Thursday, August 27, 2009

eBay Non-Paying Bidders and Feedback

There is some debate on this issue on several different forums right now, so I thought I would put my 2 cents worth here. The situation:

Buyer makes purchase

Buyer doesn't pay

Seller files UPI (unpaid item reminder)

Buyer does not respond

FVF granted, strike against buyer

Can this buyer leave feedback?

As the rules stand right now, that buyer COULD leave feedback, but it could be removed by ebay because the buyer did not respond. Click here to read the current policy.

But with the new rules Buyers WILL NOT be able to leave feedback if they do not respond. Here is the new policy:

"Faster recourse for unpaid items. A streamlined process will cut the resolution time in half. We are also working on a new automated option that will make the process even more efficient, cut the time to resolution to as little as 8 days and block negative feedback when a seller opens a claim and a buyer doesn't pay. This automated option will be tested in late September and our goal is to gradually make it available to all sellers by the holidays."

Thanks to Laurie D for helping me find this answer!

If you haven't subscribed to my column over at the Examiner, here are some new articles this week:

Discontinued Item - Vel Soap

Free Keyword Tool for Increasing eBay Sales

Top 10 Garage Sale Items to Sell on eBay
(my personal list)

Enjoy your weekend!

Wednesday, August 26, 2009

Thrift Store Item to Sell on eBay - Richard Caruso Steam Hair Rollers

This product was introduced about 20 years ago and uses steam technology (rather than just heat) to curl hair. The older sets require salt in the water-steaming unit. There are many varieties of these sets - a travel size, salon pro, and ionic versions. These are good sellers on eBay. I have found them at thrift stores for around $4-$5. I was lucky enough to find complete sets in the boxes. Used, but still in working condition. The retail price of the Richard Caruso Molecular Steam setter ranges from $24.99 to $37.99, depending on the size of the set. (Click here to see the retail prices.) These sets sell for between $25 and $30 on eBay.

Here are a few completed listings to check out. These are all for used sets that could be found at garage sales and thrift stores.


Richard Caruso Molecular Steam 30 Rollers Requires Salt


Click here to see all completed listing for Richard Caruso Steam Rollers

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Happy Selling!

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Tuesday, August 18, 2009

eBay Seller Success Story: Weight Watcher's Slow Good Cookbook

Tammy sent in this success story:

"I wanted to share my great thrift store find that I recently sold on eBay. I found a Weight Watchers Slow Good Cook Book for $3 and sold it on eBay on auction and it ended at $56.07!"

Here is Tammy's auction:


Tammy's price: $3
Sale price: $56.07
Profit before fees: $53.07

Way to go, Tammy! If you have a success story to share, please sent it in to me at and I will post it.

Click here for my list of thrift store items that are good sellers on eBay.

Happy Selling!

Thursday, August 6, 2009

Thrift Store Item to Sell on eBay - Sigerson Morrison Shoes

Sigerson Morrison shoes are a luxury designer line of shoes. They often sell for over $400 a pair. The styles are funky and trendy - gladiator sandals, Huaraches sandals and boots, beaded shoes and boots, and wedges.

If you are lucky enough to stumble on Sigerson Morrison shoes at a thrift store, these bring big money on eBay. Here are some completed listings for Sigerson Morrison shoes on eBay - in used condition.

Sigerson Morrison White Leather Gold Gladiator Sandals

Belle Sigerson Morrison Baltimora 10 B womens shoes

Click here for a free list of other thrift store items to sell on eBay.

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