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eBay alternatives

Posted: Sat Oct 24, 2009 3:55 pm
by hermosavtg
Anyone tried any? Is there a better online venue for selling vintage clothing? Or even better a venue that focuses specifically on vintage clothing?

Currently I'm migrating all my miscellaneous vintage bric-a-brac and kitsch items to Etsy, and using ebay only for selling vintage clothes and weekly auctions.

Re: eBay alternatives

Posted: Sat Oct 24, 2009 4:43 pm
eBay may have its drawbacks (can't leave real feedback, dishonest buyers, etc) but for the most part i think that there's no other place where you can find the same audience for vintage. I only sell ~ 15-20 items a year but my selling experiences have been largely pleasant and surprisingly lucrative.

I've listed some stuff on etsy before but it's never done well. I think that it's because the site is more difficult to navigate and the audience is smaller.

Re: eBay alternatives

Posted: Mon Oct 26, 2009 12:30 pm
by Frank
I sell books and movies etc on Amazon. It's kind of a "meh" selling venue- not much excitement or unique stuff. It's easy to list stuff and easy to collect, but really not all that much fun or that much money for that matter.

Re: eBay alternatives

Posted: Mon Oct 26, 2009 12:54 pm
by jimmyj
There aren't any alternatives - eBay has the monopoly locked up. Yahoo tried and failed with their auction site. Google could pull it off - I thought they were working toward it when they started up the Google Checkout years ago.

For a competitor to be successful a mass eBay exodus would have to take place...people could only be swayed if it was a trusted company like Google with search engine power...and making it free for a year would help.