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    You are right ‘’hotandvintage’’…and by the way like I say many times already if you are member on eBid keep listing everything and anything instead of writing much in the forum and try to figure out why we not have more sales…my personal thinking most of buyers like to see activity from the seller and that mean listing every day or a couple items a less a week instead of writing and in same time exactly same person who write much have 1 item or only couple items and still asking ‘’why we don’t have much sales’’…any buyer who visit store or items for exactly same member is going to see same item over and over again without any different item or only one or two categories of same item but in same time is going to see that exactly person have much more time to write on the forum daily asking most of time or writing about most of time for sales or any numbers but exactly same person don’t try to increases own inventory…in my opinion if I am that buyer I going to say ‘’that person likes more social stuff instead of auction site and is not much serious about sales and business, so like that buyer is going to move where is business’’….new member or people who search Google come here for buying not for ‘’Facebook ‘’ stuff or any social stuff that much…In the end if everybody list a less like Me we will be over 100 Millions long time ago instead we have ''100'' Millions threads on the forum, and many new buyers looking that day to day and we are stuck on similar numbers over and over again…and what if Internet pages who count auction sites numbers show up eBid 20 Millions after couple weeks or months 30 Millions and up and up believe me many visitors who visit like this pages will ask ‘’what is going on’’ I need to check that auction site is showing up huge numbers of items…We already have over 900 hundred thousand members if only half of that list couple thousand items each we will be already very close or even way over eBay listing…AMEN……........
    This is possible because Ebid give to you free listing forever (not free particular days) give to you free stores (not monthly fee for each store you sell or not, not $0.05…$0.10…$0.20 fee for EACH item in the store doesn’t matter you sell or not)…and guess what sellers on eBay anyway list day to day any kind of item with that huge fees and we…heh…we just keep writing threads on the forum and try to figure out what is wrong….AGAIN in my opinion if only half a sellers in here list couple thousand any kind of items pages on the Net who count will show FIRST place for eBid way ahead of eBay and THAT will swing many buyers in here…no advertising…no TV...no huge fees no this no that….because after people see 150 Millions of items on eBid or way more items and that numbers is ‘’invitation’’ or best advertising you can do….this is possible BECAUSE I spend my time in here for listing more and more (I list small items most of but I list very different items too I have much more expensive items too as I say many times I will list every day 7 days a week doesn’t matter what and guess what I DO, I say before I will open 6th store in eBid and guess what I DO…I say now I will list in the future new expensive items and I WILL)… if only half a members follow me we will be today in much better situation…from beging on eBay have same situation not much item not much sellers not much buyers BUT sellers who is already on eBay that time keep listing doesn’t matter what and in short time many new buyers come many new sellers come and many Millions of item listed and AFTER that eBay start heavy advertising…all rest is the History…..
    Enough writing for Me….time for list new items…....

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    • Re: eBid Could Be An eBay Rival

      Good on you Dzambo....

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        Well said Dzambo
        It would be great if every member on here listed more.
        But some of us don't have many items to list
        And if members got more sales, they would list more.
        Its the old chicken and egg situation.

        So the best way to get to your 30 million is to get the API up and running
        And get more members to join ebid (and stay) and to help them sell more
        And for us all to buy as much as we can from ebid.
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          The only reason sellers are coming across from ebay is because their profit margins are reducing. Not only because of higher fees, but because sellers are undercutting each other to get a sale - a race to the bottom! I think that as long as this is happening, and things are cheap/er on ebay, buyers will shop there and not jump ship with upset selllers.

          Most sellers on ebid are in a positon to reduce prices due to low (not free) membership, listing and final value fees compared with ebay, aren't they? Why not attract buyers with low prices? How many of us are able to reduce their prices and still make a profit? How many are willing to reduce their prices in order to compete with ebay and promote Ebid?

          My products are cheaper here BTW

          Regards
          Jim





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          Last edited by Aluminium; 12th June 2011, 01:33 PM.
          For quality aluminium profiles visit - http://the-aluminium-store.ebid.net

          Have you joined Ebid yet? If not join HERE. Its free!

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          • Re: eBid Could Be An eBay Rival

            Why not attract buyers with low prices?




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            My price range is from 5p is that low enough?
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            Please take a look in my shops

            http://mg-stamp-shop.ebid.net/
            http://mg-serendipity-shop.ebid.net/
            http://mg-book-shop.ebid.net/
            http://mg-by-moonlight-postcard-shop.ebid.net/

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            • Re: eBid Could Be An eBay Rival

              Originally posted by Aluminium View Post
              The only reason sellers are coming across from ebay is because their profit margins are reducing. Not only because of higher fees, but because sellers are undercutting each other to get a sale - a race to the bottom! I think that as long as this is happening, and things are cheap/er on ebay, buyers will shop there and not jump ship with upset selllers..........

              Interesting Jim - I never thought about that.

              As far as offering low prices - that's what I'm doing at the moment.
              I'm selling collectable trading cards at around half the price of eBay.
              I offer international postage at around half the cost that I have to actually pay.
              I offer NO additional poatage charge for up to 9 extra cards purchased.

              I can't do better than that - because it's already costing me more than I sell for.
              Last edited by emporiumdays; 12th June 2011, 02:00 PM.

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                Of course! 5p is always going to be cheaper than the minimum 99p listing price on ebay.

                My point is, on ebid we have the opportunity to adjust our pricing lower due to the low listing and final value fees. This is the power we have and ebay does not. Why not pass this on to potential buyers? For example, if something has a market "buy it now" value of £5.00 on ebay, why not list the item for £4.45 - £4.50 - £ 4.55 here? That way, we sell the item but don't see any reduction in overall profit, the buyer gets a bargain or reward for shopping here, and more importantly, a discourse will emerge that ebid is
                cheaper than ebay. Do you remember how ebay built its reputation on being able to get a "cheap bargain"?

                Its about creating incentives and offering "carrots" to buyers using the resources we have, which are few IMHO.

                What do you think?
                For quality aluminium profiles visit - http://the-aluminium-store.ebid.net

                Have you joined Ebid yet? If not join HERE. Its free!

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                  Originally posted by emporiumdays View Post
                  Interesting Jim - I never thought about that.

                  As far as offering low prices - that's what I'm doing at the moment.
                  I'm selling collectable trading cards at around half the price of eBay.
                  I offer international postage at around half the cost that I have to actually pay.
                  I offer NO additional poatage charge for up to 9 extra cards purchased.

                  I can't do better than that - because
                  it's already costing me more than I sell for.
                  Your trading at a loss then Steve?
                  For quality aluminium profiles visit - http://the-aluminium-store.ebid.net

                  Have you joined Ebid yet? If not join HERE. Its free!

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                    I think it depends on the categories you are selling in.
                    Eg in collectables and vintage the prices can vary so much.
                    I think that sellers of low cost items like CD's and DVD's are coming over to ebid because of the high fees taking away most of their profit.

                    But in some ways the idea of a site with lower fees is so that the sellers can make more profit. Most sellers sell less on ebid already, so why reduce the prices and make less ?

                    I think the main thing is to make sure you are not selling items for more than on ebay.

                    I applaud your laudable suggestion of selling less on ebid, so that the word gets out that ebid is cheaper.

                    But what if ALL the sellers of low cost items came over to ebid.
                    Then when buyers went to ebay and they did not find any CD's or DVD's, they would soon find ebid!
                    Last edited by Juliebabe25; 12th June 2011, 06:40 PM.
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                      Originally posted by Juliebabe25 View Post
                      I think it depends on the categories you are selling in.
                      Eg in collectables and vintage the prices can vary so much.
                      I think that sellers of low cost items like CD's and DVD's are coming over to ebid because of the high fees taking away most of their profit.

                      But in some ways the idea of a site with lower fees is so that the sellers can make more profit. Most sellers sell less on ebid already, so why reduce the prices and make less ?

                      I think the main thing is to make sure you are not selling items for more than on ebay.

                      I applaud your laudable suggestion of selling less on ebid, so that the word gets out that ebid is cheaper.

                      But what if ALL the sellers of low cost items came over to ebid.
                      Then when buyers went to ebay and they did not find any CD's or DVD's, they would soon find ebid!

                      Reducing prices would not mean making less profit. If I was to reduce my prices by 15% - 20% I'd still earn as much as I do on ebay because I dont have to pay monthly shop fees, listing fees and final value fees here. By offering incentives I think I can increase my customer base, and although it might not sell as high, I will sell more frequently. Its more of a socialist model whereby benefits are shared.

                      Its only a matter of time before more low cost sellers leave ebay. But they might just go to another auction site due to a lack of buyers here.

                      I'd be interested to hear suggestions on how to generate more traffic here,
                      For quality aluminium profiles visit - http://the-aluminium-store.ebid.net

                      Have you joined Ebid yet? If not join HERE. Its free!

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                        Originally posted by Aluminium View Post

                        I'd be interested to hear suggestions on how to generate more traffic here,
                        1 Get more members posting on the PSU auction count site forum.
                        2 Get Gazza to finish the API
                        3 Make it easier to join ebid (Bonanza is getting more members on a daily basis)
                        4 Make it easier for new buyers to buy from ebid (some sites don't require registration just to buy)
                        5 Add more Youtube videos about ebid (to drown out the highly ranked negative ones.
                        6 Buy as much as we can from members, especially new members so that they stay on ebid.
                        7 Everyone install the Alexa tool bar to increase our ranking from 8,000
                        8 Tell ebay's business sellers that ebid needs more sellers in their categories.
                        (eg Toys, Technology, Photography,)
                        9 Get Gazza to implement Best Offer and show Watchers.
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                          Originally posted by Juliebabe25 View Post
                          1 Get more members posting on the PSU auction count site forum. Just seen the site, will have a look through later.
                          2 Get Gazza to finish the API Whats API?
                          3 Make it easier to join ebid (Bonanza is getting more members on a daily basis) Yes, make it as easy as possible
                          4 Make it easier for new buyers to buy from ebid (some sites don't require registration just to buy) Yes, make it as easy as possible.
                          5 Add more Youtube videos about ebid (to drown out the highly ranked negative ones.
                          6 Buy as much as we can from members, especially new members so that they stay on ebid. Honey and aluminium for example!
                          7 Everyone install the Alexa tool bar to increase our ranking from 8,000 Just installed it. Interesting!
                          8 Tell ebay's business sellers that ebid needs more sellers in their categories. Whats the incentive to get them here?
                          (eg Toys, Technology, Photography,)
                          9 Get Gazza to implement Best Offer and show watchers. Best offer is a good idea but watchers are misleading.
                          Regards
                          For quality aluminium profiles visit - http://the-aluminium-store.ebid.net

                          Have you joined Ebid yet? If not join HERE. Its free!

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                            API

                            API stands for Application Programming Interface.
                            Basically it is a program that lets other programs interact with ebid.
                            Ebay has lots of them, which let people manage their ebay listings better, or listings on multiple sites.
                            Therefor many larger sellers may come to ebid, whereas they won't at the moment as it will be too hard to manage their listings.

                            Gazza said in a recent newsletter that they are working on one.

                            Glad you installed the Alexa toolbar, its great and a higher ranking will encourage more people to join ebid.

                            Yes people should buy more Honey and Aluminium (and mug holders)
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                              Originally posted by Aluminium View Post
                              Your trading at a loss then Steve?
                              Yes Jim - I am intentionally trading at a loss.

                              I simply want to make certain that 'lack of sales' is not caused by me.
                              I'm confident that (although my stock is limited), I have the cheapest available prices anywhere online. (Yes, I sell for a lower price than I buy at).


                              I'm also doing this to bolster my feedback score, to gain experience, and to build a client base.

                              eBid
                              IS BY FAR THE BEST ONLINE AUCTION SITE - based on layout, functionality and features given it's RUNNING COSTS to Sellers.

                              A PERFECT SITE, plus (In my case) PERFECT BUY PRICES for Pokemon cards (ie: BELOW COST).

                              Now then, there's only ONE thing missing .......

                              BUYERS.

                              EBID is like a Gold MineTown - (with Gold) - but the Gold Rush is yet to start ......

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                                emporiumdays

                                This is just off the top of my head but I am wondering if we could build on our strong points on here.

                                We have a community based forum that in a lot of ways betters what ebay ever had, we have a management that is open to suggestions and idea's.

                                Sellers like yourself that deal in collectables end up with a lot of information on the subject.

                                I am just wondering if it would be possible to make ebid a good place to go for information on product subjects, somehow using the forum and/or blogs or other things like that.

                                Sorry most of this is off the top of my head so maybe rubbish, but just wondering if there was a way to build on the good points of ebid that would bring in sellers and buyers alike, and it was just what you were saying in your last post that sort of made me look at what clubs and websites there were for collectors.

                                We do seem to be getting a lot of sellers of unique goods, so maybe making use of that would be beneficial.
                                http://hot-and-vintage.ebid.net/

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