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    Default Do people still buy stuff off eBay?

    I want to clean out a bunch of old horse books and blankets, but I don't really feel like doing a garage sale. Should I bother with eBay? Or wait and hope some one does a used tack sale soon?



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    I bought 4 blankets off ebay this past fall
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    I seem to buy more stuff off of Bits and Barter than Ebay these days. Maybe they just seem to have the stuff I need now.
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    In the last 6 months I have bought the following from ebay: saddle, baby pad, blanket, fabric jump panels, wither relief pad, and that is just what I can remember off the top of my head.



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    I give up before I managed to get through all the cyber-scammer junk sellers. I haven't bought anything in ages.

    I stick with my local craigslist. Bits and Barter is a good place too. Lots of stuff there and it moves quick.
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    I've never heard of Bits and Barter. Is it a message list? Do you pay them a fee to list stuff?

    I have a bunch of stuff to sell including a decent/nice saddle so this thread is of interest to me too.

    OP, I have sold and bought horse stuff on Ebay this year. Standing martingale, books, etc.
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    Bits and Barter is a forum-style and all ads are FREE!

    http://bitsandbarter.proboards.com/index.cgi

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    Well, yes, we do ---- just come visit my tack room! ---- but thanks for the Bits and Barter info!
    EBay fees can add up before you know it when your're selling. . . even if your item(s) don't sell.



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    I've found that eBay sells faster than bits & barter. I've sold a saddle, some SMB Boots and a few other things recently.
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    Ebay and Kijiji for me ... both buying and selling ... have been selling my EcoStraw bedding like crazy through Kijiji and some extra hay as well. And have some old riding clothes that I listed and it looks like they are sold as well

    Am in the midst of bidding on a fabulous incubator on Ebay and crossing my fingers that I get it!

    Have to go check out Bits and Barter now ...



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    I still buy on ebay and always cruise for used blankets but the truth is shipping costs for blankets gets pricey so it limits my spending money



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    FYI, Ebay's fee structure changes the end of the month and if I'm reading it right it is a good idea to sell the big ticket items now.
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    Quote Originally Posted by equineartworks View Post
    I give up before I managed to get through all the cyber-scammer junk sellers. I haven't bought anything in ages.

    I stick with my local craigslist.
    This.



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    What equineartworks said. Ebay used to be great. Now with all the scammers and just regular on-line retailers using it, it's pretty much useless for those of us looking for real bargains.
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    I don't find that the case at all, I love ebay.

    I get great bargains on pricey saddles and high end tack I'd never be able to afford selling for one fifth its price. And I do well selling what I don't need, I nearly always break even if not do a little better. I've never had a scammer problem, and I've only had two problems with sellers, both of which Ebay solved immediately. Even gave me my $$ back including shipping for an item that was not as described and the seller tried to hide behind the old "no returns" game.

    Selling is expensive, but I love buying on ebay.
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    Quote Originally Posted by JFJ View Post
    I want to clean out a bunch of old horse books and blankets, but I don't really feel like doing a garage sale. Should I bother with eBay? Or wait and hope some one does a used tack sale soon?
    I don't know about small stuff but it has really become the number one place for tractors and big equipment

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    I will buy the odd thing on ebay, but it really is becoming annoying sifting through all the junk ads- it might just be me but it seems like there is less quality stuff being sold there lately.
    I won't sell there again after the last sale. I sold a fairly expensive saddle and the paypal payment went through Feb 14
    I have 100% feedback and lots of transactions- nothing that should raise a red flag. But apparently they've changed things because I can't access the funds until March 12, although they were awfully quick to take the seller fees out of that! It's not like I desperately need the cash....but it makes me uncomfortable knowing the saddle is long gone but the money is not really in my account.



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