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Default Competitor makes drastic selling change

A competitor is selling the same exact items as I am. He has a few 100 more feedback than I do, and a longer history selling on eBay.

What's strange is, he's only been selling the same product as me for 1 month. Before that, he was selling TOTALLY DIFFERENT items. I mean, TOTALLY different.

Almost as if his account was hacked and somebody started selling on it 1 month ago.

I've seen other competitors make this sudden shift in product too. Anyone have a possible explanation for this?

* I also noticed that before 1 month ago, he hasn't sold any items in almost 4 months. Now he's posting new items daily.
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You seem really into this competitor, your competitor probably has been looking for new items.....found yours, and now selling it as well.
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Seriously?? There are about a zillion reasons that could happen......my first choice though is that he just found or just found a deal or that item and saw he could make some money off it. Remember, everyone that sells something all have this in common....there was a day they didn't sell product A, then there was a 1st day they ever sold product A.

I know I'm looking for something new to sell and make $$, every single day, maybe they are too?

Or, they could have a hidden camera in your house and discovered your secret! lol.
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should've applied for the Ve.RO program. you could've rocked his world
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I've seen other competitors make this sudden shift in product too. Anyone have a possible explanation for this?
Making profit is one such reason.

I don't analyze other people's activities - spend more time on my own
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Making profit is one such reason.

I don't analyze other people's activities - spend more time on my own
Your nose just grew another 2 inches with that fib.

You love prying on others to see what they are doing.

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A competitor is selling the same exact items as I am. He has a few 100 more feedback than I do, and a longer history selling on eBay.

What's strange is, he's only been selling the same product as me for 1 month. Before that, he was selling TOTALLY DIFFERENT items. I mean, TOTALLY different.

Almost as if his account was hacked and somebody started selling on it 1 month ago.

I've seen other competitors make this sudden shift in product too. Anyone have a possible explanation for this?

* I also noticed that before 1 month ago, he hasn't sold any items in almost 4 months. Now he's posting new items daily.
What does this mean to you though?

Are you simply observing or feeling threatened?

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Your nose just grew another 2 inches with that fib.

You love prying on others to see what they are doing.

Never mind what other people are doing! What about what Alibaba has been doing! Who would have thought there was so much prestige and power and ultimately pounds and dollars and yen, in ⊗⊗⊗⊗! Floating on the stock exchange now with more business than ebay and amazon !
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Never mind what other people are doing! What about what Alibaba has been doing! Who would have thought there was so much prestige and power and ultimately pounds and dollars and yen, in ⊗⊗⊗⊗! Floating on the stock exchange now with more business than ebay and amazon !
Forgot to add there, this morning ebay suddenly announced in a message a second hand Timberland sweatshirt needed to be 'looked at' before it could be listed because of the branding, which is a bit of a joke in the circumstances, how threatened are they now feeling by far eastern successes!
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Never mind what other people are doing! What about what Alibaba has been doing! Who would have thought there was so much prestige and power and ultimately pounds and dollars and yen, in ⊗⊗⊗⊗! Floating on the stock exchange now with more business than ebay and amazon !
Let's get in on that Rosie
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Default Re: Competitor makes drastic selling change

If I see a product I like, I look at the other items they sell and they are often from same supplier and I google and get the supplier and then start doing sums on their site. Although sometimes they are ordering all over the place and seperately...Ive gotten loads of ideas from ebay, I am trawling daily and it can take over your life hehe as one thing leads to another and another, most eg. 90% are rejected....

when I need something for myself, I often research the cheapest price, and that has led to many supplier discoveries....

this guy probably would have come across the product, not you personally.....
I am getting this cr ap off az all the time, people acting like they own sole rights to products, because they do not want competition......
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Default Re: Competitor makes drastic selling change

Thanks for the advice. Today I seen ANOTHER competitor selling the same item, but hasn't sold anything on eBay for almost a year.

All of a sudden I see 6 listings for the same item, and 1 item for something totally different and low priced. (a antique gold coin)

Maybe I'm just looking too deep into this. I don't know.
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Default Re: Competitor makes drastic selling change

I have learnt some new things reading this first post and comments. Laritha really has competitors. It's hard to prevent it. Sometimes it's opportunity to improve your own selling.
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Forgot to add there, this morning ebay suddenly announced in a message a second hand Timberland sweatshirt needed to be 'looked at' before it could be listed because of the branding, which is a bit of a joke in the circumstances, how threatened are they now feeling by far eastern successes!
Was just reading an update on the Alibaba thing yesterday, amazing how their past history 'amazingly' cleaned itself up, no mention now anywhere of then being an aliexpress type company themselves with one BIG difference, no attempt at a customer service department! They received payments through escrow as well who at the time were a big black hole for losing money in apparently, and people did lose money on a regular basis, clearly Alibaba were going nowhere fast with that past history, so now the history is wiped and in cleaning themselves up they seem to have cleaned up escrow as well as have seen people mentioning them on here

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