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Old 12-06-2012, 11:39 PM   #21
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Trying to figure out thedup...So what do they do with the stuff they "reject"? Do you just not get paid?

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Trying to figure out thedup...So what do they do with the stuff they "reject"? Do you just not get paid?

they donate it & you don't get paid

i get mad at them quite often but it's usually stuff i am going to donate anyway so $30 is better than nothing IMO & i get stuff cleaned out
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I've been wanting to get into ebay selling but I'm just scared of fees that I don't know about. The process to sign up and list seems like there hidden ebay fees I won't know about until its too late..anyone wanna give a quick "how to sell on ebay for dummies" lesson?
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Old 12-07-2012, 11:49 AM   #24
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I've been wanting to get into ebay selling but I'm just scared of fees that I don't know about. The process to sign up and list seems like there hidden ebay fees I won't know about until its too late..anyone wanna give a quick "how to sell on ebay for dummies" lesson?
You can "list" 50 items for free. After that it is 10 cents, to list an item. (But they often have free listing promotions.) IF the items do not sell, you pay nothing more (or nothing at all if you just list using the free.) If the item does sell you pay "A final value fee". This is a % of the sale PLUS shipping. It's 9% but for easy math I round up to 10% when I precalculate it.

http://pages.ebay.com/sellerinformat...alculator.html

Then to get paid, it is 30 cents plus 2% that is the paypal fee.

Also Paypal will "hold" the $ on the first 20 or so sales till Delivery Confirmation shows the item arrived.


Example: Say you have a baby dress. It sells for $5.00 with $2.50 shipping.
You get $7.50 from your buyer. Ebay will want $.67 Then paypal will want $.45. Then you have to pay for shipping.
7.50
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-.45
-2.50= You get $3.88

Example 2: You sell a "lot" of baby clothes in a large flat rate box. You start the auction at 99 cents hoping to generate interest. Only one person bids! You sell the box for $.99 and $15.45 shipping.
You get $16.44 from buyer.
Ebay wants $1.48
Paypal wants $.62
Shipping is $15.45
Leaving you with PAYING $1.11 because you owe more than you got!
(Always calculate and never set a price BELOW what it is going to cost you. This example actually did happen to me but it was not baby clothes! )

Example 3:
You sell 2 baby dresses for $10 with $2.50 shipping.
Ebay $1.12
paypal $.55
You get $8.33

I hope that helps!
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Old 12-07-2012, 02:17 PM   #25
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they are very picky. My first bag I got $11 and was MAD. But then I kept trying and one bag I got over $150, but most have been in the $50-75 range, which I am totally fine with bc it would have just been donated anyway (I typically send my ebay rejects there lol). The better the brand the more you get.
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I've had hit or miss luck with ebay in the past, but it's been stuff hard to sell elsewhere and I fgure it's there or no where so anything is $$$. I did the bulk re-lister last night to try to save time and it was going to charge me to re-list?!!?

I did have some HTF fabric I listed but it's not going, it's so HTF now that no one is looking for it LOL

I don't like how buyers can't get a neg FB anymore on ebay, now they just don't pay, been a big issue
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What kind of fabric is it? I'm curious!
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What kind of fabric is it? I'm curious!
I had heather ross, that sold, D&G, sis bloom, dewberry sparrows. I can send you a link via PM
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I just got $26 for my first Thredup bag. I did have some items rejected, but most weren't and it wasn't stuff that would have gone for much anyway. You can look at examples of what they pay as they post everyone's bag with pics and prices.
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Old 12-10-2012, 04:48 AM   #30
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If you low end items are Janie and Jack and most of your items are boutique brands, I would say eBay is definitely a good option. My experience is that higher end retail brands and boutique tend to do well there.

If I am not sure, I usually head over to eBay and search for items similar to mine to see how well they seem to be selling before I list.
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