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Top Ten eBay Red Flags, Part 2

We’re back to finish off the Top Ten eBay Red Flags. In case you haven’t read Part 1, you may want to begin there first. Again, this isn’t a countdown, and these aren’t listed in any particular order unless two red flags seem to fit well together. #5 : Make an Offer Now I’m not […]

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Top Ten eBay Red Flags, Part 1

Despite its detractors, eBay remains the best source for buying retro videogames at a good price, even after factoring in shipping costs.  However, people can and do have bad eBay experiences.  There are usually three kinds of complaints: never receiving the item at all, receiving something different from what was expected, and receiving a damaged […]

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Side Deals

A side deal is a transaction between a seller and a buyer that occurs outside of the established policies and protocols of a particular marketplace.  On eBay, for example, a buyer may ask the seller to end an auction early.  This can happen whether bids have been placed or not.  Essentially, the buyer is trying […]

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Secrets of an eBay Top Rated Seller

A little bit to my surprise, I recently earned “Top Rated Seller” (TRS) status on eBay.  I knew I was a good seller, but I didn’t think that I sold enough to qualify.  I usually see the TRS badge next to usernames with thousands of feedback ratings, and I had slightly more than 600 (and […]

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Quick Tip: Always Make an Offer

Sellers who eschew the auction format and choose to sell with Buy It Now have another option: Make an Offer. Sellers are allowed to set two thresholds: “reject any offer lower than” and “accept any offer higher than.”  Sellers may use one, both, or neither of these options.  However, some do use “accept any offer […]

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Quick Tip: eBay Bucks Program

On August 3, 2010, eBay began to offer a new rewards program to buyers, eBay Bucks. For every dollar you spend on qualified purchases (not including shipping) that you pay for with PayPal, you will receive 2% back in eBay Bucks.  You accumulate eBay Bucks over a three month period, and they are disbursed to […]

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