Posts Tagged ‘Auction Ebay’

whats the best online auction website to buy cellphones except Ebay?

January 22nd, 2013 2 comments

I am looking for auction websites for cellphones that are legitimate and it;s safe to make online payments on them. I don’t like Ebay anymore. Ebay is full of shoddy sellers now who ask for hell of money for centuries old phones.

You should use Auction Alfie as you can search all the main auction and classified sites – including ebay.

What’s the most effective way to win an auction on eBay w/out spending a lot of money?

January 21st, 2013 5 comments

I’m trying to win an auction for an Apple Video iPod and I was just wondering some techniques that anyone may have for me?

Any item on eBay that is very popular tends to demand high prices. So finding a video ipod for "cheap" is kinda hard to do. I would recommend a few things to reduce your cost.

1. Do an advanced search for the ipod but filter for "buy it now" only. Buy it Now’s are only available if there are no bids on the item or the reserve is not met. Sometimes you run into a seller who is looking to get rid of an item quick and puts a good price for buy it now. I have found some sweet deals on BIN’s.

2. Look for auctions closing on off hours (midnight to 6am) or on Thurs, Fri, or Sat. Historically eBay has less traffic on these days / hours. Less traffic generally produces lower auction prices.

3. Do searches for misspellings of the item title. "ipid" "ipof" "i pod" etc… The misspellings will have less views because they are hard to find. Less traffic generally produces lower auction prices.

Hope that helps!

How powerful of a computer would someone need to start and online auction like Ebay?

January 1st, 2013 3 comments

an also how much bandwidth would be required to run an auction that just handle auction sales within the United States only.

You’d probably need over 100mbps bandwidth (traffic can get hot and heavy as a popular item gets down to the last minute) and you can’t do it on a single computer. (You’ll also need enough UPS to hold everything on line until the generator stabilizes, dual [at least] internet connections going to different offices over different routes [to prevent a disconnect if someone takes a pole down in an accident], air conditioning that can handle the load [and the UPS and generator have to be able to handle the AC] … etc. Oh – and a 24/7/365 on site staff.)

IOW, if you’re planning to do this on your own – plan to enter the presidential race as an independent this weekend – and win. That’s easier.

How can you obtain a business license to sell on eBay and craigslist out of a residence? We just got denied!?

December 16th, 2012 2 comments

We offer a variety of services, including auction assistance on eBay and craigslist – today we were denied a business license because they said we cannot sell items on eBay out of our home – we must have a retail location. There must be a way around this – as MANY have this type business.

Skip the license? That’s actually what one of my business professors advised. Don’t get a license until your level of sales proves you can sustain a business profitably. A state (or city) business license is really just a formality anyway. Yes, you can get fined or even shut down for not having one, and I am not advocating you break the law. And some form of licensing is required in most areas. You will need a reseller number to purchase items at wholesale from some wholesalers. But a reseller number is also the same number as your EIN. I offer this service for $75, email me if you need it.

First, reapply, explain that you are not selling products from your home. You’re not. You are selling products on the internet and all customers arrive soley from the internet, no one ever shows up at your home.

If that doesn’t work you can try a third party – someone who already has a license and offer to share theirs for a percentage of your income.

Next, try a third party provider – a business that supplies city, state and federal registration and licenses. You can find them with an online search.

If all the above doesn’t work, email me, I may be able to help further.

What time should I put an auction for ebay up if I want to get the most people?

November 30th, 2012 4 comments

I want to put an auction to end when the most people (globally) are on.

So what time is the best so I can cover the most countries?

From Powerseller status experience, end the auction on a Sunday night between 7-9 pm

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How can I change the buy it now price on my ebay auction?

November 26th, 2012 1 comment

I recently put an auction up on ebay-the buy it now price should be 485 instead of 385. I accidentally pressed 3 instead of 4. If someone buys my item for 385, I will lose money. That is fairly undercut. Please give me instructions on how to remove the buy it now and let the auction work or how to just revise the buy it now. Thank you!

Changing Your Listing (Title, Description, Price, Shipping)

Once you’ve listed your item, you may be able to change some details in your listing, depending on the time that’s left before the listing ends and whether you’ve received any bids or sales.
To revise your listing:


Click My eBay at the top of most eBay pages.

Under My eBay Views, click Selling. Your active listings are displayed.

Selling Manager and Selling Manager Pro subscribers: Use the Active view within My eBay.

In the row for the item you want to change, from the Action column pull-down menu, click Revise.

On the "Revise your listing" page, make your changes. (Any gray sections can’t be revised.)

Click Save and Continue.

To revise multiple listings:


Click My eBay at the top of most eBay pages.

Under My eBay Views, click Selling. Your active listings are displayed.

Selling Manager and Selling Manager Pro subscribers: Use the Active view within My eBay.

Select the listings you want to revise, and click the Edit button.

Note: You can only revise 10 listings at once unless you’re a Selling Manager or Selling Manager Pro subscriber (subscribers can revise up to 200 listings at once.)

Specify the information you want to edit on the Edit Listing page.

Select Edit listings individually to change listings one at a time.


Select Edit listings in bulk to make the same changes to all of the listings (according to their selling format).

Click Continue.

If you select Edit listings individually, the Edit Individual Listings page appears.

If you select the Edit listings in bulk option, the Edit Listings in Bulk page appears.

Edit your listings and click Continue.

For items associated with products that may be in our catalog, you’ll be offered the option to “Add product details to your listing.”

If you’re editing listings in bulk, we’ll ask you to add product details to listings one at a time.

Check your changes on the "Review your listings" page.

Click the Submit button. If you need to make more changes first, click the Back button.

I got this site from Ebay

How long can you wait after winning an auction on eBay before paying?

September 8th, 2012 4 comments

I’m trying to buy an original Game Boy and there are a lot of auctions going on, none of which end soon. I need to use my mom’s credit card, but she leaves for work in and hour. Is there a way I can win the auction now and pay later?

It depends what their policies are. Some sellers require payment right away, while others allow you to pay within a week or more. Check their selling policy. I suggest contacting the seller and ask them if you can buy now and pay tomorrow.

ZapADeal Makes the Online Auction World Entertaining

July 29th, 2012 No comments

Move over eBay, there’s a new site in town! ZapADeal is a brand new online auction site that is turning the online auction world upside down. Why? Because ZapADeal has created something called “reveres auctions.” In a reveres auction, the “bidder” causes the price of the auction item to go down instead of up. Let me repeat that, the price of the item goes down. It actually keeps going down until it reaches zero, than the last bidder wins the item for free.

That’s why we call it online auction entertainment. You can’t sell anything on ZapADeal, only the site owner’s list items. And, all items on ZapADeal are brand name, brand new items. Items like a brand new 2008 Toyota Highlander Hybrid, and many different iPods and iPhones, Mac Notebooks, Nintendo Wii’s, and the list just keeps going on. Everything is brand new and maintains the factory warranties.

How can ZapADeal afford to put on an online auction like this? Well, it really is a simple yet very smart concept. Let me explain. Let’s take a brand new Nintendo Wii that would sell for $350. It would be listed on ZapADeal and start at $350, but the price is always hidden. Every time someone clicks on that item the current price is revealed to them and the item price drops 20 cents. This continues to happen until eventually the price reaches zero, at the time the last bidder wins the item. Now, the key on this is every time you click on the item to reveal the current price it costs you 1 credit. 1 credit equals anywhere from 50 cents to 2 dollars. Remember, the price only dropped 20 cents on that click where you spent 50 cents. So on every click there is a 30+ cent profit for the company.

You may be thinking, “That’s not that great of a deal, spend 50 cents to save 20.” That’s where you are wrong, because if you are the last person to click on it before it reaches zero, you just spent 50 cents to buy a $350 Nintendo Wii. That’s why it’s called Online Auction Entertainment. It’s an entertaining social game. You are competing with people allover the world to be the last person to click and the winner wins the item.

ZapADeal has positioned itself as the new social networking site, the latest and greatest gaming site, and a legitimate way save big money on great brand name items. The people who win these items will tell you, the reward is worth the cost.

Now, ZapADeal has several other auction styles as well, the bid to zero I just described is simply the most common one. I recommend heading over there and checking it out for yourself. You just might win that 2008 Toyota Highlander Hybrid. At the very least you’ll have a good time. You can also go to Google and do a search for ZapADeal and find out some more information about this unique and fun online auction

Paul Merryman

Question on Ebay sales and seller adding fees after auction’s end??

July 19th, 2012 2 comments

Can anyone please send me a link from Ebay’s help site to answer this question: Is it legal for a seller to add extra fees into the shipping and handling of an item after the auction has ended? Provided that the listing did not mention any such extra fees?

I know that the seller cannot do this. I remember once seeing it written down and thinking "Why would any seller be that stupid?" Just my luck that it just happened to me. Seller charged a flat rate shipping, with no insurance availible. That’s ok, I didn’t want any….just a delivery confirmation. Now this seller is wanting extra money, which I know is because the items I purchased are worth far more than what she feels they are worth. I got a bargain!

I can’t seem to find it listed anywhere under the help section. I want to send this link to my seller as proof that I do not have to pay these extra fees.

If the seller ask for extra money then what is agree, he or she screw up. It too bad if they didn’t put in the correct amount, they shouldn’t be selling if it a big deal. If the seller complain that the bid was lower than what he or she expected, tough luck because they are going to learn their lesson.

If they refused to ship things then they better give you the refund or file a complaint.

eBay is a semi-legal binding auction. You and seller agree as eBay is a transaction system for auctioning.

Make Money Selling Information Products On Ebay

July 16th, 2012 5 comments

At some point, you bumped into a virtual item auction on ebay, where the seller was exchanging a downloadable product for cash. You probably wondered why the seller was offering the product for such a low price–and you probably also wondered how he was making money.

There are two answers to this question: the first answer is that the seller had no idea what he was doing and, in fact, wasn’t making any money on ebay.

The second answer is that the seller was highly-experienced and was making hundreds of dollars each day, even though his auctions were only showing one-dollar sales.

This sounds totally bizarre, especially if you haven’t sold information before, but it is absolutely true: there is a fortune in selling information–especially on the Internet.

Now, in the case of the ebay seller I mentioned above, she was probably using information products as a “loss leader” to make back-end sales. She might sell 10 copies of an ebook for $1 each and might end up being $2 in the red at the end of the day after paying seller’s fees.

But she knows this–and this is okay because she now has 10 highly-qualified prospects for whatever product she is using her ebook to sell.

If her ebook is about teaching people how to make money selling on the Internet, she might list purchasing a domain name and hosting as one of the steps the buyer must take. To the buyer, this may seem innocent enough; however, when he follows her plan and purchases the hosting and domain name as directed, she will earn a commission on the domain name registration and a recurring commission on the hosting for as long as his Internet business sticks around.

If you want to try this system out, you can search google for “re-brandable” ebooks with “resale rights.” You can also search ebay for similar products. A number of people make money on ebay selling these ebooks.

If the rights permit, you can purchase the product and then sell it as a downloadable product on ebay.

If you want to maximize the effectiveness of this strategy, you should keep prices very low. Your goal should be to use ebay as a medium to disseminate the book for free or for a very low price. Unless you are selling a book that contains no back-end sales mechanisms and no affiliate links, your goal should be to sell a powerful system (contained within the book) to a customer who will use it successfully to make money–and, in turn, earn you a residual income by sticking to a system that earns you money.

Jason James