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Old November 15, 2009, 03:53 PM
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Sorry if it may be in the wrong section, kinda new to this. Wondering what the usual deal is with selling off items. As in, should I go for shipping to other cities or stick to local deals only (like craigslist), etc.
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Old November 15, 2009, 03:55 PM
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You need a picture of ur wares to sell w/ ur user name.

2nd: You can sell across the country or locally. Whatever u like.
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Old November 15, 2009, 03:57 PM
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Ok gotcha, so I should just take a pic with my camera and have my name on a piece of paper beside the product? Do people here usually pay for shipping or does the seller take care of it?
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Entirely your choice. Typically, shipping is extra, although you can certainly offer it inclusively with an item, as shipping tends to be fairly predictable within Canada, especially on smaller items. You should be prepared to offer a prospective buyer a shipping quote, which can be had off of Canada Post's website without too much trouble.

Read through the terms at the top of the BST section - they address quite a few situations that often come up over the course of online sales. Read through some threads, especially those by people who have a lot of positive sales ratings. If you do something against the rules, someone will point it out, and it's not unexpected that someone inexperienced will accidentally mess up somehow.

Above all, it usually boils down to a matter of respect. Respect the buyer, respect the seller, honour your promises, and don't make claims you can't fulfill.
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Old November 15, 2009, 04:16 PM
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Thanks to both of you, I will read and then maybe purchase and sell an item or two.
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Also helpful to put your location.
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It ultimately comes down to your own level of comfort WRT local/not local. Personally, I do the great majority of my sales locally on Kijiji. I'll only deal with non-local if there's some form of long term history with the buyer/seller (not always a guarantee though).

Don't forget that you need a minimum of 25 posts (think that's the current level) to post something FS, and post spammers (posting garbage to meet the 25 post requirement) will have their posts deleted.

Best bet for a new seller to build a decent rep around here would be to get a few local deals under your belt.... That way the buyer feels more comfortable with the deal, and you get a chance to get some positive iTrader ratings.
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Thanks yeah, I was reading the rules and some seller threads and saw the ratings. I'm going to stick to local first because of it.
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I've sold lots of stuff on my local Kijiji also...just find they are very cheap (IMO) most don't know cost--or lowball badly--just want it cheap..way it seems here in GTA anyways

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It ultimately comes down to your own level of comfort WRT local/not local. Personally, I do the great majority of my sales locally on Kijiji. I'll only deal with non-local if there's some form of long term history with the buyer/seller (not always a guarantee though).

Don't forget that you need a minimum of 25 posts (think that's the current level) to post something FS, and post spammers (posting garbage to meet the 25 post requirement) will have their posts deleted.

Best bet for a new seller to build a decent rep around here would be to get a few local deals under your belt.... That way the buyer feels more comfortable with the deal, and you get a chance to get some positive iTrader ratings.
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