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Forum: Ebay/COMC/Online Selling/Shows/Paypal/Shipping 10-24-2014, 10:56 PM
Replies: 4
Views: 141
Posted By checkoutmydeals
For your first batch, I would try to find the...

For your first batch, I would try to find the same card on the site and only send in cards where the lowest COMC price is at least $1 (in Advanced Reseller Mode).

After you get the hang of things,...
Forum: Ebay/COMC/Online Selling/Shows/Paypal/Shipping 10-21-2014, 09:25 AM
Replies: 14
Views: 244
Posted By checkoutmydeals
When you list a fixed price item on eBay, you...

When you list a fixed price item on eBay, you have the option of having the item automatically relist 1 time for no additional cost. This effectively makes a 30 day listing into a 60 day listing.
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Forum: Ebay/COMC/Online Selling/Shows/Paypal/Shipping 10-18-2014, 01:57 PM
Replies: 11
Views: 164
Posted By checkoutmydeals
Some buyers think that 4 stars is a great review....

Some buyers think that 4 stars is a great review. It's likely your customer didn't realize they were causing you any grief by leaving 4 stars.

Other buyers believe that 5 stars is for something...
Forum: Ebay/COMC/Online Selling/Shows/Paypal/Shipping 10-17-2014, 04:30 PM
Replies: 32
Views: 1,278
Posted By checkoutmydeals
when I filled out my submission slip, it clearly...

when I filled out my submission slip, it clearly stated 2-8 weeks processing time.

I agree with CardMonopoly. It's about managing expectations. If the thing said "up to 8 weeks processing time",...
Forum: Ebay/COMC/Online Selling/Shows/Paypal/Shipping 10-17-2014, 07:26 AM
Replies: 10
Views: 456
Posted By checkoutmydeals
I don't recommend sending anything on your first...

I don't recommend sending anything on your first batch unless the lowest asking price on COMC is at least $1, preferably $3, $5, $10 or so. Then when you get a feel for the way things sell, you...
Forum: Ebay/COMC/Online Selling/Shows/Paypal/Shipping 10-09-2014, 01:09 PM
Replies: 11
Views: 248
Posted By checkoutmydeals
I'll vote for inappropriate. If you insist...

I'll vote for inappropriate.

If you insist on getting a really good excuse before you will accommodate your buyer, then all you will get is better excuses.

The buyer will either pay on Friday...
Forum: Ebay/COMC/Online Selling/Shows/Paypal/Shipping 10-05-2014, 09:57 PM
Replies: 1
Views: 104
Posted By checkoutmydeals
The buyer can see sport and team by using item...

The buyer can see sport and team by using item specifics or running a search. I don't think it would be worthwhile to get an eBay store just for that.

An eBay store is worthwhile if you run a lot...
Forum: Ebay/COMC/Online Selling/Shows/Paypal/Shipping 10-04-2014, 11:16 AM
Replies: 1
Views: 173
Posted By checkoutmydeals
I recently tried to launch a sale with Markdown...

I recently tried to launch a sale with Markdown Manager and none of my items populated the sale.

Apparently, eBay has been tinkering with Best Offer and Markdown Manager this week. They will no...
Forum: Ebay/COMC/Online Selling/Shows/Paypal/Shipping 10-03-2014, 09:49 AM
Replies: 100
Views: 3,314
Posted By checkoutmydeals
In my experience, if I ask for priority shipping,...

In my experience, if I ask for priority shipping, the order will be processed the next business day, and the package will arrive fairly quickly.

If I ask for regular shipping, the order will be...
Forum: Ebay/COMC/Online Selling/Shows/Paypal/Shipping 10-02-2014, 04:24 PM
Replies: 8
Views: 264
Posted By checkoutmydeals
The only logical (and unethical) reason I could...

The only logical (and unethical) reason I could ever think of wanting a redeemed card would be to mutilate the code somehow and make it unreadable

I could see some scammer paying $5 or $10 to do...
Forum: Ebay/COMC/Online Selling/Shows/Paypal/Shipping 10-02-2014, 04:20 PM
Replies: 8
Views: 264
Posted By checkoutmydeals
To be fair to the seller, this auction started at...

To be fair to the seller, this auction started at 99 cents with no reserve.

Since the underlying card will go for hundreds or possibly thousands of dollars, I can see why someone might pay $175...
Forum: Ebay/COMC/Online Selling/Shows/Paypal/Shipping 09-30-2014, 07:42 PM
Replies: 8
Views: 330
Posted By checkoutmydeals
Icahn is a corporate raider who tends to destroy...

Icahn is a corporate raider who tends to destroy companies by selling off their assets, saddling them with unpayable debts, and pocketing billions of dollars for himself.

John Donahoe being ousted...
Forum: Ebay/COMC/Online Selling/Shows/Paypal/Shipping 09-30-2014, 07:28 PM
Replies: 4
Views: 272
Posted By checkoutmydeals
The Board Game boxes will also fit 3 - 800 count...

The Board Game boxes will also fit 3 - 800 count boxes and 3 - 660 count boxes.

It will ship in the US for $15.80 (online price), or overseas for $76.50 (online price).

If shipping...
Forum: Ebay/COMC/Online Selling/Shows/Paypal/Shipping 09-30-2014, 06:08 PM
Replies: 18
Views: 488
Posted By checkoutmydeals
If you know what a reasonable price for the card...

If you know what a reasonable price for the card would be, then Fixed Price, immediate pay only, with Best Offer is your best bet on eBay.

If a zero feedback buyer wants to purchase, they either...
Forum: Ebay/COMC/Online Selling/Shows/Paypal/Shipping 09-29-2014, 09:59 PM
Replies: 18
Views: 488
Posted By checkoutmydeals
Ship only to a confirmed Paypal address. In...

Ship only to a confirmed Paypal address.

In this particular instance, I would only ship with Signature Confirmation, and I would probably ship insured.

You could also ship Registered, but that...
Forum: Ebay/COMC/Online Selling/Shows/Paypal/Shipping 09-29-2014, 10:29 AM
Replies: 34
Views: 2,361
Posted By checkoutmydeals
I offer 60-day hassle-free returns on 100% of my...

I offer 60-day hassle-free returns on 100% of my eBay items.
Forum: Ebay/COMC/Online Selling/Shows/Paypal/Shipping 09-28-2014, 05:23 PM
Replies: 18
Views: 523
Posted By checkoutmydeals
The good news is, your item is still in the hands...

The good news is, your item is still in the hands of the USPS. This means your buyer wasn't lying when they said they didn't receive the item.

If 98204 is your buyer's zip code, then there...
Forum: Ebay/COMC/Online Selling/Shows/Paypal/Shipping 09-28-2014, 03:53 PM
Replies: 59
Views: 1,503
Posted By checkoutmydeals
that "SRP" is so irrelevant at this time "srp"...

that "SRP" is so irrelevant at this time "srp" should be never included in any conversation until a majority of cards on the site have a "SRP".

SRP may be irrelevant, but "% off SRP" the way the...
Forum: Ebay/COMC/Online Selling/Shows/Paypal/Shipping 09-28-2014, 02:20 PM
Replies: 59
Views: 1,503
Posted By checkoutmydeals
In order to run a 50%-90% sale, A seller needs to...

In order to run a 50%-90% sale, A seller needs to jack up prices.

No, they don't. What they need is two different types of buyers.

With normal prices, you are getting a retail buyer.

When...
Forum: Ebay/COMC/Online Selling/Shows/Paypal/Shipping 09-28-2014, 12:31 PM
Replies: 59
Views: 1,503
Posted By checkoutmydeals
One thing that would really help me is if they...

One thing that would really help me is if they were to fix the bulk editing feature. In times past, I would periodically drop all of my asking prices by 1% here and 1% there. So a card which had...
Forum: Ebay/COMC/Online Selling/Shows/Paypal/Shipping 09-26-2014, 01:54 PM
Replies: 24
Views: 763
Posted By checkoutmydeals
I get all your complaints about history points,...

I get all your complaints about history points, but aren't they much less necessary now that they added those graphs showing the number of cards sold by quarter? I think the only thing the history...
Forum: Ebay/COMC/Online Selling/Shows/Paypal/Shipping 09-26-2014, 09:30 AM
Replies: 17
Views: 491
Posted By checkoutmydeals
If you sell $500 worth of sports cards, you had...

If you sell $500 worth of sports cards, you had $500 worth of income. The question is, are there legitimate expenses which can offset this income? For example, if the cards cost you $600?

If...
Forum: Ebay/COMC/Online Selling/Shows/Paypal/Shipping 09-26-2014, 09:14 AM
Replies: 24
Views: 763
Posted By checkoutmydeals
What history points? i got zero? do people...

What history points? i got zero?

do people get history points with submissions?

No. History Points and Suggested Retail Price are different. SRP is basically a substitute for Beckett Values. ...
Forum: Ebay/COMC/Online Selling/Shows/Paypal/Shipping 09-25-2014, 10:53 PM
Replies: 6
Views: 230
Posted By checkoutmydeals
Any others think the same way to where you back...

Any others think the same way to where you back out the listing?

Not to the point that I back out, but it should be understood these days that a significant percentage of buyers are looking at...
Forum: Ebay/COMC/Online Selling/Shows/Paypal/Shipping 09-25-2014, 10:46 PM
Replies: 6
Views: 230
Posted By checkoutmydeals
The pics are very small by eBay standards. The...

The pics are very small by eBay standards. The ones I saw were 400 pixels wide and 300 high. I'm pretty sure eBay requires them to be at least 500 pixels wide these days. They are optimized at...
Forum: Ebay/COMC/Online Selling/Shows/Paypal/Shipping 09-25-2014, 10:29 PM
Replies: 24
Views: 763
Posted By checkoutmydeals
there were a ton of points offered for the...

there were a ton of points offered for the Nationals advertisement....Life was good, then BAM! No more history points

I'm a COMC power user, and I only managed to use about 250 or so History...
Forum: Ebay/COMC/Online Selling/Shows/Paypal/Shipping 09-25-2014, 12:11 AM
Replies: 24
Views: 763
Posted By checkoutmydeals
history points have always had a shelf life. It's...

history points have always had a shelf life. It's been that way, from the beginning, that the points expire 30 days after they're awarded.

Except, they don't. COMC now sells History Points which...
Forum: Ebay/COMC/Online Selling/Shows/Paypal/Shipping 09-24-2014, 01:13 PM
Replies: 18
Views: 260
Posted By checkoutmydeals
I totally understand that there are times when...

I totally understand that there are times when people might place a bid on an item and forget about it for a few days.

But when someone snipes or places a bid in the last minute, It bothers me...
Forum: Ebay/COMC/Online Selling/Shows/Paypal/Shipping 09-24-2014, 08:20 AM
Replies: 5
Views: 312
Posted By checkoutmydeals
In my experience, the sales aren't worth paying...

In my experience, the sales aren't worth paying $3 unless you have a large port or you're offering deep discounts.

A retail buyer is either going to want the specific card or they don't want it....
Forum: Ebay/COMC/Online Selling/Shows/Paypal/Shipping 09-23-2014, 07:41 AM
Replies: 9
Views: 199
Posted By checkoutmydeals
Ebay won't let you change durations once listed...

Ebay won't let you change durations once listed now.

I just changed one of my 30-day fixed price listings to a 10 day fixed price listing, so they'll let you decrease the duration.

However,...
Forum: Ebay/COMC/Online Selling/Shows/Paypal/Shipping 09-23-2014, 05:52 AM
Replies: 9
Views: 199
Posted By checkoutmydeals
When you launch a fixed price listing, you can...

When you launch a fixed price listing, you can choose a duration of 3 days, 5 days, 7 days, 10 days, 30 days, or Good Til Cancelled.

For whatever reason, it appears that you launched these as 7...
Forum: Ebay/COMC/Online Selling/Shows/Paypal/Shipping 09-22-2014, 01:03 PM
Replies: 10
Views: 408
Posted By checkoutmydeals
If you're listing a Fixed-Price item or...

If you're listing a Fixed-Price item or auction-style item in eBay, you have to have a physical product. If you want to be protected by eBay and Paypal's seller protection policies, you have to ship...
Forum: Ebay/COMC/Online Selling/Shows/Paypal/Shipping 09-20-2014, 11:17 PM
Replies: 1
Views: 146
Posted By checkoutmydeals
eBay will now automatically relist your unsold...

eBay will now automatically relist your unsold fixed price listings, up to 3 times, for no additional charge. This does not count against your 150 free listing per month quota.

This effectively...
Forum: Ebay/COMC/Online Selling/Shows/Paypal/Shipping 09-18-2014, 10:30 PM
Replies: 7
Views: 224
Posted By checkoutmydeals
On eBay, I personally favor the Fixed Price with...

On eBay, I personally favor the Fixed Price with Best Offer format, over the auction / buy it now format. However, eBay recently changed their rules, and will no longer give free listings in the...
Forum: Ebay/COMC/Online Selling/Shows/Paypal/Shipping 09-18-2014, 10:14 PM
Replies: 7
Views: 224
Posted By checkoutmydeals
Some important factors before submitting an item...

Some important factors before submitting an item to COMC:

* What is the lowest asking price for the card on the site? If below about $1 (in Advanced Reseller Mode) or $1.25 in Simplified Shipping...
Forum: Ebay/COMC/Online Selling/Shows/Paypal/Shipping 09-17-2014, 09:48 AM
Replies: 13
Views: 442
Posted By checkoutmydeals
Running a 10-day auction as a listing upgrade...

Running a 10-day auction as a listing upgrade during a special is fine. What people are warning against is things like adding a subtitle, which might be "free" when you create the listing and then...
Forum: Ebay/COMC/Online Selling/Shows/Paypal/Shipping 09-17-2014, 08:24 AM
Replies: 6
Views: 252
Posted By checkoutmydeals
If you're shipping in card boxes, a medium flat...

If you're shipping in card boxes, a medium flat rate box will comfortably hold 3 of the 550 count size.

If you set up an account with USPS, you can also order Flat Rate Bubble Mailers, which will...
Forum: Ebay/COMC/Online Selling/Shows/Paypal/Shipping 09-17-2014, 08:07 AM
Replies: 106
Views: 1,899
Posted By checkoutmydeals
I used to be able to use Turbo Lister fairly...

I used to be able to use Turbo Lister fairly quickly. But since the whole thing with the eBay Catalog and Item Specifics started, it's slowed down to a crawl.

Also, if you want to use the...
Forum: Ebay/COMC/Online Selling/Shows/Paypal/Shipping 09-17-2014, 07:17 AM
Replies: 106
Views: 1,899
Posted By checkoutmydeals
but never does a person sell 100% of large...

but never does a person sell 100% of large submissions for profit.

Of 4,007 COMC consignors, 823 have sold 100% of the items they've consigned. Whether they did it for "profit", you'll have to...
Forum: Ebay/COMC/Online Selling/Shows/Paypal/Shipping 09-16-2014, 11:09 PM
Replies: 106
Views: 1,899
Posted By checkoutmydeals
From Western Union's website: ...

From Western Union's website:

https://www.westernunion.com/content/wucom/base/us/en/fraudawareness/fraud-knowledge-center.html

Money transfer never-evers

Lower your chances of falling victim...
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