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January 10, 2015, 08:53:19 PM
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Ebay is borderline worthless.......
I just had to relist an item on Ebay for the second time in 2 weeks.
The issue is at the last minute before the auction ends, some moron shill fake acct comes in and out bids my legit buyers highest bids.

Im selling some high end electronics and only want US or Canada based buyers.
Its clearly stated in bold and extra large type in all my auctions, that i only ship to US & Canada, but these people either:
A)cant read english
B)choose to ignore what they read
C)are just complete A-holes and want to waste legit sellers time

Its not the same person doing the sniping, i have had to block several Buyer IDs in the last 6 months
The most irritating part about this is, if the second highest bidder doesnt accept your second chance offer, you have to relist the item and wait another 5 days.

Ebay could care less about anything other than the final value fees they charge sellers and protecting buyers 99% of the time.
Even though i have contacted them about this, they have zero response.

The common thing i have seen regarding these "shill" accts is that they all have less than 10 feedback and are usually very new.
As a former power seller years ago, im wondering why i ever came back to one of the worst companies in the history of the web.... Undecided


I couldn't agree more... plus the fees you pay eBay can be more like ransom than anything else.  If you take the 10% you give eBay and 3% from paypal, you're losing 13% just in fees. I think OpenBazaar has some promise though, it's too bad that it's not accelerating quickly.
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January 15, 2015, 12:21:14 PM
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Yes, this is true! I guess making your own website is the best you can do! Also you may like eBuyersReviewed.com. Great site for sellers!
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January 16, 2015, 09:12:33 AM
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Use Alibaba Smiley

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January 16, 2015, 09:13:50 AM
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Use Alibaba Smiley

Better to use aliexpress and its more of a marketplace. MOQ is less and it has escrow whereas Alibaba is more for wholesale and dealing with manufactures direct.

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January 17, 2015, 05:35:50 PM
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eBay and especially PayPal are notorious for their insane fees. It gets to the point where only wealthy people trading large volume, high dollar amounts can profit. Startups can't afford those fees.

Hey - sounds like mining.

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January 17, 2015, 07:29:37 PM
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I quit those a long time ago
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January 19, 2015, 10:52:59 AM
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Wow. I just spent a significant amount of time reading this thread and I'm learning a lot!

I've been actually researching about the fees of different payment methods and I'm glad I came across this thread.

PayPal indeed does have some ridiculous fees.

This one is also a good read and also a good reference:
http://biz30.timedoctor.com/5-ways-send-money-offshore-workers-cheaper-paypal/

It's about options cheaper than Paypal for sending money to offshore workers.

thanks for the link!
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January 26, 2015, 10:23:08 AM
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I have sold many things on ebay and the seller fees are ridiculous,  however selling btc via a 30 day listing saves me money, as there are no listing/ending fees.

Even if paypal create their own cryptocurrency/token I would not use it.

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January 26, 2015, 11:45:54 AM
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I have sold many things on ebay and the seller fees are ridiculous,  however selling btc via a 30 day listing saves me money, as there are no listing/ending fees.

Even if paypal create their own cryptocurrency/token I would not use it.

Ebay has very high fees but you sell higher than you generally would.

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January 26, 2015, 12:45:17 PM
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I have sold many things on ebay and the seller fees are ridiculous,  however selling btc via a 30 day listing saves me money, as there are no listing/ending fees.

Even if paypal create their own cryptocurrency/token I would not use it.

Ebay has very high fees but you sell higher than you generally would.

Then you're sacrificing the buyer for ebay and paypal (f*&k that)!! No you take it on the chin and sell at a good price for the buyer..

Its extortion in my opinion but a decentralized market with no fee's is on its way very soon, Bitbay market will give what is needed this i am sure of.

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January 29, 2015, 06:29:39 PM
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Never knew the price was so high , and still there's almost everything on ebay  Undecided
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February 03, 2015, 08:43:36 PM
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E-bay controls the market and they know it. The same with Paypal.
This just goes to show you that there is a lot of room for other marketing and pay systems to complete against them.
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February 05, 2015, 05:15:15 AM
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Quote from: solitude
Sell an item on ebay for $100, actually receive $86

http://www.newlifeauctions.com/calc.html

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Remind me why there's no good bitcoin auction websites since Bitmit again?

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February 18, 2015, 06:34:48 PM
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bump

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February 18, 2015, 06:44:02 PM
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E-bay controls the market and they know it. The same with Paypal.
This just goes to show you that there is a lot of room for other marketing and pay systems to complete against them.

Yes, it's horrible to see the Monopoly position they declare abused by them so hard that it hurts!
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February 19, 2015, 12:24:40 AM
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Ebay is a bastard, but if you live in an expensive country where there is little choice for the consumer, it is a great resource. I could buy something on Ebay for half the price compared to where I live. Plus, it will be a nicer, cooler version. I just have to buy within the EU, or the Nazis at customs will charge me 3 times the value of the purchase if I am stupid enough to pay it.

Just don't sell crypto there.

amazon and Abebooks are also great for me.

Lesson: Scandinavia sucks.

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February 19, 2015, 05:00:11 PM
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Hey everyone - so much frustration with Ebay in this thread. Hopefully we can provide a better experience Smiley

We've just announced a beta release of our new Marketplace section.

https://coinster.info/marketplace

Features:

  • post picture ads fast and free
  • buy/sell globally
  • buy/sell most anything
  • escrow available
  • 2% fee for sellers
  • 1% optional escrow fee for buyers
  • wanted ads section
  • no other fees to buy or sell, ever

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February 19, 2015, 06:13:01 PM
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Hey everyone - so much frustration with Ebay in this thread. Hopefully we can provide a better experience Smiley

We've just announced a beta release of our new Marketplace section.

https://coinster.info/marketplace

Features:

  • post picture ads fast and free
  • buy/sell globally
  • buy/sell most anything
  • escrow available
  • 2% fee for sellers
  • 1% optional escrow fee for buyers
  • wanted ads section
  • no other fees to buy or sell, ever

Real questions:
What protection is in place for both Buyers and Sellers?
Are you registered with the Better Business Bureau?
Licensed etc?

Anyone making a competing company to Ebay gets my attention and default support...just want to make sure we dont jump from the frying pan into the fire though..

Maybe you should make an original thread too (if you dont already have one)
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February 19, 2015, 08:25:00 PM
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Hey everyone - so much frustration with Ebay in this thread. Hopefully we can provide a better experience Smiley

We've just announced a beta release of our new Marketplace section.

https://coinster.info/marketplace

Features:

  • post picture ads fast and free
  • buy/sell globally
  • buy/sell most anything
  • escrow available
  • 2% fee for sellers
  • 1% optional escrow fee for buyers
  • wanted ads section
  • no other fees to buy or sell, ever

Real questions:
What protection is in place for both Buyers and Sellers?
Are you registered with the Better Business Bureau?
Licensed etc?

Anyone making a competing company to Ebay gets my attention and default support...just want to make sure we dont jump from the frying pan into the fire though..

Maybe you should make an original thread too (if you dont already have one)

Thanks for your support!

As to your questions, we believe strongly in a free market approach. Loosely speaking this means we allow good leeway for content and activity. Our aim isn't to be a Google version of Bitcoin, where we censor search results and store user/seller information to hand over and comply with government regulations. People looking for that should stick with Ebay/Paypal. We'd rather serve a global marketplace where users may interact directly.

That said, we believe in doing all we can to provide a safe and enjoyable user experience. We've been in the community since January 2013 (original thread here). It is not necessary to process funds through Coinster. We provide a basic wallet and escrow service as a convenience. Our main offering is providing listings and a platform for users to connect. It's fine, for example, to post Sale ads and use Bitrated.com to manage escrow (we actually have a similar multi-signature, independent escrow agent market in the concept stage).

An announcement was posted earlier, but moved to Service Announcements Smiley

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February 20, 2015, 11:11:04 PM
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When will one of these geniuses make a bitcoin eBay as they can make boys etc but now a Bitcoin eBay :-/

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