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Does Anyone Get Rich on eBay?


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Do you buy and or sell on Ebay?

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#1 Nvyseal

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Posted 03 July 2006 - 05:58 PM

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"There are those who get rich on eBay, but there is also more smoke than fire," says Joe Kennedy, author of "The Small Business Owner's Manual." "There are a lot of people working really hard and not making much money. The kicker is that they don't really realize it."

Have you used Ebay? how was your experience with them?

#2 m.oreilly

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Posted 03 July 2006 - 07:02 PM

my wife has had sucess with purchases, and i know of others who sell stuff and do ok, but i haven't tried it.

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Posted 03 July 2006 - 07:34 PM

:P I've gotten an occasional good deal on Ebay, but often they diminish any savings by overchargeing on s/h imo :blink:

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Posted 04 July 2006 - 12:41 AM

I have found some really great deals. I bought 256 PC 2700 for 9.95 including shipping.... I will make a post later on how this can be done !!!!

there you go thats my proof below:

http://cgi.ebay.com/ws/eBayISAPI.dll?ViewI...bayphotohosting

3 ways to make a good deal on Ebay

1 watch the item that you are looking to buy and set the price that you will pay.

2 know how much that items cost before looking

3 shipping is where the seller s get the buyer s NEVER buy an Item that has a set shipping price always buy Calculated for shipping

Edited by simon, 04 July 2006 - 05:01 PM.


#5 Nvyseal

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Posted 05 July 2006 - 11:43 PM

I've bought a few items on ebay, only got burned once, and it was for a $9.00 item

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Posted 12 July 2006 - 10:27 PM

its really a hit or miss....sometimes ive had really good experiences, sometimes ive had headaches!! i buy and sell

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Posted 13 July 2006 - 04:44 AM

The wife buys some antuique cups and saucers, a few odds and ends and some hard to find items.
My son and I use it to find some car parts for classic cars or some collectable items.
I don't think it is a good place to buy something that is readily available somewhere else.

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#8 Nvyseal

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Posted 13 July 2006 - 04:53 AM

Cool, You're working on some Classic Cars? Which ones, man i love old jalopies, (you should see my GF :cool2: :) ) WINK honey, if your looking!! ;)

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Posted 13 July 2006 - 06:24 AM

We are working on a "68 GTO right now-
the previous owner put some after market gauges in and did all the wiring in the Dash himself (very Mickey Mouse I might add)
We are now tearing out all the old wires and trying to get it as close to stock as possible.
He had hidden switches under the dash and half the electrical didn't work.
After blowing three unilite modules in his Mallory distributor due to bad wiring we put in a stock point-type distributor to do some diagnosing.

That's just the electrical problem-
My son tore up the stock 10-bolt rear end and had a 12-bolt custom built to replace it.
Also a new battery, starter and cables were installed.

The car looks nice and is a blast to drive- but it has been down more than operable in the 6 mos. he's had the car.

My son drives my Jeep more than his own car- I feel like charging him for the use :cool2:

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Posted 14 July 2006 - 04:53 AM

Wow, sounds like it will be a nice ride when your finished. BTW, have you ever thought of Tricking your son?? Man, i would love to have Chip Foose take a look at my old 1991 MR2 and see what he can come up with. The little beast has so much potential, but all i can see is a daily driver.

As for the "Goat" keep working hard, its a timeless classic. Good Luck with her, maybe one day i'll get to see her in all her glory! :cool2:

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Posted 15 July 2006 - 10:53 PM

You need to post a picture of that GTO on here, that would be an awesome car to have.

#12 Nvyseal

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Posted 16 July 2006 - 05:42 AM

Yea, show us screenies!! :cool2:

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Posted 16 July 2006 - 05:54 PM

Ok I am the geek here. I have never used E-bay or any other online store. Maybe one day?




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