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I think that's correct.
Guess it's their right.  Caveat Emptor, "Let the buyer beware." 

posted by Witchflower on November 9, 2004 at 11:58 AM | link to this | reply

I heard of people that offer free stuff on the internet, but charge more
for the cost of shipping and handling and make a profit.

posted by SlyCy on November 9, 2004 at 6:20 AM | link to this | reply

Loan Lady,

You go for it, girl.  Don't forget to suggest they pay for insurance if you use the post office to ship and mention you accept no liability if insurance isn't purchased and items arrive broken.

Let us know the link, and good luck! 

posted by Witchflower on November 6, 2004 at 4:19 PM | link to this | reply

OK you got me ready to sell those Hummel figures and some other junk I don't want.

I am glad you got the computer cleaned up. Seems like every four months my kids get on the home computer and then we have all this crud in there- all scarey trash and it starts taking over!!! I pay a guy from my office to come over and hard as i try and watch him delete and defrag when I do it I erase important things! Oh well Ms. Wizard on the computer I am not

posted by the-loanlady on November 6, 2004 at 11:19 AM | link to this | reply

Well, YLF,
In spite of your mood and 'tude, you seem to still have your sense of humor.  I am very down today, for several reasons.  Let's hope the weekend helps.  Can you play "Humoresque?" 

posted by Witchflower on November 5, 2004 at 11:56 AM | link to this | reply

No, Witchflower,
I've been in a mood ever since I woke up this morning.  I was only referring to my attitude in the here and now.  :)

posted by TARZANA on November 5, 2004 at 8:27 AM | link to this | reply

YLF
Did I call you an insulting moron someplace?  Yikes, if I did, I'm sorry.  Thanks for reading. 

posted by Witchflower on November 5, 2004 at 8:22 AM | link to this | reply

Diversion
The defrag actually went through.  The long ScanDisk showed a ton of errors that were repaired.  Things seem to be working fine, although yesterday when I came home from work, there was a little message box on the screen that said it couldn't run the defrag because of errors, etc. etc.  I may have to keep running these two programs every week to clear out whatever is the problem.  Thanks for asking, though, and reading. 

posted by Witchflower on November 5, 2004 at 8:21 AM | link to this | reply

Witchflower,
At the moment, I am just an insulting moron, but this is a very informative and intelligent post nevertheless. 

posted by TARZANA on November 5, 2004 at 5:17 AM | link to this | reply

Great post...
This should be very helpful for those new to ebay. On a side note I'm glad you finally got scandisk to run. How did the defrag go?

posted by Diversion4u on November 5, 2004 at 2:41 AM | link to this | reply

Thank you, Incubus.

I feel the same way about you.  When I buy or sell on eBay, I prefer to use PayPal.  It's easy and fast.  I refuse to get the upgraded account, because then I would have extra charges on every purchase, not just on credit card purchases.  Some sellers also pass along those charges, but I can't see doing that.

My pet peeve is the buyer who, although my ads are loaded to statements that I take only PayPal, and then, only the direct payment version, no credit cards accepted, tries to pay with a credit card. Then I scream a little.  It's still fun, though.  I am thinking about trying to sell some things before Christmas.

EBay is a wonderful way to find things you've been looking for a long time.  Guess that will be part of the blog one of these days:  personal treasures I've found on eBay. 

posted by Witchflower on November 1, 2004 at 9:30 PM | link to this | reply

This is very fine advice.

I used e-bay for some of my Christmas purchases last year and expect to do the same this year. All of the different vendors I used handled the end of sale and fulfillment process slightly different. The best seemed to be the ones who used an auto-responder to confirm that my information had been received and that I should review it for errors. Also included was information telling me that I would receive another confirmation once my product shipped with my tracking number so I could follow the items along en route to my home.

I’ve found that some sellers don’t package an item carefully enough. But, other than that, most of my buys from e-bay sellers have been positive ones. Most. Unless I’m really into the item, I tend not to go for sellers who incorporate additional handling fees into the price of an item. Most times, the resulting cost outweighs my incentive to want the item. Of course I fully understand how and why these types of fees would be necessary with larger items - but not for things like paperbacks and other easily manageable items.

Excellent information. You would definitely be someone I’d buy from.

posted by Zachary.N.Miles on November 1, 2004 at 3:17 PM | link to this | reply

Works. . .hmmm

Not sure about that.  It's more for amusement than anything.  I keep reading articles about women who make $30,000-50,000 a year selling on eBay, but I don't know any of them.  Every now and then, my husband reminds me that it's costing me more to sell than I'm earning, then I stop for a while.  It's fun, as long as you're not desperate for the income.  Good luck!  Have I mentioned the suggestion that you check out a lot of ads on eBay for items you might think of selling so you know how much they are going for, how many bidders are interested, etc.?  Most ads have a counter at the bottom that let you know how many people have viewed the page. 

I have been known to see an item at a yard sale or second-hand store, go home to check its popularity and value on eBay, then run back to purchase it. 

posted by Witchflower on November 1, 2004 at 11:31 AM | link to this | reply

see,
It's good to know that even small time selling like that works. I had no idea. I thought maybe you would need to do a heavy volume. Thanks! :)

posted by trinka on November 1, 2004 at 11:04 AM | link to this | reply

Thanks, Poms and Trinka, for reading.

I just sell the odd book or two when I have them.  Mostly old category romances; just whatever happens when we clean out our bookshelves.  Sometimes I buy second-hand things I think will sell, but it's hard to judge.

I plan to write more about eBay selling, so hope it continues to be helpful to you.  Have a great week! 

posted by Witchflower on November 1, 2004 at 10:27 AM | link to this | reply

excellent info
I keep meaning to sell a bunch of antiques on eBay, but I've been intimidated by the process. You make it sound do-able. Thanks :)

posted by trinka on November 1, 2004 at 6:04 AM | link to this | reply

witchflower

may i ask what kind of books and stuff you sell I love ebay and buy a lot of stuff from them and I have a feedback of 100% so I am very happy with myself.

I am looking for books I am a compulsive reader my mom has told me if it is in print I will read it. I think that is why I like blog so much.

PLease let me know thank you and the info is a big help I have some stuff I would like to sell but did not know about some of the stuff you just said thank you

posted by poms77 on October 31, 2004 at 9:15 PM | link to this | reply

You're welcome.
I hope you do very well.  Success selling on eBay seems to come in streaks, at least for me. 

posted by Witchflower on October 31, 2004 at 9:09 PM | link to this | reply

Witchflower
I really needed that information. Thank you so much. You are a very giving person.  
 

posted by Justi on October 31, 2004 at 8:48 PM | link to this | reply

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