Ebay and PayPal issues

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sgr4679
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10 Jan 09 03:47:07 pm
Hi all ,
I hope im in the right forum, i only have 2 question that i think you can help with them :

1.If i have 2 paypal accounts is it possible to transfer money from one account to the other ?

2.What is the best listing time? That is something that been bodering me for a long time and i can't seem to find the right answer for that (1 day,3 days,5 days or more... ?) Especially on regular days .

I hope you could help me and thanx alot :)

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glbco
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10 Jan 09 04:06:58 pm
As long as your PayPal accounts have different email addresses, which I assume they would, then you should be able to transfer one to another. Just send an amount from one account to the other account's email address.

Assuming you are talking about ebay, I think the seven day listing is the best. You get more viewing time that way, and ebay will sock you with more fees if you do any less. I use 1 or 3 day listings for special sales of items that I am trying to get rid of for cheap.

This is just my two cents. I hope you find it helpful.

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sgr4679
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10 Jan 09 06:26:52 pm
Thanx alot

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11 Jan 09 03:03:36 am
People will have all views when best time to list is.Depends on what your selling.

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11 Jan 09 03:17:51 am
I use a 7 or ten day listing platform, always finishing my items on a Sunday afternoon around 5pm.

All the market research that I have ever read indicates that a Sunday afternoon is the time that most of the family are all at home together, and I target close to dinner time to increase my odds of having a potential buyer online at the closing time of my listing.

Waiting til after dinner can find people laying on the couch watching some TV, trying not to thing about work in the morning, and while they are in that mind set they can forget that listing of yours they were interested in.

Of course people can use autobid and walk away, and I have no stats to back up my opinion, more my sense of human nature, but I believe someone would rather be there at the time of closing to bid themselves.

It gives them more flexibility, and they can make last minute decisions whether or not to chase the item, or leave it.

It's all about giving yourself the best opportunity to make a sale, and if you take every aspect of making a sale into consideration, then you will increase your chances!

The best way to generate sales, forget everything else and study human nature, why people do, what they do and when they do it.

Get the answer to those questions and you will be in a position to manipulate your sales results.


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singapore101
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11 Jan 09 03:23:16 am
But in the usa most are paid friday thursday you wait until sunday they might have spent the money.Still i think sunday is a good day myself.It still boils down to what your selling.If you sell something towards businesses you want it to end friday so they can get the item monday,tuesday at the latest.Say your in construction,and you use large air compressors for your air tools,and your compressor breaks down thursday.The contractor may look that very night for a compressor on ebay to have monday so he can continue his work .

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sgr4679
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11 Jan 09 07:48:01 am
Ok thank you guys for the help :)

But what about if you have several items that are in same category but diffrent names ?
Should i post them with 5-10 min space between every item?
What i mean is lets say ok i will end my listings on Sunday afternoon but if i have several of those items how much time diffrence do you think is better for each time ?

Thank you and looking fwd to hear from you

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15 Jan 09 11:27:53 pm
It will depend upon what you are selling. For instance if you are selling baby clothing or accessories, daytime could be better for the stay-at-home mums who are too busy in the evenings to be at the computer. I mainly sell clothing and accessories and I have researched and trialled many different finishing times. My research concluded Tuesday evening between 7-10pm to be the most beneficial for my products. Who knew? Sunday has not been particularly great for me though many people swear by Sunday evening. I added BUY NOW to a lot of my listings and was surprised to find there was a very large differential in the buying times. I've had buy now sales on every day (specially Tuesday) at at every time of day - even the middle of the night! I also surprisingly had two buy now sales on Christmas Day. If you sell one-off or collectible items this may not be a good strategy. As far as staggering your end times, you can use an automatic software listing tool such as Auctiva and time your listings to end anywhere from a few minutes to days apart. It can be a good strategy to send out second chance offers directly after an item ends if it has ended with a sale and you have another item the same. You can offer to one or all of the underbidders. If you have a good variety of products it's my opinion that seven-day auctions work best for getting the most people to view it and add to their watchlist if they are not autobidding. You could move to three day auctions if your product became very popular after you have trialled the 7-day option. Buy Now items will sell best if you place your buy now price at just a few dollars more than the start price (assuming you start at a price below which you would not be willing to sell). Best of luck.


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sgr4679
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16 Jan 09 12:23:59 pm
Thank you very much for your help.
Do you have any idea how paypal figures out the fee that they charge from us. Lets say i sold an item at the price of 10$ , How do they figure out the percentage of the fee, Is there any formula ?

Thanx

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17 Jan 09 07:05:24 am
You can find the Paypal fee structure in the eBay help menu. here Link hidden: Login to view


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18 Jan 09 08:42:27 am
thanx alot

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