Earning the PowerSeller icon at any price?

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sgr4679
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8 Jun 09 05:53:01 am
Hi everybody,
I was wondering is it worth to sell my products at the price that i am buying them and even sometimes to lose money just to sell as much as possible and to win the Powerseller icon . Or,
Let the time and good service and sellings be my way to success and eventually the PowerSeller icon will arrive.

Thanks a lot for all the helpers.

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fudjj
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8 Jun 09 06:31:01 am
I think way to many people think too much about becoming a Power Seller for some reason. I was one, only at bronze level and only for 3 months.

Having said that, it wasn't something I set out for, it just happened because I was meeting a certain level of sales every month.

Now people seem to think that by becoming a Power Seller will somehow increase their sales, but that is the biggest load of smelly horse do do I have ever heard, and trust me, I've heard a lot.

If you needed to be Power Seller to get good sales, then no one would ever get to be a Power Seller in the first place!

There are plenty of things that will help anyone succeed in this type of business, and if you are doing them all right then you will be offered the Power Seller status whether you want it or not.


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sgr4679
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8 Jun 09 07:02:20 am
Thanks for the quick response,
If it's true what you say why does Ebay makes us belive that becoming a Powerseller will make all our dreams come true economicly speaking, They drive us to understand that this is the most important thing on Ebay, so if you have it that means that you understood the system and you are making lots of money.

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8 Jun 09 07:46:28 am
The quick answer is MARKETING!

Why do drop shoppers promise the earth to their customers?

You have to remember that ebay makes money from sellers, the more sellers the better for ebay, the more sales per seller, the better for ebay.

It's in ebay's best interest to have its sellers striving for maximum sales, that's only going to make ebay more cash!

Offering them a reward (Power Seller) is their way of giving its sellers a target to strive for.

As I said, you already have to have been making good sales to even get to the point of being offered entry as a Power Seller, just because you reach that status doesn't mean that 1000 white doves will burst out of a paper cage and fly off towards the heavens.

The title itself means absolutely nothing!

If you make Power Seller, then stop what you had been doing to get you to that point the very next day, then your sales will drop......being a Power seller will mean absolutely nothing at all!

If your aim is to become a Power Seller, then your focus needs to be on what it will take to get to that level, will do you absolutely no good simply focusing on becoming a Power Seller itself.


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raiderjake
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8 Jun 09 10:28:00 am
i have only been selling on ebay for maybe 4 months and power seller has been something i've strived for too. i had never really thought about it till now but, i buy off ebay quite a bit and have never paid attention to whether or not they're a power seller. all i care about is there feedback. i think if you focus on building a strong positive feedback rating you can do very well on ebay. im very proud of my 89 positive feedbacks still at 100%, it might be nothing compared to the big power sellers but its enough for my customers to bid w/ confidence

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sgr4679
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8 Jun 09 01:03:25 pm
Thanks guys !

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wholesalelist101
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10 Jun 09 11:04:46 pm
Being a Powerseller does not effect your sales one way or the other. I am currently a Powerseller now and sales have been absolutely horrible over the last couple months. I will more than likely loose my status when the next evaluation comes along but no big deal!

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12 Jun 09 01:44:06 pm
im about in the same situation, got the powerseller from a pretty big sale and dont know how long i can hold onto it. as far as im concerned, it doesnt boost sales (which is kinda hard to determine because nothing but auctions are boosting sales right now) and as best i can tell so far service is just as bad. i got a bad feedback and after i sat and stewed about it, im pretty sure nothing was done (though i had the woman dead to rights on feedback extortion) because it would have send my powerseller discount to 20% instead of the 5% that i got knocked down too. cant prove it but i really think if i get another form letter form a CS geek that cant tie their shoes im going to vomit. im also figuring out i can get at least the same if not better rates on postage at the actual post office and their 'exclusive' powerseller auction area for buying liquidated merchandise is aweful. also, economically, the powerseller rating may ultimately make a buyer feel a little warmer over the deal but for selling, i really think i was doing better without it.

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14 Jun 09 05:25:27 am
Jimmy Huber is a Powerseller.


Difficult I can do right away. Impossible takes a little longer
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raiderjake
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14 Jun 09 05:54:17 am
Jimmy Huber is a Powerseller.

WOW! that sums it up right there

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