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Help Saving for Disney using ebay?

Discussion in 'Tickets, Offers and Discounts' started by AKLnut, Jan 12, 2014.

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    Do any of you save for Disney by using ebay?

    One of my workmates says they have earned thousands by using ebay for their holidays. They ebay old clothes apparently??? toys, prams, electronics anything and everything goes on ebay and into their Disney account

    Thing is it sounds like a lot of hassle and I've heard of people not paying

    I'm desperate to do anything that will contribute to our Disney stay but it has to be worthwhile
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    I've not used ebay in this way before, but I wouldn't worry about people not paying.

    If all your auctions insist on payment by Paypal, you will have funds before you even ship the product.

    A friend at work has a very healthy sideline in selling music on ebay. He always says that once you get into a rhythm, it's no trouble at all.
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    I keep saying I will but then I never get round to it :( some people at work say that it's better to try other options like gumtree or local groups before ebay because the ebay fees are a lot now (I don' t know if that's true since I've not sold for ages on there)
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    I've thought about it but have never actually got round to doing it.
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    There are a couple of ebay "shops" around here which will take the items and sell them for a commission. I first thought who'd do that and now i'm thinking yeah ok, that's better than not getting round to it at all!
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    I tend to give everything to Macmillan Nurses for them to sell, but I guess it would come in handy to go towards the holiday.
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    I've sold loads on ebay but it's now becoming a huge pain... the fees as said above are getting ridiculous and ebay have started charging fees on postage. Add to that paypal fees and the increased cost of postage it's only worth doing for more expensive things. I do use hermes for postage as it's cheaper for parcels and they pick up from you. The other thing with ebay is people can be very unreasonable and downright rude, ebay always sides with the buyer so you could lose out big time.
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    I think I'll stick giving everything to the charities.
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    unless it's a big thing then yes it makes sense.
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    omg they're charging on postage now too!!!!?!?!? I know that's to catch the people who sell products at £1 with postage of £50 to try and avoid fees, but that's just insane!

    yeah I noticed that :( I sent off a phone once. In it's box, perfect and the buyer claimed it didnt work and almost instantly won the money back which was immediately removed from my account with no say on the matter. The phone never was returned, not that ebay cared, so the buyer got their money AND the product.
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    yup, I only ever charged the amount it cost- i lost out sometimes. Say something costs me £5 to post, it will now cost me £5.50 with the fees so i'll charge £5.60 to cover everything.
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    eBay isn't what it used to be that's for sure.

    I only sell the occasional item. It's so much hassle. And some people are never happy about anything. I just can't deal with that.
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    I lost interest in eBay years ago when the fees started getting ridiculous. Now I use local consignment/resale shops or occasionally craigslist.
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    Never used E Bay and probably never will
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    I've never used eBay to buy or sell. I don't trust Pay Pal accounts. We had a horrible experience with it the one and only time we set up an account, so we're not doing that again!!

    To sell things to put the money toward WDW, I guess I would try Craig's list? Not sure about that, but maybe. We have a TON of stuff to get rid of and keep talking about having a lawn sale, but it's a ton of work and not always worth the effort.

    I have a tendency to give things to people or groups who need them. The back seat of my SUV is filled with the boy's outgrown clothing. I'll be taking it to the little church that we rent our office from. They have a little thrift shop, and sell things extremely reasonably, so I know those who need the items will not have to pay too much for them. They also have a mechanism to give them to people who are in extreme need and don't have the resources to purchase them even at the small cost at the Thrift Shop.
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    I don't trust Craigslist at all. Sketchy place
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    Really? We've had some great experiences w/ Craigslist! Especially with curb alerts and freecycling. Always use good judgement and exercise caution, but there are some great opportunities!
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    Nope. All sorts of creepers out there.
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    There's creepers everywhere. Just watch the news five minutes.
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    HA! Who are you telling?! I've actually tried to use Craigslist several times but no one was legit. So, I don't use it.

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