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    Default Any Sites Exactly Like Ebay?

    Does anyone know of any websites that are exactly like Ebay? I mean exactly like Ebay but just a different company. They do have a really nice business model, but their customer service, fees, and just the way they try to play "god" has ruined it for me. I can't even stand to go on Ebay.com anymore. If anyone has found a similar site where you can buy and sell items online auction style please let me know!

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    I think that it would be a terrible idea for a company to open a site "exactly" like eBay, because of the competition and brand recognition. There area lot of copycat sites, but here is a link I found with an article that features alternative to eBay [url=http://www.salehoo.com/blog/sick-of-ebay-try-these-alternative-places-to-sell]Sick of eBay? Try these alternative places to sell | SaleHoo[/url]

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    The best thing you can do is to just do your best to safeguard against eBay and Paypal's bullshit. They are the top two online sales (other than Amazon). You're going to have a very hard time getting what you need otherwise. You CAN make it nearly impossible for yourself to get screwed, though, turning the joke around on them.

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    I used to use Yahoo Auction to sell my used computer hardware before I even started to use Ebay, but it was back in the late 1990s. Not sure if Yahoo Auction is still around lol. It worked just like Ebay where you pay a fee to put your items up for auction, and buyers who are interested would place a bid.

    Back then I was also using another service of Yahoo to transfer money. (yes, it was just like Paypal). Once again, I am not certain if this service is still around. I was still in the high school at the time, and I remember you could send "request money" to anyone with an email address without them even having an Yahoo account. (I sent a request to my mother ... and she just ignored it lol)

    I switched to Ebay and Paypal only because I found there are more customers on Ebay. It means more people to bid on my items = higher prices.

    You can certainly check it out to see if these Yahoo services are still around. If they are, then there you go alternatives to Ebay and Paypal.

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    My favourite site is Amazon hands down. I have made over 200 purchases on there and only had one issue. Fortunately, the issue was resolved quickly and in my favour. I have also found their customer service to be pretty damn good!

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    If you haven never SOLD on amazon, most people would think amazon is the cat's meow. Similar to ebay, they always side with the buyer, regardless of how ridiculous the case might be. As a buyer, you can do just about anything and say just about anything and it must be true because you said it. As a seller, they don't care about you or what you have to say. We have been selling on amazon for almost 5 years and we've got some doozie horror stories. We give up about $25,000 per year in seller fees and if a customer files a claim for $30 (unjustly), amazon will immediately refund their money and take it from the seller (us). Of course it makes amazon look wonderful, but it comes down to stealing from someone and giving it to the needy. They think you are a genuinely good person. Maybe they wouldn't even take it if they knew it was stolen.

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    Quote Originally Posted by pr0xx1d View Post
    The best thing you can do is to just do your best to safeguard against eBay and Paypal's bullshit. They are the top two online sales (other than Amazon). You're going to have a very hard time getting what you need otherwise. You CAN make it nearly impossible for yourself to get screwed, though, turning the joke around on them.
    I think PayPal is getting tired of Ebay always wanting to collect fees that amount to cheating the customer.I closed my pay off to Ebay.At first I spoke with a Represenative at Pay Pal and she told me if there was an open case against me for Payment to Ebay that I couldn't close it out.Like hell I couldn't.Within minutes of getting off the phone from that horrible Rep.Pay Pal told me I could close any payments off to Ebay.I think Paypal realizes they could lose Business if they try to force you to keep a pay line open.

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    Default Thanks for the list!

    Quote Originally Posted by cpefley View Post
    I think that it would be a terrible idea for a company to open a site "exactly" like eBay, because of the competition and brand recognition. There area lot of copycat sites, but here is a link I found with an article that features alternative to eBay [url=http://www.salehoo.com/blog/sick-of-ebay-try-these-alternative-places-to-sell]Sick of eBay? Try these alternative places to sell | SaleHoo[/url]
    Thanks so much for the list cpefley! I was shopping for clothes and they just didn't have what I wanted. I'm excited to see what else is on the web!

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    Thanks for the great information guys. I'm never going to use Ebay again. I can't even stand looking at the name Ebay anymore. I'm going to start using Amazon for all my online purchases. Hopefully everyone that's not will do the same. Maybe Ebay will get the point and start treating customers the right way instead of dirt like they do now.

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    I hate e-bay they are a piece of crap. No refunds for my loss as a customer. You could try amazon and other sites like amazon, I'm not certain if there are any other scam sites like e-bay, it's full of baloney.

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