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What you do when you give it up.
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Post 16 made on Friday August 27, 2021 at 04:16
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I’m curious. How have you worded the eBay offer? “Free shipping” seems to be magic words. Are you giving a price, with free shipping or are you offering free merchandise and charging actual shipping costs?

I understand the goal and we’ve got similar stuff that I’d like to save from the landfill. (Need any B&O Master Link?) I’m trying to decide what closes the sale. I have no experience with eBay as a seller or buyer. Overall, eBay seems like a risky place to do business, but I’m open to listening to other’s experiences. Since there seems to be a lot of sales on eBay, someone is satisfied.

A long time ago we had a “by the pound” sale on our website. There were no warranties except that the model number was correct. This was all old stuff that customers asked us to take away or abandoned service items. Fixer uppers would load up their car. eBay was just starting up back then.
OP | Post 17 made on Friday August 27, 2021 at 12:13
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I've had better luck selling old stuff on Facebook marketplace.

With ebay you need to take into account the fees, which are not only charged on the item, but also on the shipping.

Best way to mess with ebay, is to select "free shipping" and price the item to cover the worst possible shipping cost (do not use ebay to print a shipping label).
Post 18 made on Friday August 27, 2021 at 13:05
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All online sales is nothing but a headache. Nothing but scammers or tire kickers, and everything in between. You can list something for $1 and the only responses you will get is will you take $.25, if you can any offers at all. Now, list it for free, and you will get 1000 offers to pick it up within an hour. Once you agree to give it to someone, they will tell you they will pick it up tonight and show up 3 weeks later to get it. Landfill is easy and quick, sadly
Post 19 made on Friday August 27, 2021 at 14:16
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On August 27, 2021 at 13:05, goldenzrule said...
All online sales is nothing but a headache. Nothing but scammers or tire kickers, and everything in between. You can list something for $1 and the only responses you will get is will you take $.25, if you can any offers at all. Now, list it for free, and you will get 1000 offers to pick it up within an hour. Once you agree to give it to someone, they will tell you they will pick it up tonight and show up 3 weeks later to get it. Landfill is easy and quick, sadly

Completely non AV related. Both my wife and I have sold a bunch of things through the Facebook market place. She just sold a couple bikes in the last month. All easy to deal with.
When good enough is not good enough.
Post 20 made on Friday August 27, 2021 at 15:18
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On August 27, 2021 at 14:16, roddymcg said...
Completely non AV related. Both my wife and I have sold a bunch of things through the Facebook market place. She just sold a couple bikes in the last month. All easy to deal with.

How many "is it available" messages did you get first before it sold? How many people message you offering half what it's listed for. Every single item I've listed has been exactly that. Multiple items people say they will come to get 8t and never show.
Post 21 made on Friday August 27, 2021 at 15:29
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On August 27, 2021 at 15:18, goldenzrule said...
How many "is it available" messages did you get first before it sold? How many people message you offering half what it's listed for. Every single item I've listed has been exactly that. Multiple items people say they will come to get 8t and never show.

I want to purchase your item, but I need to verify you are not a scammer. Please reply to me with the code I am about to send to you so I can verify you.

LOLOLOLOL
Post 22 made on Friday August 27, 2021 at 16:08
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Awesome interesting stuff thanks for sharing!
Post 23 made on Friday August 27, 2021 at 18:26
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On August 27, 2021 at 15:18, goldenzrule said...
How many "is it available" messages did you get first before it sold? How many people message you offering half what it's listed for. Every single item I've listed has been exactly that. Multiple items people say they will come to get 8t and never show.

Last year I sold a kitchen table and an exercise bike. Both in the same day for the prices I asked for. I priced both items to sell which could be part of the equation.

My wife sold a couple bikes and some furniture all at about the asking price. I think she just ignored the low ballers. There was one on the last bike. She works from home most of the time so we never lost any time waiting for someone to pick something up.

We are in a really small town for whatever this factors in.
When good enough is not good enough.
Post 24 made on Sunday August 29, 2021 at 07:13
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I’m sure that no one else has seen this, but a custom eBay advert was just presented to me in the left panel on this site. Obviously, it was a customized presentation designed to show me that I could find rare items that I need. It was an image, no text, of a DENON remote showing front and back views, but the battery cover was missing in the rear view.

Perhaps, I should have taken a “half full” interpretation and be thankful that the add showed the item was somewhat incomplete and I should save the battery cover from my broken remote.

I just thought this was a strange ad to present.
Post 25 made on Monday August 30, 2021 at 22:15
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Trunk-Slammer, what’s your company? Just curious as I’m in NC as well. Enjoy the beach life!
Chris
Post 26 made on Tuesday August 31, 2021 at 16:51
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Your wife? When did you get remarried Roddy?
I may be schizophrenic, but at least I have each other.
Post 27 made on Tuesday August 31, 2021 at 17:45
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On August 31, 2021 at 16:51, GotGame said...
Your wife? When did you get remarried Roddy?

A year ago last Sunday.
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Post 28 made on Tuesday August 31, 2021 at 23:14
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On August 31, 2021 at 17:45, roddymcg said...
A year ago last Sunday.

I didn't know you had gotten divorced. I remember meeting you and your ex-wife at EHX Orlando about 10-14 years ago.

Going thru a divorce is always a rough time. Glad you came thru it OK.
OP | Post 29 made on Wednesday September 1, 2021 at 09:16
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On August 30, 2021 at 22:15, cshepard said...
Trunk-Slammer, what’s your company? Just curious as I’m in NC as well. Enjoy the beach life!

Superior Home Products, Inc.

Sold out 13 years ago, but then my "good" clients still had my cell number, and I had a hard time turning down really good money, so I continued doing some work as I wanted.

With the sale of this house (in Greensboro), I am pretty much done.

Maybe I'll do some light service, replacing old remotes, programming remotes for new gear, etc, etc. But no more crawling under a house, or in the attic, ever again.
Post 30 made on Sunday September 5, 2021 at 10:40
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Never giveup, you will get there...
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