Selling alternatives to ebay?

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  1. Kenny278

    Kenny278 Fort Max fan

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    Just sold off some junkers on ebay

    So far only received payment for half of them - no contact from the buyers saying if they are paying by paypal etc etc

    I have an auction where the buyer is a new user... and thanks to the ebay fuckup of the feedback. I can see future sales becoming a hassle of non paying bidders since they have 2 non payment chances as it were..

    "Hmmm decided I don't want it... I know I'll just not bother cause I can get away with it without getting a neg feedback"

    I was planning on changing the direction of my collection so i was going to sell off my loose figures to fund it which if you've seen my collection thread its quite a few figures..

    Apart from putting them up here (which I plan to do anyway) Is there any alternatives to ebay? Or have they cornered the online auction marketplace for english speakers - as in there isn't a yahoo apart from the japanese market...

    Also the ebay fee's are a joke and the risk of being banned cause of getting a neg through no fault of my own is also something I'm concerned about....
     
  2. Bryan

    Bryan ΜΟΛΩΝ ΛΑΒΕ

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    There's several threads about this, including a relatively recent one. And GD maybe isn't the best forum for this kinda questions anyways. TF Toyark, TF:GD, or TF on eBay all seem like better bets.
     
  3. ckhtiger

    ckhtiger old skool fool

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    I tell you what, I had a bike to sell, and some doors from our new house and a box spring to give away free--I put them on craigslist and the bike within 5 days and the free stuff within 48 hours.
     
  4. Soundblaster1

    Soundblaster1 The Heisenberg of Toys

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    Is there a listing fee on Craigslist?
     
  5. Bryan

    Bryan ΜΟΛΩΝ ΛΑΒΕ

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    Nope, it's all free.

    The price you pay is the glimpse in the seedy underbelly of humanity as a whole.
     
  6. dougzx9

    dougzx9 Wish I were here

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    I know exactly how you feel, half of my stuff that ended last night I'm going to have to relist, or just keep them since a bunch of new people bid on it and won. Then when I send them the invoice they go "Oh I didn't think I was going to win" or "Sorry I changed my mind" and now there is nothing I can do about it. Thanks Ebay!
     
  7. Ops_was_a_truck

    Ops_was_a_truck JOOOLIE ANDREWWWWWS!!!!!!

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    Ebay:
    A lot of the stuff I was trying to get rid of during my move went on Craigslist. Free listings, quick e-mail responses from people and local transactions. The site is awesome.
     
  8. P. Smitty

    P. Smitty Active Member

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    Craigslist is only good if you live in a large urban area. For us small town folk there just isn't the market for local transactions. And as far as zero-feedback bidders spamming your auctions, just turn on the handy ebay feature that doesn't allow anyone without paypal to bid - most zero feedback people I've dealt with don't have a proper paypal account set up and linked and that weeds out a lot of the rif-raf.
     

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