Craigslist???

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estop
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7 Feb 09 06:34:33 pm
I was just wondering if anyone has ever sold on Link hidden: Login to view.
They are supposed to be really big, like E-bay but im not really sure if i would sell there... anythoughts? thanks

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grboutique
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7 Feb 09 10:40:23 pm
Oh I love Craigslist =). NO Fees whatsoever. My buyers are local though so I meet with them when they buy an item from me and if it is a heavy item, I just let them pick it up at my location with cash on hand. I have done two transactions that required shipping so I just sent them an invoice through my merchant account and if it is electronics that I sold, I tell them to buy an extended warranty through squaretrade.com to give them an ease of mind whenever the product fails to work within the time frame of the warranty. Plus I get paid commissions every time my customers buy an extended warranty through squaretrade so that's a plus. I am still learning how I can sell my products to other states without my ad getting flagged because craigslist, if you mention in your ad that you accept credit cards or even allow shipping, people flag you post.

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designerthriftshop
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8 Feb 09 02:22:06 pm
GR - on your Craigslist ads in other states don't mention credit cards or shipping. When people contact you then mention that you can take whatever credit card & ship their item. Works like a charm!

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jimmy_huber
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8 Feb 09 06:37:04 pm
Ive done a bit of craigslist myself.Although I have moved more on Amazon.Not very much lately but I have popped out about a hundred items through them locally. Ive also sold many items through local classifieds in our local newspaper. Still a good way to sell $9.99 for an ad/ free if its under $99


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estop
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10 Feb 09 11:48:17 am
I have not been able to sell anything yet. I'm enjoying this challenge to sell. I was looking to sell on amazon but the only setback is, they don't use pay pal? I was un-able to find a pay pal as a payment option. I don't want to use anything but pay pal because I'm not really sure about my online security. Am I missing the option to use pay pal? Thanks for your help. :)

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grboutique
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10 Feb 09 06:20:35 pm
I have not been able to sell anything yet. I'm enjoying this challenge to sell. I was looking to sell on amazon but the only setback is, they don't use pay pal? I was un-able to find a pay pal as a payment option. I don't want to use anything but pay pal because I'm not really sure about my online security. Am I missing the option to use pay pal? Thanks for your help. :)



Don't limit yourself to use just one payment option. And paypal is not that secure as you might think. Their seller's protection policy doesn't even come close to what a real merchant account can offer you. Plus the good thing about it is that you have full control over your funds. I still do accept paypal payment but I use my merchant as a back up just in case paypal freezes my account. Also, I do have some customers who refuses to use paypal and prefers to pay me directly with my merchant.

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estop
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11 Feb 09 10:32:57 am
What is a merchant account? I'm not familiar with any other payment options besides pay pal.

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island
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12 Feb 09 01:28:38 am
I just posted some heavy duty construction equipment on local Craigslists but I'd like to post nationally both at the same time. Does Craiglists have any options to post to more than 1 US city & state at a time? Thx for any tips

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paul1978
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12 Feb 09 02:31:10 pm
pay pal number one scammers, unless you are selling on ebay

much prefer alert pay

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planes
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13 Feb 09 05:43:40 am
What is a merchant account? I'm not familiar with any other payment options besides pay pal.


Merchant account is one where you provide the buyer with the option to use credit cards. Like when you go to a store and swipe you credit card but done online.

I would only offer Google checkout and a merchant account off eBay.

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jimmy_huber
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13 Feb 09 06:38:06 pm
I have not been able to sell anything yet. I'm enjoying this challenge to sell. I was looking to sell on amazon but the only setback is, they don't use pay pal? I was un-able to find a pay pal as a payment option. I don't want to use anything but pay pal because I'm not really sure about my online security. Am I missing the option to use pay pal? Thanks for your help. :)


This is definitely a No No

Paypal is literally the Worst Payment method you can use. All of their claims of security are False and they have robbed hundreds of thousands of sellers including myself. They have beyond the worst customer service and people trained to Lie and stall you when you have an issue with them. Ansd with selling issues 99.9% of the time they side with the buyer.

You have no security or protection

You want to know the real truth paypal does not want you to know. Visit Link hidden: Login to view

You are much better trying a merchant account like Link hidden: Login to view or google checkout.


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19 Feb 09 10:37:38 pm
Paypal is horrifyingly bad.

I had no idea just how much eBay really rips people off like Jimmy has iterated before until I really got going in the merchant world on Amazon, Craigslist and other places.

They are just very, very strict. Very bad. Paypal is one of the worst fake third party payment services around, sad as that is.


I enjoyed a certain kind of irony when I ended up taking payments by credit card anywhere, through actual merchant accounts from Google Checkout to Amazon Payments to others like 1co/1st data.

And I think after seeing how easy and much better it is I will definitely move most payments to 1st data or credit card. I want to be able to dispute charges, settle things myself, finish it myself.

Paypal allows none of that, they are a 'CRUTCH' and that's pretty much all they are and they are for auctioneers.

Paypal's fault it may not be, but I really think they are bad stuff as they advertise themselves as a 'merchant' even though they're a third party processor who charges fees for everything: Verbatim

When I was doing transactions off yahoo shopping cart I was enormously pissed off that Paypal decided to hold the transaction, even during just a routine refund or dispute it would get held! And then I realized its time to move away from Paypal completely now, that's a real good idea.


Do you know how much more freedom you get when you just stand out in the shopping directories, and have your merchant account on Google Checkout just process all the orders? And fight chargebacks? And have your own merchant ID for security?

Do you really know? It's the difference between a business, and someone pretending to be in business. Ultimately, because I HEAVILY favor merchants due to my sales success in Clickbank & affiliate products like People Search. They are merchant ONLY!

And this is ecommerce.

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