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  1. ABall

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    Is any one selling any school related items on E-bay? I don't have have anything on e-bay that's school related right now unless you need a good night's sleep:cool: , but I have an e-bay gift certificate I wanted to use to get some school stuff with.
     
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    Amy, did you take notice of the ads going down the side here sometimes?
     
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    Can someone tell me how to win!!! It's harder to win than I thought.:(
     
  5. Texas Gal

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    Win what? Am I missing something?
     
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    Win an auction.... I always end up getting outbid by the snipers.
     
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    I've won about 10 things in the last 3 weeks.
     
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    I adore Ebay. It's one of my hobbies.
     
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    You have to wait until the auction is almost over and then put in your bid last minute so that no one has time to outbid you Happy Bidding :)
     
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    I know- NOW. :( My husband told me the same thing. I could definitely see myself getting addicted though. I originally went on looking for children's books, I ended up buying a shabby chic oil painiting...:D I only won because it had a buy now option.
     
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    Before I bid, I look at shipping costs and decide what is the absolute highest I'm willing to pay. Then I take off the shipping charge and know the cap of my bid. It's easy to get caught up in the bidding. You think, "It's only a dollar more." Before you know it, you are paying twice the price for something you could get here for cheaper.
    Even if you don't do that, make sure you check those shipping costs. They can bite you in the tush if you aren't careful.
     
  12. ABall

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    I love e-bay too, I trippled my cookbook colection in just a matter of months and decorated my kitchen with coke cola stuff. I can't look any more at that stuff because I want more than I need. I don't know how a gift certificate works, if I have to use it all at once or different auctions.
     
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    If I do any shopping, it's usually on half.com

    I also do a lot of selling on that site, because Ebay charges you to list items.
     
  14. Texas Gal

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    That is so funny about the "win" thing. My husband informed me that I was not WINNING anything! He got me out of the habit of saying that, so I din't know what you meant. heehee I love ebay. It does get addicting, but I get great deals - even after paying shipping costs. I find it is better when you need general things - rather than specific ones. ie general picture books rather than Eric Carle books
     
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    I'm selling a bunch (15) of teaching-instruction related books. Some of them are AWESOME, and many have never been used. I didn't want to get rid of them, but my husband and I are dirt poor - so I turned to Ebay! :)

    If interested, my username is chevey350. Just go to the COMMUNITY tab, punch it in, and whamoo, there I am! =)

    Chenelle
     
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    MrsB- can you give me more info on this? I have some great professional development books that I would love to sell online but don't know the ins and outs. I didn't know about the ebay charge thing. How does half.com work?
     
  17. Lainie

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    I'm going to sell all my old clothes on ebay... someday.

    For now, it's kind of an addiction (buying scrapbooking paper for portfolios... ugh it's getting crazy... I mean, I'm getting crazy)
     
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    You list your books for free. When they sell (could be today or 3 months from now) you get an email saying you've made a sale. They reimburse you for the shipping and then take a commission from your sale (how they make money) For example, I just sold a book for 6.36 was reimbursed $2.78 for shipping (it cost me 2.50 with tracking to ship). They took a commision of $0.95 and I'll get $8.19 credited to my bank within 20 days (with direct deposit).

    The Help section is very good. Check out all of it, but here is agood page to start. http://pages.half.ebay.com/help/seller/createacct_sell.html
     
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    Thanks- I'll check that out!!
     
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    You can see almost anything. This past weekend I sold 6 CDs, a DVD, and a video game. I have been selling books on there since college. I would recommend just sending your things through Media mail. It is much cheaper. Usually just a little over $2.00.
     
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    When you sell things do you set up a separate bank account? I'm not sure I'm comfortable giving out my primary account number over the internet, even though it's supposedly "protected."
     
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    Happy birthday, cwp!!!
     
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    Thanks!
     
  24. Mrs_Barrett

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    When I started selling, which was a long time ago, I just used my checking account. I really don't use that account anymore, only for Ebay, because when I got married we opened a new account.

    I think Ebay is safe....I've been using it since 1999....
     
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    Don't you deposit to a Pay Pal account?
     

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