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I would love to switch to natural light. I'm moving next week and I'll have a really great room for natural light photos, but working a 9-5 doesn't leave a lot of time for photo-taking during daylight hours. Might have to figure out a specific set of weekend hours dedicated to photo time. 

As far as the upcoming months are concerned, I would think that if utilizing natural light, that the post 5+ Sunlight is the perfect amount of bright to showcase the product and details but enough darker contrast there to not wash out. You gotta be careful if planning to just use natural light in general across the board, because some parts of the day, shooting product shots is just doing yourself a discerivce because all your taking pictures of is essentially over exposed clothing. I actually used to prey on sellers who solely utilized natural light as their source for their product shots because it always results in blazers that if put in proper lighting, would look and appear as they are meant, with really attractive or loud or whatever, high contrast patterns and colors or whatever, however the Sunlight completely washes it away leaving you with a dulled version of the original garment. I used to be able to snipe patterend Kitons for around 150 from sellers like this.....so just heed caution when using this strategy, natural light does mean the truest most accurate light source possible, yet it needs a contrast that is able to dilute or preferably entirely block, the direct light, or any deflected light. Natural light must be only utilized if indirect, otherwise your items are going for pennies on the dollar.

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Quick question about summer clothing. Is now the right time to start listing or do you guys pick a specific date to start?
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Quick question about summer clothing. Is now the right time to start listing or do you guys pick a specific date to start?

The answer to your question is highly contigent on the quantity and quality of the seasonal attire you are offering. If it is extremely high end, then yes, you list now, not only will this stuff have a market year round, but people will believe they have an opportunity to purchase a highly sought after good far before others are thinking about it/in the market/competition develops and market availibility diminishes.

 

If your good however is something that can be acquired by an individual at any point during that very same season. If it is generic, or purely a wardrobe filler but nothing you would call a highlight or a stand out piece etc..Than it honestly makes no difference when you choose to list these for the demand will always remain as simply impulse purchases born from pure need and not desire. These types of goods are purchased because the individual absolutely has to have it in their wardrobe or they will be unprepared for the seasonal weather or activities etc.. These goods may sit for weeks or be purchased within hours of listing. Its usually hard to create any market gap/separation with them and try to organically create an inflated appearance of value that will separate it from the other 30-40 same exact models or pairs of whatever that are also available. With these goods all you need to do is be sure you get them up before the season truly begins because the rest of the year there is zero market or desire. The lower end the item, the more strategic you must be with pricing and timing. The higher the quality, the more the item sells itself and allows for a listing that needs to be purposely fucked up to fail.

 

In other words if your sitting on a cache of Vilebrequin trunks that are NWT's you need to get those fuckers up right now. If you just bought a Freighter crate full of liquidation price speedos and floaties...well you probably regret this decision, and should begin now purely due to quantity and market saturation. If the case is the former though, I need a new pair, swim trunk length inseam, size large, not too loud design. Appreciate it.

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Appreciate the advice Jompso. Now to figure out how I get everything photographed and listed with a full time job and baby! smile.gif
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Appreciate the advice Jompso. Now to figure out how I get everything photographed and listed with a full time job and baby! smile.gif

Absolutely. Just always have the general approach when dealing with any premium level item, that there is always a market for high end goods. The people with that can afford the stuff often make impulse buys, which may result in linen suits purchased mid-February or Loro Piana Cashmere Storm systme jackets purchased at the very end of July. When you have goods of this caliber and are strictly managing and listing purely your inventory, by far the simplest and best strategy is to get this stuff up as quickly as possible for as much as you can justifiably charge, yet not too high, then it will turn away people making offers, believing you have an unreasonable idea of the items true resale value. Pricing should be competitive but create separation and generate rational. The more the exposure the higher the chances it sells for top dollar. Always make this goods top priorities, cuz these things are what keep the lights on at the end of the day. After that, prioritize or strategize your inventory and listing methods in however way you deem most appropriate. Strictly one category, and combinations of everything or whatever. Be sure to keep inventory levels in key categories consistent though so buyers develop a sense of dependibility. so pay attention to this. Otherwise whatever retail strategy you deem most likely to optimize that monthly gross. My personal go to is a 50 item group consisting of about 20 ties and the rest blazers and suits. Consistently providing a variety of goods, a sense of dependibility, and maintain inventory levels.

 

 

And you do it very simply.

 

 

You go to work. You come home, you look your wife dead in the eyes and just state

 

Then walk away and you then go about your business, no questions will follow. And then when your done opt to put your baby to bed. Use this opportunity to first tell him this

And proceed to justify your actions of ignoring him all day, by utilizing this opportunity to make story time an early lesson on the importance of separating business and personal feelings and emotions and to never let one effect the other. The earlier these lessons are introduced and ingrained into them, the earlier you get to retire.

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Cross post from Bragging Thread: 

 

i don't know if I should post this here or the ebay thread or the Shoe Care thread.  

 

I thrifted a pair of Tod's and the previous owner had a pair of cheap insoles inside on top of the regular insole.  After years of wear, the insole is stuck to the inside of the sole.   Anyone know how to remove it?  I tried to just peel it up, but the top layer of the insole peeled off and left the rest stuck in the shoe.  Any ideas? 

 

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Cross post from Bragging Thread: 

 

i don't know if I should post this here or the ebay thread or the Shoe Care thread.  

 

I thrifted a pair of Tod's and the previous owner had a pair of cheap insoles inside on top of the regular insole.  After years of wear, the insole is stuck to the inside of the sole.   Anyone know how to remove it?  I tried to just peel it up, but the top layer of the insole peeled off and left the rest stuck in the shoe.  Any ideas? 

 

Try a hair dryer.

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The short answer to selling seasonal items on eBay is that if you have to choose, its best to list them just before the season starts in North America.  If you don't have to choose which items to list, just list everything when you can.  eBay's customer base is global, so if its a valuable item, it will sell regardless of what month it is.

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Are there any Canadians in this thread? If so, can you pm me; I have some questions about shipping outside North America.

Thanks
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Appreciate the advice Jompso. Now to figure out how I get everything photographed and listed with a full time job and baby! smile.gif
Full time job, two kids, pregnant wife here. You get that shit listed late at night or on your days off. Only way to do it, but not as difficult as it seems
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Full time job, two kids, pregnant wife here. You get that shit listed late at night or on your days off. Only way to do it, but not as difficult as it seems

Haha I already play that game. "Oh you're off to bed? Night then..." *mad dash to the bag o' stuff*. But my purchases are coming faster than my listings at the moment. Gotta sort it out. Ahh well, it will always be my hobby on the side and I shouldn't stress about it. Other things are more important.
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Haha I already play that game. "Oh you're off to bed? Night then..." *mad dash to the bag o' stuff*. But my purchases are coming faster than my listings at the moment. Gotta sort it out. Ahh well, it will always be my hobby on the side and I shouldn't stress about it. Other things are more important.

I'm always happy to take some consignments off your hands... wink.gif

Edit... Also, I'm taking notes for future reference.
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Some guys getting a hell of a deal... I forgot to change my templates shipping price on a beautiful EZ jacket. Template defaults to $49.99, the jacket was supposed to be $199.99. Needless to say, all of my templates now have default prices of $999.99


Funniest thing, the guy is returning it because it doesn't fit him as he likes. I get to try again at the good price!

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Funniest thing, the guy is returning it because it doesn't fit him as he likes. I get to try again at the good price!

 

 

Restocking fee? :D

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That odd feeling when you are looking at your listings and realize that some of your ties are getting 5x the normal amount of views... Thank you, PTO Roundup dudes! I was pleasantly shocked to see that 3 out of 5 ties featured came from my humble listings.

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