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Tips for new sellers

Post by coasterbear » Sat Oct 06, 2007 2:54 pm

If you're new to the board, you might not know that there have been several sellers that didn't come through over the last few months. Many of the members are now nervous about buying from people they don't know. Here are some suggestions to help make your first sales go smoothly.

1. Post a picture of the item and include a piece of paper with your name on it in the picture. This will let people know you really have the item you're selling. To include a picture, first upload it to the net somewhere, and click the "Img" button on the message composition screen, and enter the address of the picture. Try to avoid gigantic pictures, nothing bigger than 100K.

2. If you're so new you can't post pictures yet, post the URL of the picture, without the http:// at the beginning, and with extra this:
www . flickr . com / blah / blah / blah . jpg

3. If you have a friend who is a long-time member, consider coordinating so that he or she can post an immediate followup, vouching for you.

4. If you live in an area where there are lots of collectors, try to arrange an in-person trade.

5. People may ask you to send the item first. This is a good way to build a reputation, but you should probably ask the buyer for references or good trader feedback posts.

6. If possible, make a couple of purchases first so that you can get some good trader feedback.

7. Don't be surprised if you get some negative followup posts about being a new seller. If you do, be calm and don't get defensive. That will go a long way towards building a reputation.

8. Be prepared to send the item as soon as a sale closes, and use delivery confirmation at the least. If you're in the US, can help you figure out what the postage will be ahead of time.

9. Delivery confirmation information is usually not entered into the USPS system until the item is delivered, so it doesn't provide online tracking. Your stamped delivery confirmation receipt is your proof that you mailed it, so hold onto it. If you and your seller want a more trackable delivery, use a different service like UPS or FedEx, or ask at the post office for a more trackable delivery option.
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Post by jouwe » Wed Feb 06, 2008 10:26 pm


thanks for the advice

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Post by heebysdaman » Wed Jun 04, 2008 10:45 pm

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Post by oshkaaman » Fri Jun 13, 2008 4:14 am

thanks for the tips

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Post by jouwe » Tue Jun 24, 2008 7:46 pm

thanks for the information

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Post by OneTimeThing » Sun Jul 20, 2008 3:56 am

thanks for all the great tips.

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Post by tbond21121 » Mon Jul 28, 2008 4:10 am


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Post by LocalHero » Mon Aug 11, 2008 5:53 am

very good information
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Post by tintrainengine » Sat Aug 23, 2008 4:29 am

hopefully this will help me out! glad i read it...i was really wondering what to do about the picture posting issue.

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Post by sucraM » Fri Sep 05, 2008 7:21 am

The information is very much appreciated :]

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Post by radcorella » Sat Sep 20, 2008 9:00 am

Thanks for this info, it's completely helpful.

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Post by Booda » Sat Oct 18, 2008 8:15 am

mad helpful, thnxx

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Post by turboice » Thu Oct 23, 2008 10:30 am

just read the tips!

thanks so much!

i look forward to being a long time member :)

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Post by ISBN » Wed Nov 26, 2008 10:10 pm

would a noob like me have an easier time selling on ebay? i'm not a vinyl collector, i bought two closed box pieces a couple years ago. one's a fowler snorse..the other is a S2 3" deph dunny. i'd like to turn it into cash, but i can see there being an issue with my first sale here being over a $100. i'd have no problem mailing it before payment to someone with good feedback.


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Post by carder.fresh » Sat Nov 29, 2008 6:16 am

Thanks for share

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Post by JBOY » Mon Dec 01, 2008 6:55 am

good advice

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Post by gallery101 » Fri Jan 09, 2009 6:11 am

thanks for the help, we have a very huge item to sell and needed this info
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Post by iszcross » Tue Feb 17, 2009 3:36 am

What does pm'd mean?

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Post by camdenoir » Tue Feb 17, 2009 3:39 am

iszcross wrote:What does pm'd mean?

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Post by shine166 » Fri Mar 06, 2009 2:08 am

good tips

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Post by Designer13 » Thu Mar 12, 2009 4:42 am

jouwe wrote:cool

thanks for the advice

Thankd this was helpful. I'm gonna try it out.

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Post by toyzinmyattik » Thu Mar 12, 2009 4:44 am

-the only thing that remains constant in this world, is change-

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Post by biozim » Mon Mar 16, 2009 8:38 am

iszcross wrote:What does pm'd mean?

and it might sound really newb, but what is "bump" for ?

thanks for this topic !!

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