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Old 10-09-2008, 10:50 AM   #21
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my ebay feedback is 2 and i've been a member since 99.

one item was great and one was a scam piece of **** waste of money.
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Old 10-09-2008, 11:10 AM   #22
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I stopped using ebay altogether for anything but buying. It is no longer beneficial to sell there with the existence of craigslist. I always list an item for significantly cheaper because you factor in:
1> the ebay F* you fee
2> the paypal F* you fee
3> shipping and the effort it takes me to package items
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Old 10-09-2008, 12:08 PM   #23
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I think I'm in the minority, I think this policy is good in a way. However the policy does leave it wide open for abuse. But maybe buyers and sellers will be a little more picky who they deal with.

Seriously, if you are so strapped that selling something on Ebay is holding you back from taking your wife out to dinner ... you might want to think your 'investment' in a turbo Miata.
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Old 10-09-2008, 12:11 PM   #24
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I think I'm in the minority, I think this policy is good in a way. However the policy does leave it wide open for abuse. But maybe buyers and sellers will be a little more picky who they deal with.

Seriously, if you are so strapped that selling something on Ebay is holding you back from taking your wife out to dinner ... you might want to think your 'investment' in a turbo Miata.
Abuse is going to be a problem for sure. Anyone can buy something, get it, and then file a dispute. BS.
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Old 10-09-2008, 12:23 PM   #25
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Abuse is going to be a problem for sure. Anyone can buy something, get it, and then file a dispute. BS.
Being able to confirm if an item is shipped and when should help. Ebay has been negligent for years in not policing itself. At least now something is happening, maybe not the right thing, but something.
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Old 10-09-2008, 12:24 PM   #26
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I think I'm in the minority, I think this policy is good in a way. However the policy does leave it wide open for abuse. But maybe buyers and sellers will be a little more picky who they deal with.

I'm just glad the shipping isn't $20, as it just had come out of my pocket.
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Old 10-09-2008, 01:22 PM   #27
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I went to list something on ebay earlier this week.

Video game with average selling price of $9. Somehow, they wanted $2.35 for the insertion fee. Add their 'final value' and then let paypal take their cut... They'd easily be pocketing 50%.

Load of crap. Selling on craigslist instead.
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damn no wonder ebay trafic is down **** that **** i gues i need to find a new source of turbos and manifolds
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Old 02-11-2009, 06:58 AM   #29
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I love ebay.....thats how I finance probably 50% of what I spend on the miata.

I just sold my second tonneau cover that I got for free with the hardtop I bought off ebay. That takes the total price down to....$350 for a mint black hardtop. On CL you'd probably be lucky to snag one for $800-$900, if that. Ebay can make or break you.

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I'll add something about the Paypal account upgrade. It's required to get your money if someone decides to pay with a credit card so you pretty much have to do it unless you have two accounts as some have mentioned. You can do a 1 time request to have your account taken back to a personal account. If you don't sell much stuff, this may help you out. I did it and although I never got any feedback on my request from Paypal, they changed it back to a personal account. Of course, I sold something 6 months later and sure enough, the guy paid with a credit card so I'm back to premier. Gotta open me up another account. Thanks for the tip.
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i stopped using ebay altogether for anything but buying. It is no longer beneficial to sell there with the existence of craigslist. I always list an item for significantly cheaper because you factor in:
1> the ebay f* you fee
2> the paypal f* you fee
3> shipping and the effort it takes me to package items


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