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Does anybody here regularly sell on eBay?

 
OldTart
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If you regularly sell on eBay and are interested in taking on a unique line of collectibles on a commission basis, please PM me. These items are easily shipped so although STT/ST is preferable, STX would be fine too. Thanks!

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Topic starter Posted : January 21, 2012 3:49 pm
onthespot
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Here is one person I highly reccomend. He is has over 8k feedback, and 100% positive rating. I have known him for about ten years and would trust him with my most expensive things for sale. He is knowledgeable and extremely trustworthy. I will have him sell my more valuable knick nacks and probably jewelry before I move down. No use for silver ephemora and high end jewelry down there for me.
http://www.rescoccc.com/

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Posted : January 21, 2012 4:06 pm
ms411
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So why don't you sell them yourself? If you need help, just ask.

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Posted : January 21, 2012 4:59 pm
OldTart
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So why don't you sell them yourself? If you need help, just ask.

I've sold several locally and of course looked into setting up my own eBay operation. However, the work that goes into producing the "things" is pretty labor intensive and why not "share the wealth" as it were if someone already has a good eBay operation set up and is interested in making a little extra by taking that part of it off my old hands? If nobody pops up I can certainly do it myself. 😀

onthespot - thanks for the link and recommendation. It's certainly something to look into and I appreciate your input.

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Topic starter Posted : January 21, 2012 6:03 pm
onthespot
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and if you have no feedback on ebay, having someone with excellent feedback sell your more expensive items can give buyers the confidence to bid higher. You might actually end up making more, even with the commission, than if you try selling yourself, maybe with not so hot photos, and from an "offshore" location, unknown seller with little or no feedback. I have sold both ways, and feedback on ebay, as well as very good photos and descriptions, appraisals if you have them, really help stuff sell closer to real market price. Hope you do well, regardless of how you sell. Good pics are key.

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Posted : January 21, 2012 7:12 pm
sallyf
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Great point, about feedback levels making the difference - I sure check that out before I buy.
Now...about the silver and high end jewelry....I could give it a good home till you needed it...I would love it and take it out for walks......?
Worth a try.

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Posted : January 21, 2012 7:17 pm
onthespot
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LOL I don't "dress up" any more. I wear that stuff and don't even think about it. I wear it cleaning stalls, feeding chickens, stacking hay. One of these days that diamond is gonna go flying and I won't even notice it. Someone more "dressy" should wear it. It really is stunning. It should be on someone more classy, to be blunt. There are a couple emeralds missing from another one already, and a couple chips out of the stones still there. It is old heirloom stuff, not sure it is your style... I like the diamond ring a lot, but really I can't justify wearing it about. Can't go swimming with it, can't leave it behind, what's a gal to do?

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Posted : January 21, 2012 7:37 pm
ms411
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Now that gold and silver prices are through the roof, you might want to sell them for their metal content. Just an idea.

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Posted : January 21, 2012 10:05 pm
onthespot
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I had that ring appraised a little over a year ago, when gold had passed $1400 and the appraiser said most of the value was in the stone. I am sure it is higher now. Same for the other rings. There is just no real point to walk around with that kind of money dangling off your fingers, at least in my lifestyle. They are heirlooms and that is the main attachment I have to them, not the $$. If I cash them in, it could be a down on a house.

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Posted : January 21, 2012 10:27 pm
GoodToGo
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The other BIG differentiator on eBay is 'free' shipping. Bake in the USPS flat rate shipping cost with your merchandise prices and you'll do MUCH better than someone selling something similar who 'adds' shipping costs separately.

Good luck.

and if you have no feedback on ebay, having someone with excellent feedback sell your more expensive items can give buyers the confidence to bid higher. You might actually end up making more, even with the commission, than if you try selling yourself, maybe with not so hot photos, and from an "offshore" location, unknown seller with little or no feedback. I have sold both ways, and feedback on ebay, as well as very good photos and descriptions, appraisals if you have them, really help stuff sell closer to real market price. Hope you do well, regardless of how you sell. Good pics are key.

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Posted : January 23, 2012 2:45 am
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