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eBay Chatter - Making an extra money on eBay

Posted Monday, September 8, 2008, at 7:53 AM

Most of you know my activities on eBay and I have stories I like to tell in class, but here is one from the Chicago Sun-Times that point out the value of selling on eBay and might just meet your needs for a part-time job. http://www.suntimes.com/lifestyles/11503...

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Well Steve, I did finally get that one I had been waiting on. They were a 0 FB buyer of a $15.00 item. Their feedback (undeserved by any stretch of the imagination) and DSR knocked my elevated search status back down to normal. I had over 300 at 100% with 4.9 4.9 4.9 4.8. Oh well, life does go on I guess.

-- Posted by memyselfi on Tue, Sep 16, 2008, at 12:48 PM

Sorry to hear about it. No chance of getting it mutually withdrawn?

This past week our DSR took a sudden plunge in shipping that knocked us out of the 15% discount, then it just as suddenly came back up. Now I am not one to cry foul, but this is suspicious.

I am starting to spread my business to other sites. No great successes, but it has been long overdue. Have you done that as well?

-- Posted by stevemills on Tue, Sep 16, 2008, at 3:46 PM

I thought they stopped doing FB retractions. It does not matter though. I doubt the buyer would be too eager to work with me at this point. I think they need to be a little more forthcoming with the effects of a lot of their changes. The search results appear to be based more on amount of sales than DSRs and feedback from what I have seen. When I was raised, I would look and find others raised to a higher degree with much worse FB & DSRs, but be high level power sellers. Also, I did not get a negative, but a neutral and it did not affect my 100%. Did they reverse that change? Something else I have noticed is that when leaving feedback, ebay has become more aggressive encouraging buyers to leave more harsh feedback through their instructions. I wonder what is going on there.

No, I still list some on Amazon, but am careful to be able to provide the lowest cost available and I do actually sell some, but not nearly enough to compete with ebay. I am still hoping for the ideal marketplace to appear and I am sure it will eventually, but it will take time. Even ebay took years to establish itself.

-- Posted by memyselfi on Wed, Sep 17, 2008, at 11:53 AM

They did neutralize the neutral.

We are listing some of Deb's photo albums on etsy.com tonight and just signed up with Atomic Mall. OnlineAuction has been disappointing to some and the jury is still out on Bonanzle.

I will put up a page on other potentials before the end of the week. There! I set a deadline for me!

-- Posted by stevemills on Wed, Sep 17, 2008, at 1:57 PM

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Steve Mills and his wife have one daughter. They previously owned two coffee/ice cream shops, currently operate an internet sales company and teach classes, but his primary job involves the paper industry worldwide. Hobbies and interests lie in gardening, photography, recorded music and of course, their pets.