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Stuff U Sell makes eBay selling simple

September 19th, 2012 · No Comments

I wrote to a reader last week,  a lady who wanted to know how best to sell a silk head scarf from the 1976 Canadian Olympics. Either sold as a souvenir, or else perhaps given to competitors, the scarf was printed with the Olympic torch and listings of all the events. Ironically, I came across […]

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Tags: Auctions · eBay · Internet · Online Auctions · PayPal

Britons flock to online auction sales

August 2nd, 2006 · No Comments

Fourteen per cent of adult Britons who use the internet made their most recent online purchase from an auction site according to a survey by Apacs, the UK payments association. I bet I know which auction site … which is why I’m not surprised when fees for buyers and sellers keep rising. Problem is, there […]

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Tags: Auctions · eBay · Internet

eBay robots – the latest weapons in scammer wars

August 1st, 2006 · No Comments

eBay scam latest: I learned something new today – eBay power sellers use bots (web robots) to post hundreds of sales offering “Buy it Now” stuff such as e-books, digital photos and Windows wallpaper for a penny (or a cent). It’s all delivered digitally, but automating the process is the only way the sellers can […]

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eBay Motors set to go head to head with newspapers over classified ads

July 17th, 2006 · No Comments

The leeching of advertising spend away from newspapers and magazines to the Internet looks set to move up a gear with a plan by eBay to invite traders to post classified ads on eBay Motors. For £150 a month, garages and dealers will be able to list up to 100 cars on the site – […]

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Poor eBay: does anyone know who’s in charge?

July 13th, 2006 · No Comments

Pity poor eBay – it’s grown so huge, no one seems to be in control. Like a giant megalithic blob, it flops one way then another, leaving customers bewidered. Word on the wires is that within days of deciding it would longer accept payment from Nochex – a move that caused thousands of power sellers […]

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Ten ways to buy well on eBay

March 15th, 2006 · 1 Comment

Know your subject. If you don’t, research it well and get to know values. Know about fakes. Branded jewellery, clothes and fashion accessories that sell cheaply are usually too good to be true. Know your seller. All eBay vendors build up feedback from their buyers, which is your way of checking out their reliability. Know […]

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Ten ways to sell well on eBay

March 10th, 2006 · No Comments

Always start your sales during the week, so that they finish at the weekend, when most potential buyers are at their computers Most sales happen in the closing minutes of the sale, so don’t waste buyers’ time with long listings. Research has proved against the argument that long auctions raise awareness and therefore prices. They […]

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PayPal: with friends like this …

March 1st, 2006 · No Comments

A cruise around eBay’s community forums throws up a raft of problem posts from sellers who claim they are victims of PayPal’s unaccountability and apparent intransigence when it comes to settling disputes. A typical case involves an individual who sells an object on eBay, receives payment via PayPal, posts it to the winner of the […]

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Tags: eBay · Internet · PayPal

eBay in the dock over fake Tiffany jewellery

February 8th, 2006 · No Comments

Having come this close at a collectors’ fair to buying a “Tiffany” silver bangle that turned out to be a fake, it was heartening to learn that the U.S. jewellery manufacturer is suing eBay which is surely the source of most if not all the dud pieces currently circulating. We were searching out a graduation […]

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Tags: eBay · Tiffany

Beware the phishers and don’t get caught by this scam

January 30th, 2006 · No Comments

Recognise this spoof email? Dear valued eBay member, It has come to our attention that your eBay billing updates are out of order. If you could please take 5-10 minutes out of your online experience and update your billing records you will not run into any future problems with the online service. Once you have […]

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Tags: eBay · Internet · Phishing

Making money? First, sell your antique or collectable

January 9th, 2006 · No Comments

There is no shortage of ways to sell objects you own – and I’ve tried most of them, with differing results. One that I hope to use increasingly is the online auction. Before I do so, I intend to check out the recommendations listed here by the Federal Trade Commision and I suggest you do […]

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Tags: eBay · Faberge · Internet · Investment

Are you a struggling artist? David Pott offers help

January 3rd, 2006 · No Comments

David Pott has been selling his work on eBay for 10 months now. His blog ArtistsAnon: gives 10 Tips for Making a Living on eBay, as well as 7 Tips on How to Create Art That Sells on eBay. I can’t paint to save my life, but others might find David’s help invaluable.

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Tags: eBay · Paintings

Ebay’s double standards …

July 5th, 2005 · No Comments

Strange that no-one at eBay is interested in putting an end to all the crooks selling fake designer goods. Or is this a case of double standards? Read here about the axe falling on unlicensed DVDs of Live 8 concerts.

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