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Thu Jan 6 2022 10:55:00

Longstanding eBay Media Mail Glitch Costs Sellers in Shipping

By: Reader

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Dear Ina,
I do not know if you and your subscribers are aware of what is happening on eBay regarding shipping items by media mail. In the summer, I received an e-mail from eBay stating that eBay would be monitoring items that were listed for shipment using media rate and would disallow items that the USPS does not allow to be shipped using this method. 

The next day, I received another e-mail from eBay informing me to disregard the previous e-mail as eBay would not be doing that at the present time. Apparently, that was not true.

I recently sold computer software and listed the ... Read More

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Wed Jan 5 2022 16:26:01

Seller Fears Naughty Bits on Etsy a Turnoff to Buyers

By: Reader

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Dear Ina,
I am writing to you because someone needs to blow the lid off this situation. I'm talking about the dirty behind-the-scenes thing that Etsy has become. In their ads they portray themselves as this wholesome site, with granny at the hearth knitting her stockings, while in the dark corners the site is approaching a level of nastiness you wouldn't believe. I'm talking about the sellers of used panties, with some of them having a choice of bodily fluids included. And with some others a person can order a *special* phone call.

If that weren't enough, the mature listing rules aren't being enforced, so ... Read More

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Tue Jan 4 2022 08:39:28

New Way to Guarantee Scans of USPS Packages

By: Reader

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Dear Ina,
I don't know if this is widely known by your readers or not, but I just learned about a new feature that is available to anyone who uses prepaid USPS labels last week. If your local post office has one of the Kiosks where you can print out labels, you can also use it to scan your prepaid labels. 

I was waiting in line to drop off a large package with a prepaid label when a lady came in with a bag full of small packages with prepaid labels. She proceeded to scan them and drop them into the ... Read More

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Sun Jan 2 2022 08:52:55

Are Your eBay Store Listings Disappearing?

By: Reader


Dear Ina, 
There is a topic I would like to hear more about: When I do inventory, it ends up that 80 listing are missing in my eBay Store. 

I had mentioned this before. I'm wondering if sellers are taking inventory of their items. 

Thank you tons for your great blog, has really helped us sellers out here. 
Happy Holidays, 

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Fri Dec 31 2021 15:57:22

New to eBay and Can't Figure Out How to Get Paid

By: Reader


Dear Ina,
Perhaps you can help me. If so here's my situation: I sold 1 item on eBay, I'm not a daily or even a person selling regularly.

I sold a vintage watch, the buyer paid eBay in full. eBay received the funds money that now belongs to me. 

From reading the mumbo jumbo eBay's documentation for sellers, it appears that I will get my money either daily or weekly. Am I correct?

I cannot find a phone number or much less reach a living human on eBay. 

I appreciate it if you could shed some light into how eBay pays very casual sellers. 

Thank you for your time and advice.

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