The question here is do you want to list for free and not sell or do you want to pay thru your nose and sell? Having a yard sale at the end of a deadend street with no signs posted doesn't get much traffic! I tried webidz and their search format is almost a joke along with other sites. I have googled other online auctions and didn't see any one selling. The sites that you have all mentioned I didn't even see on Google but I will try finding them and checking them out. Auctiva should break away from eBay and open it's own auction site, unless they have a contract that they can't break. They have a customer base (us) and a checkout and they are friendly (not greedy) but getting the buyers to log on is key. We need to step up and kiss Meg's butt while we raise our prices! Sue B.
for stamps and postcards www.stampoffers.com is a good completly free site no fees for listing or selling fairly new and not alot of users yet but great for duplication , but list it for what u want to sell for and it works well
I am in Australia, we have a couple of good alternatives. Firstly Oztion and secondly a NZ site that is becoming really popular Trade Me http://www.trademe.co.nz/. I'm finding Oztion is slow for selling but great for buying. Trade me I haven't done anything but surf, but there is some great stuff on it. Both are much like ebay used to be. Cheers all Marian
I sell albums. Has anyone had success with GEMM? I would love to find an Ebay alternative. I have had some luck with Amazon but if anyone knows of other venues I should check into, I would be most appreciative to hear from you. Thanks
I like many sellers have been looking for alternatives to ebay and have concluded that at the moment there just aren't any. All the so called competitors have plenty of sellers but few buyers so are not viable. I have read on the ebay discussion boards some success stories from some big time ebayers who have started their own sites selling the same goods. One in particular stood out. He has over 50,000 feedbacks but packed it in about 3 months ago but now generates sales of between 30 and 40,000 pounds per month through his own website and using google adwords. He spends 1,000 pounds/month on advertising. I spend about 800 pounds/month with ebay and generate total income (including shipping) of about 3,500 pounds. I think adwords may be worth looking into.
Hi everyone. This is my first time posting on this forum, but I have been using eBay for 3 years & Auctiva for about 4 months or so & Amazon for a couple of months. I have been doing the same thing, trying to find other places to sell. I like the look of Bonanzle & I just set up an account there. I will look at OLA.com next. I figure it can't hurt to try, "Nothing ventured, nothing gained" right? Thanks to everyone for the new ideas!
All this sounds well and good and I hope some can find success... But we need an all encompassing site! I mostly sell music memorabilia, and more than 60% of my sales go overseas. I need an auction site to support this too. Germans, Norwegians, and Britons, and Europeans in general are crazy for the rock and roll! The media rates that are being dictated through eBay are not realistic, especially for vinyl.
Everyone is pissed right now and ready to move on... Auctiva, where are you? Hello, Hello, Hello, Hello...
they have half the price in fees they let you relist for up to 3months for free, then you only pay a 2cent relist on all your items. they are now ebay's strongest competition because they are Australian Owned and Run they have a fantastic friendly community most items have cheaper postage methods because they dont need to mark it up to cover listing fees YOU ARE ABLE TO USE ANY PAYMENT METHOD
If you sell antiques, collectibles, or art, AND want to sell fixed price (BIN or offers, no auction) try Ruby Lane (www.rubylane.com) I started 3 weeks ago and have already sold about $24000 there. I was shocked. They are large ticket items. I don't sell many pieces but have sold 18 items in 25 days. NO FINAL FEE, $39 monthly fee and 30 cents listing fee. My total cost has been about $80.
I used to sell about $40,000 a month on ebay (about 2 years ago) but with all the DSR crap and their ties to search engines, and feedback crap and fraud on ebay, my sales dropped drastically. I will still sell on ebay but Ruby Lane has been a life saver. Try it.
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