Do you sell stuff on ebay?
I have several boxes of CDs that I've already loaded onto iTunes. I want to get rid of them and my partner suggested I sell them on ebay or kajiji or similar. We have several boxes of books we no longer want to keep as well.
Do you sell things like that on ebay? Is it fairly straightforward? Is is worth the effort?
What do I need to watch out for before I get started?
|by Anonymous||reply 52||04/19/2013|
If the cds are already open, the easiest thing is to have a garage sale. If they are sealed, then you will have more luck, but not much. You can sell them all as a "lot" - with dvds it is the same story. Unless you have a dvd box set like "The Godfather Trilogy" or "The Matrix Trilogy" you will not have much luck either.
|by Anonymous||reply 1||04/01/2013|
Do a bit of spot-checking on Amazon.com, searching for titles of books and CDs to see the prices they are being offered at through Amazon's secondary/used market. (Pretty much the same prices hold on Ebay.)
In all likelihood, you'll be competing against sellers with thousands of titles listed at 99-cents each, sometimes less -- they've figured out how to make a very slim profit from a few pennies per on shipping charges and other economies of scale.
|by Anonymous||reply 2||04/01/2013|
OP, I tossed all the cases and put the CDs in a few cd binders. It's nice to have them as a backup if you ever have to move your ITunes library to a new computer.
|by Anonymous||reply 3||04/01/2013|
I'm just saying, but what you're doing violates copyright law. When you buy the cd, you are purchasing the rights to use that cd and its contents at your leisure. When you make a copy and sell the cd, you are technically supposed to erase the copies that you have because you no longer own the rights to that music. Just sayin'
|by Anonymous||reply 5||04/01/2013|
Right on top of that, R5!!!
|by Anonymous||reply 6||04/01/2013|
r5 what you are suggesting is evil.
|by Anonymous||reply 7||04/01/2013|
if these are popular titles your best bet is to either sell them in lots on eBay or just save yourself the trouble and cash them in at a second-hand record store (if there is one around you).
|by Anonymous||reply 8||04/01/2013|
Hand them out on Halloween.
|by Anonymous||reply 10||04/01/2013|
Donate to Goodwill and take the tax deduction next year.
|by Anonymous||reply 11||04/01/2013|
I did ipod mesiter with about 1500 of my cd's. I still have 1000 and think I may trade them soon.
If you have enough it's as great deal.
|by Anonymous||reply 12||04/01/2013|
unless they're rare or something they're probably worthless. sorry to tell you that. ebay is also horrific to their occasional sellers. i used to sell stuff about ten years ago here and there but lately they are constantly evaluating my sales and telling me that i am not doing a good job. it just wasn't worth it anymore.
|by Anonymous||reply 13||04/01/2013|
Anyone have luck selling porn? I have about 20 DVDs that I want to get rid of. Can't really donate to the goodwill and don't want to pitch.
|by Anonymous||reply 14||04/01/2013|
try cragslist, maybe someone in your city will buy the whole lot. I still have all my CDs and will never get rid of them.
|by Anonymous||reply 15||04/01/2013|
Good question op. I was thinking of selling some stuff but I'm trying to see if its worth it.
eBay sellers, is it worth it? I remember reading about some sellers saying ebays fees don't make it worth it. True?
|by Anonymous||reply 16||04/01/2013|
The OP has Michael Jackson's Thriller and Frampton Comes Alive. Those are such rare commodities.
|by Anonymous||reply 17||04/01/2013|
R13 is right eBay is terrible to the sellers. I sold an expensive item worth a few hundred dollars. The buyer wanted a refund, said it wasn't as described. It came back badly damaged. I filed a report, but eBay, and paypal sised with the buyer without even looking at my pics. They took one day to make that decision. Now the buyer gets his refund, but I will not pay these assholes back. I will close my account, and bank account and will never do business with eBay or paypal again.
If you look online, you'll see many, many of these types of complaints from sellers.
|by Anonymous||reply 18||04/01/2013|
R18, does your experience come as a "pro seller" or just an occasional seller?
|by Anonymous||reply 20||04/01/2013|
I've sold shit on eBay for almost 15 years now. Never got a scammer, but I don't sell high-ticket, fragi-lay items. There is no money on CDs unless they are out of print/rare and in good condition.
|by Anonymous||reply 21||04/01/2013|
I don't understand how eBay is still viable. No one I know buys things on it and no I know sells on it anymore.
|by Anonymous||reply 22||04/01/2013|
Who is the preferred company to use besides Ebay and Amazon for selling things?
|by Anonymous||reply 23||04/01/2013|
Sold just shy of $20k on eBay last year (over $20k and they send you a tax bill).
|by Anonymous||reply 24||04/01/2013|
R24 How did eBay become a taxing authority?
|by Anonymous||reply 25||04/01/2013|
R16, occasional. But I'm done.
|by Anonymous||reply 26||04/01/2013|
R24, what do you do about a situation like that? Some buyers don't even send your item back, yet pay pal and eBay STILL sides with them. Who can afford to give away your items, I know I can't?
|by Anonymous||reply 27||04/01/2013|
[quote]and paypal sised with the buyer
Yeah right, for some reason, (what could it be), I have a feeling you are in the wrong.
|by Anonymous||reply 28||04/01/2013|
R28, how? How am I wrong sending an item in unused condition, and getting it back vandalized? How is it right for metro have to swallow THAT?
|by Anonymous||reply 29||04/01/2013|
R25, technically it's Paypal that sends you the tax bill. But eBay/Paypal...same shit. This started last year. If you accept more than $20k in Paypal payments in a given year, they send you a 1099.
|by Anonymous||reply 30||04/01/2013|
what items are most suitable for selling on ebay?
|by Anonymous||reply 31||04/01/2013|
I can never resell my item now, because of the damage. I can't even use it myself. I had 100% positive feedback. It's not the first time I've been ripped off, but I'm done, it's damn sure the last. Glad R28 thinks that's fair. I hope you have that kind of fairness in your life too.
|by Anonymous||reply 32||04/01/2013|
R32 Are you sure it was even your item that was returned to you? I've read of people buying things on eBay, switching them out with the same (albeit broken) item, and then returning it for a refund.
|by Anonymous||reply 33||04/01/2013|
What are alternative internet avenues for selling things?
|by Anonymous||reply 35||04/01/2013|
I think it is the same item. It seems to be, just vandalized. I don't know if the buyer wore it, then decided they didn't need it any more, or what, but why destroy the damn thing? People are jackasses.
|by Anonymous||reply 36||04/01/2013|
OP, ebay used to be fun but it has become a nightmare. I used to sell CDs, records, DVDs VHS vidoes, books and whatever else I didn't have a use for anymore and made a decent profit. 15 years ago people were collectors and were willing to spend some extra money on a decent gently used item. Now you have people nickeling and dime-ing you on shipping rates and you have the scamming cunts who know that Ebay and Paypal always side with the buyer no matter how good of a reputation the seller has.
It's also a lot of work. It used to be a pleasure getting that few hundred dollars a month in your account but it's now a hassle and the average ebay user generally sucks and is a cheap piece of shit. Donate, give to friends or bin it.
|by Anonymous||reply 37||04/01/2013|
You can also sell books and CDs on half.com, which is owned by eBay. It was around before Amazon started letting individuals sell stuff.
I prefer selling on Amazon. However, late last year I wanted to sell a recently released Blu-Ray, new, on Amazon. Amazon blocked me, as I am not a high volume seller. It has some policy about not letting individuals sell highly anticipated releases during the first few weeks. So, I sold it on half.com, and it went fine.
|by Anonymous||reply 38||04/01/2013|
[quote]the average ebay user generally sucks and is a cheap piece of
No shit. Isn't that whole point of eBay? Getting something as cheap as possible?
|by Anonymous||reply 39||04/01/2013|
eBay is horrible, it's the "Dead Mall" of the internet. Try craigslist or kijiji or take them to a local used cd shop.
|by Anonymous||reply 40||04/01/2013|
Thrift store. You paid for them and got your money's worth. Donate them to a store that raises money for veterans or something.
|by Anonymous||reply 41||04/01/2013|
Sell them on Amazon Marketplace instead of eBay.
|by Anonymous||reply 42||04/01/2013|
If they're in good shape, take them to FYE or a local used CD store. You'll either get some money back or store credit.
|by Anonymous||reply 43||04/01/2013|
Selling them individually (other than in a garage sale) will be tedious as fuck and completely not worth your time.
|by Anonymous||reply 45||04/01/2013|
I recommend secondspin.com. They buy used CDs. I was in the same situation. I had hundreds of CDs taking up space. Secondspin has a very easy interface. You enter the item numbers and they respond instantly with an offer. You can decide which CDs you want to sell them. You probably won't get as much per cd as selling individually on eBay or Amaxon, but you just ship one big box and they deposit $$$ to your Paypal upon receipt. Powell's does the same with books. Worked for me.
|by Anonymous||reply 46||04/01/2013|
Does anyone know what the slowest month are for sellers on eBay?
|by Anonymous||reply 48||04/19/2013|
I sold a number of high ticket items on ebay last year, including a Rolex. I got about $1k more than the local jeweler was going to give me. I was sweating bullets though. Someone could have easily bought the watch, filed a complaint, and shipped a fake or empty box back to me. Paypal always sides with the buyer. I continue to sell my used clothing and shoes. I get a lot more than my local consignment store will give me, although it is kind of a pain to measure and photograph everything. I wouldn't bother with CDs. As a rule, I don't sell anything under $10 because it isn't worth my time.
|by Anonymous||reply 49||04/19/2013|
I sold my pron CD's 'n' VHS to The Magazine in SF. Didn't get much but better than throwin' 'em away. Bought a sandwich for the money on 5-7 CDs.
|by Anonymous||reply 50||04/19/2013|
[bold]Do you sell stuff on ebay?[/bold]
I've never dealt with ebay.
Years ago I visited the site and realized it was personally useful for me. I'm glad that others have had their successes.
|by Anonymous||reply 51||04/19/2013|
What's on a pron CD? Moans?
|by Anonymous||reply 52||04/19/2013|