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I stopped selling on Ebay US a while back because I could see the tides turning. There are way too many sellers right now and this holds true for all areas of Ebay, not just t shirts. In time the new sellers will leave and there will be great oppertunity again and the cycle will repeat. Right now though it is TOTALLY a buyers market. In fact, there is a website out which lists all the ebay auctions that are about to close with no bids and people can swoop in get items, sometimes for a penny. This is possible becasue with all the sellers your item could be buried on page 10-12 of the search results for all 7 days and only spend it's final 5 minutes on the first page.

I know some people think they are making money, but if they did a detailed anaylsis of the fees (ebay and paypal), costs, etc I think most would find out they are just trading money back and forth.

Just my two cents on ebay......But it will come back, just not sure when.
 

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Maybe I did not explain myself clearly. I totally agree that internet commerce is here to stay and is growing. I also am not saying that ebay is dead and about to go away. What I am saying is that the trend line for ebay is pointing in the wrong direction for sellers. You can still make money at it but do you want to put your energy where things are going downward?

By the way, no hard feelings towards ebay. For two years I made a ton of money on ebay so I thank them for getting me started. But the explosion in sellers is making it much more diffucult.

P.S. You sell anti-Bush shirts so I will secretly pull for you to succeed :)

Jim
 
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