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    Purchase and sell watches on ebay?

    I wanted to know how many people "buy" watches or "sell" watches on ebay.

    I bought a couple of watches from ebay and I have been satisfied with my purchases.

    The new ebay rules and rising fees frighten me. When you sell a watch you have to ship it and paypal holds your funds...

    Are there any current or retired watch sellers or buyers here? If so what are your experiences with the big "E" right now?

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    Re: Purchase and sell watches on ebay?

    Got to admit I am very hesitant about the bay. I only ever buy something of a value no greater than what I am willing to lose.
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    Re: Purchase and sell watches on ebay?

    Quote Originally Posted by Jamie View Post
    Got to admit I am very hesitant about the bay. I only ever buy something of a value no greater than what I am willing to lose.
    I have gotten some good deals on electronics there like laptops and things.

    But as far as watches. I heard they have alot of replicas floating around.

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    Re: Purchase and sell watches on ebay?

    So far paypal has not held any funds for the items I have sold, being a memeber for over 10 years may have something to do with it. A friend of mine does have his funds held but he has less than 75 feedback, I have over 400.


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    I've done very well on eBay. Most of my collection comes from them. The rest have come from watch forums. So far I'm only disappointed with one purchase but it is what the seller represented it to be.

    A bit of judgment is called for. Buy from a highly rated seller with a lot of history and know what you're buying. It will work.
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    Quote Originally Posted by tbalaban View Post
    I've done very well on eBay. Most of my collection comes from them. The rest have come from watch forums. So far I'm only disappointed with one purchase but it is what the seller represented it to be.

    A bit of judgment is called for. Buy from a highly rated seller with a lot of history and know what you're buying. It will work.
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    Re: Purchase and sell watches on ebay?

    A high rating means almost nothing nowadays. People who get ripped off are often offered "deals" to lose their negative feedback.

    Post the watch pics on here, don't buy from someone selling with manufacture photos.

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    Re: Purchase and sell watches on ebay?

    I used to use Ebay quite a bit, but the fees have really gotten outrageous. If the fees were used to improve the site, and screen out the frauds, that would be one thing, but that doesn't seem to be the case.

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    Re: Purchase and sell watches on ebay?

    Quote Originally Posted by tom10167 View Post
    A high rating means almost nothing nowadays. People who get ripped off are often offered "deals" to lose their negative feedback.

    Post the watch pics on here, don't buy from someone selling with manufacture photos.
    It all depends on your paranoia level I suppose.
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    Re: Purchase and sell watches on ebay?

    Positive on both sides of the fence for me so far. Funds have not been held, but may have to do with feedback score as a seller.
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