Vintage items...anyone have problems selling "retro".. - eBay Suspended & PayPal Limited Forums
eBay Suspension & PayPal Limited Forums  
Join Today
Register Subscribe
     

Registration is fast, simple and absolutely free so please, join our community today!


Go Back   Home > Platform Discussions > eBay Discussion!

eBay Discussion! EBay Forum. News, Updates, or Anything eBay is Welcome. A kind of lounge if you will.

Reply
 
Thread Tools
  #1  
Old 05-30-2010
Junior Member
 
Join Date: Apr 2010
Posts: 51
Thanks: 17
Thanked 13 Times in 7 Posts
Activity: 0%
Longevity: 81%
iTrader: (0)
Default Vintage items...anyone have problems selling "retro"..

was just curious if anyone on this forum has had any issues over selling vintage items on ebay...you know like collectibles, furniture, clothing, mostly...
Reply With Quote
The complete step-by-step guide to get back to selling today!

  #2  
Old 05-30-2010
TGMT²'s Avatar
Administrator
 
Join Date: Jul 2008
Posts: 2,900
Thanks: 734
Thanked 1,568 Times in 861 Posts
Activity: 27%
Longevity: 91%
iTrader: (4)
Default

Nope! GREAT way to make money on eBay without VERO take-downs.

95% of my inventory is derived from Garage/Yard/Estate Sales and I would say a big percentage of my sales are from Vintage and Retro items.

(HINT.... Customers LOVE to see the word "Retro" in the title of a listing.
Reply With Quote
  #3  
Old 05-30-2010
jamblix's Avatar
Senior Member
 
Join Date: Feb 2010
Posts: 875
Thanks: 162
Thanked 201 Times in 145 Posts
Activity: 0%
Longevity: 82%
iTrader: (0)
Default

Ahhh noooo! You reminded me of my first account ever created on eBay my name was vintage-joe. Long suspended in 2006, I did sell vintage items though. I bought old stuff from swap meets, mostly antique or vintage film cameras.

Never had a problem selling them. The reason it got suspended was because I was young and stupid. Well I'm still young and stupid maybe what I meant was younger and more stupid. I sold a guitar and I had no idea how to ship such a huge item so I in essence said screw it and that was it.

You should definitely not have a problem selling vintage or antique items though. Why would you? Unless the item in question is extremely valuable or you're competitors somehow sabotage you. Actually I thought vintage items were the safest things to sell on eBay .
__________________
“You have to learn the rules of the game. And then you have to play better than anyone else.”

-Albert Einstein
Reply With Quote
  #4  
Old 05-30-2010
Junior Member
Threadstarter  
 
Join Date: Apr 2010
Posts: 51
Thanks: 17
Thanked 13 Times in 7 Posts
Activity: 0%
Longevity: 81%
iTrader: (0)
Default

hi, thanks for replying...i have been in the vintage/retro/eames thing for over a decade...actually owned a vintage store for 6 years and sold vintage on ebay at the same time...i agree vintage is a great way to make a living..especially if you know your vintage and the history and designers...just was curious if any problems have or had occurred while slanging vintage on the ebay.
Reply With Quote
  #5  
Old 05-30-2010
slapped's Avatar
Executive [VIP]
 
Join Date: Mar 2010
Posts: 3,363
Thanks: 398
Thanked 1,406 Times in 871 Posts
Activity: 0%
Longevity: 81%
iTrader: (4)
Default

Not at all.....as a matter of fact when Ebay finally decides to make this move to a Non Auction Marketplace, The Vintage/Antique catagory may be the ONLY Auctions they allow.

Just steer clear of Cards,Coins, Sports Memorabilia without certificates of Authencity from MAJOR Authenticators, other than that It's GREAT
Reply With Quote
  #6  
Old 05-30-2010
oge oge is offline
Banned
 
Join Date: Aug 2009
Posts: 1,534
Thanks: 160
Thanked 293 Times in 218 Posts
Activity: 0%
Longevity: 85%
iTrader: (14)
Default

Yes I buy alot of storage unit auctions and get a ton of Vintage items I had a few motorcycle helmets and even some slot cars sold really high I think I paid $55 and made about $1000 after fees. Vintage items are great as the customers are really happy just make sure you pack it well and ship it to the right address because Vintage items are not replaceable! GOOD LUCK!
Reply With Quote
  #7  
Old 05-31-2010
Senior Member
 
Join Date: Dec 2008
Posts: 251
Thanks: 0
Thanked 63 Times in 29 Posts
Activity: 0%
Longevity: 89%
iTrader: (0)
Default

I have spoke about this for almost 2 years on here .. i switched to Vintage full time about 3 years ago and keep 3000-4000 items up and last vero i got was july 2008 and the vero owner was clueless but it is possible ...if you really think about it -youll even see you dont even have to put a vero owner in the title just vintage and the item will usually work on alot of items .
Reply With Quote
The Following User Says Thank You to gibsonton For This Useful Post:
dupedagain (06-05-2010)
  #8  
Old 06-18-2010
Junior Member
 
Join Date: Apr 2010
Posts: 65
Thanks: 1
Thanked 2 Times in 2 Posts
Activity: 0%
Longevity: 81%
iTrader: (0)
Default

tip for selling large/awkward items...

Have it already packed and ready to ship, before you list it (of course take pictures first).

This way you won't get "lazy" and take too long to ship.

When you can provide tracking within 2 hours of auction close, the buyer tends to leave great reviews.
Reply With Quote
  #9  
Old 06-18-2010
teedon's Avatar
Executive [VIP]
 
Join Date: Jan 2010
Posts: 1,007
Thanks: 18
Thanked 129 Times in 99 Posts
Activity: 0%
Longevity: 82%
iTrader: (0)
Send a message via MSN to teedon Send a message via Skype™ to teedon
Default

If you can find some good non vero products to sell with high profitable,it will be more better,that point is not easy to find it.
Reply With Quote
  #10  
Old 06-18-2010
rsot's Avatar
Executive [VIP]
 
Join Date: Dec 2009
Posts: 76,074
Thanks: 5,945
Thanked 8,935 Times in 8,226 Posts
Activity: 100%
Longevity: 83%
iTrader: (7)
Default

Ha too funny - "in essence said screw it".

There were those times galore in the days of the money order via mail system...by a lot of people.

Quote:
Originally Posted by jamblix View Post
Ahhh noooo! You reminded me of my first account ever created on eBay my name was vintage-joe. Long suspended in 2006, I did sell vintage items though. I bought old stuff from swap meets, mostly antique or vintage film cameras.

Never had a problem selling them. The reason it got suspended was because I was young and stupid. Well I'm still young and stupid maybe what I meant was younger and more stupid. I sold a guitar and I had no idea how to ship such a huge item so I in essence said screw it and that was it.

You should definitely not have a problem selling vintage or antique items though. Why would you? Unless the item in question is extremely valuable or you're competitors somehow sabotage you. Actually I thought vintage items were the safest things to sell on eBay .
Reply With Quote
  #11  
Old 06-18-2010
oWell's Avatar
Junior Member
 
Join Date: Jun 2010
Posts: 24
Thanks: 2
Thanked 1 Time in 1 Post
Activity: 0%
Longevity: 80%
iTrader: (0)
Default

The buyers love affair with the coveted Certificate of Authenticity. I've never understood how the thing that is easier to ⊗⊗⊗⊗ proves that the thing that is harder to ⊗⊗⊗⊗ is real. If you had an old dime-store salt and pepper shaker from the 1970s I promise you could sell it for triple the price if you include a COA you made yourself saying it really is from the 70s. You make the COA yourself and you don't have to lie. It's really incredible. People love the COA.


Quote:
Originally Posted by slapped View Post
Not at all.....as a matter of fact when Ebay finally decides to make this move to a Non Auction Marketplace, The Vintage/Antique catagory may be the ONLY Auctions they allow.

Just steer clear of Cards,Coins, Sports Memorabilia without certificates of Authencity from MAJOR Authenticators, other than that It's GREAT
Reply With Quote
  #12  
Old 06-18-2010
slapped's Avatar
Executive [VIP]
 
Join Date: Mar 2010
Posts: 3,363
Thanks: 398
Thanked 1,406 Times in 871 Posts
Activity: 0%
Longevity: 81%
iTrader: (4)
Default

Quote:
Originally Posted by oWell View Post
The buyers love affair with the coveted Certificate of Authenticity. I've never understood how the thing that is easier to ⊗⊗⊗⊗ proves that the thing that is harder to ⊗⊗⊗⊗ is real. If you had an old dime-store salt and pepper shaker from the 1970s I promise you could sell it for triple the price if you include a COA you made yourself saying it really is from the 70s. You make the COA yourself and you don't have to lie. It's really incredible. People love the COA.

I was really reffering to Coins, Baseball Cards, and such....Not only do you get Much More Money, but you Virtually have NO Problems with Ebay in reguards to Counterfeit Reporting by other "Members" so fewer Listing Pulldowns
Reply With Quote
Reply



Thread Tools

Posting Rules
You may not post new threads
You may not post replies
You may not post attachments
You may not edit your posts

BB code is On
Smilies are On
[IMG] code is On
HTML code is Off
Trackbacks are On
Pingbacks are On
Refbacks are Off


Similar Threads
Thread Thread Starter Forum Replies Last Post
submitted "bank statement" to lift limit but status's still "waiting for ur response" citypark UK PayPal Talk 3 01-08-2010 11:11 AM
Paypal "gift" payment problems static Paypal Limited 1 10-08-2009 05:20 AM
For all people having "problems" with entropay greg2414 UK PayPal Talk 5 06-24-2008 06:27 AM
Reinstating suspended account and "deleted items" came back ebayisanecessaryevil eBay Suspensions 1 03-11-2008 01:56 PM


Aspkin Group

All times are GMT -5. The time now is 12:18 PM.


Stop the guessing games and learn how you can quickly and easily get back on eBay today!
Read the best selling step-by-step eBay Suspension guide eBay Stealth!
Amazon Suspension? Read Amazon Ghost to get back on Amazon!
vBulletin® Copyright ©2000 - 2024, Jelsoft Enterprises Ltd.
Ad Management by RedTyger
no new posts

1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 11 12 13 14 15 16 17 18 19 20 21 22 23 24 25 26 27 28 29 30 31 32 33 34 35 36 37 38 39 40 41 42 43 44 45 46 47 48 49 50 51 52 53 54 55 56 57 58