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Blocking Buyers on eBay

I have recently resumed selling on eBay and I am finding the new system very seller friendly and easy to use. It takes me few minutes to have an item listed on my eBay account and it has encouraged to keep selling on the platform. A few years ago, the listing process was so long-winded, it could take an 1 hour to list a bundle of clothes, but thanks to the new eBay app, this is no longer the case.

If you sell on eBay regularly, you would have come across all types of buyers. I have seen it all. The ones in far away countries that insist on buying your item even though it is clearly listed for UK residents only. I have seen the buyers who never pay and the ones would buy items and then send you messages on how they are suddenly unable to pay. Or the buyers who ask you question after question. It ca get frustrating as a seller and a buyer, as I buy and sell on there, so I have seen both sides.

 

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Blocking Buyers on eBay

If you like to protect yourself while selling on eBay, the smartest thing to do is to block the time wasters and scammers once you have had an encounter with them. This stops them bidding or attempting to buy your items again. It also prevents them from contacting you. On my eBay account, I have blocked only 4 buyers, so it is not a common occurrence for me. But I know many other sellers who have blocked hundreds of dodgy buyers over the years.

 

Here is how to go about blocking buyers on eBay –

Sign in and head to the seller’s centre. Once you are on the page, you can type in help in resolving buyer issues, and then scroll down to the bottom for instructions  on how to block buyers. eBay allows you block up to 5000 buyers, so plenty room for the buyers you don’t want.

I am grateful this feature is available. Dealing with fraudsters and time wasters can be draining. So at least with this feature, we won’t have to cross paths again.

 

Do you buy or sell on eBay? How are you finding it? Have you had your own fair share of annoying people on there? How do you deal with it? Please share your tried and tested tips in the comments section below. Let’s chat.

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How to sell on eBay UK

I set up my eBay UK account in 2015 and I have been selling on and off on eBay for many years. Although I took a long break from selling on the platform, I am now back on there and enjoying it all now. It is now a lot easy to list items on there thanks to the smart tools eBay has put in place. I can now easily add photos on the eBay UK app on my phone and list items quickly. This used to take ages years ago so I am pleased to see the company has moved along with the times. It is now a lot easy to sell on eBay.

 

 

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I currently have about 15 items listed on my eBay account. I sold 2 items the other day and I was happy to see they were wanted by many. My experience with eBay these last couple of weeks has been very motivating. I know I will be selling loads of items on there going forward. At the moment, I am only seeing brand new items. I used to sell pre loved items but I discovered the money I got off the items was not worth the hassle. So going forward it is brand new items only or luxury pre loved items.

Selling on eBay UK can be a full time online business for you if you have an eye for products that will be in high demand and if you understand how the online market works. Here are some tips if you may find useful if you want to sell on eBay –

 

Do your research

Like every other business, a good research is required before you venture into selling on eBay. The first thing to do before starting a home business selling on Ebay is to research products you plan on selling and who is selling it already. This will give you information on pricing and how popular the products you are interested in selling are. A good research will also open your eyes to how to SEO the description and title of the items you plan on selling.

 

Sampling

Once your research is done, the next step is to test the waters in the form of sampling. This is very important so you have an idea of how sales may go before you invest a lot of money in products.

 

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Take great photos

Make sure you take great quality photos that showcase the items from all angles. You have the opportunity to upload up to 12 free pictures so make the most of the allowance. I won’t buy a product if I can’t see it from all angles and if the photos are not bright and clear.

 

Get your pricing right

It is important you get your pricing right.  You don’t want it too high or too low, you want it just right for the product and your time/effort. Also, remember to take into account the eBay and Paypal fees that would be taken off. Many new sellers forget this bit and are shocked to find they are a bit short after selling.

 

Buy it now

I like the buy it now feature, which is why I sell on my items like that. The auction style doesn’t work for me. I have had issues in the past with cheeky buyers so I stopped selling auction style. Plus I don’t like the uncertainty of not knowing what price a product is sold.

 

Do you sell on eBay UK? How are you finding it? Do you have any tried and tested tips to share?

 

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