Buying and Selling on Ebay, what fun!!! I remember a few years back a friend told me about this site called ebay, never really though much about it,until she said that i could find wacky packs on there, you know those fun silly parody cards that were popular in the 80s?! ok so i went on there low and behold they had them, yeah! so i decided to look around to see what else was on there, wow! a little bit of everything!! i though well if people can list stuff, why can I? So I had some swimwear brand new that didnt fit, put it up there and it sold. I had no idea what I was doing, luckily some ebay experts sent me an email that helped me out, such as describing more detail, and putting in measurements. ok, so i tried that, 5 years later im still here buying and selling on Ebay for a total of 6 years, so i figured this would be the perfect abstract to began with. Remember scratch and sniff stickers from the 80's. I have recently continued my collection buying all over the world. I have bought anything and everything from Ebay, including cheerleading uniforms in lots to resell at halloween time, weird stuff, fun stuff, services, cars, you name it ebays got it! This is so much better then going to the stores for shopping because you get acsess to all over the world!
As far as selling, I have had the great pleasure of selling many different items such as designer handbags, clothing for men women, crossdressers. i love it! depending on what items you have to sell you can make some money up to alot of money. i once sold a cheerleading jacket for $305! knocked me off of my chair!! You can even find services being sold such as massages, and TAROT READINGS!!!
Shipping isnt bad, paypal.com has it set up with ebay to help you, when a person pays you, its all in your account and you just clip ship, it brings up the name and has the auction with it. you can even set up a pick up with the post office.
The downfall to ebay is that you have to be carefull with designer names and proving authenticity, so if you think you are slick and going to sell a fake designer name FORGET IT! The designers pay people to look for copyright infringements and you could loose your account if you keep it up. If you have something somebody doesn't want, you wont sell it or make much money for it. You can keep relisting it as much as you want though. The other downfall is that sometimes people don't follow through with their payments.
Overall Ebay has been a great way to make some extra money, meet people all over the world, and find old out of print/sale items that you have always wanted, buy halloween costumes, and pretty much saves you from going in to the stores that you really dont feel like going into, saves you money. For me, It has helped me pay bills by doing it as a living, and helped me collect things i cherished as a kid, and helped me find gift ideas!! Ebay has brought jobs to alot of people and is an assett to the internet!! Thanks Ebay!!!!