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Offline MarketSquareHero

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eBay Advice
« on: August 23, 2018, 12:46:53 PM »
Can anyone give me any advice on listing a bike on eBay.
The dos and don'ts.
Believe you pay an initial fee for the listing followed by a percentage of what the bike sells for.
Is this correct?
Bit reluctant to use Ebay but it seems a lot of people do so can't be all bad.
Appreciate any tips.

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Re: eBay Advice
« Reply #1 on: August 23, 2018, 09:36:17 PM »
If you dont want an auction, you can sell a vehicle for a fixed price on an eBay "classified ad", which last time I used it, was 14.99 and still is by the look of it.

https://sellercentre.ebay.co.uk/private/what-fees-youll-pay

Its worth at least an attempt on the free sites before shelling out on adverts, ive sold many of my bikes (and a couple of cars) on the likes of gumtree and my personal fave, Pistonheads.

Just be mindful you will get timewasters contact you (mainly be email/message) and scammers of course, I just ask for all serious enquirys to call, rather than email, helps sort the wheat from the chaff. 

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Re: eBay Advice
« Reply #2 on: August 23, 2018, 09:51:45 PM »
Thanks Podders.
Already used MCN,no takers this time so that's 40 down the swanny.Used MCN in the past with various degrees of sucess but never give eBay a try so thought I would give it a go.

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Re: eBay Advice
« Reply #3 on: August 24, 2018, 12:47:55 PM »
Podders has it nailed - MCN Bikes is a waste of space - EBay Classifieds is the way to go as its by far the most widely subscribed - Id go for that - Gumtree and Facebook classifieds (free) is another - just read up on vehicle sales scamming or especially the payment bit ( bank transfer is the best option ) . Good luck

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Re: eBay Advice
« Reply #4 on: August 24, 2018, 04:24:18 PM »
Thanks,so bank transfer before paypal if I'm lucky enough to sell.
Fraudsters round every corner.

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Re: eBay Advice
« Reply #5 on: August 28, 2018, 10:37:57 PM »
Paypal will have a surcharge (think it's 3%) so either allow for that in your price/negotiations or get buyer to pay it.That's why I prefer bank transfer myself.

 


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