Amazon vs. Ebay – Who Tops The Bill?
If you’re looking to make extra money, you might be thinking about selling things online. You possibly have closets full of stuff you no longer need, on top of what’s in your attic, garage, and basement. You might even have extra stuff in a storage unit somewhere.
Many people go to the Internet to sell off extra things, and then find they like it so much that they start scouring yard sales, garage sales, flea markets, and estate sales for items they can buy cheap and then sell online. The really successful ones even scour the Internet for lots of items they can piece out one at a time, possibly even picking up freebies on Craigslist.
eBay is often the first choice many people turn to when selling things online, but it might be more worth it to sell on Amazon, as this e-commerce giant has tremendous advantages over the auction giant.
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While both charge commissions for anything sold on the site, Amazon only charges the commissions once per listing. Since the listings are permanent, or at least indefinite, the charge only happens once, and that’s generally when the item is sold. eBay on the other hand charges for an auction to even be listed, and that gets charged even if the item does not get sold.
Another advantage Amazon holds is the ability to turn its stores off. You can do this at any time and all your listings go dark, should you decide to take a few days off or go out of town. Both sites require items shipped within a few days of being sold, which means eBay auctions would have to be carefully planned weeks in advance of a trip to not run afoul of the policy.