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Re: Guidelines for being a successful trader

by Snatch1414 Mon Dec 23, 2013 11:25 am

Sorry if it's been brought up but it's nice when people have a "FT" list and actually list what they're looking to trade FOR too. I can't tell you how many trade threads I click on, find a couple things I'd be interested, then give up because I don't know what the person is looking for.
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Re: Guidelines for being a successful trader

by AppleQueso Mon Dec 23, 2013 11:34 am

Snatch1414 wrote:Sorry if it's been brought up but it's nice when people have a "FT" list and actually list what they're looking to trade FOR too. I can't tell you how many trade threads I click on, find a couple things I'd be interested, then give up because I don't know what the person is looking for.


I think the problem is that often the seller doesn't really know what they'd want in trade either. They're basically just saying that they're open to trading if you happen to have something to offer that they might find interesting.
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Re: Guidelines for being a successful trader

by Snatch1414 Mon Dec 23, 2013 1:02 pm

AppleQueso wrote:
Snatch1414 wrote:Sorry if it's been brought up but it's nice when people have a "FT" list and actually list what they're looking to trade FOR too. I can't tell you how many trade threads I click on, find a couple things I'd be interested, then give up because I don't know what the person is looking for.


I think the problem is that often the seller doesn't really know what they'd want in trade either. They're basically just saying that they're open to trading if you happen to have something to offer that they might find interesting.


I understand I guess, but even something like "I am looking for any uncommon NES games I might not have. Same with TGX16, Game Boy, and Master System. I'm also into old computer gaming (Commodore, etc)."

Like just tell me SOMEthing. Just write one or two sentences about what you collect so I at least have an idea.
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Re: Guidelines for being a successful trader

by nullxor Sat Jan 25, 2014 1:46 am

You can get bulk bubble mailers on EBay for very cheap compared to the store. I bought 20 bubble mailers for NES games for $4 shipped the other week. I would have paid $15-20 after tax at Wal-Mart. Though the Duck/3M 5-10 packs are the way to go if you have to buy offline. It's around $0.30 per mailer rather than $0.70-$1. I don't like the thin layer of bubble wrap 3M uses. Duck is more thick and secure.
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Re: Guidelines for being a successful trader

by ilovesega Sat Mar 08, 2014 7:44 pm

What Postal Service do you guys use to keep the price so low? I been used to USPS Priority but shipping can be more than the value of the game itself in alot of cases.
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Re: Guidelines for being a successful trader

by Jmustang1968 Sat Mar 08, 2014 7:49 pm

ilovesega wrote:What Postal Service do you guys use to keep the price so low? I been used to USPS Priority but shipping can be more than the value of the game itself in alot of cases.


USPS, for items under 13 oz, using 1st class makes the shipping much cheaper.
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Re: Guidelines for being a successful trader

by Fragems Sat Mar 08, 2014 8:22 pm

As Jmustang said use USPS first class and if you want to save a little more just use paypal shipping and measure/weigh the items yourself labels bought online come with free tracking.

The average game only weighs between 6-9 oz if complete in box so that costs around $2.86-$3.58. Plus if your selling an item on eBay you can get a rebate of up to %32 off when buying labels through them. Anything heavier then 13 ounces you should consider using standard post on which is usually only available at the post office unless you are selling through a merchant that offers it. If it is small and heavy say 5+ pounds or if you have to ship it fast that where the priority flat rate boxes really come in handy.
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Re: Guidelines for being a successful trader

by ilovesega Wed Apr 16, 2014 11:37 pm

Hope this is the proper thread.. Anyways I just got an offer on Ebay for an item.. close to 200$ for laptop. However the buyer has absolutely no feedback or any action on his account at all and has been a member since 2009? How does that work out, seem really fishy to me. Any advice?
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Re: Guidelines for being a successful trader

by Hobie-wan Wed Apr 16, 2014 11:40 pm

ilovesega wrote:Hope this is the proper thread.. Anyways I just got an offer on Ebay for an item.. close to 200$ for laptop. However the buyer has absolutely no feedback or any action on his account at all and has been a member since 2009? How does that work out, seem really fishy to me. Any advice?


Where are they located? Though sounds like a crapshoot to me too. They might try to claim you sent them a brick or something.
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Re: Guidelines for being a successful trader

by ilovesega Thu Apr 17, 2014 12:03 am

How do I see where they are located? They haven't actually won the auction, it was a Buy It Now or Best Offer. I nearly accepted but checked his profile and there was NOTHING. No feedback no transactions at all and he's been a member since 2009. Strange!
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