How do you compare Overstock Auction vs Ebay Auction

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Does anyone has selling experience between these two auction sides?

I know overstock is cheaper in terms of listing fee, final value fee etc, but how does the buyer response to the products. I know buyers response to eBay is good, but eBay really sucks, eBay is very greedy with their fees.

You may loose money if you sell by eBay.


lch9000 said: [Q]You may loose money if you sell by eBay.

you make it up by volume

I sold something at Overstock! <img src="i/expressions/face-icon-small-smile.gif" border=0><img src="i/expressions/face-icon-small-smile.gif" border=0><img src="i/expressions/face-icon-small-smile.gif" border=0><img src="i/expressions/face-icon-small-smile.gif" border=0><img src="i/expressions/face-icon-small-smile.gif" border=0>

to a nigerian scammer or a real person?

I'm still waiting for yahoo and Amazon to join forces and launch an auction site to compete with eBay. Even if eBay remains #1, they will no longer be a monopoly, and maybe they wil think twice before they raise their fees for the 47th time.

hmm.

eBay is like a mall.


think of eBay as being the nicest/most fancy mall in your city.

you set up a store there, your fees are gonna be high


now think of yahoo auctions as the ghetto mall.

you set up a store there, your fees will be lower.


so you choose. the nice mall with the most customers. or the ghetto one. no one is forcing you to stay with eBay.

bevo2k1 said: [Q]hmm.

eBay is like a mall.


think of eBay as being the nicest/most fancy mall in your city.

you set up a store there, your fees are gonna be high


now think of yahoo auctions as the ghetto mall.

you set up a store there, your fees will be lower.


so you choose. the nice mall with the most customers. or the ghetto one. no one is forcing you to stay with eBay.

That's actually a pretty good summarization.

With Overstock, you might not sell your item for very much and might get ripped off and have no protection but hey, you saved $0.25 on those listing fees.

Overstock is a good idea poorly executed. It's understood that as a newer company you are going to make some mistakes but now that eBay has laid the groundwork for online auctions, you have to follow suit or be swept away. I don't see Overstock being able to do. I also don't think Yahoo and Amazon will join forces anytime soon. Google would be interesting but as they will have a fight on their hands soon with Microsoft and their search, they probably won't commit to anything anytime soon.

AverySLC said: [Q]bevo2k1 said: [Q]hmm.

eBay is like a mall.


think of eBay as being the nicest/most fancy mall in your city.

you set up a store there, your fees are gonna be high


now think of yahoo auctions as the ghetto mall.

you set up a store there, your fees will be lower.


so you choose. the nice mall with the most customers. or the ghetto one. no one is forcing you to stay with eBay.

That's actually a pretty good summarization.

With Overstock, you might not sell your item for very much and might get ripped off and have no protection but hey, you saved $0.25 on those listing fees.

Overstock is a good idea poorly executed. It's understood that as a newer company you are going to make some mistakes but now that eBay has laid the groundwork for online auctions, you have to follow suit or be swept away. I don't see Overstock being able to do. I also don't think Yahoo and Amazon will join forces anytime soon. Google would be interesting but as they will have a fight on their hands soon with Microsoft and their search, they probably won't commit to anything anytime soon.


Anyone wants to join forces to build an entirely brand new auction site machine?
mainly... fwbay.com (fatwallers auction bay). It will be awesome...

bonvoyage said: [Q]Anyone wants to join forces to build an entirely brand new auction site machine?
mainly... fwbay.com (fatwallers auction bay). It will be awesome...

Is this going to be serious or are you going to be like that guy that said "let's create a site with no listing fee, no membership fee, .002% fee for CC payments, free for everyone to browse/use and let me know when you're done with it so I can use it too?"

AverySLC said: [Q]bevo2k1 said: [Q]hmm.

eBay is like a mall.


think of eBay as being the nicest/most fancy mall in your city.

you set up a store there, your fees are gonna be high


now think of yahoo auctions as the ghetto mall.

you set up a store there, your fees will be lower.


so you choose. the nice mall with the most customers. or the ghetto one. no one is forcing you to stay with eBay.

That's actually a pretty good summarization.

With Overstock, you might not sell your item for very much and might get ripped off and have no protection but hey, you saved $0.25 on those listing fees.


You think eBay and/or Paypal really give a dam*? As long as they get their cut that's ALL that matters.



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