(Closed) Rather pointless Ebay rant

posted 6 years ago in The Lounge
Post # 3
Member
598 posts
Busy bee

@EffieTrinket:  Kinda.I bought a shirt for $40 bucks once and it only sold for like $21 dollars on e-bay. I set the auction price pretty low to try and reel people in but it only went up like a dollar each person. Oy. Better than nothing I guess.

Post # 4
Member
688 posts
Busy bee
  • Wedding: October 2013

@EffieTrinket:  I hate eBay!!!!! It just seems like someone, somewhere is waiting to screw you over. That and Craigslist! 

I hope you make more on your coat :-/

Post # 5
Hostess
11166 posts
Sugar Beekeeper

Ugh I am having this issue with my veil. I spent nearly $800.00 on it and thought maybe I’d get half…nope. Every time I drop the price without any bids I get a little more annoyed. At some point with the price so low you start to think you might as well keep the item and save yourself the hassle of shipping.

Post # 6
Member
37 posts
Newbee
  • Wedding: March 2013

Hmm, I’m trying to think what might help you.  I buy stuff on ebay constantly — both brand new and very gently used items.  I might pay $150 for a $400 dress, for example, or 2/3 to half the price for jeans, and think it is a good deal.

I have noticed however that brand names (J.Crew, Tory Burch, etc.) sell for way more than not well known brand items that may be just as expensive or more expensive.  For example, usually when I find Anthropologie items, they are at a far greater discount because they are miscellaneous “brands.”

Just make sure you have good pictures and a great description and you should be all set. 

OH!  Super important.  Some people are scared to buy stuff from people without feedback, so you might have to sell a couple of inexpensive items to get good feedback on your transaction and shipping before people will buy more expensive items from you.

Good luck.

Post # 8
Member
646 posts
Busy bee
  • Wedding: May 2012

I hear you! This week was the third in a row I listed my Coach shoes (they’re definitely “gently used” but I originally paid $112 for them). I started the bidding at $15 or $12 and had no bids.

What the!

Post # 9
Member
37 posts
Newbee
  • Wedding: March 2013

I know it is annoying, but still think ebay is probably your best bet?  OR depending on your tax bracket, and whether you have earned income, donate it to charity and take the deduction.  Good chance that the deduction would be worth more than the $35. 

Post # 10
Member
37 posts
Newbee
  • Wedding: June 2014

You could give an upscale consignment shop a try.

What you said about Platos is so right… I went there ONCE in college, cussed them out, took my bag an left… $20 for 6pcs of Ralph Lauren, BEBE and BCBG…no maam!!!

Now I just give my clothes to a new home…or have a swoop party with friends

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