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Old 12-10-03, 04:25 PM
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half.com vs amazon marketplace

which is better to sell on?,I had it with ebay fees.
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Old 12-10-03, 04:59 PM
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I've never sold on Amazon, but the main difference as far as I can tell is that Half.com charges 15%, whereas Amazon charges 15 plus .99. Both give you a shipping/postage allowance. Half.com is being merged into Ebay, I think by the end of next year. Half.com does have a tiered price structure, fee changes to like 10% or something for items over 50 bucks, etc.
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Old 12-11-03, 03:08 PM
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thanks.another question is which one as more traffic?.like yahoo auctions are cheap fees but no one goes there.
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Old 12-11-03, 05:19 PM
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I never used Amazon but Half.com seems to get a lot of traffic for selling DVDs. Usually I sell most DVDs quickly if they are priced competitively with other sellers.
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Old 12-14-03, 11:13 AM
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thanks all,I am going to join both today put on about 12 dvds(6 each).I will get back in about a month with the results.just want to see if ebay has any alternative.they remind me of aol(monopoly) 5 years ago.
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Old 12-14-03, 07:36 PM
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Half.com will be gone in a few months.
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Old 12-16-03, 02:21 PM
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People will actually pay slightly more for an item at Amazon. So I do ALL of my selling there. I've also had better luck buying from Amazon marketplace; IMO, it gets a higher quality of seller...come to think of it, the above two statements may have something to do with each other!
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Old 12-18-03, 09:21 AM
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I may start looking at Amazon marketplace after reading this thread.
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Old 12-18-03, 03:04 PM
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I did experiments with both almost an year back and have to say Amazon marketplace. You may pay .99 extra in commission but your DVDs will go at higher prices and faster than at Half.com.

I also buy a lot of used DVDs and have to say I prefer amazon unless there is a coupon i can use at half.com!
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Old 12-19-03, 02:38 PM
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I might have to give it a shot.

The "Buy Now" feature on eBay is a poor substitution for Half.com. With the amount of traffic eBay gets, I don't see how you will be able to find the kind of deals you could on Half.

Half.com's demise will be Amazon Marketplace's boon.
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Old 12-19-03, 03:12 PM
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Half.com's demise will be Amazon Marketplace's boon.
You got that right. I sell on half, not very much, just the few things I upgrade or decide I don't want after all. Half is painless but I have no intention of screwing around with auctions. When the kill half I'll move to Amazon.
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