Wednesday, July 07, 2004

eBay has an excellent free selling tool Called Turbo lister

There are several advanced selling automation programs available for eBay. If you are selling more than a few items a week it is a must have. All of them have a varied fee structures. I have used all the top competitors and to be honest, eBay Turbo Lister has similar features and it is free.

Turbo Lister includes several great features such as a WYSIWG,
WYSIWYG Editor: Many sellers find that adding a creative, human touch to their descriptions boosts bids and sales. With the easy-to-use HTML WYSIWYG ("What You See Is What You Get") design editor in eBay Turbo Lister, you can format the text in your description with a few clicks of your mouse.
HTML Templates: Choose from a variety of pre-designed templates and layouts to help you jazz up your listings - no knowledge of HTML needed. Or if you prefer,customize your own listings by writing your own HTML!

Click Here to download eBay Turbolister

Monday, July 05, 2004

eBay Alternative

I have had good success selling larger quantities of my products on If you have sold on eBay full time you will learn that you do not want to flood eBay by listing many similiar items at the same time. I have found selling my overstock or large loads of equipment on has enabled me to realize my profit quicker in most instances .

The final auction price has be similiar to selling the same item 1 at a time on eBay.

Sunday, July 04, 2004

Computer Slowing to a crawl, Use this Free Program

Even though this article is not eBay related, it is a large time saver when you are using your computer more than a few hours a day.

If you notice that your computer's performance has slowed and don't know why, it could be you have inadvertently picked up tracking software or even spyware. These are not virus programs but it is information sent to potential advertisers about your web browsing habits. Which in turn can lead to more sales for them. This data is very valuable.

TO check you system for any of these programs use this award winning free program
it is made by Lavasoft it is called Adaware.

Click here to recieve Adaware for Free

Saturday, July 03, 2004

New eBay Scam, Be Safe, You need to read this one!

Today I received an email from an eBay bidder who was savvy enough to contact me regarding a second chance offer. Last week I sold a PowerMac G4 Dual processor on eBay. This morning I received an email from an eBay bidder asking me if I had emailed him regarding a second chance offer.

A Second Chance offer is an eBay option in which the Seller can contact the other bidders on your item if the sale fell through for whatever reason.

I have not seen or heard of an eBay scam using this method yet. The first thing I did was to view eBay ID of the person who contacted me. Yes, they did indeed place a bid on my computer for sale earlier that week.

So it looks to me as if the scammers are targeting hot selling products from eBay sellers with good feedback if they Phished my email with a different header, they might convince an eBay buyer to send payment for the item.

Keep an eye out for this one. I had the bidder forward the email to eBay Safe Harbor. The problem is, I am sure it was Via anonymous email address, very hard to catch.

eBay Summer Blues, Look for Great Buys!

As a full time Power Seller on eBay, there is definitely a slight slow down during the summer months. There are some fantastic buys to be had in these slow periods. I have consulted with several eBay Powersellers who in the summer slow down, concentrate on buying product on eBay from sellers who need to move the inventory for cash.

Here are a few tips to help you get the lowest possible price. When you type in a search term on eBay also type "n/r", this stands for No Reserve, meaning if the auction started at a penny it could sell for 1 penny if no one else bid on the item. Also type in "No Reserve" along with the item description.

Look for auctions ending at odd hours, late at night or early in the morning. Then simply place your bid from any one of several eBay sniping programs.

There is always an opportunity on eBay, when times are slow look to add inventory the peak fall and Christmas seasons.

Friday, July 02, 2004

eBay and Auctionbytes a great team


Hope everyone has a happy and safe July 4th

I wanted to pass along a great website for eBay and online Auction information. They have a very active discussion forum.
Click here to go to AuctionBytes Auction News

The site does not really go into specifics on any real money making techniques more of a general news and what is happening but it is a very good resource.

Thursday, July 01, 2004

eBay UPS and AuctionDrop 3 strikes and your out!

I just read an announcement this morning in The San Diego Union Tribune, Auctiondrop eBay drop off service will be rolling out nationwide service to 3400 locations. This will be interesting!

They state in the article the items will be dropped of at any UPS store then, the item will be shipped to a new processing Facility in Fremont California, they also state if the item doesn't sell it will be shipped back and Auction drop will eat the costs.

I have sold full time on eBay for over 3 years, I could be wrong but this sounds like a complete disaster waiting to happen. How on earth are they going to handle the logistics of items not selling, being described properly, returns, emails questions etc etc Wow

I think I had a nightmare just thing about it. I checked Auction Drop feedback and it is very good for their volume, but as you may or may not know when you are trying to secure funding or partnerships they are bending over backward to keep that clean right now. These are my thoughts and I am open to any other opinions.

A friend of mine went to eBay live and in one of the discussion groups an employee of Auctiondrop stated that the business model was flawed. Wow, don't put your money on that pony.

They also will charge up to 40% of the final Sale. I think this will be a great opportunity for individuals to offer this service with better support and service.