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Panfilov Inactive Member31 Jul 2006 4:36 p.m. PST

OK guys, remembering the earlier thread about ebay, I too am less than thrilled by their service to our niche. Now, would you use an alternative (with better categories!) and list your surplus if one was available?

One thing that annoys me when I search, all the "Terrain" and New stuff when I am really most intrested in older recycled figures. I undersand the retailers are only trying to make a living, but ebays Storefront makes it cheaper for them (up front) than when I list things at Auction, and then my listings are drowned by all the storefront merchandise.

(I already bought potential URL)

rmcaras Supporting Member of TMP31 Jul 2006 5:10 p.m. PST

"Now, would you use an alternative (with better categories!) and list your surplus if one was available?"

Availability isn't the issue; butts through the door is.

If no one uses the "alternate service" who cares about "better catagories"

For good or worse, people KNOW EBAY and use it. Look at some of the alternative sites..they haven't taken off.

I really can't decipher your second paragraph, so don't know what comment you are trying to make there.

RudyNelson31 Jul 2006 6:29 p.m. PST

Due to the extra costs with storefronts, I do not have one. My store has had items on ebay since 1998.

With all the listing, closing IF IT SELLS and paypal, I just cannot see the justification for having a storefront on ebay. It costs more fees not less. No benes.

DJD Miniatures Fezian Inactive Member31 Jul 2006 7:52 p.m. PST

I'd agree that the issue for a new marketplace is the number of eyeballs that see the site. The alternatives to eBay just don't seem to have reached the critical mass of gamers needed to make our segment successful.

So if you create a new marketplace I'd try it, but if there was not much activity I'd probably not stay.
Best regards,

rmcaras Supporting Member of TMP02 Aug 2006 9:54 a.m. PST

well from the lack of responses it doesn't look like too many TMPers have this discussion board selected to appear on their home page; nor do they open it up to look at.

Kind of answers the question though doean't it. We are after all, creatures of habit.

Andrew Kempees Inactive Member13 Nov 2006 3:10 p.m. PST

E-Bay ? I sold on E-bay last summer & did ok, IF you can put up with the NON-PAYERS , The people E-Bay boots off after they just ran up a tab of a few hundred dollars, that come back a week latter under another ID & do the same thing. The clown who leaves negative feedback after He BOUNCES a check. The I can't come up with $10.00 USD after 80 days customer. The customer who wants it sent to Japan for a $3.00 USD item, & wants to pay with a check drawn on a bank in Japan. The customers in EUROPE who REFUSE to pay any shipping at all. The amount of eyeballs who see your item ? Check that counter !!!!! Its nonsence.

Personal logo Cardinal Hawkwood Supporting Member of TMP25 Nov 2006 4:30 a.m. PST

i have never ever had any trouble with anybody anywhere except the USA and that was one out of hundreds…French post office gets my record for stuff ups but only just over the US . At least the French don't usually mangle the bit with the address but actually delivering the item seems beyond them at times. still the greatest problem is faulty address or records with ebay…people have such faith in sending an email with their address, not realising that one transaction can involve 3 or 4 pieces of email and if you have a hundred items…well case for the prosecuton rests..

desaix Inactive Member25 Nov 2006 9:22 p.m. PST

Uh, the simple solution is don't accept personal checks.

I've sold countless items on Ebay and have not any problems with non-payers.

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