1. evorc's Avatar
    I'm trying to sell my iPhone 6 on eBay. Any tips on how to avoid bidders with no or less than 5 feedbacks? Most of he time these people never pay! I've finally set some buyer requirements under my account but don't see any options to get this done. Also what are some tips you guys recommend on getting the most money out of the auction? Thanks!!!
    10-24-2014 12:47 AM
  2. Highrisedrifter's Avatar
    The best thing to do is to be completely up front about this.

    Say something like "Any bids from people with less than <number> feedback will be removed."

    or "I will not sell this internationally so if you do not live in <Country> then please do not bid as your bid will be removed."
    10-24-2014 10:50 AM
  3. diesteldorf's Avatar
    That's good advice, but doesn't always work, unless you can monitor the auction all the time. If the auction closes and they are the winner, your stuck and have to go through the pain of relisting and filing for a credit.
    evorc likes this.
    10-25-2014 06:48 PM
  4. Speedygi's Avatar
    Go to a credible pricing website and check up what are the suitable prices to value... If you are inexperienced don't try to markup the prices too much and simply go for the prices they have put up there. As time goes by you will get the best feel for what prices you can generally get away with on eBay. Also, try not to go for auction options for starters since you aren't very experienced yet, go for simple buy it now sales.

    If you want an easier time go for Craigslist doesn't hurt.
    10-25-2014 06:59 PM
  5. E_Brown's Avatar
    Honestly. You're probably better off using swappa. Less fees.
    10-25-2014 07:22 PM
  6. eyecrispy's Avatar
    I've never had a bidder not pay. The only thing I don't like about eBay is their steep fees.
    10-25-2014 08:51 PM
  7. evorc's Avatar
    Yeah ebay fees sucks!!! I took dome of your advices and so far no fake bidders!
    10-25-2014 08:56 PM
  8. evorc's Avatar
    That's good advice, but doesn't always work, unless you can monitor the auction all the time. If the auction closes and they are the winner, your stuck and have to go through the pain of relisting and filing for a credit.
    Exactly what I had to do the first time I listed it. It was a no feedback buyer from Russia! Of course no payment and had to file no payment case. I have it re-listed now and made it known I will cancel feedback less than 5 and also turned off international shipping. I also have paypal as the only accepted payment.
    10-25-2014 08:59 PM
  9. evorc's Avatar
    Honestly. You're probably better off using swappa. Less fees.
    I've never used swappa but I just checked it out. Have you had success with it? Do they offer any type of protection?
    10-26-2014 01:39 PM
  10. rendawg90's Avatar
    I just sold my iPhone 16 GB 5S Space Gray on AT&T for $340 on eBay. I had the auction start at $250 since that was around what most trade ins were offering. I'm very happy with what it went for.

    I did run into a small issue. The auction ended last Thursday. Received a message from the winner stating that she was having problems getting funds into her bank account and could pay just yet. She finally paid today, 5 days later. Not a big deal for me since she paid, but these things do happen. If the winner eventually didn't pay, I'd have to wait until 10/30 to be able to relist the item.
    10-28-2014 01:44 PM

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