Buy, Sell & Trade On Local Facebook Groups Instead of Craigslist

In the past, I have talked about how to make money selling items via ebay and Craigslist. To be honest, I have not used Craigslist for years because I was tired of receiving phishing messages and the Craigslist horror stories are just too frightening. Instead, I have been joining local facebook buy/sell/trade groups and have found those to be way more effective. We are the process of renovating a historic home in Tampa. We gutted the bathroom and kitchen, so I will be selling those old appliances via a local neighborhood facebook group.…

#ebay Feedback Extortion

I don’t know what is going on with eBay lately, but I have dealt with my share of unethical buyers! Below is the latest nasty message I received from a buyer threatening feedback extortion. She purchased a belt in February and over a month later, sent a return request without any explanations. I do not take returns which is outlined on my store page as well as each item I have listed. I encourage potential buyers to view the actual measurements provided to determine whether an item will work. “Why can’t I return this,…

ebay Tip: Determine Pricing By Searching Sold Listings

I received an ebay question about pricing, so I wanted to share my response. How do you determine the pricing for each item? When I list a new item, eBay will give me a suggested price but when I do my own search I always come up with a different price than eBay. Personally, I determine my “buy it now” pricing by reviewing “sold” items and not by ebay’s suggested price. Below are the steps to perform this advanced function. Perform an Advanced ebay search. In the search box, type in the item you…

eBay Database Breach, Change Your Password Immediately

To all my ebay friends and followers, make sure to change your password immediately. Apparently, eBay experienced a cyberattack which compromised a database housing encrypted passwords AND other user data (customers’ names, email and physical addresses, phone numbers and dates of birth). This breach happened back in late February or early March 2014, but eBay discovered it about 2 weeks ago (and waited this long to share)! How did this happen? Cyberattackers stole employee log-in credentials which then allowed them to access eBay’s corporate network. How many eBay accounts are impacted? Since it’s an active…

ebay Tip: How To Cancel A Transaction And Set Up Buyer Requirements

A friend recently started selling on ebay and wouldn’t you know, one of her first sales didn’t go as planned. The auction ended but the winning bidder was international (her auction was for US only). She basically has two options… Cancel the transaction (ebay fees will be reimbursed) and relist -OR- ship internationally. Let’s be honest, shipping internationally is not an easy process, especially when you’re new to ebay and trying to learn the in’s and out’s of selling. There is a LOT to know before taking the plunge (international trading…

My Son Is Making A Small Fortune Selling Used Toys On #EBAY

I’m going to share a secret about how to build up your child’s savings account. Sell their old stuff on ebay! My son decided it was time to part with some old toys so we listed them in my ebay store. He was involved in the entire process (taking photos, listing, packaging, dropping off at the post office and transferring the funds to his savings account). In the description, we let potential buyers know that all items were in played with condition, if there were missing pieces, flaws, etc. Everything…

All eBay Sellers List For Free August 28 – September 4, 2013

Yesterday, eBay announced the following, “Amazing news! From August 28-September 4, on top of the free* listings you already get, all sellers can list FREE—which means you pay no insertion fees—on up to 500 auction-style or fixed price listings. As an added bonus, you can add Buy It Now to these auction-style listings for FREE* too! Listing durations of 1, 3, 5, 7, 10, and 30 days are included in this Promotion. This offer applies to listings on eBay.com, eBay Motors Parts & Accessories, and eBay Canada. Some categories, including…

eBay Tip: You CAN List More Than 12 Photos For Free

If you sell on ebay, you know 12 photos can be included for free. Sometimes 12 photos are not enough to showcase your item, after all buyers rely on photographs since they cannot touch the item. I have found a way you can include MORE than 12 photos by creating free photo collages with PicMonkey. It’s easy to use and FREE! Just go to “Create a collage”. Upload your photos and let the fun begin! Here’s an example of an item I recently listed and used picmonkey. I basically shared 28…