The holidays are a very busy and exciting time. A time where many people flood stores, spend money, buy gifts, etc etc. This is also a time when MANY people make some extra money if they plan the holidays right. If someone gets the hottest toy or latest gagdet, and it sells out, they can be making some decent extra cash on ebay or craigslist.
I have been buying and selling vintage toys, collectibles, silver coins, action figures, electronics, and more. I have picked up on many trends and have a good grasp on what to buy, when to buy it, and how much extra money I can make from it.
One of the most annoying things that ALWAYS happens to me around the holidays is people buying things and NOT paying for them. This happens to me at least 20 times a year (if not more) and I know it happens to millions of people each day.
I recently sold 2 items on ebay – 1 for $100 and another for $250+. It was a good sale and I sent out an invoice to the winning buyer only to get the dreaded email back…. if you are a seller then you know EXACTLY what I am talking about…
The last email I got said
- ” Oh, I am very sorry, my 3 year old daughter accidentally logged into my ebay account and purchased this item. I am very sorry about this and cannot buy it from you.”
ARE YOU KIDING ME? I thought to myself – Your 3 year old logged into ebay and bought MY item? Obviously this is a case of buyers remorse. People will like your auction, get an impulse and buy something. This happens ALL the time and it NEEDS to stop. Not only is this a waste of time for the seller, but it also takes forever for ebay to refund your fees. It takes a minimum of 8 business for your final value fee to be refunded.<
If you are a buyer – PLEASE PLEASE follow these steps
- Set up a budget for what you can afford
- Think before you buy
- If you buy something PAY FOR IT!
Do me and every other online seller a favor (not only ebay, but this applies to any site) Do NOT pay for items you cannot afford to buy and then send the seller a sob story – which is a pathetic sorry excuse for you being “less than intelligent”