Originally Posted by Steve Smith
You left out my favorite: STUNNING
I agree that it is insincere, even dishonest in the case of RARE. I never have enough space for that bullshit anyway. That is the curse of knowing something about what you are selling.
Guilty, your honor.
Edit: OTOH, (and not trying to
) but if we think it DOESN'T have any effect, why not run some auctions with "CRAPPY," "DUMPY", "OLD" and "WORN OUT." Human psychology may be stupid and irrational, but if it didn't exist, Madison Avenue would have no function. Adding a little panache and sexyness sells, IMHO. Of course, none of that can overcome the fundamentals, like crappy pictures, ugly colors or Dior Monsiuer.
MOAR EDIT: I think I did something dumb, and want some advice. I'm going on vaca next week, leaving Friday night or Saturday the 12th/13th. Not thinking, weeks ago, I schedule auctions to start last Thursday and end Sunday the 14th. Not Spoo/Cap'n volume, but several -- most of which actually have bids now. (And then, of course, there are the fixed price auctions) I'd rather not end any of the auctions. We are driving, and I've resigned myself that I'll be taking with me at least the auction items. Plus all my shipping swag. But other than not being a moron and scheduling auctions to end at the beginning of your vacation, is there a way to relieve yourself of the obligation to ship within 24 hours?Edited by GMMcL - 4/7/13 at 5:54am