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Help and advice on getting the best out of Ebay, how to avoid scams etc..

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I have a small item to sell, may get 45 quid for it, never sold anything on Ebay before so any advice? I have seen a number of sellers using a collect service via your local Argos centre, how does one set that up and what's the fee?

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I have never used the Argos collect service but have sold some furniture in the past on Ebay.. It has been collect only from my house though.  Good to ask for cash in the ad as otherwise Ebay does not pay you for a month as you are a new seller. 

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7 minutes ago, Pia said:

 Good to ask for cash in the ad as otherwise Ebay does not pay you for a month as you are a new seller. 

That's handy to know.

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Ebay is much more buyer focsued these days and really does not give a shit about sellers.  So if you have a dispute with a buyer even if you are in the right then expect ebay to take their side.

Cover your ass as a seller at all times and do not expect Ebay to side with you at any point!

Chloe x

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Beware the post dated cheque scam. Refuse personal cheques or even company ones. Paypal is good, but like escorting cash is king.

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My first item that turns out to be wrong...

Bought a new battery for one of my phones, ordered at 11am and got it in post the next day which I was impressed with, but not pleased to see its wrong serial number on battery, perhaps it was multi fit type but its also 3mm longer and 3mm shorter on width, either way it don't fit!

Messaged the seller, no reply last night, so did a Return Item this morning but site says I have to wait up until 10th July for seller to contact me, do I wait before I leave feedback? 

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On ‎02‎/‎07‎/‎2016 at 7:35 AM, JKay said:

My first item that turns out to be wrong...

Bought a new battery for one of my phones, ordered at 11am and got it in post the next day which I was impressed with, but not pleased to see its wrong serial number on battery, perhaps it was multi fit type but its also 3mm longer and 3mm shorter on width, either way it don't fit!

Messaged the seller, no reply last night, so did a Return Item this morning but site says I have to wait up until 10th July for seller to contact me, do I wait before I leave feedback? 

All is good, a bit long winded in the end.

The seller agreed that it was wrong battery and said he would try and locate correct item but failed to do so despite to this day his ad is saying that 87 are available so right on the last day before I could get EBAY to intervene I get a refund and am told not to return his incorrect battery, which is cool if I new what phone it fitted so I could flogit!

anyhow this morning I received the correct battery from a different supplier but a used one, supposedly pulled from a returned phone not more the 14 days old (which I doubt is true) but if it charges and holds up for a few days I shall be happy and it was only £2.99p so what the heck!

Any how I have also been busy searching for a Router to add to my work power tool collection, have been after a particular model that's no longer sold but is perfect for the use I have for it but have been bumped on loads of ads that went for silly money but last night got lucky and won the bid, got it for a tenner less than my upper bid, right item at the right price and its a local pickup as well, so happy ebayer! 

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On 14/07/2016 at 10:30 AM, JKay said:

All is good, a bit long winded in the end.

The seller agreed that it was wrong battery and said he would try and locate correct item but failed to do so despite to this day his ad is saying that 87 are available so right on the last day before I could get EBAY to intervene I get a refund and am told not to return his incorrect battery, which is cool if I new what phone it fitted so I could flogit!

anyhow this morning I received the correct battery from a different supplier but a used one, supposedly pulled from a returned phone not more the 14 days old (which I doubt is true) but if it charges and holds up for a few days I shall be happy and it was only £2.99p so what the heck!

Any how I have also been busy searching for a Router to add to my work power tool collection, have been after a particular model that's no longer sold but is perfect for the use I have for it but have been bumped on loads of ads that went for silly money but last night got lucky and won the bid, got it for a tenner less than my upper bid, right item at the right price and its a local pickup as well, so happy ebayer! 

read item descriptions very carefully - a lot of stuff is refurb

look for item condition: new

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It's also worth learning about sniping on auctions.

Rather than bid against others all week inflating the sale price to maximum, set your absolute max price and bid just the once about 5 seconds from the end. Other bidders then have no time to counter bid.

There are many automated snipe tools online and some of the best are free. Just search G##gle for "free eBay sniper".

Of course, when selling items you wish sniping wasn't possible!

DG

 

 

 

 

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20 hours ago, Diamond Geezer said:

It's also worth learning about sniping on auctions.

Rather than bid against others all week inflating the sale price to maximum, set your absolute max price and bid just the once about 5 seconds from the end. Other bidders then have no time to counter bid.

There are many automated snipe tools online and some of the best are free. Just search G##gle for "free eBay sniper".

Of course, when selling items you wish sniping wasn't possible!

DG

 

 

 

 

that has happened to me many times - where I have set my max bid but not been around for the auction close - and lost it by 50p - that really pisses me off

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On 23 July 2016 at 2:44 PM, lancelot said:

that has happened to me many times - where I have set my max bid but not been around for the auction close - and lost it by 50p - that really pisses me off

Time to start sniping yourself then! :ph34r:

It goes without saying that snipes don't always win, if your max bid is higher than my snipe you obviously still win. 

I started sniping years ago after losing a few actions, if you can't beat them.....

 

DG

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