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Hi, I'm totally 100% fed up with eBay. They have the absolute worst customer service department in the world. I sold an item to a customer, shipped it, they got it, and I never got a payment from them. eBay didn't do anything about it. I had to wait over 2 weeks to get a response about an issue I was having. They've suspended my account for a year or more because they have no clue what they're talking about. They charge a lot to sell items. I just can't express myself about how terrible eBay is. So, I hoping that someone could give me some good websites that still have a lot of traffic and have lower / no listing fees n such. I found these sites in another post, but there wasn't really any info. on them.

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Hello,

May I ask why did you ship the product before receiving the payment? .That is probably why ebay will not help.

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No listing fees & extremely low final value fees-Bonanzle is movin on up! Check it out!

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No listing fees & extremely low final value fees-Bonanzle is movin on up! Check it out!

i checked out your booth, very nice. ive been planning on joining bonanzle. would you mind if asked about how many sales you get a month on bonanzle? just trying to get an idea of how much traffic is going through there, thanx

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Bonanzle is one of the fastest growing ebay alternatives, if you can call it that, and you feel that solid traffic flow isn't far away.....just not at that point yet.

That being said, zero listing fees and really inexpensive final sale fees make it a platform that anyone in on-line sales should be using just as an exercise in market coverage!


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17 May 09 05:38:53 am
Yeah, but what I'm looking for is an actual auction site like eBay.

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17 May 09 06:26:12 am
Yeah, but what I'm looking for is an actual auction site like eBay.


There isn't....Sadly worldwide the other alternatives are millions of members and millions less page views than Ebay. The viable alternatives are not auctions at present as time will need to be taken to get their numbers anywhere near what Ebay has.

You can look at classifieds or craigslist or Amazon.com but best out of these is probably your local classifieds. You are going to have to wait probably 5 years plus before any of the Ebay alternatives get any where near the traffic needed to take on Ebay (The Dark Side of the Force). Pain in the butt...Trust me we ALL know.

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wychewes
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17 May 09 06:30:08 am
Another alternative is what a friend of mine former Ebay Power seller did and yes he had the spare cash but hey save up.

He bought a reliable mailing list and direct mailed his ebay store newsletter and got some strong results. Even start your own web site any thing other than that your guess is as good as mine.

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raiderjake
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17 May 09 06:46:00 pm
i definately intend to list on bonanzle soon. i got a couple bad deals and am struggling to get back to where i was, hopefully in a couple weeks i can list on bonanzle. glad to hear traffic is increasing

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19 May 09 04:03:34 am
For now this is just a rumor but I have heard that google is going to try and set up an auction type link.

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voodootwothree
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19 May 09 04:58:02 pm
anyone trying out upillar? looks like a craigslist with an auction format. about to try out.

im trying out ebid.net too, anybody hit it yet?

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19 May 09 07:35:11 pm
an auction site worth checking into is auction8.com

someone told me about it, i don't have much info on it though. and i agree i'm loving bonanzle!

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19 May 09 08:33:25 pm
@wychewes
no need to disrespect the 'darkside of the force' by comparing it to ebay, lol.

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been on ebid.net for a week and going to have my first sale at auction tomorrow. you can list here for free but your final value fee is around 5% (I think) but if you want the most savings you can joining for $50 (for life!) and list for free all you want with the same features as ebay and sell minus 2% final value fee (for life!!). im also getting a bucket load of traffic here too. one site compared their membership and traffic second to ebay. thats NOT bad

Still have only sold 1 thing on bonanzle. anybody know what im doing wrong here?

Also dug into upillar.com some more and they are advertising on radio stations around the country so they are at least trying hard. and it is a craigslist format but the searches are national, not just for a city which is a feature i just wish craigslist even offered, plus it is FREE. ill keep posting about this one.

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21 May 09 12:12:44 am
the best sites to sell on are: craigslist, ebay, hoobly, facebook, backpage, ive made money on all of those sites hope that helps


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voodootwothree
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21 May 09 03:22:31 pm
here's an angle im working... everybody wants online this and online that... get some good old fashioned business cards made that has your seller ID and the sites you sale on and go fishing for repeat business with your email address and phone number. just tuck them in with your order and let it fly!

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21 May 09 04:33:27 pm
thats a good idea

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21 May 09 09:31:37 pm
It is a good idea, and has been used for quite a few years, however you may find an even better idea to formulate a monthly or
by-monthly e-newsletter for your customers, or even a combination of both.

There are two forms of marketing, pro-active and re-active.

A business card is considered re-active as it can only bring you return business if your customer is actively searching for a product he thinks you may well have. Your card reacts to their requirements at the time by leading them back to you to fill that requirement.

Impulse purchasing makes up a massive amount of the average persons spending habits, and a proactive e-newsletter lets you get your message in front of their eyes constantly, and gives you the opportunity to create an impulse purchase.

You can show your customer's new stock, offer specials......even competitions for purchasing within a time certain frame, whatever! All of these techniques are proven impulse sale techniques, and can increase your bottom line with minimum effort.

Customers are also more inclined to forward an email to a friend if they think they may find it useful, where as a business card won't be given unless a friend asks!

A business card won't put your name in front of their eyes as much as you need to be to really create return business, if that is your aim.

Of course if you have stagnant stock and nothing new to offer, then you're wasting your time even with business cards, unless you are selling every day consumables.

The aim of marketing is to get your name and your products in front of as many people as possible, and keep it there as much as possible!

Choose the more aggressive pro-active marketing techniques over re-active techniques, and you give yourself the best possible chance of increasing your profits.

Don't think for a minute that because you don't consider yourself a business that you can't use business type marketing, it's what makes private sellers successful.

Plenty of email options, constant contact is quite a good one, but plenty of other. I would always suggest using HTML, not simply text. You are trying ton create desire and a really high impact platform has a much better chance of delivering that message effectively.


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21 May 09 11:40:13 pm
@wychewes
no need to disrespect the 'darkside of the force' by comparing it to ebay, lol.



True Dark Side no where near as evil as Ebay..lol

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22 May 09 12:32:30 am
I saw this bid house that is offering Free Online Auctions and free store, check it out Link hidden: Login to view

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23 May 09 04:42:02 pm
I too am fed up with eBay! They protect their Buyers but offer little to no assistance to we sellers, where they make their money! I listed AUTHENTIC Coach purses and they removed three of them saying they were fakes. Not true but they would not even allow me the courtessy of proving their authenticity. All I received from them via emails were stock responses, referring me to their policies. Their customer service is horrible. I am now looking for other sites and will try some of those listed here.

eBay is going to fall because of their high costs and horrid cs.

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29 Jun 09 07:26:26 pm

There isn't....Sadly worldwide the other alternatives are millions of members and millions less page views than Ebay. The viable alternatives are not auctions at present as time will need to be taken to get their numbers anywhere near what Ebay has.

You can look at classifieds or craigslist or Amazon.com but best out of these is probably your local classifieds. You are going to have to wait probably 5 years plus before any of the Ebay alternatives get any where near the traffic needed to take on Ebay (The Dark Side of the Force). Pain in the butt...Trust me we ALL know.


I loathe the way everyone is talking about eBay as if it has no beginning...For all I know eBay may be digging their own grave without knowing it...internet is vast and believe me there are some think tank out there racking their brains how they will up stage eBay...GREED is getting the best of eBay whether you like it or not...they also own paypal. Now there are other alternatives to paypal. Go to many forums and see how people are talking down eBay...you may be surprise that eBay may become a shadow of itself in 6-8 years from now with this repulsive attitude of their's I dare prophesy.

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29 Jun 09 07:39:41 pm
@speedy1000
no arguments here, im sure every 1 here will welcome the fall of ebay, hell i might just throw a party

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voodootwothree
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30 Jun 09 04:24:23 am
im starting to do a fair amount of business on Amazon.com. it is a straight up fee to sell, they dont penny you to death after the sale and free to list and maintain your stock as long as you want too.

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30 Jun 09 04:54:04 am
are you able to sell at higher prices on amazon than ebay? even a few extra $ would make it a lot easier to turn a profit

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are you able to sell at higher prices on amazon than ebay? even a few extra $ would make it a lot easier to turn a profit


I've heard some say you can, but I'm a skeptic. Most Amazon shoppers will also be looking on other sites for the best deal, and that includes ebay. That's what the net is all about, shopping convenience, why wouldn't you be looking around for the best deal when buying.....I know I do!


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22 Jul 09 06:50:19 pm
I registered with Bonanzle about 3-4 days ago and clicked on the import eBat auctions....but I can't seem to get my eBay auctions imported to Bonanzle. Has anyone else had this problem? I am still waiting to hear from their IT department.

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22 Jul 09 10:40:20 pm
It's unusual for their customer support to be lax, they are usually quite sharp at Bonanzle I've always found.

Regarding the issue, sounds to me like this is one for their tech department to sort out so it's just going to be a waiting game. Just make sure that you keep on them if you aren'thearing anything back, don't just let them file it under snooze!


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29 Jul 09 02:43:38 pm
I was wondering if anyone has had much luck selling more on craigslist over ebay?? Also if you do sell something on craigslist what are the safe ways of handing the product over to the customer, without giving them your address? I always wondered what was the best location to do the exchange.


Thanks!

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29 Jul 09 07:01:40 pm
Hi Don,


as a long time seller on craigslist, i can say ive never had any problems with
people picking up the items they bought from me at my home. of course thats a personal choice, i ghuess the fact that i have a 120 lb pitt bull who is regulary streched out on my driveway makes me feel a little easier lol.

But in all reailty, i would caution you about meeting people , always take another person with you if possible and only meet a large public places. that has alot of traffic.

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29 Jul 09 07:27:02 pm
lol yeah that sure beats my 109lb yellow Lab! yeah I was just curious because I never really sold anything off Craigslist but with ebay's fees lately I wanted to kinda strike a balance between ebay and craigslist to test some other products I have.

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29 Jul 09 09:07:21 pm
You will love the ease of craigslist, no paypal no ebay hassels!
and most of the folks you deal with are supper nice!
of course their is ocasionall problem child. but all in all its
beats the hell out of ebay!!! they also have the highest traffic
of all the local listing sites.

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21 Jan 11 05:56:24 am
I am so fed up with ebay as well. I listed a couple pairs of UGG's on there and they removed them because they said they thought they were fake. I bought these from the origional UGG store and used my own pictures from home. When I questioned where they got their information- they said they have individuals report the information. For all I know it could be someone else on ebay trying to get my listing removed so that they can sell theirs.

EBAY IS HORRIBLE!!!!!!

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23 Jan 11 09:45:39 pm
Hi aobrie02,

Welcome to SaleHoo! What happened to you is so unfortunate, but fairly common especially for branded products. You may have been rported by a VeRo.

This is the consequence honest sellers suffer because of sellers who are selling imitation products. You to be extremely careful when listing any brand name products on eBay, the VeRo's will scout your listing out like vultures.

If you re-list it now, you have the risk of having it removed again so might as well try listing it on another site :)

Hope this helps. All the best!


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