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Old 05-04-2014, 06:49 AM   #41
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It's been a long time since I bought anything off ebay but never any issues with it. Once the seller was Home Depot getting rid of lawn sprinklers in the fall - $40 sprinklers for ~$8. I bought two of them.

The only thing I bought off CL was a high-end Nikon flash unit (SB-900). Met the guy in a shopping center parking lot, lots of cameras around and mentioned that in the E-mail. I think he was more comfortable with it that way too.

I wasn't too concerned because he was familiar with the operation of the flash (there is a learning curve to it for off-camera use) and what accessories came with it and listed them. Some dirtbag selling a pretend or stolen one wouldn't be that detailed.

Oh, and his punctuation/grammar was all correct as well. That always ads to credibility. I'm astonished at the lack of literacy in some of these ads.
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Old 05-04-2014, 07:55 AM   #42
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I've sold a lot of things on eBay over many years, and I never shipped anything without delivery confirmation. USPS has a minimal fee for this and it is well worth your while. The postal carrier scans the barcode on the package when he places it in the mailbox, so you can verify the time it was actually delivered. There is no way for the recipient to claim non-delivery.
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Old 05-04-2014, 10:57 PM   #43
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I use CL to sell unwanted items. I run about 20 ads for items for sale each week. Never had a bad experience with people coming into my home. Selling on CL you don't mess with shipping anything or worrying about loss or damage in transit. Cash is nice too. My experience is if someone is willing to make the trip to my house they are going to buy. They know before they come what my final price is and I describe the condition accurately so there are no disappointments.

Only problem with CL is sometimes it takes a long time to find a buyer. Coverage is not as good as ebay.
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Old 05-05-2014, 10:27 AM   #44
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Using CL now to try to sell some used auto parts. Offering low, low prices. No one's interested!!! Not enough exposure, maybe.
Many online enthusiast forums have their own for sale/wanted section. I just sold a pair of BMW mudflaps in day or two to another BMW forum participant.

There's probably a forum out there for every specialized interest. Like this one, for instance.
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Many online enthusiast forums have their own for sale/wanted section. I just sold a pair of BMW mudflaps in day or two to another BMW forum participant. .........
It is all about shipping costs. Mudflaps - no problem. An exhaust system
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I have sold used stuff on Amazon. It worked pretty well.


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It is all about shipping costs. Mudflaps - no problem. An exhaust system
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Broke my skiis ... found a great pair on ebay from a town 50 minutes away. Contacted the owner thru ebay's site. Then we txt'd back'n forth to arrange so I could see them. Met him at his work. Paid him cash ... He skipped ALL the fees.
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