What I REALLY use my Samsung Galaxy Tab for …

I bought my Samsung Galaxy Tab 7″ P1000 to help run my Ebay shop, in July 2011, to add to our computer family.

The Tab is capable of many things.
However it is clumsy and unreliable for specific jobs.
What may take 5 minutes on a computer might take 45 minutes on the Tab, including the clumsy operations, the crashes and the reboots.
So its use is in fact rather limited, where it might be possible to do some things on it actually I would rather wait and use my computer!

So almost a year after I bought it I thought it would be useful to say what I ACTUALLY use it for.
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When and Why NOT to use Ebay’s Unpaid Item Assistant

… and how it completely messed up a transaction with a genuine buyer, embarrassed me, and lost me a final value fee on an item that was never paid for.

This Ebay tool is designed for sellers, to save you time monitoring unpaid items, to open and close unpaid item cases for you, and to claim back final value fees automatically.
But I recently had it work for me and completely mess up a transaction. I will never use it again!!!

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Shipping Overseas – a Seller’s Guide

My Recent Sales

My Recent Sales

The good and bad and ins and outs of shipping overseas with Ebay.
This guide covers shipping using standard postal services in the UK, but may also help if using other services, or if you ship from other countries.
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Buy Local – Guernsey and Jersey

With the recent LVCR ruling discriminating against small Channel Islands sellers, would now not be a great time to start buying and selling locally within the islands?
There are some local selling websites that anyone can advertise on, though I won’t list them here.

Did you know, you can buy from Guernsey and Jersey sellers on Ebay too?
It just takes a little searching …
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Selling from the Channel Islands (Guernsey, Jersey) to the UK

What a subject, never so controversial as now (March 2012).
I am a seller in Guernsey. I am local to Guernsey and make a part-time income from Ebay.
Trying to sell from Guernsey into the UK (on Ebay UK, which is our local Ebay) is a minefield.
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Ecommerce outside Ebay – Free Tools Tried and Tested – Part 1

Ebay was my first port of call when I decided to start selling online – I had already been a convinced Ebay buyer for several years.  I have really enjoyed selling on Ebay for over two years now, and have done reasonably well from it.

Meanwhile I have been on the lookout for other solutions for selling online.
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Ideas and Tips for handling Rude Buyers

Please note these tips stem from my experiences with a FEW of my buyers, a tiny percentage, they do not apply to the huge majority of my customers, who are polite and courteous and friendly.
This article is written for sellers principally but may also make good reading for buyers.
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Researching an item on Ebay – Examining Feedback

This article relates to buying from a seller who sells multiple quantities of the same item. You can look for the seller’s feedback specific to the item.

You can determine if the seller has sold an item before in several ways:
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Unpaid Item Strikes – Avoid Bad Buyers!

I have been actively selling on Ebay for about 18 months. During that time I am delighted to say that I have had a very high percentage of very pleasant buyers and this guide does NOT apply to them!

However there are a handful of buyers who make even a conscientious, dedicated seller’s life miserable.
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Free Photo Hosting with Picasa, Improve Your Listings!

A step-by-step guide to adding more photos to your listings, for free!  My favourite software for FREE image resizing, watermarking, and photo hosting.


I have been selling on Ebay for over a year, and have built up to being a Top-Rated seller and a Silver Powerseller, and in late 2010  I opened up my shop, “For The Voyage”.

Along the way I have been learning how to improve my listings, products, purchases, and sales, and I feel ready to pass on some of the information I have learned that may help other Ebayers to get up and running a little faster.
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