Craigslist or eBay? Which should I use?
We have wanted to get an eBay account going for some time. I am doing some more decluttering and have some great items to get rid of. Imagine that? My hubby has some antiques at his farm that he is going through and he wants to sell those.
I’m hearing some really negative talk about Craigslist lately. I just read a story about a woman getting robbed at gunpoint at her own home. She was the seller and this guy came to look at some jewelry she has for sale. I know those situations happen anywhere..with anything. More than likely crimes aren’t any worse than they ever were, they are just getting some media attention.
I’m hearing about job scams on Craigslist. There was even a notice on Craigslist warning of them.
On the other hand, I have several people telling on Facebook that Craigslist is a great way to go. I don’t have to worry about shipping things, so that is one headache averted. But I won’t be reaching the audience that I would if I were on eBay.
Dave and I have wanted to start an eBay store for awhile. What seems to always stop us is – how to begin. I have read a few different things in the last year or so.
There are different opinions about which is the best day to start your bidding and ending your bidding? Who is right? Which is better?
People say the fees are too high. I got onto one of their communication boards the other day to look for some information on how to begin. I read a thread from sellers that weren’t selling anything and they wondered what was up. One person had over 1,000 items in their store and in the last five days had not sold a thing. He said that has never happened to him. They were all saying how terrible their sales had been. So then I think… should I even start one? Someone who doesn’t even really know the ropes? What chance do I have?
Does anyone know of any other ways to sell items that are popular, but don’t cost a huge monthly fee?
Has anyone done a look into just listing items to sell yourself on your blog? Anyone have any luck with that or have you ever seen it? What would you think of that if you saw items like that in my store or mentioned occasionally on my blog or sidebar? I wouldn’t be able to do bidding…. good or bad?