Originally Posted by Tristan.sf
I'm just curious, what does everyone think on the matter of 7-day auctions (Sunday-Sunday) vs. 10-day auctions (Thursday-Sunday)?
Also, what would be a good way to ship trousers or jeans internationally? Priority International doesn't offer any tracking or insurance--at least from what I can tell--and Express International is rather expensive.
I know there's at least one guy on SF who does mostly shorter (3- and 5-day) auctions...so there must be some benefit to it - perhaps if you have a loyal customer base, but I've tried the 10-day a few times and never saw much extra action from it. It always comes down to getting your item in front of the people who are interested in it, however you choose to promote it (pinterest, tumblr, listed on SF's "what I'm selling on eBay", etc).
Pantalones: If you need tracking, as discussed earlier there are two options - express, and registered first class international. Registered is a little less expensive, but can take 2 or 3 times longer vs. express, since the package has to be literally locked up and signed over when changing hands. If I offered international sales, I'd only ship it via express at full price - for US shipping I am sometimes OK eating a buck or two (in addition to the cut that eBay and Paypal take), but I personally can't lose money on shipping everything I sell.