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« on: January 12, 2008 02:18:20 PM »

I apologise now if this topic has been brought up before, but I wanted to know what people think about this. I've been keen to sell my jewellery on ebay for a while now, but I buy the majority of my materials on there. Personally I wouldnt want to buy something from someone if I could see how much it cost them to make it! Opinions?
« Reply #1 on: January 12, 2008 07:22:54 PM »

I understand what you mean (which is why I have 2 Etsy shops - 1 for jewelry and 1 for supplies) BUT... chances are people looking to buy jewelry are NOT looking to buy supplies. So I'd only be worried about nosy folk who look into your past purchases and see your supplies (if prices are listed that is).

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« Reply #2 on: January 13, 2008 10:03:26 AM »

Also, chances are that if the buyer knows how much the beads and wire are, they also know the time and/or skill it takes to make something. Either way, I don't see a problem.

« Reply #3 on: January 13, 2008 11:49:49 AM »

Thanks Smiley I guess it's just me being paranoid! (And trying to put off taking all those pictures heh)
« Reply #4 on: January 13, 2008 02:15:49 PM »

It shouldn't be a problem. As a regular buyer on Ebay, I have no idea how to look up what a user has bought and I doubt the average consumer would either.

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« Reply #5 on: January 13, 2008 03:17:18 PM »

To search for buying history on eBay: sign in, click advanced search, click search by user (seller, buyer), enter seller's userID. It's so wicked simple. You'll get an eye-opener if your seller isn't careful about separating their buying and selling.

Back when I was on eBay I had a separate buyer and seller account - I could buy on one and sell on the other. That way the nosies couldn't track the buying.
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« Reply #6 on: January 14, 2008 11:43:52 AM »

If the answer was having another account so I could buy and sell on different accounts I would, only ebay allows 1 account per household, so I don't know how to go about this one,...
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« Reply #7 on: January 14, 2008 12:00:53 PM »

eBay only allows one account per credit card. Get yourself a prepaid credit card, another e-mail address, and voila - a separate eBay account, totally by their policy. (this is "eBay legal")
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« Reply #8 on: January 14, 2008 12:04:54 PM »

i always look at past transactions, to make sure the person will hold up their end of the bargain (BAD experiences with BAD sellers) so i look at feedback...

BUT i also recognize workmanship, so as long as you arent charging 50 dollars for a necklace that cost you 5 to make, i wouldnt care....

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