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Applebigpie's Story

Part-time seller Cynthia Khoo (eBay ID: applebigpie) has a store on eBay selling a wide range of items like computer and iPod accessories, software, antiques, Nintendo games and more. She shares about her experiences and the satisfaction it gives her trading on eBay.

"It's a reward that no monetary terms can fulfill."


Q. How did you get started selling on eBay?
A. I started with just buying things on eBay and selling some unwanted stuff around the house. It was my uncle and boyfriend who advised and helped me to get more products to sell.

Q. Are you a full time / part time seller on eBay?
A. I'm a part-time seller. I have a full time job.

Q. How did you come up with your eBay ID? Does it hold any sentimental meaning?
A. We (my boyfriend and I) had a few names in mind and could not decide initially until one day, while we were having our lunch, my boyfriend suddenly thought of the name 'bigapplepie'. Unfortunately it was taken up and we decided on 'applebigpie'.

Yes, it brings up one of the wonderful memories that we had together and our love for apple pie.

Q. Any interesting trading experience to share with us?
A. We had many wonderful customers who were very patient with us.There was a customer who bought a Skype phone from us. She was so excited about it. About a week later, her sister contacted us, asking us for the same item.

Its customers like this who gave us a sense of satisfaction as our motto was 'Customer Satisfaction is our Business'. It's a reward that no monetary terms can fulfil.

Q. How has selling on eBay changed your life?

A. It gives me a goal in my life and the motivation to achieve greater heights. It also brings me and my boyfriend closer together.

Q. What tips would you give to Singaporeans out there who are thinking of starting an online business on eBay?

A. Work hard and be patient. Its always the hardest at the beginning. Don't worry about failing as we fail many times before getting this far. Always give yourself some goals to attain. Its more fulfilling and satisfactory this way.