UBID OR AMAZON.com


agasssilovesme
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9 Apr 08 11:19:27 pm
Hi, I have decided to try dropshipping surfgear to the us and looked at the two sites.

I am trying to decide about between UBID and Amazon.

I have lookd on Amazon and I am compting with 2000 products of each that I want to sell on Amazon(sold by amazon themselves) but there are more members. They have a monthly fee

Ubid. -less members. Nobody is selling Billabong but only a one off fee FOR LIFE and then no fees ever again. But less members
Could anyone give me their advise please
(IF YOU HAV ANY OTHR GREAT AUCTION SITES BETTER PLEASE LET ME KNOW)

thanks
Deb
Deb :)


aussiebares
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9 Apr 08 11:22:05 pm
put some on both sites and see which works the best for you.
cheers
darryl


agasssilovesme
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9 Apr 08 11:25:19 pm
SORRY LAST POST I MEANT

Which is the best to try and sell surfware betwen Amazon and ebid

Amazon- monthly fes. lots of surfware that I have to compete with that Amazon are selling. But loads of members

Ebid.net - a one off time fee for life and then fees ever again and you can even have your own store- no billabong for sale but lot lower mmbers


Any advice on which to go for

thanks


planes
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11 Apr 08 06:35:27 pm
If you look at Alexa which is a great site for researching other sites.

Amazon and eBay have very similar site visitors. I think Amazon is 48 and eBay is 22 in ranking. Lower is better.

Funny to see that I think it was 05 and 06 were the peak of visitors to these two sites

Both of these sites have very similar histories, almost identical in visitor graphs.


EBID is dead as far as visitors.

Ubid is much better.


grboutique
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11 Apr 08 08:51:29 pm
Amazon doesn't charge to list items but I think the percentage they charge when you sell an item ranges from 5%-15% depending on what item you're selling.


oren
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12 Apr 08 04:00:01 pm
I second Planes, you should really look
at the amount of traffic you're getting.

It doesn't make sense going with eBid
and there is no traffic.


grahamg
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13 Apr 08 01:30:28 pm
Planes, it proves you know nothing, your information sucks


oren
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13 Apr 08 02:14:42 pm
Graham, what's your take on this topic? since
Planes knows nothing.

I guess we are here to share!


designerthriftshop
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13 Apr 08 04:43:47 pm
I personally think Amazon is the better way to go because of the traffic it generates. Granted my sales there are slower than eBay but TRAFFIC is the key word!


 

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