My Urban Auctioneer

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A reader mentioned that they owed her 6 bucks. Wonder if they owe other people money as well? Their website is still up, and they have a few live auctions on eBay. No word on whether they’re moving or permanently closed.

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Online storefront.

Description – “Hosting a yard sale can take an entire day out of your life. And you may not get even half the amount you’d earn on eBay. But the sale of just one item on eBay can take even more time, from photographing and listing the item to dealing with bidder questions throughout the process all the way to shipping it to the buyer.
Now there’s a much easier way to sell on ebay! Just drop off your stuff at our store and gain instant access to the 105 million registered eBay users. Plus, our staff of experienced eBay sellers will sell your stuff at the right price, whether you’re an individual seller, a small business, or a nonprofit organization. Just drop off your items and wait for the check. We’ll take care of the rest. ”
Website – www.myurbanauctioneer.com
Address –
1320 Bloomfield Street, Hoboken, NJ 07030
Telephone – (201) 610-1192

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15 Responses

  1. homeworld says:

    Why would you need a store to put something on ebay for you?

  2. whewwhewwhew says:

    I hear this is going to be a CraigsList store now.

  3. bokenden says:

    This is what happens when you take a joke from the movie “40 Year Old Virgin” too seriously.

    😀

  4. Tama Murden says:

    Re: 1. homeworld, Some of us don’t have the time/inclination for handling all the eBay details. You may know, there are sophisticated strategies around eBay auctions. Especially depending upon what you’re selling.

    As an antiques dealer, trying to ply my wares effectively, I’ve had eBay brokers for years, b/c I don’t want to deal w/all the details. I just want the goods sold & $$ in my pocket. So, I’ve been glad to let someone else handle the mundane aspects & give them a cut.

    But obviously, eBay has been much more of a buyer’s market for quite some time, so the seller’s agent has less profit.

    I hear, through the grapevine, that Urban Auctioneers has moved its operation to its warehouse. So if you know where that is, you might know how to reach them, for anyone w/outstanding items to be picked up or any outstanding $$ owed.

  5. homeworld says:

    Exactly, Tama, why would you need a store for that? The broker or whoever could run the business out of your house.

  6. Tama Murden says:

    Re 5. homeworld, So very right! So if you’re an eBay shark, do you want my business? Or do you know anyone else?? I’m very game to give a good cut! And would rather give my business to a local. It’s been an otherwise murky business world here….

  7. Litterboken says:

    [quote comment=”29543″]Re 5. homeworld, So very right! So if you’re an eBay shark, do you want my business? Or do you know anyone else?? I’m very game to give a good cut! And would rather give my business to a local. It’s been an otherwise murky business world here….[/quote]

    Vintage Views. I used them before. Local and extremely professional. If you are truly serious about using a local ebay “shark” you would discovered this qualified trading assistant already.

    The problem with those ebay stores is, who can afford the rent on the commissions they get for selling all our old grungy toaster ovens and wedding dresses? It is a future-kill business. “Virtual” stores are the way to go.

  8. JAHoboken says:

    Yeh, they owe me money alright. Or my stuff. They took two hand painted end tables/night stands from me and were supposed to sell them at $200 a piece. Don’t know what they sold them for and don’t really care but I never saw a dime. Very nice people, but I called a couple of times and was told that Jason?, would call me back. Never heard from them again. Called and left a message and no return call. Granted, it was like, a year, after I gave them the stands but the person I spoke to on the phone new exactly which pieces I was talking about and even described them and said I would get a call. Never did. If you know where they went let me know. Or if they are reading this, you know who I am, so call me.

  9. josephcampbell says:

    Tama Murden, do you own the antique store on 6th St.? If so, please post your info./411: I’m in the market for a used bedroom furniture set . . .

  10. Tama Murden says:

    8. Josephcampbell: Alas, not me. Do you mean the one close to Adams, n. side of street? That’s Sharon Florio’s. There s/b a # to call, posted @ the store. She used to live in Hudson Co., but I believe has moved south. She’s back & forth, still, is my understanding. I’d try there, first, as she’s always been great & resourceful & does alot of estate sales, so often has good, reasonably-priced inventory. If nothing emerges, if you post here again, I’ll try to help you, off the thread, if that’s possible. There are some great places in the area, if you have a car or access to same.

  11. westy says:

    This could be blow to the Campos Campaign where run off votes will auctioned on Ebay.

    Starting bid is $60.00.

  12. kooky kat says:

    [quote comment=”29577″]8. Josephcampbell: Alas, not me. Do you mean the one close to Adams, n. side of street? That’s Sharon Florio’s. There s/b a # to call, posted @ the store. She used to live in Hudson Co., but I believe has moved south. She’s back & forth, still, is my understanding. I’d try there, first, as she’s always been great & resourceful & does alot of estate sales, so often has good, reasonably-priced inventory. If nothing emerges, if you post here again, I’ll try to help you, off the thread, if that’s possible. There are some great places in the area, if you have a car or access to same.[/quote]

    Her store is empty now.

  13. josephcampbell says:

    Yeah, I have a car. Where are these great antique places nearby? Thanks!

  14. JeniGump says:

    Wow… I just noticed that in the second pic, we are a little closer to knowing who’s behind 411. You can see his profile!

  15. Rob says:

    This company is a joke. They moved without notifying their customers and in addition owe numerous customers money. I have placed quite a few phone calls and e-mails in to them with little to no response. I would suggest refraining from using them in the future.

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