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i have purchase new account (ebay), and play with it for a week (cookies).
do you think it is good to go ? and start listing my first item ?
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I guess so if you have a clear idea on what not to list as first item to sell.
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List a small item (maybe a book or something from around the house) take your own pics and use an original description and list it as an auction.
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List a small item (maybe a book or something from around the house) take your own pics and use an original description and list it as an auction.
Careful with "small item from around the house"... I had a brand new account shut down in minutes because I listed this one I had around the house:



I knew it could have happened.. my bad.

@ OP: Search the forum for first items to sell. Lots of hints in here.
BTW books are ok as per stationery.
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Default Re: ebay first item

i have purcase good account with high limits 1000/25'000$
do i still need to list small amount item ?
or i can copy an item from amazon and list it ?
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hi

i have purchase a new account with high limits 1000/25'000$
do i still need to list one small and cheap item ?
what you think ?
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Get advice from the seller first.

"Copy" is a word never to be used on eBay/AMZ listings shall be unique (e.g.: dont use stock photos or third parties photos).
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hi

i have purchase a new account with high limits 1000/25'000$
do i still need to list one small and cheap item ?
what you think ?
The selling limits are somewhat irrelevant as the account has no transaction history.

The advice to list a low value / low risk item still stands.
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do i must sell on auction and no BIN ?
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Buy the stealth guide and reread it over and over again.

List low key items as auction and go slow
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It is all about be patient list one item best auction low starting price avoid vero items sell this one deliver get feedback then list 2-3 and build up slowly if you rush you might be lucky but you might not and what you have paid for account will be wasted slowly 2-3 months try to build reputation
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Default Re: ebay first item

I have a question, if I may, Once you gusy listed all this stuff (1 - 10 $ items or whatever), sold a little, gained some feedback... When would you guys start selling the real stuff.. Approx. how many transactions or feedback's would you gain, until you list the "real ****" that you wanted to list from the beginning?
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I have a question, if I may, Once you gusy listed all this stuff (1 - 10 $ items or whatever), sold a little, gained some feedback... When would you guys start selling the real stuff.. Approx. how many transactions or feedback's would you gain, until you list the "real ****" that you wanted to list from the beginning?
Ha... the real stuff or the foo foo stuff?

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You should be fine, I am posting after my first week as well, and hope these 2 items are not going to get flagged. I started both at $0.99 bidding with no reserve for two days.
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Default Re: ebay first item

1 week is cutting it a little close for my taste, I like to wait 2-4 weeks before listing anything
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I always list item the second day after the account is created. What I list was 15 poly bubble mailers for 1.99. The shipping costs 2.77 USPS first class but I can sold 5 in 3-4 days. After that, I start to list high risk items (~ 100USD value) and never got a problem
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Default Re: ebay first item

I sometimes will list something in my garage, like a bike part. I list it just to dbl check I can list without getting that MC999 error that everyone talks about (that I've never seen). Then end that listing immediately. Then I list Balls out. I have about 20-30 items at 10-20 available each item. Dollar amounts are anywhere from $9-$30. Never had a problem in 4 years with listing too fast.

That doesn't mean it can't happen as I'm sure it has...just not to me. I'm just saying.
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