Monday, October 24, 2005

anyone know anything about....

ya see, I am looking to make some money, ya no..the easy way. (no not selling myself to the pimps and gangsta,s)

but on Ebay. Have any of you ever sold anything on there?...I am thinking of putting my home in michigan on there to sell. I was thinking it would be cheaper than paying 7% commssion to a realetor.

Has anyone ever did this, or no anyone who has?

What are some good things to sell on there? I mean I have loads of crap, I just dont know what people buy and how it all works. I have created an account. But I havent set it up yet...Still kind of leary.

Can u sell kids on there?...oh wait..no.....I didn,t mean that:)


so can any of my blogger pals tell me anything about Ebay, I am an Ebay virgin. I totally have no idea how it works and if u can acctually make any money off it. And I am lazy and looking for a quick way to make a killin:-)

Toodles**

Like do I pay for shipping, or do they?....these are things I must find out.

15 comments:

d said...

Holy cow! I just had a few momnts of panic, I couldn't figure out how to comment, duh!

Love your new look...very, very cool.

I've never sold on ebay but I have bought there. The buyer pays shipping. Selling a house on ebay? I know they do it, but it doesn't seem very practical, could be a big 'ol headache I think, especially since you are not in the same state as the house. Paying a realator to handle all that might be worth it. Try tracking down a flat fee realator, where no matter what the house seels for, you just pay a pre-determined sum which is usally around 4%

Bossy♥'s YOU said...

d,
yes I must agree with all that..damn your one smart cookie:-)

glad u figured out the comment thing..i couldnt figure it out at fist too..LOL

keesh said...

I sell and buy on there all the time. I usually put clothes on there and that is about all. I have a halloween costume on there now, but no one is bidding on it :(. I have made some money on there. it is pretty easy and they walk you through everything. the first few transactions might take you a bit to get use to but after that you will be a pro :). go on there and do some searches for items. then look at how those people do teh wording for their items. Like :Will ship items within 3-5 business days after payment is received" etc...then decide how you want to do yours.

keesh said...

I also wouldn't recommend putting your house on there....scary...but maybe there are "sell your own home" website's you can post it on???

Bossy♥'s YOU said...

Kish, thanks for the info...i may start making crafts and selling them....not sure yet...but i dont think i will put my house on there..sounds kind of complicated huh?..LOL

Sandy said...

First of all, the ebay buyer pays for shipping but you must list the amount in the auction. I noticed on my trip home in Sept. that there are several houses for sale. Since that town is not highly known or offers any real jobs, it is not likely that anyone would look on ebay to buy houses in that area. Cheryl Peters helped us with our house and she was wonderful! She even went to court for us because we were out of state. Not many realtors would do something like that.

Lesser_Lumpkin said...

My sources tell me that it is possible to sell children on E-bay; however, it is a real pain to mail them. It requires a lot of stamps and you have to make sure that there is ample ventilation... All in all I'm not sure if it is worth it.

The Lumpy

keesh said...

Yeah, it would be a big pain to list a house. the one's I have seen on there are in real popular areas....and there are some on there in the millions :). Are you having a better week this week? I think i am still in shock your hubby convinced you to stay!

d said...

You changed your name too! Good thing your pic is there or I'd be so confused.

Bossy♥'s YOU said...

sandy, that is who I called today was Cheryl Peters. So we will see..she said houses arent selling peroid there..damn

Lumpy, I knew you would know the ligistics of sending kids thru the mail:-)

Kish, well its not so much he talked me into it...its just there is no way possiable for it to happen now, with this home issue now and all...SOB!!

D, I was trying to pull a fast one on ya..LOL

Anna said...

I love, Love, LOVE your new blog look! It's so grogeous, and serene and tropical! Sigh, I want to be there!

Sorry, I know nothing about ebay.

I know a couple of realtors in MI if you decide to go that way.

momma of 2 said...

I buy on ebay alot - I don't sell too much - maybe I should start selling - I don't know anything about selling a house on there - although I am sure it has been done - there's a "fsbo.com" (for sale by owner) that might be helpful...

Good luck.

vani said...

i'm an ebay virgin too- but i had a friend of mine buy me a gift from there and mail it to my house if that counts! i always say im going to check it out becuase i move around like a freagin gypsy and end up giving so much away, rather than make some mula! lol- and i have no clue on the house buying/selling thing- cuz um, well i rent..lol.sorry! i am so damn useless.. :)

Bossy♥'s YOU said...

momma, well I dont even buy on ebay, and have never looked ther either...but i am thinking of browesing..LOL

anna, thank you, I like the new look too..LOL, well I have a realtor now..not that is gonna do any good:-)

Vani, even if you are usless..i love ya anyway..LOL

Peggy said...

I can honestly say we bought a cabin and 12 acres of land off ebay and it went great with no regrets. I have bought and sold for several yrs and was just looking at property on ebay one day and found the cabin. We bid and bid a few more times and won it in the last 16 secs. Alot of people sell fixer uppers on ebay and they go fast and cheap. Also alot of sells go to people that want to rent them out. I suggest you go check out the houses for sale. You can put a reserve on your home so if it doesn't bring enough you don't have to sell. Post pictures and make sure you have all things listed they will have to pay besides the price like closing costs, etc. Give good description of all the good and bad points of the home. We will that way if we decide to sell. Love your blog by the way... found it from fireflies.