|Re: Prices on 15C.|
Message #10 Posted by Rob Willett on 5 Feb 2012, 9:54 a.m.,
in response to message #9 by Michael de Estrada
I've only sold one calculator, an HP 48, the bloke had some feedback but not for some time. He came in about 10 mins to go, so wasn't a snipe he'd forgotten about and won. That's the last I heard from him. Never replied, never paid, raised a dispute with eBay and sold the calculator again a few weeks later, I actually got more for it the second time than the first which was kinda nice, but if I was in this to make money, I'd be bankrupt by now :)
I've brought and sold around 300 things on eBay, I tend to buy more than I sell as eBay has rigged the rules to be so much for the buyer, I think anybody who sells anything worth more than £100 is pushing their luck. There's so many ways a buyer can rip you off, from Goods not as described, goods never turning up, claiming the goods are fake etc etc. So long as you're selling lots of cheap stuff, you can lose the costs in the same way shops 'lose' shoplifting costs, simply add a few pence to the average cost, if you're only selling 10 items a year, a single dodgy buyer can wipe out all your profit.
just my 2p worth.