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online auction question, besides ebay what is there?
TikiGoddess
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Joined: Nov 06, 2002
Posts: 427
From: Penna
Posted: 2008-08-21 7:22 pm   Permalink

Hi, I am hoping some TCers can assist me. I would like to know if anyone can recommend an online auction site other than ebay. I am interested in selling items on a site that is not ebay (for reasons I wont get into here) but I dont know which auction format sites are reputable. Has anyone had experience selling items on any of these competing sites and which are safe to use? I googled a bunch of sites but I cant tell which is best so I am asking. Thanks in advance.
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Haole'akamai
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Joined: Jul 07, 2005
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From: The Polynesian Port of NOLA
Posted: 2008-08-21 7:38 pm   Permalink

What are you looking to sell/buy?

If it's handmade (or sewing/craft-oriented), you can try
www.etsy.com - I've found great stuff (fabric, vintage patterns, etc.) there.



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TikiGoddess
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Joined: Nov 06, 2002
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From: Penna
Posted: 2008-08-22 07:42 am   Permalink

I am looking to sell, in an auction style format where buyers bid, rather than a fixed price marketplace, vintage knick knack antique type items like pottery and glass, old books and old kitchen items. No handmade stuff.

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Tipsy McStagger
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Joined: Nov 21, 2004
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From: HELL
Posted: 2008-08-22 09:39 am   Permalink


..i use ebay exclusively and now i'm curious as to why you don't....i'd like to hear more about that...is there something we need to know about ebay?


also...does yahoo still have auctions??


 
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TikiGoddess
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From: Penna
Posted: 2008-08-22 12:59 pm   Permalink

ebay is making a number of changes that will negatively impact sellers, starting in Oct 2008. I wont torture everyone w/ my complaints here, but I sell on ebay to fund a dog rescue and the changes are going to really cut into my funding. You can read about the changes on ebays website. Basically its paypal must be used, and when buyers complain in any way sellers can be barred from ebay.

 
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davealmost
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Joined: Jan 19, 2007
Posts: 39
From: chicago
Posted: 2008-08-27 10:33 pm   Permalink

i've also noted those changes along with the increased sellers fees in the past. about a month ago i sold a few items and later compared it to what i was charged a few years ago and was a little stunned (including the paypal fees). to be honest, now, i wouldn't list something on ebay unless it was a big ticket item.


also, yahoo is no longer doing auctions.

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