Newly signed up to eBay - Any words of wisdom?

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duotoneduotone Frets: 335
After discovering that my eBay account no longer exists (10 years+ since I’ve used it) I had to sign up for a new account.  

Am having a clear out, mainly clothes but some other bits and pieces as well.

I’m not encouraged to sign up for PayPal after hearing some of the hassles on here, but without it I’m not sure if many people would bother bidding.

So any words of wisdom or advice?
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  • TTonyTTony Frets: 15846
    duotone said:
    So any words of wisdom or advice?
    Don't.
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  • ZoolooterZoolooter Frets: 435
    edited July 19
    If you can wait for the £1 total fees offers they frequently have. 

    Send little time with people that ask numerous and odd questions regarding whatever you and selling. Ebays equivalent of a tire kicker, they nearly always never buy.

    Unless it’s really niche stuff, I would only sell within the UK.

    Ive never had problems with PayPal, probably impractical to have an EBay account without it.
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  • KittyfriskKittyfrisk Frets: 1143
    edited July 19
    duotone said:
    After discovering that my eBay account no longer exists (10 years+ since I’ve used it) I had to sign up for a new account.  

    Am having a clear out, mainly clothes but some other bits and pieces as well.

    I’m not encouraged to sign up for PayPal after hearing some of the hassles on here, but without it I’m not sure if many people would bother bidding.

    So any words of wisdom or advice?
    Edit: miss read the 10 year as account time, not dormant!  Ouch! Not a resounding endorsement. Have you thought of Gumtree (used, OK), Shpock (not used), Preloved (not used) etc. etc.
    I have been fairly lucky with PayPal/eBay over the years, but I reckon its only a matter of time.
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  • tony99tony99 Frets: 1495
    bought loads off ebay, nothing too expensive so no big probs really, few items not as described but nothing mega

    what puts me off selling is the fees though, ebay 10% on everything now yeah? then what? 2.9% on paypal?
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  • duotoneduotone Frets: 335
    Zoolooter said:
    If you can wait for the £1 total fees offers they frequently have. 

    Send little time with people that ask numerous and odd questions regarding whatever you and selling. Ebays equivalent of a tire kicker, they nearly always never buy.

    Unless it’s really niche stuff, I would only sell within the UK.

    Ive never had problems with PayPal, probably impractical to have an EBay account without it
      Cheers! Will keep any eye out for the £1 offer.  I thought the same about eBay/PayPal tbh, a necessary evil that I will more than likely sign up with.

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  • duotoneduotone Frets: 335

    tony99 said:
    bought loads off ebay, nothing too expensive so no big probs really, few items not as described but nothing mega

    what puts me off selling is the fees though, ebay 10% on everything now yeah? then what? 2.9% on paypal?
    I’ll let you know!  Last thing I sold on there was a Vox Valvetronix amplifier 12-ish years ago, cannot remember what they used to take as a fee back then...but I’m sure it hasn’t gone down over the years.
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  • spark240spark240 Frets: 1209
    I’ve used it a lot and PP..never really had any issue...


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  • hollywoodroxhollywoodrox Frets: 70
    I use eBay all the time since about 2001 buying and selling I get just about everything off there . Just sold a epiphone Les Paul and a bright onion footswitch . Just got to be careful and read up on places like this about dodgy sellers scams etc. PayPal is great use it on lots of other sites too, how on earth do you exist not using eBay and PayPal ?  It’s a necessity for me as I’m quite poor but using eBay and other online stores I can scrape buy, plus nectar points get me free stuff when I save enough
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  • fastonebazfastonebaz Frets: 759
    Used dildos don't fetch much. 
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  • ThePrettyDamnedThePrettyDamned Frets: 4095
    Yes

    Cash on collection only

    You're welcome 
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