has ebay dryed up?

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ausware
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15 Apr 08 01:30:46 pm
has your ebay says dried up?

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15 Apr 08 01:35:36 pm
to me ebay is dead no buyers

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ausware
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15 Apr 08 01:40:20 pm
are you trying other auction sites.

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15 Apr 08 01:42:41 pm
no other auction sites don't have the traffic as ebay does. But if things don't change soon i will be trying some other sites to sell.

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15 Apr 08 01:44:40 pm
what part of oz r u from, and what r u selling.
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darryl

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ausware
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15 Apr 08 01:47:39 pm
im in melb, yourself?

i havent sold on ebay for a while. Looking for that elusive niche, like the the rest of us. :-)

when i did, it was mainly laptops, but my sources have dried up.

would try my luck at anything. Thinking about dropshipping, but believe its too risky, and dont want to get robbed

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15 Apr 08 01:57:50 pm
hi
i reign from brissy, so you sold lap top why don't u try another souce to get more of them or are there to many people selling them now. I sell lingerie and swimwear, jewllery. Did great before xmas and now it has grinded to a near halt i can't put my finger on what the problem is i have good quality items, and 100% feedback rating,prices are very reasonable, but i don't know what's going on. After xmas and the start of the new year it has been a struggle to sell goods on ebay.
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ausware
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15 Apr 08 02:02:54 pm
maybe its all that bad publicity its received on local current affair and news.com.au

where approaching winter, so maybe swimwear and lingerie are a no go for the aus public.

where did majority of buyers come from?

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15 Apr 08 07:40:02 pm
Are other's still doing well in your category aussiebares or is it the entire Ebay AU drying up?

To be honest (and I live in the U.S) although traffic has been down since the boycotts, for some reason my sales have increased in frequency and generally for more money in all different categories. (even the ones I don't sell in anymore I see improvement)

This may because a lot of very large power sellers are leaving Ebay to start there own websites or moving to different sites due to Ebay changes which leaves almost the same demand but a much lower supply.

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15 Apr 08 09:58:13 pm
hi ausware
lingerie is a all year round seller and i sold to people all over the world not just here in oz
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darryl

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17 Apr 08 11:49:29 pm
Hi i been a seller on ebay for a year now and this would have to be the worst ever..I have over 50 unsold items now..Nobody is buying..And i do think it has a lot to do with the bad publicity ebay has been getting...I have no idea what i am going to do now..I dont want to keep relisting my items the fees are killing me...Im actually thinking of opening a stall in a large shopping center just to sell what i have....Ebay need to pull their finger out and see what is happening..I for one as im sure many others will not go back to ebay until it goes back to what it use to be...

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18 Apr 08 12:15:04 am
hi reginadp53
i agree something has to be done on ebay's side to turn this around. Let's face it if it does'nt change, there will be a lot of sellers that will shut up shop and go elsewere, or go under.
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darryl

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18 Apr 08 03:23:29 am
Hi, I am new to Salehoo.

After reading about eBay in the forums, I am slightly discouraged. I still want to start an online business.. But Where would you recommend to host a site? Yahoo, Amazon, etc.? I do kinda like eBay, because it does drive alot of traffic afterall.

Does anyone still make that 'profit' off eBay anymore?

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18 Apr 08 11:14:13 am
I Think its because of all the scams that going around on Ebay now, it has put people of completely!

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18 Apr 08 01:06:57 pm
Hi,

I too have noticed Ebay dry up, and relisting all time its hard to keep up with the fees, Seen on ACA (Aust) and they were saying fees were going up on their also. I have moved over to Oztion.com.au, but have only made a few sales, but I think its alot more also to do with our economy, and all the interest rates rises etc.
People are finding it hard to survive, prices going up everywhere as fuel costs, but no pay rises for the every day worker. I know my family and are finding it hard, as due to an injury and can no longer work, like I use to.
So I started selling online. I have made my own website, but not sold anything there as to date. Still learning the ropes, not always easy. We are thinking of maybe going to the markets etc, but I guess all we can do is keep on trying.

Have noticed in the forums there is alot of frustation the way Ebay is going, people are even talking about boycotting it all together and closing their accounts.

To the person mentioned dropshipping, i have also used this method in the past, with some Aussie Companies, have had a pretty easy time with them. if anything went wrong they usually rectified it with 48 hours, and my customers were pretty happy. Have never tried overseas dropshippers though. :?
But there is quite alot of other sellers using the same companies, you just have to find the right product at the right time.

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20 Apr 08 04:14:49 am
what is with e bay i have real nike shoes and they close my acount kick me off told me i have replica shoes and you know what kicker is i have 100% feedback all from shoes and nfl jerseys . any body other then me have the same problem ?

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20 Apr 08 05:38:02 am
hi annieg
where in oz are u

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20 Apr 08 07:03:15 am
Im hearing alot of AU members complaining about Ebay lately. Might be something do do with the forced paypal issue and other changes they recently did on ebay AU


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20 Apr 08 07:06:10 am
scams? as in fake stuff?

I Think its because of all the scams that going around on Ebay now, it has put people of completely!

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20 Apr 08 08:02:55 am
Scams have been going around ebay for years. I would more believe its Ebays own changes that are hurting its AU market. The us market is Down a little but slowly picking back up.


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20 Apr 08 10:37:52 am
hi jimmy
australian ebay is near death i have made one sale in 1 week, to me ebay has done some major damage here to it's sellers, maybe to the point it will take some time to recover. A lot of sellers are jumping off ebay, and going on other auction sites, sure they don't have the traffic as ebay have. But at the moment, ebay could'nt give a flying f****k about us down here. Yhe only thing i can see is the smaller auction sites are getting bigger and bigger because of what ebay is doing, there shooting themselves in the foot. You know scatch my back and i will scatch yours, but do me wrong and i will tear you a new arse hole.
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darryl

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20 Apr 08 05:08:11 pm
I think between e-bay policy changes and the us economy gone to hell,
It could be the almost death of e-bay. Or at least as we know it now.
e-bay has gotten so big it is starting to swallow itself. Here in US jobs
have dwindled,bankruptsy and mortage foreclosures are at an all time high. gas and food prices have skyrocketed. The mostly middle-class american is struggling just to pay their necessities. I am sure this poor
economy we are experiencing is starting to be felt around the world.
Right now the general attitude is... if its not necessary,dont buy it. I dont think its going to get any better till at least fall here.


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20 Apr 08 05:38:12 pm
I opened another eBay account just to spread my wings so to speak and have seen some brisk sales.

My collectible items are moving pretty well and Im going to the shop I get things from this week and will list like mad.

For you Australia guys. I have an idea for you. The first person that PMs me will get the idea. It not a super idea but one that might get you some decent startup money for other things.

Its not a link to some website and Im not making any money off of it in any way. I'm just feeling a little generous today.

You wont get rich but you might get a few hundred dollars in your pocket, maybe more. Its an eBay idea.

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20 Apr 08 05:45:07 pm
Are you selling on the US or AU version of eBay?

I opened another eBay account just to spread my wings so to speak and have seen some brisk sales.

My collectible items are moving pretty well and Im going to the shop I get things from this week and will list like mad.

For you Australia guys. I have an idea for you. The first person that PMs me will get the idea. It not a super idea but one that might get you some decent startup money for other things.

Its not a link to some website and Im not making any money off of it in any way. I'm just feeling a little generous today.

You wont get rich but you might get a few hundred dollars in your pocket, maybe more. Its an eBay idea.

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22 Apr 08 03:48:41 am
I have been selling on ebay for the past three years and this is the quiestest I have ever seen it. Ebay is making a lot of changes such as only allowing payment via paypal from June and all listing must have paypal as of May. They are also making it hard for sellers by not allowing them to leave negative or nuetral feedback for bad buyers. I am starting to list on other auction sites as well just incase ebay goes BUST!

Ebay is making sure they get plenty of money out of sellers with higher listing fees and final value fees than any other auctin sites - than you are also going to get slugged with the paypal fees on top of that! Ebay needs to do something now - or I will have to pull my 1000 items off it!

Cheers

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22 Apr 08 03:55:08 am
Man guys , That is horrible. Are any of you using That other site. I think its called trademe? One of our investors has been using that site and she loves it.


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22 Apr 08 04:10:37 am
does trademe get alot of traffic?

Does anyone have a merchant account on yahoo?

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22 Apr 08 04:16:48 am
hi jimmy
didn't you say a while ago that trademe is not a good place to be, or did i get my facts wrong.
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darryl

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22 Apr 08 10:59:01 am
Could the economy be an additional factor? People jsut dont have the money any more??

Im in the UK and since the new terms for digital downloads, my slaes have been slow around 5 per day compared to 15, but the sales are still there.

I've started using ebay to sell Clickbank prodcuts, netting me, $179 in 3 days. i am currnetly trying out 10 ads in the hope something drops.

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22 Apr 08 01:16:29 pm
hi jimmy
didn't you say a while ago that trademe is not a good place to be, or did i get my facts wrong.
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darryl


I dont have a opinion on trademe. I have never used them


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22 Apr 08 05:05:14 pm
I am in the US, is there websites that i can use that target austrailian buyers? Trademe i believe is just for austrailian and NZ residents. I have items that seem to do real well in that part of the country so how do i get those customers?

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22 Apr 08 10:59:17 pm
Hi

Seems like we all feel the same way about ebay. Their fees are killing any profit we can make, and now the Paypal situation, it seems like they have become very greedy of our sweat and tears!

I agree with the person who said we should boycott them. I have also tried ooztion, but do not seem to be getting any buyers there either.

I have a friend who owns a dress store in the shopping centre and she has also been having a hard time - no custom.

I am thinking about starting my own website, but find the idea of building a website a daunting task, but then don't want to have to pay thousands for a site.

any ideas?

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23 Apr 08 12:16:46 am
Ebay has dried up for me as well. I did well there up until about 3 months ago. Now items I sold easily for $40 or $50 bucks are netting 1/2 that if I'm lucky.

I think it's more about the economy. We are truly in a recession people. there may not be that much disposable money going around.

unless you got a big raise lately I can guarantee you that your net worth is down. money in stocks ? real estate ? your toast.

personal debt is at all time high, foreclosures, and crazy gas prices.

I follow the economy and I've never seen it this dismal. Perhaps this is why ebay and starbucks and walmart ... (the list goes on and on) ... are reporting bad numbers lately.

don't mean to be negative just a realist who has invested in stocks for the last 15 years. It's ugly out there.

we need to look at selling items that are in demand. The staples if possible. As for me ? I'm not buying any new golf clubs this year, ipods, TV's ... can't afford to. I think most are feeling this way...

my 2 cents...

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23 Apr 08 02:42:56 am
I opened another eBay account just to spread my wings so to speak and have seen some brisk sales.

My collectible items are moving pretty well and Im going to the shop I get things from this week and will list like mad.

For you Australia guys. I have an idea for you. The first person that PMs me will get the idea. It not a super idea but one that might get you some decent startup money for other things.

Its not a link to some website and Im not making any money off of it in any way. I'm just feeling a little generous today.

You wont get rich but you might get a few hundred dollars in your pocket, maybe more. Its an eBay idea.


US version.

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3 May 08 12:11:02 am
No it has not dried up, this is false.

And you know why it hasn't? Because of me and a few other people.

We've brought over 500 new eBay members and buyers to that site and literally funneled them thousands of visitors.

eBay should thank us for starting the wheels turning again after all that terrible negative publicity, which they deserved IMO, and maybe they will learn their lesson.

Maybe eBay will finally start treating their retailers/sellers with the respect they deserved. I did not have to do that of bringing hundreds/thousand plus people there so they could shop at my store and shop at eBay, craiglist etc. I did not have to give anything at all and I don't give to stingy corporations.

But I've sold out of most of my stock so no, it didn't dry up it slowed down. But then again, unlike all of you I generate my own traffic without any help. I generate by the hundreds, the thousands, to anywhere I link it up. So maybe this will do good things in the end as I started getting more active on Amazon.

Here's to a productive time and to sell out of everything I have, I wish you all luck as well and tell eBay and uBid to straighten up their act & start treating everyone good again. Ban the scammers!

are reporting bad numbers lately.


Disagree, its all in how you do your business. I think eBay and so forth will feel the recession because they're greedy or because they've been stupid.

And they don't thank me whatsoever, I definitely got business going for them again and I sure don't work for them I work my own business. I feel almost no shocks of the recession being that I don't rely on them.

As an independent business I generate traffic on my own automatically and literally flood it through like a gushing waterfall. Profits of $10 per item for my last stock sell out, which is insane, and its not over either.

Basically I have discovered the secret rule, the secret formula. 'The secret' and there is no price tag that can be put on it. It all has to do with your approach. Marketing message plus traffic, is the key to sales. No matter what. If you can't generate traffic in the range of 200-380 or 400 visitors a week or 1000 in a month then I believe you are going to sell very little.

But if you can, if you truly understand the bumpy road it is and look outside the box to let it all come to you.....then you will always succeed. Regardless of conditions, anywhere, and well...I find that interesting.

I will never tell anyone how the massive occupying residual machine works for them, and how it should always work. I am not allowed to because it will harm other's profits. But you can have the same, just look into SEO marketing and find the proper magnetic traffic machine for you.

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