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Old 02-18-05, 09:06 AM
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how much have/do you made/make on ebay?

after reading through the 'how to make extra money' thread.. its obvious alot of people use ebay

rather than hijacking that one.. I figured i would start another one..

How much money have you made on ebay?
do you sell regularly or just from time to time?
if you sell regularly, do you make a consistent amount?
what are your current feedback totals?
how long have you been doing it?
do you have an ebay store?
can I have 10% of everything you make?
Old 02-18-05, 10:04 AM
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I recently moved, and before I moved, I sold 6 pairs of shoes that I have never worn. I don't sell to make money, just to get rid of junk that might have some value.

Most of the shoes, I paid around $80 for back in the late 90's with the intent to use for basketball, but I had so many hoops shoes, I never got to these. anyways, I was just trying to get my money back (around $80 each), but would have settled for my starting prices that were much less. I got a bit lucky I guess. this was my best seller.

http://cgi.ebay.com/ws/eBayISAPI.dll...tem=5355618895
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$310 for a pair of gym shoes?!?

Cripes.
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Good lord, 300 bucks for tennis shoes.
Old 02-18-05, 10:42 AM
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I was shocked when it reached $150 2 days before end..

that guy paid right away. the next highest pair went for $200, but the guy didnt pay. the 2nd highest bidder paid $190.
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Back in the laserdisc days of the late 90s, I sold around $20,000, a lot of it on eBay. It was still way too much work for that though... I was having fun and enjoying the process. After a while, it was no longer fun.

I think now I am selling $3-4K a year with two DVDs I sell (but I have to pay for them , so net profit is maybe $1k). But I am getting out of that business in a couple weeks. My main goal was not to make money on ebay this last year.. but to get to 1000 positive feedbacks. I am at 950. So close....
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I do pretty well selling my shitty Redskins tickets.
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haven't yet sold anything through Ebay, although I sell alot (CD's/DVD's) through Amazon.
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I've wanted to start a small ebay business to make a couple hundred extra a month, but could never figure out what to sell.

My wife is looking into it a little.
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I sold my old drum set on ebay for 1500 and then found out it was some kid that had been bidding on it and so on. I ended up selling it to a dude that was following the auction and drove 3 hours to pick it up. Also, I've sold a good bit of disney treasures that I bought as a Disney dvd club member. I've also sold a pair of Bruce Springsteen tickets I won at work for 700 bones on ebay.
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Probably pulled anywhere from $17-23k in profit off eBay since '99.

And about 115,000 frequent flier miles as a result (worth about $2000).
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How much money have you made on ebay?
$2,800 (+/- $200) last year after expenses

do you sell regularly or just from time to time?
whenever I find something I can make some money off of (time to time)

if you sell regularly, do you make a consistent amount?
no, I don't always sell the same thing

what are your current feedback totals?
100%

how long have you been doing it?
member since 1999, selling "regularly" since 2001

do you have an ebay store?
no

can I have 10% of everything you make?[/QUOTE]
yes, but you must provide all the funds to purchase the items that I will be selling

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You can pull a 'walmart' and get a line on some cheap plastic products from china and sell them on ebay
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I stopped selling on Ebay. To much of a hassle. However my best one time seller still amazes me. I was a KISS fan in the 70's and 80's and had a bunch of their lps. I sold a second copy of their 1st album and their album Hotter Than Hell, un opened from the factory for 230.00. I actually felt guilty taking the money, especially considering a paid 4.99 for each album.
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I had a goal of selling just enough per month to be able to afford a nice fishing boat. However the actual time envolved would be like working a part time job. To much trouble.
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I sell stuff mostly on half.com just to feed my DVD habit. I have 100% positive feedback, and I've probably made close to $1500 over the last 2 years.
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How much money have you made on ebay?
- Prob over 15k or so off and on over the last 2-3 years.

do you sell regularly or just from time to time?
- Just in bunches time to time.

if you sell regularly, do you make a consistent amount?
- Nope

what are your current feedback totals?
- 176 100%

how long have you been doing it?
-member since 99, used mostly last 2-3 years

do you have an ebay store?
- nope

can I have 10% of everything you make?
- nope

Best I ever did, was I sold a bunch of mego toys for my father in law. Some dude bought a supergirl doll for over 1500 bucks!!! YIKES. I think I made over 8k on like 25 items for him.. I got a percentage of it for doing all the work.

Best item I personally owned, was selling my old G4 Mac Cube. I think I got over 1k on that... which is pretty good considering I got it free..

Think I made around another 1k or so on my other G4 & monitor.. (now just have a G5 instead of the 2)

I norm just sell, but never clothing. I just give that to my mom who gives it somebody needy.. I feel like it's to much trouble unless I can make over 50 bucks an item though..

I just sell stuff, not so much to make money but to get rid of stuff. I hate having stuff around I don't use, or never use.

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I've made about 500 this year selling my old video game systems and games that I don't play any more. Last summer I sold 3 Kenny Chesney tickets for $280 I bought them for $160. I've made probably $300 selling junk that was sitting around that I never use any more. 3 years ago I made a killing selling Transformers cartoon tapes. This was before the DVD's came out and before eBay really cared about selling bootlegs. I had over 30 auctions that never got shut down. I never got any emails from them either so I guess it was ok. I would average about $60 a set. One time I sold a set to a guy in Australia for $150. I quit though because th prices suddenly went from $60 to $20 in a month or so, so it wasn't profitable any more. I have 100% feedback with 36 feedbacks left. (damn people who don't leave feedback!)
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I bought 10 Playstation2s when they came out from local stores. I paid people from my college dorm $50 to wait outside all night in line.

They all sold on Ebay for $550-$900. I paid $350/each for them.
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The most I ever made was on a pair of Nike Air Max 95s. I found them at one of the Nike outlet stores by me. They had a whole bunch of colors so I picked out two pairs, cost me 60 for both. My friend sees the one pair and is amazed and tells me that one of the pairs is only available in Europe and that the big size (15) could make me at least $150. And he was right after 35 bids the winner ended up paying $220 for them. Couldn't even fathom that someone would pay that much for a pair of sneakers.

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Old 02-18-05, 03:49 PM
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Over the years I have sold tickets for concerts or main events (Boxing/World Series/Playoffs etc) ... well I'm not really sure ... but a damn lot!! People will spend a lot of money for tickets.

I have actually stopped about 2 years ago. Maybe I should start up again.
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Originally Posted by Sonicflood

what are your current feedback totals?
100%

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I think you misunderstood the question
Old 02-18-05, 10:17 PM
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I tend to just use eBay to sell DVDs that I no longer want. I buy the DVDs from the cheapest retailers and so about 60% of the time I get more than what I paid for them. Sometimes I get a lot more than I paid for them and double or triple my money, which never ceases to amaze me.

It's like eBay buyers only visit eBay and nowhere else on the Internet. Maybe I'll try and sell them a link to a search engine.
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Don't really make money on ebay. I whore golf clubs though. I'm starting to find crap to sell, but I'm the type of buyer that buys quality items that I keep for good.
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Do you made eh?

I sold my broken PS2 for $50.

I also sold my xbox and got around $170. I regret it.

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