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Ebay

doobs

Member
I've got some stuff accumulated that I would like to sell, but I will never give e-bay, or any other on-line merchant, unfettered access to my checking account. NOT.EVER.GOING.TO.HAPPEN.

When I get off my duff and decide that I want to sell the stuff, I'll probably got Facebook marketplace, or something like that.
 

biglouis

Well-known member
I have done but I doubt I will use eBay very much. Here in the UK, I've found that several prominent camera shops give you a trade in price which is not far off the ex-fees value you will get off eBay. I've done this a couple of times because it saves the pain of packing and despatching and I could hand over my gear and then walk out with what I wanted in return. I and only used eBay for an item when I feel I have been low-balled for in trade-in.

I sold an item a couple of weeks ago and the main drawback is that eBay are operating as a bank, e.g. they get the cash from the buyer and then invest it like bank float for a couple of days in the overnight market before giving it to you. From Paypal the transfer to a bank here in the UK was pretty much instant.

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buildbot

Active member
I’ve actually had a really good experience with the switch to managed payments, I buy and sell a fair amount of gear on eBay. I am in the US though so perhaps it’s different- I typically see the payout go through the night of shipping something and either get the ACH in my account that same evening or the next day. PayPal was faster (if they didn’t hold your money, which they do randomly!!) but had higher fees in my case.
 

Godfrey

Well-known member
I've got some stuff accumulated that I would like to sell, but I will never give e-bay, or any other on-line merchant, unfettered access to my checking account. NOT.EVER.GOING.TO.HAPPEN.

When I get off my duff and decide that I want to sell the stuff, I'll probably got Facebook marketplace, or something like that.
The solution to that issue, if you use Ebay or other online merchant sites enough, is to have a separate checking account set up for that specific use. Which is what I've been doing for 28 years now... :)

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