I have mostly dealt with eBay, Offer Up, and Mercari. Here are my thoughts. I have bought a lot off of eBay with a few problem sellers but mostly great ones. I love the variety and the prices are often pretty good. I've never listed sales there because I don't have the app and worry I won't get notified about sales. I've bought quite a bit off of Mercari and the prices are generally a little higher but I shop hard for deals, and bundling is encouraged, while people don't seem to like to bundle on eBay. I have the app so I have listed some items and recently made my first sale. I'm excited, but waiting for payment is a bit annoying... Offer Up has less to offer near me and some people supposedly ship but I can't figure out how to look for items that ship specifically. I bought one item, driving over 40 miles to get it because another person near there was selling something else I wanted but I could never get them to answer after that so I don't even know if they ever sold the item or what... There is another item I want, too, but I fear a similar problem. I have listed things for sale and have gotten weird messages, probably from trolls, and made no sales yet. All of them have a purpose, so I keep them all for now. If they become unnecessary, I will no longer use them.
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My suggestion. Posting a certain number of cars should be free and should be listed in one section (maybe 2 or 3 posted at a time by a user). After that, all car postings get charged and go into a separate car salle section- all of the postings by the same user until all postings by that user are gone. There could even be a stipulation that a seller can only sell 5 or fewer for free in six months. A third section could be made for classic and collectible cars, and maybe a fourth for specialty vehicles. This would be fairer to sellers and make it easier for buyers to find what they need. What do you think?
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