New Company Will Sell Stuff For You On eBay

from the derivative-business-models dept

As easy as eBay is, there are still some people who don't want to go through the hassle of setting up an eBay auction. For those people, there's a new company, founded by the people who created the Internet Shopping Network nearly a decade ago. The way it works is you drop off the item you want to sell, and they auction it off on eBay for you - while keeping a hefty commission. Clearly, this is a local business opportunity, though, they see themselves opening up nationwide outlets. I wonder how big they can get. Basically, it's a pawnshop of sorts, selling things on consignment online. While there are still some people who don't know how to use eBay, that number should decrease over time. There will still be a market for people who simply don't want to spend the time to put up their own eBay auctions, but they'll still have to drive to the local "AuctionDrop" center and fill out whatever paperwork there - so the time savings seems small, especially when you're giving up 20 to 40% of the proceeds. About the only other market I can think of, are people who have bad eBay feedback rankings, and need to hide that under some other seller's - but those people probably just register new identities.

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    DV Henkel-Wallace, Mar 5th, 2003 @ 12:22pm

    could get a better price

    Buying from a known seller who has the goods in hand may make the buyer willing to pay a premium.

     

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    Oliver Wendell Jones, Mar 5th, 2003 @ 1:06pm

    ebay already does this

    http://pages.ebay.com/tradingassistants.html

    Anyone with significant positive feedback can sign up and be recommended by ebay as a trading assistant who can place your auctions for you.

     

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    thecaptain, Mar 6th, 2003 @ 7:18am

    in other words...

    this is a middleman for you to use between yourself and another middleman.

    Sheesh.

     

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    Tammy, Feb 28th, 2005 @ 10:48am

    Re: in other words...question

    How do you find large companies or even those people who I can sell this for. I would like to be able to set up actions and then when the action is over, I can have the merchandise drop shipped. I am clueless right now as to how to start this...Thanks

     

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    daire, Apr 30th, 2009 @ 7:45am

    i have an iphone i have been trying to seel i really want to sell it if anyone will sell it for me i will pay commission to them, please contact me asap

     

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    WIL RICHARD, May 20th, 2009 @ 10:21am

    seller wanted

    I AM LOOKING FOR SOMEONE IN HAMPTON ROADS VA TO SELL MY STUFF ON EBAY FOR ME AT A REASONABLE RATE.

     

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    J. Schnabl, Jan 4th, 2011 @ 12:34pm

    LOOKING FOR SOMEONE OR A PLACE TO SELL MY STUFF ON EBAY NEAR MEMPHIS

    I have a couple of very old paintings by a well known artist from Memphis. I also have a lot of records to sell from the 60's 70's and 80's. Everything is in excellent condition. Please contact me if you can help; at my email or cell phone 901-517-2074.

     

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    Rachel Di, May 28th, 2011 @ 9:31am

    Sell My Record Collection

    I am looking for someone to sell my record collection. Approximately 230 78 rpm and 50 long play records.

    Thank You

     

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    wendy pumper, Mar 22nd, 2012 @ 1:33pm

    want to have someone sell salon furniture and other items

    please can someone contact me to discuss the sale of items.

     

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    Laronda smith, Nov 5th, 2012 @ 1:02pm

    Need ite.ms sold on eBay for. Me

    Please call me and come by my place of business to sell some items from my business 415-424-0577

     

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