Buying on eBay forum: Your starting point as a buyer or new member...

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Imageknoxred
Jul 27, 2011 6:40 PM CST
Name: Red
Knoxville, TN
eBay has an excellent answer center set up to handle questions about how to use their site.
LINK TO Getting Started:
LINK TO BUYING

Even if your main interest is in selling, it helps to have some positive feedback from purchases you make on eBay. Every transaction helps build your reputation on the site. If you have a reputation as a responsible buyer, it will help when you go to sell.

Some people will not conduct transactions (either buying or selling) with brand new members. Don't take it personally - they are just being cautious. Find someone else who will, and treat them like gold! The most important rule is to communicate, communicate, communicate. Be prompt, be polite, and always leave feedback.
Imagefinerliners
Jul 27, 2011 7:50 PM CST
Name: Samantha Flowers
Jesup, Ga.

Thanks Red, I am going to go over and read all of that stuff. I am very interested in selling on ebay. I did some selling years ago, before things got so expensive to post on there. I am sure some of it will come back to me.

One question, do you know if you can post your off ebay website in your ad or article (description)? I would think not, however I do see some of that going on.
Imageknoxred
Jul 27, 2011 8:09 PM CST
Name: Red
Knoxville, TN
They generally don't want anything posted in a listing which helps a transaction occur outside of eBay. If you have an eBay store, there are links shown to help customers find your other items for sale. You couldn't just refer to a non-eBay website.

This is for 2 reasons - anything done outside of eBay does not fall under their buyer protections, and of course, they want the listing fees.
Imagefinerliners
Jul 27, 2011 8:48 PM CST
Name: Samantha Flowers
Jesup, Ga.

That's what I thought. I know some folks always do some rule breaking which is probably what I saw!. I think I just want to sell a few items to see how it goes and then go from there. I love my cubits and cubits family so I want to keep most of my time here.
Imagestormyla
Jul 27, 2011 10:01 PM CST
Name: Stormy
Valley Forge Pa
I Love MAM ~ So Happy Together
Thanks for hosting this cubit Red! Thumbs up Unfortunately I am all too familiar with buying on Ebay and will be looking forward to learning about selling.

Since almost all transactions on Ebay are handled via PayPal, do you think there could be a PayPal forum in this cubit, please? Thanks Smiling
Imageknoxred
Jul 27, 2011 10:14 PM CST
Name: Red
Knoxville, TN
Ask and you shall receive! Paypal forum is up. I tip my hat to you.
Imagestormyla
Jul 27, 2011 10:17 PM CST
Name: Stormy
Valley Forge Pa
I Love MAM ~ So Happy Together
Thank You Uncle!! Thumbs up
Imageknoxred
Jul 27, 2011 10:35 PM CST
Name: Red
Knoxville, TN
Hilarious! Oh, no, I feel a new nickname coming on! (You should know, though, that my kids call me Mom!)

Imagestormyla
Jul 27, 2011 10:38 PM CST
Name: Stormy
Valley Forge Pa
I Love MAM ~ So Happy Together
Hilarious! Hilarious! As so they should!!
Imageknoxred
Jul 27, 2011 10:45 PM CST
Name: Red
Knoxville, TN
I'm off to bed now. I've got to get some work done really early tomorrow morning before things heat up. I've been praying for the constant mid-90's humid weather to break, but tomorrow is actually expected to be worse at 97! (I meant break downward. Sheesh! Rolling my eyes. ) It's early morning or nothing for outside work these days.
Imagestormyla
Jul 27, 2011 11:08 PM CST
Name: Stormy
Valley Forge Pa
I Love MAM ~ So Happy Together
Oh I hear you Red! Our three days of over 100 degree heatwave just broke. Thank heavens! It was a whole month of no rain and in the 90's every day. Thumbs down
Imagefinerliners
Jul 28, 2011 5:11 AM CST
Name: Samantha Flowers
Jesup, Ga.

Ours too, this week has been really nice. It has rained everyday, which brought cooler temps. Thank goodness ac broke on monday! Thumbs down
Imagenap
Jul 28, 2011 7:39 AM CST
Name: Nancy
Buffalo NY
Uncle Red is still a cute nickname! Keeps 'em guessing! Whistling
Imagefinerliners
Jul 28, 2011 4:32 PM CST
Name: Samantha Flowers
Jesup, Ga.

I agree
ImageMitchF
Aug 3, 2011 10:10 AM CST
Name: Mitch Fitzgerald
Oklahoma
41 days above 100 here ... and we have at least 10 more in the forecast before this breaks...

I buy ebay... to often the plant I buy there never bloom right ( named Iris and DLs ... ) maybe we need a "good" seller list here also? there are a few sellers there that after a few years of fighting I have found are amazing and there are those I will never ever buy form again.
Mitch Fitzgerald
Imageknoxred
Aug 3, 2011 7:58 PM CST
Name: Red
Knoxville, TN
I like the idea of a favorite seller list, as long as we're careful to keep it positive. Feel free to start a thread listing your favorite sellers, and what type of items you like to buy from them.

Do you find that a seller's eBay feedback matches up with your own experience with the seller? In other words, is the feedback system working well?

Also, do you think that a plant seller might be getting lots of positive feedback from novice plant buyers - good communication, sent quickly, plant grew, etc., but might fall very short for a knowledgeable plant collector because it's the wrong cultivar, or had a virus or such that a novice might not realize?

ImageMitchF
Aug 4, 2011 6:01 AM CST
Name: Mitch Fitzgerald
Oklahoma
It does not work - At least I dont think so... in the fact the seeds and plants you only know the real truth months after not 20 mins after getting the package!
Mitch Fitzgerald

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