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    Selling shit (eBay, etc.)

    So I won an nVidia thing which I don't particularly need or want myself but seemingly goes for £200+ on eBay. I've never sold anything online before so I thought I'd ask: Is eBay the best one to use or just the most obvious?

    Any suggestions of alternatives or anything I should be particularly mindful of?

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    Could try gumtree also.

    I'm wary of selling electronics because it's extremely easy for someone to just claim it is DOA and raise a PayPal dispute. PayPal notoriously always side with the buyer. I've never looked that far into how well founded that fear is though.

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    Facebook has loads of local selling pages. No fees. No need to fuck about with postage.

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    Everything here is sold on Donedeal or Facebook, though I’d just not sell anything than use either.

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    +1 for Facebook market place.

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    I’d love that Shield myself though. They’re hard as fuck to get these days so you should maybe start a bit higher and chance your arm first.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Giggles View Post
    I’d love that Shield myself though. They’re hard as fuck to get these days so you should maybe start a bit higher and chance your arm first.
    Yeah I think the highest of the completed sales on eBay was £250 (because as you say, they seem to be in short supply) so I'd be hoping for something around that.

    Thanks for the advice so far, gents, any more thoughts welcome. I'm on not on Facebook and don't really want to join but might get my sister to have a nosy and have her do it.

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    Did you not post about winning that before?

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    Yeah I got the email in April or May or something but it only got here in the last week or so.

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    Something that techy I doubt you're going to maximise the return on FB/Gumtree.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Don View Post
    Something that techy I doubt you're going to maximise the return on FB/Gumtree.
    They’re not that techy at all.

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    The Artist Formerly Known as Taz
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    I couldn't tell what it does from that link so assumed it isn't one for the FB Marjories and Gumtree Candys.

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    Sold a PS4 on ebay recently.

    10% fees and fucking £15 to send the bugger insured by courier.

    Thing got broken by the courier en route.

    Would not advise. Just sell it on Facebook marketplace and get the thing paid for in cash.

    eBay is great for things that have little market locally. But if you’re able to, don’t bother with eBay. Sell it for slightly less locally and you’re still better off.

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    eBay usually uses PayPal as an escrow service (middleman to hold the cash between parties). You can set it for cash on collection etc. via eBay I believe. I sold a load of stuff on there recently as we're moving house.

    Bear in mind 94.6% of the replies you get will be from complete fucking idiots.

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    Ebay is fine as long as you're not selling things to twats (ie clothes to women or probably buggies, there seem to be notorious scammers in those fields - although quite how you go about affordably posting a buggy is beyond me). I've never had a problem, although the stuff I tend to sell is fairly niche, shall we say. Someone tried to scam my wife by claiming a coat she sold was a fake, but she had receipts to prove non-fakeness which satisfied paypal (who obviously automatically side with the scammer) - right pain in the arse.

    By the sounds of it you should just sell it to Giggles though, I'll take a 5% commission.

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    That's Niko marked as 'Bondage Dealer'.

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    Quote Originally Posted by niko_cee View Post
    Ebay is fine as long as you're not selling things to twats (ie clothes to women or probably buggies, there seem to be notorious scammers in those fields - although quite how you go about affordably posting a buggy is beyond me). I've never had a problem, although the stuff I tend to sell is fairly niche, shall we say. Someone tried to scam my wife by claiming a coat she sold was a fake, but she had receipts to prove non-fakeness which satisfied paypal (who obviously automatically side with the scammer) - right pain in the arse.

    By the sounds of it you should just sell it to Giggles though, I'll take a 5% commission.
    I’ve no PO Box any more or I’d have already bought it.

    Isn’t the normal PayPal scam is when they ask you to use friends and family to “avoid fees”?

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    My Dad tasked me with selling some Pirelli calenders from the 70s or 80s on Ebay for him about 10 years ago. The bids were seriously low so I made a second account to bid them up.

    Unfortunately I bid them up too much and "won" them.

    Haven't really bothered since then.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Giggles View Post
    I’ve no PO Box any more or I’d have already bought it.

    Isn’t the normal PayPal scam is when they ask you to use friends and family to “avoid fees”?
    I'd put Ian pretty high on the trustworthy list of posters.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Boydy View Post
    I'd put Ian pretty high on the trustworthy list of posters.
    I thought the same until I played Far Cry with him and he jumped out of the gyrocopter he was piloting whilst I went down in flames with it.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Sir Andy Mahowry View Post
    I thought the same until I played Far Cry with him and he jumped out of the gyrocopter he was piloting whilst I went down in flames with it.
    Which you deserved.

    Drop me a PM if you're actually interested, Giggles.

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    The Shield is a great piece of kit FWIW.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Ian View Post
    Which you deserved.

    Drop me a PM if you're actually interested, Giggles.
    Work away Ian cheers. I probably don't really need it anyway as I have the standard one and I don't use any of the game streaming stuff.

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