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Does anyone here sell on play?

If so what are the number of sales like compared to ebay?

I'm considering signing up to this... ... ayFundsFAQ

For those who don't wanna read it all, basically the way i understand it is, you list an item, the buyer pays as they would buying direct from play, play then deposit the funds in your 'playfunds' account for you to then withdraw.

Seems pretty simple, i just have no idea what the sales would be like, i'm a big fan of auctions and rarely do BIN listings on ebay so it would all be new to me but seems well worth looking into!

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Thu Jan 03, 2008 11:18 pm
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I've not sold on it before myself, but know a few who do, and it receives fair opinion on cost versus exposure.

I've copied this guide from elsewhere - Credit where it's due

Quote: have started a 3rd party seller program open to all.

(this post is subject to a little editing whilst adding the relevant info, please bear with me over the weekend whilst I try and put the info already gathered here)

Items that can be sold through this program include Books, CD's, DVD's and Games.

Registration is as simple as going to
, registering if you have not already a account and then you can list upto 100 items. Though it has been discovered if you list one item, but 100 as quantity you will not be able to add anymore items without subscribing to their Pro scheme.

Listing is fairly simple, and fees aren't bad compared with other sites. Their is no fee to list your stuff, and you will be charged 50p per sold listing, + 10% of the price. The funds go into your play account after clicking the dispatch button, where you are then free to spend it on other goodies at play, or withdraw it. If you choose to withdraw you will be charged 5% of the amount you are with drawing to do so.

Their Pro scheme is £19.99 per month and you can list an unlimited number of items and have access to bulk upload tools, you also are spared the 50p per item sold fee.

It is not stated how fast you must dispatch your order, but it is encouraged to do so swiftly.

Setting prices is quite straightforward, and on the price page you are shown the price play are selling the item for, as well as the lowest price for used and new from other play traders. Unfortunately you cannot click anything from this page to enable you to see details of other sellers or condition of other items, you will have to search directly for this info.

P&P Play combine the P&P charged in with the listed price, so what the item is advertised for is what the buyer pays to receive it. Bit of a downer thisone as far as sellers go as you are effectively being charged fees on the P&P, but it seems quite an advantage to customers.

Customers are given an opportunity to give feedback on transaction, but this seems to be a strictly one way process, and looking at feedback of some sellers who were invited onto play a few months ago, it appears that customers have been buying used items expecting them to be new.

Item descriptions, it is not compulsory to give item description, unless you are listing something below very good condition, though it may be advisable to do this if listing anything not actually new.

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