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Earn extra money as an eBay Trading Assistant.

Posted Monday, June 1, 2009, at 10:38 PM

The economy has more people looking to make some cash from their excess 'stuff' laying around the house. In some cases, it is just stuff while others need to sell antiques, collectibles, electronics, primitive and vintage articles.

They don't have the skills or time to learn eBay and are looking for people to sell for them. If you are an experienced seller with over 100 feedbacks and better than 98% satisfaction rating, consider registering with eBay as a Trading Assistant. http://ebaytradingassistant.com/index.ph...

There may be folks selling on consignment locally that I don't know about, but there are only two of us in this county registered with eBay. I have to be very selective in taking on new clients, and the other person seems to be extra busy as well, so that sounds like an opportunity.

I have someone right now who wants to sell antiques and I am about to refer them to people out-of-town. It will not be convenient for either side in this arrangement, but I do not have a lot of choices.

This is not a "get rich quick" business, and it requires work, but it costs nothing to sign up. You need to agree to abide by certain code of ethics and maintain your satisfaction level but the link above will answer most of your questions. eBay does not set your commission price, but they do have some limitations on how you use their name and represent yourself, so do some reading.

Yes, I may be encouraging my own competition, but people need help and I would like to see experienced eBayers doing that, not shysters looking for a quick buck. If you would like more answers, ask the questions here and I will do what I can, but be careful NOT to post any identifying information.


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Or they can go on eBay and put in their zip code. If they are not registered on eBay, there is reason to look hard.

-- Posted by stevemills on Fri, Nov 11, 2011, at 4:01 PM

They can call 253-235-3229 or they can visit http://TradingAssistants.com to find a local eBay Trading Assistant.

-- Posted by eBayTradingAssistant on Fri, Nov 11, 2011, at 2:31 PM

That person is still calling me for someone to sell for them.

-- Posted by stevemills on Wed, Jun 3, 2009, at 2:09 PM

It is a program that helps eBay by having more things listed, helps the original owner find a solution to selling and helps the experienced eBay seller be found by the community in there area.

More about Trading Assistants without the legal stuff http://pages.ebay.com/help/sell/know-sel...

Find a local Trading Assistant by plugging in your zip code then clicking 'search' button http://ebaytradingassistant.com/director...

You can search by city, state, zip code, persons last name or eBay name if you are looking for a particular person.

If interested, I will comment more about what to look for in a TA.

-- Posted by stevemills on Tue, Jun 2, 2009, at 7:19 AM

Interesting, never heard of this.

-- Posted by driedleaves on Tue, Jun 2, 2009, at 2:10 AM


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Steve Mills and his wife have one daughter and live on a farm outside of Bell Buckle. 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.