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toonsign



Joined: 26 Feb 2007
Posts: 9

Posted: Sun Aug 12, 2007 9:54 pm    Post subject: Ioffer.com - are you familiar wth this?  

Good afternoon,

I have an associate who uses Ioffer.com to sell products on.

I would appreciate any comments concerning this - good, bad, indifferent.

Thank you.

Fred
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Lightingguy



Joined: 05 Mar 2007
Posts: 145

Posted: Sun Aug 12, 2007 10:15 pm    Post subject: Re: Ioffer.com - are you familiar wth this?  

I used it a bit last year...
It was OK but there were TONS of people who would buy things and NEVER pay for them.
And this was when I was still using Paypal.
There are TONS of China Knockoff products on there everywhere.

They also have a VERO style dept. It is called COPS instead of VERO.
I can not remember what it stands for.

iOffer wil also just close you account with NO warning.
You will not get any emails or anything....
You will just not be able to log in because you have NO account.

Their non-paying buyer refunds takes 4 weeks but you do get a refund.

They censor their discussion boards more than eBay does.
There were tons of groups there last year that were X-eBayers talking badly about eBay and Paypal.
Those groups were closed.
There were groups on how to get around the eBay rules.... Those were closed.
There were groups on how to get around the Paypal rules.... Those were closed.

In my personal point of view it was a LOT more trouble than it was worth.

I have NO proof but it was looking as though it was owned and ran by the eBay people who work and
live in the basement so that no one knows that they exist.
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LSNLLC



Joined: 12 Feb 2006
Posts: 50

Posted: Mon Aug 13, 2007 3:05 am    Post subject: Re: Ioffer.com - are you familiar wth this?  

Nothings changed, it's still the same
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nopaypal



Joined: 24 Feb 2006
Posts: 2002

Posted: Mon Aug 13, 2007 8:02 pm    Post subject:  

i dont use it anymore...i'd sell maybe 1 item every few months. altho i never had a NPB.

:D
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Tizzyloucat



Joined: 05 Sep 2006
Posts: 51
Location: Cape Coral FL

Posted: Mon Aug 13, 2007 8:42 pm    Post subject: Re: Ioffer.com - are you familiar wth this?  

I have a few items listed but have made very few sales there since I listed them in 2006. There is no expiration date so I just leave them listed and occasionally something will sell. They do charge a fee when you sell something, but it has been so long since I sold anything I don't remember how much the fee is...

They offer a storefront set up that is pretty nice and you can use html (if you know how -- I am somewhat challenged in that area, but others use it).
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elgato



Joined: 24 Feb 2005
Posts: 12154
Location: Texas

Posted: Mon Aug 13, 2007 9:02 pm    Post subject: Re: Ioffer.com - are you familiar wth this?  

[/b]Here's all of the related topics to that particular online selling venue:

http://www.powersellersunite.com/viewforum.php?f=17

Like most, I tried IO for quite a while and had no success in selling quality merchandise over there. Gave up and moved onto other online venues.[b]
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toonsign



Joined: 26 Feb 2007
Posts: 9

Posted: Mon Aug 13, 2007 10:14 pm    Post subject: Re: Ioffer.com - are you familiar wth this?  

Thank all of you.

It looks like it may be a waste of time to try it.

Do you feel that there are other auction type sites that may be worthwhile listing?

Again, Thank You.

Fred
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knappschiles



Joined: 25 May 2005
Posts: 4071
Location: Wi

Posted: Mon Aug 13, 2007 11:38 pm    Post subject:  

Unless you don't have a clue about what something should sell for, auctions are kind of a dead format. The listing sites like Blujay and eCrater are the sites that have been getting the most success and attention here recently. Give them a try.

I too was at iOffer until they totally changed the site and absolutely trashed it. They used different programming that they obviously weren't fully competant with. Not much has worked right since Thanksgiving weekend 06. There are plenty of threads here to show you how disgusted most of us are with that site.

Carol
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USA license plates



Joined: 28 Aug 2007
Posts: 247

Posted: Fri Sep 21, 2007 1:48 pm    Post subject: Re: Ioffer.com - are you familiar wth this?  

Hi "knappschiles" :wink: Thanks for your help with the Bootlister but being too complicated for me I just do it "old school", one by one with the help of the Power Lister.

Being still on iOffer, it's the best place to be if you've got time to waste due to a SUPER SLOW loading time.
Due to my geographical position I'm not connected during the peak time (in the usa) where pages just don't wanna upload... But sometimes i am and just give up.
As "knappschiles" said: they totally changed the site and absolutely trashed it. They used different programming that they obviously weren't fully competant with. Not much has worked right since Thanksgiving weekend 06.

And they still didn't achieve to trash it!! They changed the homepage (again) and perhaps 2 days later added the clickable Mr Grabber thing. I wonder where they'll stop :roll:

Also the infamous NPB but they seem to be a bit everywhere now so let's share them with the other sites :wink:
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texwolfie



Joined: 28 Jul 2006
Posts: 2

Posted: Sat Nov 03, 2007 6:34 pm    Post subject:  

It's really a shame. This would be a great place if it worked well....but as was said...it's slooooow and they don't seem to know what their doing. I stll hang around there....but sometimes i don't get email to tell me about a question :( But I like the idea....because you can list for someone to make an offer on something and list it elsewhere also without worry about item being sold twice. To bad it dosen't work well :( I'm at plunderhere also and no sales....I'm thinking about trying Bidville....it's next highest on the list....I'm open to comments....Please
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knappschiles



Joined: 25 May 2005
Posts: 4071
Location: Wi

Posted: Sat Nov 03, 2007 10:57 pm    Post subject:  

Wolfie,

Please read some of the threads here in the Bidville area before you decide if you want to use that site.

A few people have had good results with BV, but most of us have not. Their CS is about as bad if not worse than iO's too.

If you are selling "sports cards" BV seems to be a site that works, but not a whole lot else seems to sell there.

Carol
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EZ2Wire



Joined: 31 Oct 2006
Posts: 61
Location: Midlothian, VA

Posted: Fri Feb 15, 2008 6:09 pm    Post subject:  

Figured I would update this.

I am finding some of the back end buggy. It's possibly because I have close to a thousand listings.

But uploads of the website from the front end seem fast enough and the searches pop up fast too.
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quinncy407



Joined: 15 Jan 2010
Posts: 2

Posted: Fri Jan 15, 2010 10:19 pm    Post subject: Re: Ioffer.com - are you familiar wth this?  

I just had to weigh in on this subject. Very sorry if I bore anyone.
I used to sell videos on ioffer.com. You guys are right about the non-payers. It was ridiculous. You have to wait about 3 weeks to file a NPB and I think you had to do it before 45 days were up and you had to send the deadbeat 2 or 3 invoices, even if you knew they were never going to pay. It took a long time to get a refund of the selling fee.

But my main point is about their C.O.P.S. thing. There is a seller on there named "bluemanshines". He sells Ellery Queen, Snoop Sisters, Johnny Sokko and Ben Casey. And he sells them for unbelievably astronomical high prices. Over $100 for some. He has somehow tricked ioffer into believing he is the copyright owner on all these shows and be a "C.O.P." He regularly scours the internet for anyone selling the same shows he sells. On ioffer, he removes your listing, eliminating the competition.
He does the same thing on ebay and has somehow tricked them into him being a VERO member. He again claims to own the copyrights to the shows, which is ridiculous. His about me page on ebay goes into long, boring detail how he records the shows to DVD-R or VideoCD (a primitive format). Ebay has a policy against DVD-R in the first place and says it right there in plain sight. He has gotten away with this for years while thousands of other similar sellers have been removed. Bluemanshines' seller names on ebay are roadsuccess and rosewranch. He has a website but it's broken. He was selling on ecrater as bluemanshines but appears to have been suspended. His real name is James Rose and lives in Garland, TX, a suburb of Dallas but on ioffer, he calls his store Mike's Place. I contacted one ebay buyer of his and he said that he was requested to send his payment to a General Delivery address! I thought only homeless people did that. His real street address is available by searching a whois of his site rosewranch.com.
This is just one example of a certified bootlegger pulling the wool over the big boys' eyes and getting away with selling cheap, inferior bootlegs day in and day out. Just google any of the usernames I have you here and you'll see complaints about him scattered all over. But to this day, he continues to sell on ebay and ioffer.
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EZ2Wire



Joined: 31 Oct 2006
Posts: 61
Location: Midlothian, VA

Posted: Fri Jan 15, 2010 11:49 pm    Post subject:  

They still sned me a bill for thier overcharges from the bad uploads. NO Sales.. even went and updated my products.. I have given up on any eBay alternative at this point.

That said I have found my own website

www.ez2wire.com
(Hosted by Homestead for $50 a month) and Facebook ads (About $100) have made my sales on ebay almost irrelevant.

I now only sell a few things on ebay to get keep traffic dropped from almost $1200 a month in fees to 10% of that and sales are still strong.

I HIGHLY Recommend Facebook ads.. they pay for themselves.. as opposed to Google ads or other ads I have tried (and I have tried them all at one time or the other)
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DaLizardsLair



Joined: 16 Feb 2009
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Posted: Sat Jan 16, 2010 2:03 am    Post subject: Re: Ioffer.com - are you familiar wth this?  

toonsign wrote (View Post): › docWrite("quote")

I have an associate who uses Ioffer.com to sell products on.

I would appreciate any comments concerning this - good, bad, indifferent.


Does your friend sell counterfeit items, illegal prescription drugs or pornography?

If your answer is no, then why would they waste their time on iOffer?
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