Ex-Ebay Marketer Examines Auction Options

May 11, 2007 by Chuck | 1 Comment

What do you do if you’re making a living online through auctions, but suddenly, you can’t stomach Ebay because of the constant price increases and the fact that you’re not getting the traffic you once were?

Here’s what one former ebay auction seller has done: Leaving Ebay

She’d sold through an ebay store since 2005, then, for non-ebay related reasons, closed the store. But she didn’t lose contact with the forums.

Now she’s experimenting with other online auction venues.

Her alternatives based on recommendations at Power Sellers Unite haven’t proven too satisfactory:



What alternatives – if any – have you found?

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  • f simmons on February 18th, 2011 at 6:16 pm

    EBay is changing its business approach. It wants to become a secondary market for products, along the lines of an Amazon model . It is relegating its online auction to secondary status. Read the Feb 14 2011 article in FBN/WSJ it explains a whole lot more. This has opened opportunities for alternative internet auctions. Ealtbay is an established alternative, it lets you list for free, has very low final value fees, and you can accept payments in all legal forms –not just PayPal or credit cards.

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