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From: MaryW
Date: 04-04-2005, 02:00 PM (1 of 9)
How many of you sell on Ebay? I just heard a story on another site about a quilt that has been travelling around the country from one wrong address to another since Feb/05.

Any experiences you can share?
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User: MaryW
Member since: 06-23-2005
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From: allie-oops
Date: 04-04-2005, 09:21 PM (2 of 9)
We used to - mostly homeschooling books, though. We went to the post office twice a week, with a dolly! We only had one order that we shipped to the wrong place - we sent them money to ship it to the proper person. We only met nice people!
"onward through the fog"
User: allie-oops
Member since: 10-25-2002
Total posts: 282
From: carman
Date: 04-04-2005, 11:06 PM (3 of 9)
i am a buyer, and love it for fat quarters. as soon as the auction ends i have it paid with paypal. i had one issue with a seller a few years ago but because i paid with my credit card, i was reimbursed within a month.
User: carman
Member since: 04-17-2000
Total posts: 692
From: DragonLady
Date: 04-05-2005, 02:33 AM (4 of 9)
I sell stuff pretty often.

I've only had a single customer complain about an item; and he was dead wrong & he knew it. He just wanted me to send him another item for free. But he was the only one like that.

Two years ago I sold a couple of old phones to a gal in Missouri, I think. She moved before they got there, so they were returned. I didn't have a forwarding address, and I had lost her email and couldn't remember her buying was a mess. I hung onto that box for over a year hoping she'd write to me so I could send it back out. I finally gave up and threw it away; but I felt guilty doing it. If she ever writes to me I'll just have to refund her money.

Now, I'm careful to keep all the information about the buyers (and sellers) until the item is received and feedback is left.
"No more twist! No more twist!"
User: DragonLady
Member since: 11-10-2004
Total posts: 152
From: angellover
Date: 04-05-2005, 08:43 AM (5 of 9)
I sell and buy on Ebay. I sell mostly antiques, collectables, reborn dolls and my penny rugs. I have had very good luck all in all. Only a couple of snags that were not really bad. Most of the people I have done business with have been very nice. I know some people that will only sell to certain buyers with a high feedback or only take Paypal. I do tend to really check out the people I am buying from as far as Feedback goes. I have found out that personally the Ebay stores is the people I have problems with, they often sell things they don't have in stock! So you end up waiting longer for the item. I don't think they should be able to do that.
I just bought my walking foot for my sewing machine on there and got it fast and reasonable! It can be good and bad I guess!
Have fun creating!

Teresa's Crafts
User: angellover
Member since: 01-26-2005
Total posts: 59
From: CodyGramma
Date: 04-23-2005, 01:42 PM (6 of 9)
I can have both good and bad..I've only bought items ..never sold anything...but I've had two bad experiences with purchases....both broken items and the first guy insured the item for $50 and I only paid $15 total for the item, insurance and shipping....He collected the insurance money and sent my $15 back to me but I felt that money should have been mine due to the fact that once I purchased the item it belonged to me...I could be wrong tho! The other broken item was my pink Sears Junior sewing machine (bought for my granddaughter)...both thread spool pins broke off during shipping...nothing drastic..I think they can be drilled out and new ones put in.. but all in all I've had pretty good experiences and have received and given all good feedbacks.
User: CodyGramma
Member since: 04-22-2005
Total posts: 133
From: ittycritters
Date: 05-08-2005, 01:56 AM (7 of 9)
I sell my teddy bears on Ebay, and only for a short time now... but my mother has been selling on there for a really long time. I remember there was a lady that bought a wedgewood teapot from my mother and took a REALLLLLY long time to pay, and then when we sent it to her (with shipping conformation and insurance, so that we know that she got it, which she did) she tried to say that it never showed up. but the deliv. conf. said that she had... when that story didn't work then she went for the "oh, well it's broken" thing. I think that she was sore for how much she had paid. needless to say after a month or so of battling with her, she decided that it had suddenly fixed itself and she just left negative feedback for my mom... ~sigh~
Good and Bad indeed... I do well on ebay, i really enjoy it. I can stay home with my 2 sweet kids and still make some extra cash for my bear supplies and toys and such! Just remember that it takes all kinds, and they are ALL on Ebay!!
Just when I thought it was over....
User: ittycritters
Member since: 05-03-2005
Total posts: 50
From: mommydionne
Date: 05-15-2005, 05:38 PM (8 of 9)
I like ebay,have never had any problems with it, dh bought a car!! I stick with smaller stuff like fabric, toys and clothing, I did sell some fancy wheel rims back in the days when I had a cool car (now I drive a van sigh...... :yawn: ) b ut most people are fine on there and you rarely hear of problems
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Member since: 01-08-2004
Total posts: 838
From: MaryW
Date: 05-16-2005, 09:23 AM (9 of 9)
Ittycritters, that is a very good assessment. It takes all kinds.
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