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    Default Ebay buying or selling TIPS

    I need a few ideas, thoughts, suggestion or tips for buying and selling on ebay. Just general ones. Maybe some urls, etc.

    I had a question from someone that is a real NEWBIE and needs some help / motivation to get started. Not even registered yet.

    I been selling so long on ebay, I have forgotten some things.
    I did however register a new user id this summer for myself for buying but it was painfull finding things I needed.

    So hopefully, we can encourage people to buy and even sell on ebay. Lots of promtions going on right now.

    So this is the start page to register.
    https://scgi.ebay.com/ws/eBayISAPI.d...=p5197.c0.m528

    You need to have a user id figured out. A good strong password.
    I use a second checking account that is for online use only. Not tied into my regular account. And if you want a second user id, you will need a different email account.

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    I have six auctions going right now on ebay, I'm trying to get my scrapbooking and craft business up and running. With two little ones in school different hours and uncertainty about hubby's job, I'm having a hard time getting motivated!

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    I hear you on motivation

    I have LOTS of stuff I need to get listed. Like yesterday.

    Good ebay promotion right now.

    eBay: Special Offer

    Also a current 4 day one, to list, any start price for a fee of a dime.
    Starts today.

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    I'll try to list more this weekend. I'm debating whether or not I want the auctions to close on the weekends or the weekdays, it's a toss up!

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    You can list either 1, 3, 5, 7, 10 day auctions.

    I start with 7 day ones, then use 5 or 3 days, to get all of them to end on the same day I choose.

    I would rather list beginning of the week, but for some unknown reason, I am listing end of week. Makes for fun wrapping the packages to go out, especially on the weekend.

    I find it best if I have a schedule and stick to it. And or TRY to stick to it. Like shut down all other windows and work in one. What I am NOT currently doing. So bad me.

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    I 'm not sure what I want to do yet, I was listing quite a bit over the past several years, when my second daughter was born, I stopped for a few years and starting doing craft shows instead. Now, I'm doing both and trying to get my website up and running as well.

    I may give etsy a try as well, I'm already registered.

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    And if you want to buy / sell on ebay, you should have a paypal account.

    I don't like all their rules, myself, but it's their site.

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    Etsy sounds real good. I have not done any listing there, but am registered awhile back.

    This is the best time of year to get listings up. Lots of people looking for Xmas gifts. And or stuff to make Xmas gifts.

    Craft shows are hard. I have done a few in years past. Lots of people looking for ideas. Not spending much. And the economy makes it more rough now.

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    [quote=ladytoysdream;1431711]And if you want to buy / sell on ebay, you should have a paypal account.

    I don't like all their rules, myself, but it's their site.[/quote



    I already have one. I've been doing ebay since 2004, with many breaks in between!

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    Quote Originally Posted by ladytoysdream View Post
    Etsy sounds real good. I have not done any listing there, but am registered awhile back.

    This is the best time of year to get listings up. Lots of people looking for Xmas gifts. And or stuff to make Xmas gifts.

    Craft shows are hard. I have done a few in years past. Lots of people looking for ideas. Not spending much. And the economy makes it more rough now.
    My sister & I have just done two craft shows and we have two more to go. With this economy, I don't see anything good happening!

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    We have some craft shows local. I hope to check out a few. I always ask a few venders on stuff I like to make, how sales are going. A gentle question

    Even the farmer's markets crafts are slow.

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    It's slow going everywhere!

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    I'm trying to get a few rambling thoughts up for someone ( not even registered yet ) who wants to buy on ebay.....as I think of them.

    Don't mind me as I am also multi tasking here.

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    Smile

    As long as they want to buy from you, that's a good thing!

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    Well actually I can do her a favor with this auction

    But I really really really want her to register on ebay.
    Always a learning curve.

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