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nosfirebird
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22 Feb 08 06:39:28 am
HELLO ALL I HAVE BEEN SEARCHING THE WEB FOR SITE THAT ARE LIKE EBAY. AND TODAY I FOUND A PROMISING ONE. ITS CALLED MY-BIDS.COM IT IS JUST LIKE EBAY BUT THEY REALLY CARE WHAT PEOPLE THINK ABOUT THEM. THEY WILL GO OUT OF THERE WAY TO MAKE SURE THAT YOU ARE SAFE. THEY SEND EMAILS TO YOU TO TELL YOU THERE LATEST ADVANCMENTS AND THE LATEST SCAMS. I THINK WE SHOULD ALL DITCH EBAY AND GO TO THIS SITE. PLUS IT IS JUST STARTING SO THERE ARE NO FEE'S TO LIST. ONLY A FINAL VALUE LESS THEN EBAY'S FINAL VALUE. I JUST FOUND THIS WEBSITE SO I WILL LOOK MORE DEEPLY INTO IT AND BRING BACK MORE DETAILS AS THEY PRESENT TO ME. PLEASE RESPOND IF YOU HAVE HEARD ANYTHING ABOUT THIS WEBSITE I THINK WE NEED TO LET EBAY KNOW THAT WE WONT STAND BY AND LET THEM PUT ALOT OF FEE'S ON US AND WHEN SOMETHING BAD HAPPENS EBAY RUNS. I THINK THAT MYBIDS WILL FIGHT IT OUT WITH YOU IF IT IS NOT YOUR FAULT. BUT AGAIN THIS IS A NEW SITE AND I DONT KNOW TOO MUCH ABOUT IT.

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gulfy13
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22 Feb 08 04:52:03 pm
I found 'ebid'. I like it as there are no listing fees and no final value fees. They have a thing right now where you can buy a lifetime membership for $49.00 which lets you enjoy all of the features of the site and no listing fees or final value fees for life. They also have monthly memberships if you just want to try it out for a short period...But after looking at the auctions they seem to be getting better prices per sale than ebay is right now....Also they have a feature where you are allowed to edit your feedback which is a very good feature..

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designerthriftshop
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22 Feb 08 05:50:28 pm
I'd like to know out of all the other auction sites out there besides ebay which one has brought the most revenue for you?

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gulfy13
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23 Feb 08 12:29:42 am
Well for me I have done quite well on I-Offer. It has been good for selling, but I don't use it for buying. If you spend much time on their forums, you will find that most of the people who sell on their are also selling on ebay or are ex ebay members who got fed up with all of ebays wishy washy policies...I have also recently found ebid and am gearing up to give them an earnest try. They seem to be heading in the right direction..

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designerthriftshop
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23 Feb 08 01:55:05 pm
What types of products have done well for you on iOffer gulfy? I have pruchased some things from iOffer but not too much. I find their system slower than molasses.

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gulfy13
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23 Feb 08 05:37:30 pm
What types of products have done well for you on iOffer gulfy? I have pruchased some things from iOffer but not too much. I find their system slower than molasses.


Hi designerthrift shop,

I had several items that worked well for me on i-0ffer. I guess the best ones were designer handbags (accessories). One of my daughters has a ladies boutique and I was able to get her 'last seasons' designer handbags for quite a while. Mostly I was getting dooney & bourke, xoxo, and a few chanel's. But the wallets that go with the handbags didn't seem to sell well at the boutique, so I was getting them after the end of season and they sold very wel on i-offer, since I was able to prove 'authenticity' they still commanded a good price even though they were last season's styles...The hand bags went well also, but the accessories (wallets, coin purses) went really fast and made very good profit.

Also I did quite well with vintage video games. I sold a lot of those also. I've made as much on the used old video games as you make on the brand new one. I don't really know if people who buy them are just collecting them or just like to play the old ones....

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designerthriftshop
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23 Feb 08 08:24:23 pm
Thanks Gulfy. I know I like the older video games myself like Asteroids or Tetris! I am able to get my hands on last seasons merchandise. Maybe I'll give iOffer a try!

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sbolton80
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23 Feb 08 10:39:28 pm
I buy from Ioffer all the time and have never had a problem, I am just a little worried about selling on there as the prices seem to be so low... at this point I am up for anything that does not involve ebay... I really really hope they get a good taste of their own medicine. Keep the ideas on other sites coming guys- I think we can all use it...
by the way- has anyone sold on amazon.... are you only able to sell certain things there? I was trying to do some research and it looks like you cannot sell, shoes, jewelry, or clothing? does this seem right or did I read it wrong?

P. S- made my first sale from Craigslist today- yipee!!!

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naronson
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23 Feb 08 11:39:38 pm
I am trying Online Auction and Plunder Here. Online Auction has great customer service and a $8 Monthly fee for unlimited listing, I believe no FVF. I got a call from the OWNER welcoming me. No he didn't try to sell me anything.

Plunder Here is free to list and offers stores for free. There is a FVF.
I like that they upload to google and other search engines.

Both offer Google checkout, and OLA has a myriad of payment options other than PayPal.

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cramertaz
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25 Feb 08 01:59:26 pm
Just curious guys; My wife and I are planning on doing some selling online and just started getting things rolling on setting up an online 'business' and EBAY jacks up their fees. This seriously put a damper on the idea of selling on there for us. Which site do you feel would be a good choice for beginners such as us? I was on plunder several months ago when they were just getting up and going but wasn't overly impressed. Maybe I will give them another look. I have also checked out several sites that I saw listed yesterday in one of the other forum topics. I am a little skeptical about a few of them with being based overseas. Any thoughts or suggestions would be greatly appreciated! Thanks!!

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sbolton80
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25 Feb 08 04:29:40 pm
Good luck cramertaz-
My husband and I did the same thing about a month ago. We bought over $3000 worth of merchadise with high hopes to sell on ebay and it has turned into nothing a but a nightmare...
we are now basically sitting on $3000 worth of goods that are useless... my hair is completly pulled out of my head in frustration. I have looked on the other sites to sell besides ebay, and there isn't much as far as buyers go.. so you are back in a catch 22 with ebay.
Sorry if I sound so negative, I was just so Pumped to get my own thing going and it looks like I have hit a dead end road.

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jconneriam
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25 Feb 08 06:01:09 pm
Good afternoon everyone, I am glad to hear everyone is as frustrated as I am with E-bay. I thought for a minute maybe I was just being petty about the new fees because they tried to sneak in the new FVF at a whopping 81/2 %.
I would like to tell you guys about a site I have been using for a while now. It's called blujay. Link hidden: Login to view. It is obviously created by someone who was also fed up with E-bay. There are absolutley no fees whats so ever. No listing fees, no membership fees, no final value fees. no fees at all. It is very easy to set up a store. I actually came across the site researching a product to sell and a member of blujay was the only one who had the product so it led me to his store.

The only hickup I have found is that there is not a lot of traffic there yet. But I have opened my store there anyways. I got a few sales from there. I am in the process of updating my E-commerce store now so I have removed all products from blujay for now.

I do suggest giving it a try and if we can spread the word about it then maybe we can get even more traffic there and it would be a great place to sell.

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gulfy13
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25 Feb 08 06:44:31 pm
Good luck cramertaz-
My husband and I did the same thing about a month ago. We bought over $3000 worth of merchadise with high hopes to sell on ebay and it has turned into nothing a but a nightmare...
we are now basically sitting on $3000 worth of goods that are useless... my hair is completly pulled out of my head in frustration. I have looked on the other sites to sell besides ebay, and there isn't much as far as buyers go.. so you are back in a catch 22 with ebay.
Sorry if I sound so negative, I was just so Pumped to get my own thing going and it looks like I have hit a dead end road.


One thing you might want to try instead of sitting on those items is break them into small lots and try to make a profit on each lot instead of selling them individually.Another seller might want them. Alot of people buy their items on ebay to sell on other sites and on thier websites too. You can list them on ebay in the catagory that you were going to sell them originally, only list them under 'wholesale lots' in that catagory. Also you might want to try I-Offer or ebid and I would think about craigs list also. Just don't get frustrated and give up which is what most people do. Just look at it as a bump in the road. Keep searching for a place and try to get the stuff moving. Something will come up if you keep looking. I had a bunch of handbags that were selling well one time and then when the new style came out sales dried up and I couldn't sell them anywhere. They actually sat in a closet for almost 6 months. One day we were having a cook out and one of the ladies noticed one of the wallets sitting on a end table and asked about it. I told her it was an accessory to the same type handbag that I had been selling and got one out to show her. Next thing all the ladies that were there were going through the boxes and I ended up selling all but about 2 in just a few minutes...My point is that if you don't give up and work at what you believe in then you can make something happen. Sometimes it just takes a little bit of time, but something will pop up..Good luck..

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darrenb2004
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25 Feb 08 08:50:02 pm
hi
ive just recently joined a auction site called cqout.co.uk
they have no selling fees and as far as i know there isnt any final value fees although i havnt sold anything on there yet but have stuff listed, if your a buyer i wouldnt go there, which is probably also why i havnt sold anything yet as the asking prices are way too high for items like console games where the prices are like the rrp prices, maybe these people are using the same dropshippers wholesalers ive tried using, and having to put the prices high to make some sort of profit, which is going to be my question to people on here. does anyone know of a dropshipper or wholesaler that actually sell new dvds or console games preferbly populare ones too as the ones ive found so far are selling things from yester year and the prices being stupidly high, and the games and dvds ive never even heard of half of them. and another thing where do people on ebay get their items from selling brand new dvd, games etc some for next to nothing?

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jimmy_huber
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25 Feb 08 09:26:19 pm
One thing you need to make sure you know. These site may have a massive amount of listings but you need to watch them to see if they are actually selling anything. I see sites with 8 million listings but cant find anything that has any bids. So be sure to make sure that site is really generating sales before buying any memberships.


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nosfirebird
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29 Feb 08 05:49:42 am
i have bought some products off of a liquadator site and am going to try to sell on ioffer and i found a store that will sell things on ebay so i am going to sell the things that i buy off of other people and sell them to the resale store for up to 20$ extra and the amount that i buy is up to 100 pieces so 100x20 is 2000 gain. i think that would be a pretty good gain out of a couple of days work.

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grahamg
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29 Feb 08 06:58:51 am
good for you

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casper021
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29 Feb 08 07:04:33 pm
Well if your in Singapore you should look at Bubble
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Brand new online auction site, looks very promising.

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