Join Date: Aug 2003
Location: On a Road in Central Bluegrass KY
Bikes: Not enough
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I do really good with Ebay, Describe it truthfully, even the bad stuff, take extra pictures (4 to 6) & have a LBS package it for you (last time they charged me $30, up from $20 last year). Ship it FED EX GROUND (Cheaper). and send the buyer a tracking number. Extra Insurance IMHP (In My Humble Opinion) is useless as they usually don't pay. Be sure NOT to underestimate shipping. Explain in you description that you are new to Ebay and will provide references. Sign up for and use PAYPAL. Note: they charge you a couple percent off the top.
I've sold probably 10 bikes on ebay, only one problem - a bike I packaged myself. It was damaged and I gave the buyer an option of taking the bike back (full refund) or telling me what he thought was a fair refund to have it fixed.
He chose sending it back. I refunded in full, took the bike apart - sold the parts and came out almost as good.
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