eBay fee hikes - are there any alternate auction sites?

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dowdy
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23 Jul 06 09:57:31 am
Well, eBay is saying they are going to raise their fees. If you go to the eBay forums, a lot of people are not happy and are leaving eBay. It's mainly the store owners complaining but I don't like the idea of the final value fee increased so I'm thinking of leaving too.

I browsed through the forums to see if they were talking about any other sites out there. For the Aussies they were talking a lot about this site, Link hidden: Login to view. It's free to list, which is the best thing, it also has an anti sniping system (if anyone bids in the last minute, the end of the auction is increased by a minute). The customer service is REALLY helpful and friendly (I told them I didn't like the pink color scheme and they said they might change it to green within 2-3 week). I just listed an item on there (which cost me nothing). Easy to list, now, just have to see if it sells.

Any other eBayer thinking about leaving cause of the fee hikes? I didn't really want to leave, I just became a power seller.

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mslilly
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24 Jul 06 02:17:25 am
Thanks for the link, I never saw that before! It is really frustrating Ebay keeps raising prices! It's almost like Adelphia cable did for some time, raised rates constantly, so I finally moved to Direct TV, and they haven't had an increase yet. Not sure why they do that, when they have so much business? Why can't they just be satisfied for awhile!!?? Ugh.

Here's hoping they don't!!!!!!

I guess it would depend on how well that site is doing? Does it get the hits that Ebay does?

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bacpro
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27 Jul 06 12:34:38 pm
Yea! I getting tired of ebays high rates. And if
you don't use the gallery you don't get any bids, and its expensive.....I'm using a site called auction.com.

Its a lot less and I'm getting a lot of action.
John


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mslilly
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27 Jul 06 12:44:09 pm
John, can you post your link to that auction.com?

I get frustrated with Ebay and their technical service to be totally honest. They have that stupid live chat, which is most of the time worth nothing, I don't think those people are trained enough - they do not know much. I feel sorry for people trying to list on Ebay who has never done it, they would be thoroughly confused, because all they ever do is point you to some help link. Then when you email them, it takes 2-3 days for them to respond, by then, you've answered the question by reading for an hour. :shock:

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bacpro
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29 Jul 06 12:04:06 am
just type Link hidden: Login to view in your broswer...I don't
get anything for refering. Thanks anyway.


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jennifer77
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29 Jul 06 01:37:10 am
I'm hoping solditlive gets big. Their site is so easy to use... but no traffic yet. I'm keeping my fingers crossed!

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bacpro
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30 Jul 06 12:18:31 pm
Hi Jennifer77

I looked at solditlive and was looking at all the posting but no one has bids. Its kind of like Link hidden: Login to view this auction keeps sending mails saying
that they are the best yet I'm looking at the listing all I see -o- bid.

Blessings to all!
John


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jennifer77
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30 Jul 06 11:07:23 pm
Right. I dont know how long it takes for something to get 'big'.....Ebay is such a big thing its hard to look at something else.

I have bought from yahoo auctions b4...since there is not alot of traffic there (compared to ebay) i resold the item on ebay and made 3 x what i spent....weird how things work.

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mslilly
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31 Jul 06 12:49:46 pm
in your broswer...I don't
get anything for refering. Thanks anyway.


I meant your listings link ... sorry ... :wink:

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bacpro
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31 Jul 06 01:23:16 pm
Hello Michelle

At Auction.com I have been getting a lot of
Nigerian bids....and it is clear that I will not
export and it must be a Paypal USA Verified address yet they keep bidding...
Be careful because when I send them invoice
they are sending fake emails. Money waiting but
they are all spoof emails....
John


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direct-consumer
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9 Aug 06 04:08:28 pm
Does anyone know an alternative auction site that has descent traffic and weeds out those nigerian scammers? Most of these auction websites have 0 bids on just about everything. I've tried other auctions such as yahoo and amazon and got some traffic but had a ton of nigerian scammers!

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mvm
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23 Aug 06 05:14:17 pm
hi all
ebay is quite frustrating and is really turning off many valuable sellers/buyers.

here is my latest ebay fiasco....
i reported a buyer for email threats (bodily injury), and ebay was kind enough to make the big mistake of suspending MY ACCOUNT by accident, instead of the person i reported.

they removed over 250 listings, all my ebay store items and set me back over a week, with no sales for that time.

i called them, they said they were sorry for the mistake, but there was nothing they could do after they reinstated my account.

WHAT??? Ebay is rediculous.

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j4paver
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23 Aug 06 08:14:04 pm
Yea! I getting tired of ebays high rates. And if
you don't use the gallery you don't get any bids, and its expensive.....I'm using a site called auction.com.

Its a lot less and I'm getting a lot of action.
John


If you post your pics on a website and there are plenty youcan do so for free, u just use FTP transfer and put the pics up on ebay at no charge to you. All you do is use the free pic and then import the rest

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williesims
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28 Aug 06 09:25:22 am
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They have a pretty good auction site and its free to list for the silver package
check it out

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312daycare
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29 Aug 06 07:52:35 pm
I have lost money not made it, on ebay. I had two bids that they wouldn't let me remove from scam buyers from Nigeria. They even had a verified address and a paypal account but it was all fake!! They even tried to get into my paypal account...with a spoof email. It is impossible to sell items with all of these scam artists. I wish that Ebay would do more to keep them off of the website. I owed money for items that I would not sell to these people. They were never intending to send money just scam me...I also am interested in finding out which drop shippers actually can be trusted to send the merchandise. I am new to SaleHOO AND DO NOT know which ones to use. Any suggestions?
Thanks, 312gloria

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ravenmotorsports
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31 Aug 06 12:25:07 am
Does anyone know of any decent dropshippers who sell brand name auto/performance parts such as DC Sports, Injen, etc?

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audiotrevis071382
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2 Sep 06 08:00:55 pm
I've been making more money selling person to person, then off ebay. After ebay takes there cut and fees and paypal takes theirs my profit margin is but pennies!. I mean I'm not greedy I try my best to get my customers better deals than anywhere else buy taking the hit if I have too. I don't use dropshippers anymore after one of my customers paid through the nose in duties. I'm finding it severly hard to get some good deals even when I have thousands of dollars to invest no one decent in my country. After shipping it pretty much jacks the price up to regular with only pennies to be made. Everyone is out to make money and were all middlemen. I'd like some answers myself it's so frusterating when there is so many people out there scaming. It makes the rest of us suffer!!!!.

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hi5
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2 Sep 06 08:53:16 pm
There are lots of auction sites out there.

BUt how bout this..... Put a little more work into your e-bay listings, make them stand out, work for the sale.

Add video to your listings.... people feel good when they see a person behind the product. :wink:

A little thing i like to remember is 'Differentiate or Die'

The net is always changing and new things are happening everyday....more like every minute... stand out from the crowd in a positive way and you will be rewarded.

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dunamis-sports
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2 Sep 06 10:44:05 pm
There are lots of auction sites out there.

BUt how bout this..... Put a little more work into your e-bay listings, make them stand out, work for the sale.

Add video to your listings.... people feel good when they see a person behind the product. :wink:

A little thing i like to remember is 'Differentiate or Die'

The net is always changing and new things are happening everyday....more like every minute... stand out from the crowd in a positive way and you will be rewarded.


To be honest all the videos and huge listings are a headache--i buy from people that have good pictures straight forward product information.

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myrnalynn
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5 Sep 06 06:59:29 pm
I have really appreciated the posts in this forum. I'm going to check out some of these other auction sites. I'm getting off eBay, I had just got my store up and running when they suspended my account for a year. Couldn't believe it. They said I was violating one of their policies, and I clearly was not. Oh well, thanx to all of you who posted.
Myrna-lynn
from Beautiful British Columbia, Canada

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