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You've created a monster, DisneySteve....

January 6th, 2008 at 07:02 pm

Inspired by DisneySteve's return to eBay, I decided earlier this week to post some of my stained glass supplies to see if I could make a few bucks for the challenge.

I am now addicted to selling stuff on eBay. Forget about shopping. I just want to SELL, SELL, SELL!!!!

I originally posted 13 items at very low prices and was surprised to see most of them get bids. Their auctions end in three days, so today I decided to post seven more things. However, I decided to branch out and post things that we were going to just send to Goodwill or give away to Mini Me's school. They're perfectly good things, but we had no use for them anymore so I've now got 20 items posted on eBay.

I think my husband is worried that I might start selling all of his belongings -- weather he wants me to or not. So I'm going to wait a few days before posting any more -- and then I'll limit it to more stained glass stuff.

I think I also might do some reading up on eBay selling as well. Right now, I'm just fumbling my way through the whole process, but I'm sure there's a better strategy I should be taking in order to make the most on my items. Perhaps DisneySteve will share some insights there as well since he is to blame for my latest addiction. ...

4 Responses to “You've created a monster, DisneySteve....”

  1. boomeyers Says:

    Yes, until you get the hang of it you might want to slow down, cause when they all end at the same time you have to load up and pack everything for shipping. Sometimes that gets to be a drudge! Enjoy your earnings! I need to get off my duff and list!

  2. Broken Arrow Says:

    I'd love to sell... if I can think of something to do it with. Big Grin

  3. denisentexas Says:

    We made a living for a few years selling Apple computers and peripherals on ebay but that fizzled out after awhile. It was great while it was going on, though! Find a niche...

  4. disneysteve Says:

    Sorry to have caused a fuss - LOL! Imagine my surprise when I saw the title of your entry. I was wondering what I did wrong.

    There is definitely a learning curve that goes along with selling on ebay, so I agree with going slow at first. When all the auctions start ending and you have to keep track of payments and packing and shipping orders, it can get crazy if you have too many things going at one time.

    Also, be sure you understand all of the fees you have to pay between ebay and Paypal and shipping costs so that you price your items and your shipping charges appropriately.

    If you have questions, just post them or check out the discussion boards at ebay. Also, see the thread that was started a few days ago where we talked about some ebay tips.

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