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How much will ebay fleece me for? selling an amp.

Discussion in 'General Discussion' started by Jimbo, 10 May 2010.

  1. Aod

    Sgarrista

    Joined: 7 Oct 2004

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    Location: London

    except for the fact that anyone who made him an offer would have their post deleted and the thread closed.
     
  2. Greebo

    Caporegime

    Joined: 20 Jan 2005

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    Location: Co Durham

    Never heard of "email in trust"? :D
     
  3. stoofa

    Capodecina

    Joined: 4 Mar 2003

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    Location: Chatteris

    Yes EBay fee's are high.
    However EBay has a massive amount of traffic - more than the other auction sites put together.
    You stand much more chance of actually selling your item on EBay than you do any other auction site.

    So yes, get all "Moany" about EBay fee's.
    But the bottom line is if you want hundreds of thousands of potential buyers then use EBay - unfortunately you have to pay to be put in front of thatg many buyers.
    Alternatively attempt to sell stuff on other sites with a tenth of the traffic and pay less fee's.
    It's how the world works.
     
  4. Greebo

    Caporegime

    Joined: 20 Jan 2005

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    Location: Co Durham

    It is but Ebay has got greedy. It used to be fair enough at around 10% but now they have hike it up to 15 - 20% of your value, it's too much IMO.
     
  5. Jimbo

    Soldato

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    Location: Newcastle, England

    Haha woops i wasnt trying to be sneaky and get a sale but if i did then sweet. Its on now titled - Marshall Dsl 401 Combo Jcm 2000 -Superb. I like the way my add looks too. :)
     
  6. I get around

    Mobster

    Joined: 14 Jan 2009

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    Sell private. Don't sell to a pawn shop.

    I've always sold my equipment through freinds of freinds. Or in music shop adverts. Or on forums.
     
  7. Jimbo

    Soldato

    Joined: 18 Oct 2002

    Posts: 6,032

    Location: Newcastle, England

    Yeah true. I just popped over the road to my local cash converters and even he said the same. They would only offer me £200 for an amp with a retail value of £599.. its amazing how worthless something is once youve bought it haha, but saying that I expected that from them, so i wasnt dissapointed.
     
  8. DampCat

    Capodecina

    Joined: 26 Feb 2007

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    Yeah sell it on Ebay costing you £45, then get emailed by the buyer claiming it's broken, paypal will freeze all the funds, clear the dispute, transfer them all to the buyer, and he'll show you "proof of postagee" but it will never turn up at your door.

    I honestly dont know why anyone would sell anything on ebay anymore.