From: Fran on

"Kim Andrews" <bykimbo(a)hotmail.com> wrote in message
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> In article <3ersh599pn270tensh9i30g1hula8dot79(a)4ax.com>,
> davidm_uk_notme(a)hotmail.com says...
>>
>> On Sun, 6 Dec 2009 18:44:17 -0000, "Fran"
>> <autumnacorn(a)vendredi.fr.com> wrote:
>>
>> >
>> >"Gary Baldi" <tim.richards(a)gmx.com> wrote in message
>> >news:6b159085-9316-4eb3-a187-b4d004d41a71(a)p19g2000vbq.googlegroups.com...
>> >On Dec 6, 5:54 pm, "Fran" <autumnac...(a)vendredi.fr.com> wrote:
>> >>
>> >> That's not right: you ought to be able to relist for "free".
>> >>
>> >> You'd get a better price from a scrap buyer for far less hassle.
>> >
>> >Well, you'd think so but the live chat man told me no and when I tried
>> >to relist I did indeed receive the "this item is not eligible for an
>> >insertion fee re-credit" so there you have it.
>> >
>> >And I agree with your comments about the scrap buyer........but what
>> >does that tell you about the number 1 internet auction site?
>> >
>> >=====
>> >
>> >That's daft. I'm sure they used to treat it as a relist. And you don't
>> >even
>> >have a method of escalating, do you.
>> >
>> >Yeah, that's why I stopped selling there.
>> >
>> so where is everybody selling now then?
>
> I list on ebay, ebid and amazon at the moment. None of them are blowing
> my socks off for sales. Tried etsy and bonanzle and they were totally
> dead. There's also delcampe, which I know chums who sell postcards and
> stamps rate, but it seems to be rubbish for everything else.
>
> There just isn't much spare money about.
>

I'm mostly doing B&M auctions and those are still doing well.


From: Niel J Humphreys on
"Fran" <autumnacorn(a)vendredi.fr.com> wrote in message
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>
> "Kim Andrews" <bykimbo(a)hotmail.com> wrote in message
> news:MPG.258981f2e77536579896eb(a)news.individual.net...
>> In article <3ersh599pn270tensh9i30g1hula8dot79(a)4ax.com>,
>> davidm_uk_notme(a)hotmail.com says...
>>> so where is everybody selling now then?
>>
>> I list on ebay, ebid and amazon at the moment. None of them are blowing
>> my socks off for sales. Tried etsy and bonanzle and they were totally
>> dead. There's also delcampe, which I know chums who sell postcards and
>> stamps rate, but it seems to be rubbish for everything else.
>>
>> There just isn't much spare money about.
>>
>
> I'm mostly doing B&M auctions and those are still doing well.


Ebay continues to be going bananas for me and I am struggling to find enough
stock & get it tested/set up fast enough to keep up with demand,
particularly when it comes to laptops. Happy days.



From: Kim Andrews on
In article <hfntfd$1i8h$1(a)energise.enta.net>,
admin(a)sznzozwdzoznzczozmzpzuztzezrzs.co.uk says...
>
> Ebay continues to be going bananas for me and I am struggling to find enough
> stock & get it tested/set up fast enough to keep up with demand,
> particularly when it comes to laptops. Happy days.
>

Glad to hear it. I wonder if it means that new PC sales are down, since
people are trying to save money by buying used? Unfortunately, to save
money on books people just use the library or watch TV!


--
Cheers, Kimbo

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Used and collectible books at sensible prices.
Buy direct at www.booksbykimbo.com
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From: Niel J Humphreys on
"Kim Andrews" <bykimbo(a)hotmail.com> wrote in message
news:MPG.258af1848b357fe49896ec(a)news.individual.net...
> In article <hfntfd$1i8h$1(a)energise.enta.net>,
> admin(a)sznzozwdzoznzczozmzpzuztzezrzs.co.uk says...
>>
>> Ebay continues to be going bananas for me and I am struggling to find
>> enough
>> stock & get it tested/set up fast enough to keep up with demand,
>> particularly when it comes to laptops. Happy days.
>>
>
> Glad to hear it. I wonder if it means that new PC sales are down, since
> people are trying to save money by buying used? Unfortunately, to save
> money on books people just use the library or watch TV!


Hard to say, I do not get involved in normal PCs as there is already enough
people competing against each other cutting their own throats to beat each
other on price so no profit in it - well not enough for me anyway. The only
'mainstream' kit I deal in is laptops, other than that it is mainly servers
and other corporate type kit.

I guess these new e-book reader things will hit your segment too Kim?
Haven't seen one myself but they seem to be much more handy to lug around
than a book, just depends on whether novels and suchlike will be converted
or sold as e-books I guess?
--



From: Dr Zoidberg on
Niel J Humphreys wrote:
> "Kim Andrews" <bykimbo(a)hotmail.com> wrote in message
> news:MPG.258af1848b357fe49896ec(a)news.individual.net...
>> In article <hfntfd$1i8h$1(a)energise.enta.net>,
>> admin(a)sznzozwdzoznzczozmzpzuztzezrzs.co.uk says...
>>> Ebay continues to be going bananas for me and I am struggling to find
>>> enough
>>> stock & get it tested/set up fast enough to keep up with demand,
>>> particularly when it comes to laptops. Happy days.
>>>
>> Glad to hear it. I wonder if it means that new PC sales are down, since
>> people are trying to save money by buying used? Unfortunately, to save
>> money on books people just use the library or watch TV!
>
>
> Hard to say, I do not get involved in normal PCs as there is already enough
> people competing against each other cutting their own throats to beat each
> other on price so no profit in it - well not enough for me anyway. The only
> 'mainstream' kit I deal in is laptops, other than that it is mainly servers
> and other corporate type kit.
>
> I guess these new e-book reader things will hit your segment too Kim?
> Haven't seen one myself but they seem to be much more handy to lug around
> than a book, just depends on whether novels and suchlike will be converted
> or sold as e-books I guess?

I reckon the second generation hardware isn't too far off hitting the
mainstream but the books still have a way to go.

One with a 6" screen is about �170 now - I reckon something with a bit
larger screen , say 8" , for �100 is when they'll really take off.

The problem is the books - I was looking at Amazon and they wanted more
for an electronic copy of the ones I checked than you'd pay for a nice
hardback that was on offer (as they always are).

To my mind they would need to be charging less than a normal paperback
to be worthwhile.

--
Alex

"I laugh in the face of danger, then I hide until it goes away"