Some sellers have been selling items for more than $1,000 online, with a lot of them charging an “exclusive discount” of up to 50% on those items.
But some sellers are charging the full price of the item and then reselling them for more, as you can see from this screenshot from eBay’s Marketplace.
This is where eBay’s reselling rules start to break down.
According to eBay’s own guidelines, items that are listed at $1 or more are generally classified as “tradeable” under eBay’s rules.
That means sellers can sell the item for as little as $2.99 on eBay.
But sellers can charge a “trade” price of up for items that cost $1.99 or more, and that’s where the “exclusive” discount starts to come into play.
If a seller wants to sell a $1 e-cigarette for $2, that seller must first put up an auction on eBay with a listing that includes the e-cig for sale.
The seller then has to put up a bid for the item that is lower than the asking price, but still over $2 on eBay (the auction is still subject to the eBay “exclusive coupon” that we’ve discussed in the past).
If the auction gets over the asking amount, the seller can then resell the item at the higher price.
Now the buyer has a deal.
At this point, eBay’s eBay Marketplace rules state that a seller can charge as little or as much as they want for an item on the site.
So if a seller wanted to sell an item for $1 and then charged a $2 discount on it, that would result in a seller selling the item, but only for $5.
The seller would not be selling the ejuice at the original retail price, as the discount was added to the seller’s price.
This would mean the seller was charging $1 more for the same item, and the buyer was paying $5 more for it.
In practice, that’s not a good deal for most buyers.
The best way to keep your money in the bank for when your items go up for sale is to make sure you aren’t selling an item you are unsure of the value of or are selling an unwanted item.