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I'm officially an eBay seller now....

January 10th, 2008 at 01:59 pm

Today my first eBay auctions closed. Although I sold everything I posted, only one bidder has paid up so far (it's only been a couple hours since they closed so I'll give everyone a while before I start panicking....)

However, the one person who did pay up, promptly deposited his money into my PayPal account and I promptly mailed the item. Minus the shipping cost, I made $12.36 to add to my challenge money, which now is up to $19.77.

5 Responses to “I'm officially an eBay seller now....”

  1. Nika Says:

    I think 1-3 days is considered good, after that you start worrying.

    Personally, since I buy things rarely, I sometimes can't find my paypal password - that is the only reason I don't pay instantly.

  2. disneysteve Says:

    Congratulations! That's terrific.

    Ebay has changed so much since it started. Way back when, after an auction ended, you had to e-mail the buyer with the total due. Then the buyer had to mail you a check. You had to deposit it and wait for it to clear. Then you had to take the item to the post office to ship it. It wasn't unusual for there to be 2-3 weeks between the end of the auction and the time the item was actually in the buyer's hands.

    Today, the auction ends at 8pm. Your listing includes all the shipping costs and the buyer can pay via Paypal instantly, so by 8:05pm, the money is in your account. You can then print the postage right there at home and your mailman takes the package the next day. The buyer will sometimes have the item in his hands in less than 48 hours. Amazing.

  3. scfr Says:

    Congratulations!

  4. Amber Says:

    Good for you on selling all items. What I usually do when I list on Ebay is make a note that payment is due with in 3 days, that way I am not worrying

  5. Koppur Says:

    whoo-hoo! I always just ask the winner to either submit payment via paypal within 24 hours, or e-mail me within 24 hours that payment is on the way. Most people pay within 3 days or so.

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