You can try craiglist.com; at least it's free.
And kijiji.caYou can try craiglist.com; at least it's free.
I've bought items occasionally off eBay but I don't think I've ever sold anything. I wonder if the sales slow down could be due to the economy. Perhaps, eBay is not immune to a recession, after all. Perhaps, people are cutting back on buying knickknacks on eBay.Did I miss it?
they say its over for a number of reasons and not many folks are going now...
I have been trying to sell stuff online at eBay all summer and getting no bids.
Last year I sold a 1) a red telephone, 2) a bunch of Wade whimsies 3) a cast iron stove for a dollhouse and 4) movie tshirts "The Wrestler"
this year... nothing
Well lets see, I remember trying to buy various computer components (used).What makes you think that eBay costs more than local stores or online retailers? I tend to see prices far lower than what I could buy them for locally. And there are many eBay stores that are able to undersell local stores, even after including the shipping costs. So you can get brand new shrink wrapped stuff for less than you'd pay at a real store. It just depends what you're looking for. A common computer part, like a hard drive? Then eBay is probably not the answer. But I buy most of my board games from eBay merchants because the markup at local game stores is insane. I've also used it to buy a specific hard-to-find digital camera (Fujifilm F31fd) and a cell phone.
I agree that there are those who have the "I will not be out-bid" mentality. That's why I "snipe" the auctions by entering the maximum I'm willing to pay only a few seconds before it ends. That way I'm only competing with other auto-bids, and none of those crazy people.