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Rainmaker
1,629,861
Inna Ivchenko
Barcode Properties - Encino, CA
Realtor® • GRI • HAFA • PSC Calabasas CA

 

I believe, only handmade items are allowed to be placed for sale on Etsy( like my handmade cards). While on Ebay and Amazon you can sell pretty much everything.

 

Jan 09, 2015 01:11 PM
Rainer
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Eric Valente
Calabasas, CA
Eric

I sell and buy regularly on ebay. I use an iphone app to catch the best deals at the last moment. I'm not sure, Etsy can offer that. 

Jan 10, 2015 02:57 PM
Rainer
279,878
Dipti Thakkar
LAER Realty Partners - Andover, MA
On a team with Praful Thakkar

EBAY.

May 21, 2018 11:47 PM
Rainmaker
1,629,861
Inna Ivchenko
Barcode Properties - Encino, CA
Realtor® • GRI • HAFA • PSC Calabasas CA

Sybil,

they might change the rules, but it was before.

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One of the biggest differences between the two sites is what is allowed for sale. On eBay, as long as it's not illegal, it's generally allowed to be placed up for sale. This includes mass marketed items, handmade items, vintage items, antiques and found objects. Sellers who sell a diverse array of items generally prefer eBay because of the liberal listing rules and the ability to sell just about anything all on the same site.

On Etsy, only handmade items are allowed to be placed for sale. This gives the site a boutique feel and keeps the site's items unique. Sellers who prefer to make their own items prefer Etsy because of its built-in audience of buyers who prefer to buy unique items.'' ( http://www.wahm.com/articles/seller-benefits-of-etsy-vs-ebay.html )

 

Jan 10, 2015 03:40 PM
Rainmaker
7,914,477
Roy Kelley
Retired - Gaithersburg, MD

How to best use these sites would be very good blog topics. We have a lot of stuff that should be sold.

Jan 10, 2015 02:58 AM
Rainmaker
1,525,616
Sybil Campbell
Fernandina Beach, FL
Referral Agent Amelia Island Florida

Inna, I know some people sell hand made items on etsy but think other things can be sold as well.

Jan 09, 2015 10:17 PM
Rainmaker
4,434,177
Gita Bantwal
RE/MAX Centre Realtors - Warwick, PA
REALTOR,ABR,CRS,SRES,GRI - Bucks County & Philadel

I have not used EBAY or ETSY. I have used Craigslist.

Jan 09, 2015 10:01 PM
Rainmaker
5,140,989
Nina Hollander, Broker
Coldwell Banker Realty - Charlotte, NC
Your Greater Charlotte Realtor

I haven't sold on either site, myself. But I know our daughter has used EBAY very extensively over the years.

Jan 09, 2015 10:00 PM
Rainmaker
918,158
Jeff Pearl
RE/MAX Distinctive / LIC in VA - Lovettsville, VA
Full Service Full Time Realtor

Most people I have asked say they like Etsy better. easier to set up and use. They just updated their shopping cart.

Jan 09, 2015 09:23 PM
Rainer
80,193
RVA HomePRO Michael Hottman
RVA HomePRO Realtor with Keller Williams serving Hanover, Henrico, Chesterfiled and Richmond, Virginia - Glen Allen, VA
Helping you achieve goals in life & real estate

eBay - I sell all sorts of things on there, but sometimes I also look to Craig's list, especially if it's difficult to ship.

Jan 09, 2015 03:01 PM
Rainmaker
4,320,142
Praful Thakkar
LAER Realty Partners - Burlington, MA
Metro Boston Homes For Sale

I have used only eBay!

May 20, 2018 11:06 PM
Rainmaker
4,800,132
Gabe Sanders
Real Estate of Florida specializing in Martin County Residential Homes, Condos and Land Sales - Stuart, FL
Stuart Florida Real Estate

I haven't on either.

Oct 21, 2017 07:28 AM
Ambassador
6,465,197
Bob Crane
Woodland Management Service / Woodland Real Estate, KW Diversified - Stevens Point, WI
Forestland Experts! 715-204-9671

Never sold on either one, but have bought a few ebay items.

Oct 09, 2017 10:10 PM
Rainmaker
3,071,860
Tony and Suzanne Marriott, Associate Brokers
Serving the Greater Phoenix and Scottsdale Metropolitan Area - Scottsdale, AZ
Coldwell Banker Realty

Ebay - never sold on Etsy

May 04, 2017 05:00 AM
Rainmaker
1,525,616
Sybil Campbell
Fernandina Beach, FL
Referral Agent Amelia Island Florida

Inna, you are not the first person who answered this question with the fact that ETSY only allows handmade items.  I wasn't aware of that before I asked this question, thanks.

Jan 11, 2015 01:51 AM
Rainmaker
1,525,616
Sybil Campbell
Fernandina Beach, FL
Referral Agent Amelia Island Florida

Eric, thanks for your input and welcome to AR!

Jan 11, 2015 01:50 AM
Rainmaker
1,525,616
Sybil Campbell
Fernandina Beach, FL
Referral Agent Amelia Island Florida

Roy, I know right?  Keep your eye on the answers.

Jan 11, 2015 01:49 AM
Rainmaker
1,525,616
Sybil Campbell
Fernandina Beach, FL
Referral Agent Amelia Island Florida

Gita, I use Craigslist for large items also.

Jan 09, 2015 10:19 PM
Rainmaker
1,525,616
Sybil Campbell
Fernandina Beach, FL
Referral Agent Amelia Island Florida

Nina, EBAY was the only choice for a long time

 

Jan 09, 2015 10:18 PM
Rainmaker
1,525,616
Sybil Campbell
Fernandina Beach, FL
Referral Agent Amelia Island Florida

Jeff that is what I am hearing.

Jan 09, 2015 10:18 PM
Rainmaker
1,525,616
Sybil Campbell
Fernandina Beach, FL
Referral Agent Amelia Island Florida

Michael, that is how I have sold things in the past, but had some issues with EBAY lately.

 

Jan 09, 2015 10:18 PM