Are people selling/buying from ebay

noodle15

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I have 2 iphones a 6 and 6+. 6 is a grey 64gb and 6+is a gold 16gb. Wife would have kept the 6+ plus but feels not enough memory, which I agree.
Are people still trying to pick up these phones?
 

sillywabbit

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Nov 10, 2012
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I have 2 iphones a 6 and 6+. 6 is a grey 64gb and 6+is a gold 16gb. Wife would have kept the 6+ plus but feels not enough memory, which I agree.

Are people still trying to pick up these phones?

After rip off eBay fees and rip off paypal fees, you will be negative if you paid full price for your phone.

The demand doesn't seem high enough for the new iPhones to come out ahead money wise.

Plus you have to be wary of the rip off buyer who is out to scam you.


PayPal will of course side with the buyer no matter how much proof you have .
 

CEmajr

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I have 2 iphones a 6 and 6+. 6 is a grey 64gb and 6+is a gold 16gb. Wife would have kept the 6+ plus but feels not enough memory, which I agree.
Are people still trying to pick up these phones?
Yes they're still buying them and some above retail. I'd say go ahead and sell them. I'd post on Craigslist first to see if there's any local interest and if not then post on eBay.
 

accountforit

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After rip off eBay fees and rip off paypal fees, you will be negative if you paid full price for your phone.

The demand doesn't seem high enough for the new iPhones to come out ahead money wise.

Plus you have to be wary of the rip off buyer who is out to scam you.


PayPal will of course side with the buyer no matter how much proof you have .
Someone feels entitled and thinks companies should provide him a valuable service for free.

That same someone is paranoid as hell and doesn't think he should read and follow the rules in order to be successful.
 

sillywabbit

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Someone feels entitled and thinks companies should provide him a valuable service for free.



That same someone is paranoid as hell and doesn't think he should read and follow the rules in order to be successful.

Who said someone was entitled to free service?
 

Romy90210

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I have 2 iphones a 6 and 6+. 6 is a grey 64gb and 6+is a gold 16gb. Wife would have kept the 6+ plus but feels not enough memory, which I agree.
Are people still trying to pick up these phones?
Stay away from Ebay.... Use it only as a last resort...
 

Tgrey

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Nov 4, 2013
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Ebay and paypal fees are crazy now, i will try not to use eBay any more
 

mcdj

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Lots of paranoid people on here. Life must suck.
I always get a chuckle out of eBay haters. Half of them have never even used it.

In 15 years, I have never been scammed as a buyer or seller, and I have found some incredible bargains and made some incredible profits.
 

wildmangk

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Jan 26, 2014
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After rip off eBay fees and rip off paypal fees, you will be negative if you paid full price for your phone.

The demand doesn't seem high enough for the new iPhones to come out ahead money wise.

Plus you have to be wary of the rip off buyer who is out to scam you.


PayPal will of course side with the buyer no matter how much proof you have .

What do you mean? You caught my interest with that. I always sell on ebay and thought for it to be safe
 

accountforit

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Jan 22, 2014
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I always get a chuckle out of eBay haters. Half of them have never even used it.

In 15 years, I have never been scammed as a buyer or seller, and I have found some incredible bargains and made some incredible profits.
Same here. I have ran a side business on eBay since 2007 and buy and sell more in a week than most do in a year. I have had a few bad experiences out of the 10,000+ transactions I have been involved in, but NEVER have I been scammed.

If you read the user agreement and know the rules, all goes well.

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What do you mean? You caught my interest with that. I always sell on ebay and thought for it to be safe
Just read the user agreement and know the rules. Don't let this paranoid guy sway you. As you stated, you use eBay and have never had an issue.
 

From A Buick 8

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I do sell my year-old iPhones on ebay every year and all have been successful so far (albeit with some non-paying bidders), but I don't think flipping a brand new device is worth the risk.
Hey, old thread i know but I was wondering how long to you give the bidder to pay before relisting. My iPhone 4 was on ebay and i have not heard from the buyer yet. The auction was over Sunday Morning (11-09)
 

JayLenochiniMac

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Hey, old thread i know but I was wondering how long to you give the bidder to pay before relisting. My iPhone 4 was on ebay and i have not heard from the buyer yet. The auction was over Sunday Morning (11-09)
Good question. After 24 hours, I send them a message to let me know by the morning if they plan on paying or I will relist that night and send them a cancellation request. If I get no response by 12 noon, I initiate the cancellation request. I can then close the case after 7 days and get my final value fee credit.

In my experience, non-paying bidders don't usually pay up if they don't respond right away and they're usually happy to honor the cancellation request. This is much quicker than filing an unpaid item dispute.
 

Givmeabrek

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Relist as soon as possible and set up a Buy it Now sale with immediate payment required. That's a sure way to eliminate that nonsense. :cool:
 

Applejuiced

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Hey, old thread i know but I was wondering how long to you give the bidder to pay before relisting. My iPhone 4 was on ebay and i have not heard from the buyer yet. The auction was over Sunday Morning (11-09)
I'd relist it now and like said above use a buy it now.
I wasted so much time with bidders never paying or responding to messages.
Then I had buyers trying to pull many various scams on me. I had to fight and prove my case in order to finally get my money.
Ebay is not worth the hassle, wasted time, aggravation and risk to me any more. I'll buy things there but never again will sell anything.
I had better experiences selling on amazon and swappa instead.
And paid far less fees than ebay and paypal.
 

Delmar

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May 10, 2012
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Hey, old thread i know but I was wondering how long to you give the bidder to pay before relisting. My iPhone 4 was on ebay and i have not heard from the buyer yet. The auction was over Sunday Morning (11-09)
Cancel the sale. List it for sale of Swappa.com
 

From A Buick 8

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Thank you for all of your respones. I had the phone listed on eBay as a non working for parts . The phone works but has several issues (menu button sticks, sleep button does not work' back glass is cracked and the screen is cloudy from being in a bag when a can of sunscreen exploded). With all this being bad would something like swappa still work.
 

Applejuiced

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Apr 16, 2008
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At the iPhone hacks section.
Thank you for all of your respones. I had the phone listed on eBay as a non working for parts . The phone works but has several issues (menu button sticks, sleep button does not work' back glass is cracked and the screen is cloudy from being in a bag when a can of sunscreen exploded). With all this being bad would something like swappa still work.
No.
You can't sell it on that condition on swappa.
Sounds like it's really messed up:)
 
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