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QUOTE (fordy361 @ 19 Oct 2007, 12:49) <{POST_SNAPBACK}>The Charges that Ebay & Paypal charge are to high and postage cost are to much now. Its just not worth selling or buying anything on Ebay now. You are better going to a shop/swap meet or show.

I quite agree! As a tiny retailer by the time ebay & paypal have taken their cut there is precious little profit left in a very competitive market. In addition the current Royal Mail changes in charging structure mean that some items cost more to send out than they cost to purchase!
Swap meets are in very short supply down here near Brighton, most of the local ones having closed down due to the cost of renting premises putting table fees so high traders can't afford them! There actually seems to be less disposable income down here as the cost of living is so high. My ebay sales do seem to reflect this as a lot of my stuff goes 'up north'.
As for shows, the 2 shows that I was due to attend before Christmas have both just been cancelled - Newhaven Clubs Exhibition in Eastbourne due to the 'Elf n Safety' Gestapo (the school has 'no time to carry out a risk assessment' - this is despite it having been a regular event there for years!) and the 'O' Gauge guild exhibition due to fire damage at a community centre in Shoreham.

David Y.
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