell on Ebay... is there a website or program I could run that would show me all of the parts inside the machine it was run on? The motherboard, graphics card, CPU, ram etc... [more inside]
posted by outsider on Apr 3, 2008 - 11 answers

How can I easily sell this Rolex?

Anyone have experience selling expensive items on eBay? [more inside]
posted by whiskey point on Mar 26, 2008 - 14 answers

How to sell parts of a valuable collection on eBay--without the feedback?

How do you begin to sell collectible or designer items on eBay that are easily counterfeited or faked without thousands of positive feedback? [more inside]
posted by cosmic osmo on Mar 17, 2008 - 15 answers

eBay Return Policy

As a new eBay seller, I need a return policy. What's a sensible one? [more inside]
posted by Miko on Feb 24, 2008 - 21 answers

Help me sell some books for fun and slight profit.

I'd like to make a little pocket money off selling books on half.com. What should I know? [more inside]
posted by santojulieta on Jan 5, 2008 - 8 answers

What should my eBay listing schedule be for my products? (free HDMI cable to best answer if allowed)

What should my eBay listing schedule be for my products? (free HDMI cable to best answer if allowed) [more inside]
posted by weiler63 on Dec 30, 2007 - 17 answers

I don't want my life to sit around gathering dust.

Simplifying life and purging my junk. I'm exhausted and I haven't even started. How to make it easier, less painful, and maybe even profitable? [more inside]
posted by miss lynnster on Dec 26, 2007 - 57 answers

Help me de-stuff my life!

Like you, I've got a lot of unused stuff. Also like you, I could do with some extra money. Do you have any tips or experiences to share with regard to selling specific types of items? [more inside]
posted by pantone292 on Jun 14, 2007 - 8 answers

Who will buy my suit?

I live in London. Where should I sell my suits? [more inside]
posted by Drexen on Jan 24, 2007 - 8 answers

I am the grey market

Seeking advice about selling to the UK on eBay. [more inside]
posted by evariste on Dec 21, 2006 - 13 answers

PLZ buy my compamathingy!

How do I sell my dead laptop for parts. I know virtually nothing about computer thingies. [more inside]
posted by arcticwoman on Oct 16, 2006 - 14 answers

What should I import from China to sell on eBay as a side-job?

What should I import from China to sell on eBay as a side-job? [more inside]
posted by weiler63 on Aug 14, 2006 - 20 answers

I want to sell my Star Trek DVDs. Any clever ideas other than ebay?

I recently bought a bunch of Star Trek DVDs cheap and need ideas on how to sell them, preferably easily. [more inside]
posted by MadamM on May 16, 2006 - 13 answers

Sell my condo

I really need to sell my condo... How should.... [more inside]
posted by curiousleo on Apr 22, 2006 - 9 answers

How do I sell a beanie?

A friend of mine has asked me to sell her beanie babies on Ebay, and I know nothing... [more inside]
posted by eas98 on Dec 28, 2005 - 12 answers

How to sell my violin?

How should I sell my violin? [more inside]
posted by anonymous on Sep 21, 2005 - 11 answers

Selling jewelry in LA: Ebay?

My girlfriend would like to sell a silver heart necklace with a small (~0.10 ct) diamond. It was purchased ~6 years ago for ~$400 on clearance somewhere. That's about all the information we have about it. Questions: What's the best way of going about selling such a thing? Ebay? Does it need to be appraised? How much does that typically cost? We're in Los Angeles.
posted by sirion on Jun 13, 2005 - 1 answer

Online Auction Tips?

Cleaning house, looking to sell books, CDs, toys etc., and I'm LOST. Need advice both specific and general. Is eBay best for books and CDs, or are there other places to get better value? With the 'Net awash in Star Wars paraphernalia, how do I find a price for this elaborate 1998 14" talking Darth Vader? (I've checked books and they're mostly about "vintage" SW toys.) How do I value odd things for my uncle, like this pipe from Germany circa 1890 or earlier, or some Xmas cards circa WWII made by Chinese Xtian nuns in Tsing Tao? Is there a market for historical magazines and newspapers, for example with headlines about the first moon walk? [more inside]
posted by Shane on May 14, 2005 - 19 answers

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