- is it just me or has ebay gone down the pan?
Not been there in a while and it's been even longer since I sold anything on there. 10% fees! Looked for similar items and it seems no one is bidding and it's all shops checking stuff up at near as damn it, retail price.
Has everyone gone somewhere else and if so, where?
I've got some motorcycle kit to sell.Posted 8 years ago
Agree, STW and the like are far better.Posted 8 years ago
I'm looking for a cheap compact chainset for a hack bike, the money people want for well used items is stupid. Factor in postage and a new chainring and you might as well buy new. people must loose all sense and reason when bidding. Just look at a Sora chainset, buy it now £44 plus post when it's £33 in the shops.neilforrowMember
agreed, ebay should get over themselves…. it costs so much to sell on there… considering all they are doing is hosting an advert that you filled out…
and the rules that state you have to use paypal for some items is annoying as it costs even more.
I try and avoid the bay at all costs.Posted 8 years agosimon_gSubscriber
10% fees, plus about 4% to Paypal too.
I tend to use it for lazy buying of obscure things I can't get from Amazon or similar (buy it now, pay via paypal, is way easier than signing up at yet another online shop) and selling things where I'm not so concerned about price so I just start at 99p and see how it goes.Posted 8 years agophilsimmMember
I had a seller questionairre request via email through the other day and told em exacty what i thought. ie terrible What a load of shi*e it's become of late to sell anything on ebay. Far easier to post on the forums instead and at least if you lose of few quid on here you know it's mostly going to a good home , most peeps will be grateful of it and you know it's being used by bikersPosted 8 years agophilsimmMember
The thing where they hold your money until the buyer gives you positive feedback is also a bit unfair. what if the buyer doesn't bother? it means 28 days until the funds are released and then another 4/5 days for it to clear. Just another way for Paypal to gain interest off've you money if you ask me? Anybody disagree?Posted 8 years agoOnzadogSubscriber
Oldgrump, I've got the following
Rukka Goretex XCR trousers and jacket, used
Wolf two piece kangaroo leathers, worn about twice
Daytona Gore tex boots, used
Oxtar sports boots, nearly new
Alpine Star gloves
Oxford Tank bags, large and small
CBR1100XX-W sub frame, new powder coated
CBR1100-W swing arm
CBR1100 swing arm for the injection model
Stage 1 dynojet kit for CBR100XX-W
Oxford bike cover (not sure of size, used on Honda Hornet)
Used to be a motorcycle instructor but packed it in now.
Also got a quantum F arai lid but I wound't expence a lot of interest in a second hand lid.Posted 8 years ago
I've got a bike on there at the mo that I couldn't shift on here and need the cash to fix my van.
Problem is that it doesn't show up in the searches with 12hrs left to go 😯
Still got 80 watchers and 19 bids – I just can't work out how they found it!
Not looking forward to the fees, but it's a means to an end.Posted 8 years agoesselgruntfuttockMember
alex, don't build your hopes up. I had a F/S frame on a couple of weeks ago, with just hours left I had 37 watchers & bids up to a massive £69. I thought, 'great, can't wait for the flurry of activity near the end' as I was hoping for about £150 +.Posted 8 years ago
Got £89 for the bleeding thing. (less sellers fees) Wish I'd kept it.
Poke me in the eye with a sharp stick if I use Ebay again.Posted 8 years ago
Had an unwanted set of Jack Nicklaus ladies golf clubs on Ebay with no reserve.
I've had one bidder for 99p all week, now it's gone up to £14 with a few hours left. Now the highest bidder is asking questions. How much use have they had? what's the condition? I want to see them before I pay! I'm not bidding any higher!
Well all the info was in the advert with pics, what a gonk, and I was going to let them go free to him rather than take 99p
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