(Closed) Do you still use eBay?

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Post # 17
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3538 posts
Sugar bee
  • Wedding: August 2010

ebay was good… for certain things.. particularly for me the one product I would by was hair extensions 🙂 CHEAP and good quality.

Now I seriously dont bother looking. I found etsy.com instead! (needless to say I stopped wearing hair extensions when I found etsy haha)

Post # 18
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Honey Beekeeper
  • Wedding: June 2009

@noritake22: My husband and I always wait until the last second to make our bids.  I think that sometimes we just want things for less than other people do which causes us not to win all the time!

Post # 19
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Bumble Beekeeper
  • Wedding: March 2011

@MissAsB: Usually, there will be several of the same item ending at different times, so chances are good that you will have another chance. I used to set my alarm, if there was something that I just had to have.

Post # 20
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3871 posts
Honey bee
  • Wedding: November 1999

I always knew people bidded at the last minute but could never remember to come back within the the last 10 min of the bid.

Watching the same item at different times is a great idea.

You bees just told me how to do it.  Thanks!!!!

Post # 21
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Honey bee
  • Wedding: November 1999

@Noritake OMG.  I didn’t realize how difficult it was to be an ebay seller.  I see why you left. 

Post # 22
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687 posts
Busy bee
  • Wedding: October 2009

@Noritake…wow! i was kinda wondering why it seemed like there weren’t that many sellers left.

by the way…i just got outbid with 10 sec. left! wtf!!! argh!

Post # 23
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8351 posts
Bumble Beekeeper
  • Wedding: March 2011

[email protected], if it is a popular item, you may want to wait until there are only 5 sec or less left. It depends on your internet connection though.

Post # 24
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8351 posts
Bumble Beekeeper
  • Wedding: March 2011

@yrret, yes, it is very difficult to be a seller on there, but I was glad for the experience. It was good in the beginning though.

Post # 25
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1011 posts
Bumble bee

I still buy on ebay.  I’ve only sold one thing.  I don’t buy as much as I used to, but I don’t buy as much in general (got a wedding to save for)!  I’ve never even had problems with my international purchases.  I’ve only had 3 instances where I had to contact ebay customer service.  The first time, I ended up resolving it through my credit card company.

Post # 26
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Bumble bee
  • Wedding: June 2010 - Indiana Memorial Union

I’ve had moderate success selling some things on ebay, but honestly, the margins were barely worth the hassles. CL works really really well for me. I’m always amazed at how many people pay the asking price and, yay, no fees.

 

Post # 27
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Helper bee

A lot of my wedding things have come from eBay. I have only sold a few times but I haven’t had a bad experience.

Post # 28
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Bee Keeper
  • Wedding: May 2009

My husband buys on Ebay maybe 5-10  items a year.  Our latest purchase was two Apple TVs we bought in November.  We don’t sell on Ebay anymore, though, because we were almost scammed twice in a row.  Now, we either sell on Craigslist, or just donate all our stuff to thrift stores/church yard sales for the tax write-off.

Post # 29
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Sugar bee
  • Wedding: September 2009

I am not the Ebay buyer in the fam, the hubs is though. The last thing he bought were my Uggs (Which I LOVE). I have never bought anything but have sold one item on there. It was so worth it. I got back more than I had expected.

Post # 30
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Buzzing bee
  • Wedding: March 2010

I never really sold anything on Ebay, just Craigslist moslty because it’s a lot easier to use. I’ve noticed that on Ebay you find a lot of regular stores that sell the product you’re looking for, there isn’t too many personal sellers anymore that I can find.

Post # 31
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Sugar bee
  • Wedding: December 2009

I do – it’s easier to buy things and sell things on there than in classifieds. Sorry Mr. Bee! I would rather people bid or not bid than email back and forth a lot. I tried to sell a dress in classifieds, had to baby it. Sold it on ebay in a couple days, no fuss. The fees were higher than a free site, but it was easier / faster.

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