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#1 luke's mummu

Posted 17 January 2013 - 08:40 PM

I have a lovely friend who has offered to sell some stuff for my on ebay, as I said I didn't have time to do it at the moment, and she is currently unemployed. The plan is I would drop stuff at her house, she will photograph, list on ebay, take the post office to get a postage quote, and then monitor the ebay queries. Then if it's to be picked up, I will collect it and bring it back to my house for buyers to collect.

The plan is I will give her my paypal and ebay log-in. (I trust her completely, and we are not talking big money, maybe get $20 per item.)

Initially I suggested she get paid 20% of the price paid. But thinking again I'm not sure if that is fair. Maybe 50% is fairer?

Is there anything else I need to consider in this plan? I guess it's up to her to contact Centrelink if it ends up being a substantial amount (unlikely).

Thanks, Lisa

#2 mariafitzherbert

Posted 17 January 2013 - 08:53 PM

I sell for others as part of my business.  If the items are under $100 I charge 50% but I pay the fees (ebay and paypal).  I have specially knowledge in antiques and designer handbags and list in a professional manner which ensures high results.
I think in your situation you should offer your friend more than 20%.
I would make sure that she knows what she is doing as between various scams, paypal ripoffs and the simple fact that you won't get much if her photos and descriptions are not good you could end up damaging your friendship.
I would also check completed items prior to giving her things so that you know what to expect.  For example, I give most of my children's clothes away as it is not worth listing them as there are only a few brands which sell well.

#3 JustinsMumplus1

Posted 17 January 2013 - 09:04 PM

Hi OP... I sell things on eBay and the amount of time it takes to prepare the info, take photos, list the item, monitor and answer questions, get postage quotes, handling buyers details etc. this is a huge amount of work, I would def offer at least 50%. My sis wanted me to sell things for her, I said 50% but then didn't take her up, it really is a lot of work.

#4 *melrose*

Posted 17 January 2013 - 11:42 PM

50% for sure.

#5 JustBeige

Posted 18 January 2013 - 07:21 AM

50% for sure.

One thing I do, - depending on the item -  to make postage easier is use postage satchels or express post satchels.  That way postage is one flat price to anywhere and express post gets tracked - you can add tracking to the parcel post satchels too if needed.

That way she doesnt have to stuff around with going and getting postage quotes.




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