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Fri Apr 27 2012 14:03:54

$100 Contest: Vote for the BEST Online Selling Tip!

By: Julia Wilkinson

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Last Friday EcommerceBytes/AuctionBytes Blog kicked off the first of a regular series of contests: the winner gets $100 via PayPal or Moneybookers, or a gift certificate to eBay or Amazon.com.

Our first contest question was "Share Your BEST Online Selling Tip." There were a lot of great tips that poured in, and it was very hard to choose just five. (I encourage you to check out all the tips, which were posted as comments to the original blog post about the contest).

But we had to narrow it down, and now you get a chance to see if your tip made it into the top five, and to vote on the winner! Take the survey now to vote! Then watch this space, as the winner will be announced here in the AuctionBytes Blog and on EcommerceBytes.com, and asked to provide their address to receive the $100.

UPDATE: Winning tip announced!



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by: Massachusets Howler This user has validated their user name.

Sat Apr 28 02:12:37 2012

That's easy.
My tip is:
DO NOT sell on Ebay!
Now, send me that $100 as this is the best advice anybody could give anyone about selling online.
PS: Please send the check as soon as possible as ebay has FROZEN my accout and my Ebay BILL is due.
:-) Mass Howler

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by: Good Grief This user has validated their user name.

Sat Apr 28 09:07:27 2012

Don't believe all the crap you read in the published 'how to sell on ebay' books.

Steer clear of ebay cheerleaders like uncle griff - otherwise known as an Ebay 'paid spokesman'.

Sell on another site would be the best advice, unless of course you are a mega chinese junk seller and you get all the SPECIAL PRIVILGES.

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This user has validated their user name. by: Al G

Sat Apr 28 09:38:39 2012

Problem with the survey? Getting timeouts....

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by: Digmen1 This user has validated their user name.
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Sun Apr 29 02:16:49 2012

Sell products or items that you know about and are passionate about.

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by: vero This user has validated their user name.

Mon Apr 30 03:10:09 2012

Make your favorite hobby your business and you will love it. When you do something you love you will put effort into it. Research a lot, sell on different platforms to get exposure and experience. Open your own website/store and sell there. MARKETING and word of mouth is one of the MOST IMPORTANT criteria. Calculate your expenses/profits correct. Start small and over time get bigger.
Don't get frustrated and don't quit, mistakes you make teach you future success. Good Luck!!!

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by: crystal_buyzjewelry This user has validated their user name.
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Mon Apr 30 07:14:35 2012

Simply, listen to your customer.

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by: Moonwishes This user has validated their user name.
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Mon Apr 30 10:53:44 2012

When I went to vote, I noted that several of the 'tips' were specific to ebay alone. I made sure that I voted for a tip that was useful to ALL online sellers on any venue. Ebay is not the only place to sell although ecommercebytes tends to focus the most on them. The sites that are plugging along nicely with not a lot of reason for complaints seem to be ignored. Please remember that when running these so called contests that finalist for tips or whatever, should be tips that can be used across the board on all venues. Because good tips are great tips if they can be used anywhere. If only specific to ebay they are not good tips for selling online they are only good (maybe) tips for selling on ebay which is a totally different thing!

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by: Sunny This user has validated their user name.

Wed May 2 08:34:14 2012

I would recommend using language tools such as google translate when receiving messages in a different language. You should do what you can to make a sale :)
You can also reply in their native language using the same tool.



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