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    • JustAnotherSaver
    • By JustAnotherSaver 12th Aug 18, 8:44 PM
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    Do you sell on eBay first or do you use other websites?
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    • 12th Aug 18, 8:44 PM
    Do you sell on eBay first or do you use other websites? 12th Aug 18 at 8:44 PM
    I know this is an eBay forum but i'm curious as to whether you as sellers sell on eBay first or whether you use other sites such as Facebook Marketplace, Gumtree, Shpock first?




    Personally i try elsewhere first and the reason is simply the cost. eBay taking their cut, PayPal taking their cut. I'd rather sell something for £100 on one of the other sites than on eBay as at least i'll get £100. On eBay i have to mark my minimum up to allow for the cut.


    So generally what i do is try the others for a while & if the item still hasn't sold then shift to eBay as well as. The one thing i don't like about Facebook Marketplace though is that they have a direct link to who you are.



    So just wondering what others here use as a first stop and if it's eBay then why? Not to say it's right or wrong, good or bad, just wondering why?

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    • forgotmyname
    • By forgotmyname 12th Aug 18, 8:49 PM
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    Why because for every 100 potential views on any other platform you get 10,000 on ebay.

    Why waste the time advertising elsewhere when you turn to ebay because it did not sell. List on ebay and sell it.
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    • soolin
    • By soolin 12th Aug 18, 9:06 PM
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    I use a mix of sites depending on the item. Frankly though eBay get 99% of my items as it's easier for me on items that can be posted, much less mucking around. I list mainly as BIN with immediate payment, so someone buys and I send, simple.

    I use Facebook marketplace and Shpock quite a lot as well, but it takes a lot more effort with arranging payment, dealing with silly offers, waiting for payment (if item needs posting) or sitting and waiting for a potential no show if item is to be collected.

    As for the eBay fees, he I'm sure we all begrudge them especially with so many errors and glitches on the site, but I suspect overall I actually achieve the same price in the end because I tend to ask, and achieve, a better price on eBay.
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    • By foxy-stoat 13th Aug 18, 12:03 PM
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    • 13th Aug 18, 12:03 PM
    I would use both, you get crack-pot buyers on both sites.
    • JustAnotherSaver
    • By JustAnotherSaver 13th Aug 18, 10:04 PM
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    • 13th Aug 18, 10:04 PM
    Why waste the time advertising elsewhere when you turn to ebay because it did not sell. List on ebay and sell it.
    Originally posted by forgotmyname
    Because i have plenty of it (time). I'm in no rush to sell yet if i was then i'd hit all of them at the same time.




    Though i must admit, Facebook Marketplace seem to be 99% timewasters 1% decent people in my experience.

    • Radintel
    • By Radintel 14th Aug 18, 8:30 PM
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    I personally started on eBay, but now I also sell for etsy which I recommend. It is cheaper.
    • bris
    • By bris 18th Aug 18, 10:17 PM
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    • 18th Aug 18, 10:17 PM
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    I only use Gumtree now but tbh don't sell very much now. When I had a shop I sold a lot on Ebay until the buyers feedback was stopped.


    It was that and Ebay/Paypal making it easy for buyers to get refunds. for almost any reason.
    • victoriavictorious
    • By victoriavictorious 19th Aug 18, 3:39 PM
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    • 19th Aug 18, 3:39 PM
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    • 19th Aug 18, 3:39 PM
    I know this is an eBay forum but i'm curious as to whether you as sellers sell on eBay first or whether you use other sites such as Facebook Marketplace, Gumtree, Shpock first?




    Personally i try elsewhere first and the reason is simply the cost. eBay taking their cut, PayPal taking their cut. I'd rather sell something for £100 on one of the other sites than on eBay as at least i'll get £100. On eBay i have to mark my minimum up to allow for the cut.


    So generally what i do is try the others for a while & if the item still hasn't sold then shift to eBay as well as. The one thing i don't like about Facebook Marketplace though is that they have a direct link to who you are.



    So just wondering what others here use as a first stop and if it's eBay then why? Not to say it's right or wrong, good or bad, just wondering why?
    Originally posted by JustAnotherSaver
    Not if you register a buying and selling ID (although it's against the rools!)
    • DD265
    • By DD265 20th Aug 18, 7:32 PM
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    • 20th Aug 18, 7:32 PM
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    I decided to move away from eBay to FB and another site, but having been messed around with 'I'll have it, oh wait no I won't' a bit the last few days I think I'm just going to go back to eBay!

    If the stuff wasn't worth so much I'd just donate it and dodge the hassle.
    • JustAnotherSaver
    • By JustAnotherSaver 20th Aug 18, 10:12 PM
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    I decided to move away from eBay to FB and another site, but having been messed around with 'I'll have it, oh wait no I won't' a bit the last few days I think I'm just going to go back to eBay!

    If the stuff wasn't worth so much I'd just donate it and dodge the hassle.
    Originally posted by DD265
    I had so many of those i was going to screenshot them and put them in my listing.
    I messaged one back after he was definitely going to turn up, please don't sell them i'll have them for sure yada yada yada. The next day i asked - are you ok pal? Hope you haven't died, just that you never turned up when you said you certainly would and i can only imagine since you wanted them so badly that the only explanation must surely be that you've kicked the bucket?



    No response.


    Then you'd get the "are they still for sale" questions. I'd quickly reply yes but then i'd hear nothing more from them ever again.


    Then the guy who wanted me to take an item from my place to his (i told him i wont post) which was around an hours drive. Said he'd chuck me £xx for fuel money when i get there.

    I saw him selling a few months later and half considered asking if he'd be willing to deliver to London, Ontario.



    So many wasters that i almost threw some items away. In the end i managed to sell it ....... on eBay

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