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- eBay Managed Payments Follow Up
After 22 years of selling on eBay I'm done. In 2019, I paid eBay $19.986 in fees. Additionally, I spent $25,474 on postage through the eBay label system. I also paid PayPal $6685. EBay decided they wanted the money I was paying PayPal. I decided it's time to go fishing. Here's the story. . .
- eBay Managed Payments Review
I've been on Managed Payments for three months now. If you haven't signed up yet, DON'T. EBay gave me money because I waited. Maybe they'll give you some? This article also has a review of the features and hassles. Even a loophole where you can avoid ebay fees.
- Dealing With Abusive eBay Buyers.
I've written before about bad eBay buyers. This is a common topic between eBay sellers. It seems like every week I get someone being crazy. Today, I tend to find these buyers entertaining rather than irritating. This article has some tips for dealing with these people.
- Getting Repeat Ebay Buyers
Repeat buyers are less likely to cause problems, are easier to deal with and because they are comfortable with you, are likely to spend more money. Here are a few things you can do to get more repeat eBay buyers.
- The IWantCollectibles Guide to Ebay Sales
Are you getting top dollar in your auctions? Are you new to eBay and want to get started the right way? The IWantCollectibles Guide to Ebay Sales is for you.
- Ebay Protections for Buyers and Sellers
Ebay provides protections for buyers and sellers. This article contains a stories about eBay sales gone awry to explain how these protections work from a seller's point of view.
- eBay Sniper Program Review
Sniping auctions is when you wait until the last few seconds of an auction to bid. Being an auction sniper can save you considerable money because you don't have to worry about another bidder coming in and bidding the auction up. This article covers snipeing and reviews sniper programs. Updated Feb. 2020.
- You Are Missing Out On eBay Fee Credits
Last month I found out I'd been overpaying eBay most months. Actually, I'd been eligable for fee credits, but never requested them. You are probably in the same position. While it took an eBay suspension for me to learn this, you can learn quickly and easily by reading this short article.
- Lowering eBay Shipping Costs and Problems
Some general notes and advice about saving money on eBay shipping. This article will help you waste less money on shipping.
- Ebay Seller Update Fall 2018
EBay just announced the Fall 2018 eBay Seller Update. This article looks at how the changes will effect sellers, and explains how to work within them to keep sales up, and costs down.
- Improving Cross Sales and Surviving Ebay Summer 2018 Changes
Every year in June eBay makes changes to searches and categories that make it harder for buyers to find your items. After a few weeks the buyers will figure out work arounds or just stop buying on eBay. Here's some inforation to help you survive the changes.
- A Few Quick Buying Stories
This article has 11 short stories about buying antiques and collectibles. Each has a simple lesson to help you become a better purchaser of used items for resale or your collection.
- 11Main.com is DOOMED - a Review
In February 2014, Vendio announced a new auction site - 11Main. Vendio provides tools for eBay sellers, and runs a huge auction site in mainland China, so this should be a good competitor. I signed up back then, and have been keeping notes over the past 5 months about what I've done. In June, I examined the site and decided to stop wasting my time.
- EBay Auction Sales Down?
Due to the recent hack of eBay, and the requirement that users change their passwords, many buyers are having problems bidding. This means auction results are down. EBay has announced they will allow sellers to cancel auctions - even ended auctions without penalty. This article has more information.
- Some Observations On My 2013 EBay Effort
While doing my taxes, I started thinking about last year's results. This article just has some quick lessons based on my results.
- The Fixed Price Trap
Are you caught in the fixed price trap? This article explains how eBay sellers damage their businesses by falling into the Fixed Price Trap, and some suggestions for avoiding the trap.
- How To Have Negative Feedback Removed For Under $500
An Ohio eBay seller named med_express_sales has found an innovative way to get negative and neutral feedback removed. This article explains how they get buyers to remove or alter feedback.
- How To Write EBay Descriptions That SELL
Many of us have mastered the basics of selling on eBay. We know how to take pictures, we know how to list items with simple descriptions, and in the past this was good enough. To compete today we need to write better descriptions and titles to stand out from the clutter.
- How eBay Best Match Search Works
Knowing how best match search works is important because it's the default search method on eBay, and if you do something that lowers your listing's visibility, people won't ever even see your title, much less your description.
- Buying On Craigslist? Here's Some Resources. . .
Links to free websites that will help you master Craigslist. These will help you if you're buying or selling used merchandise.
- How To Search Craigslist Across Cities and Categories
A simple easy to use search engine that will allow you to search all cities served by Craigslist at once. Also instructions for other Craigslist searches.
- Using Facebook and Pinterest to Promote eBay Auctions
How to get more bids and sales by using Facebook and Pinterest to increase eBay auction exposure.
- Online Promotion Methods
How to get more sales on and off eBay. Also how eBay's default best match search option works with fixed priced listings that don't generate lots of sales.
- You A Collectible Expert?
How to turn your antiques and collectible knowledge into an online business, and claim your expert status.
- Overcoming eBay Seller Frustrations
I asked my readers to tell me about the frustrations they encounter when selling on eBay. This article explains the frustrations and my suggestions for overcoming them.
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