Join Date: Aug 2005
Location: Ellicott City, MD
Does anyone have a paypal account for selling stuff? I have a paypal account strictly for buying things. Maybe I am just warry, but I don't like the idea of paypal being linked directly to my bank account. Any way arround this? They have something about then holding the funds and requesting them by check (though there is a $1.50 charge for this) and it seems like you can use the funds in your paypal account to pay for things using paypal.
Next question is, somewhere I saw something about a free account and a business account. Very little information other then with a free account you can't use Ebay to sell things. So is the business account free also (it seems like it)?
Anyway, I am curious because I would like to get into selling some things on ebay. Mostly film camera stuff. I've noticed lately looking through the craiglist adds that sometimes there is camera equipment being sold at a significant discount compared to what it would go for on Ebay. My thoughts are, especially for things like cameras, if I can purchase it cheap on Craigslist (so long as it is in working order), go over it and clean it up, replace the light seals, mirror bumpers, etc I could make probably 25-400% more then what I bought it for.
Now its not like I can buy dozens of cameras a month and resell them, but heck even a camera month making $20-125 on each one isn't exactly a bad passtime to have. Especially if I can turn around and funnel the money into my camera hobby.