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lizard.

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lizard.

110% sure?

 

For my own knowledge so I can learn, how do you know or how can you tell? Thanks! fistbump.gif

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lizard.

110% sure?

 

For my own knowledge so I can learn, how do you know or how can you tell? Thanks! fistbump.gif


Ahh, no problem, I was not stating they were for sure authentic however I doubt that Ferragamo would use fake. Anyway, about the only way to tell for sure, if you are looking at one that has you perplexed, is to see if you can get a side look at the construction. If you are able to pull up a tiny bit of the skin, away from the base material that is usually leather, then you can ascertain if the material is organic by the uneven texture and tones. If it is one layer thick and is in fact somewhat thick then you are looking at stamped leather because exotic skins are actually quite thin.

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Originally Posted by Apollotrader View Post

lizard.

110% sure?

 

For my own knowledge so I can learn, how do you know or how can you tell? Thanks! fistbump.gif


Ahh, no problem, I was not stating they were for sure authentic however I doubt that Ferragamo would use fake. Anyway, about the only way to tell for sure, if you are looking at one that has you perplexed, is to see if you can get a side look at the construction. If you are able to pull up a tiny bit of the skin, away from the base material that is usually leather, then you can ascertain if the material is organic by the uneven texture and tones. If it is one layer thick and is in fact somewhat thick then you are looking at stamped leather because exotic skins are actually quite thin.

Thanks, I know they are authentic Ferragamo, but just didnt know how you knew they were lizard. To me the material looked different then other lizard belts and shoes I have seen. WIll see if I can take a peek. Thanks

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Thanks, I know they are authentic Ferragamo, but just didnt know how you knew they were lizard. To me the material looked different then other lizard belts and shoes I have seen. WIll see if I can take a peek. Thanks

Have you tried that Ferragamo archive site. You might be able to pinpoint the model name and then research the materials that way.

 

http://www.shoearchives.com/Ferragamo%20Pages/salvatoreferragamoarchivePG1.htm

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Nevermind....page 1 of the archive.

 

http://www.shoearchives.com/Ferragamo%20Sites/amico%203.htm

 

Genuine lizard strap.

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Nevermind....page 1 of the archive.

 

http://www.shoearchives.com/Ferragamo%20Sites/amico%203.htm

 

Genuine lizard strap.

icon_gu_b_slayer[1].gif You rock. thanks. Bookmarking that site!! Very useful!

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icon_gu_b_slayer%5B1%5D.gif You rock. thanks. Bookmarking that site!! Very useful!

Not all of them are that complete on the info, we got lucky there. But it does help to be able to browse through until you at least figure out the model name. From there it's just a few google searches away from the other info.

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Have you tried that Ferragamo archive site. You might be able to pinpoint the model name and then research the materials that way.

http://www.shoearchives.com/Ferragamo%20Pages/salvatoreferragamoarchivePG1.htm


Never knew this existed. Cool archive
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So I'm quite new to eBaying and want to make it a profitable hobby. How do you all get more views and sales? What are some tricks for enticing keywords and descriptions? I have a few feedbacks, all positive, but some of my auctions only get a handful of views a day. Does doing certain things increase my search result visibility?
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So I'm quite new to eBaying and want to make it a profitable hobby. How do you all get more views and sales? What are some tricks for enticing keywords and descriptions? I have a few feedbacks, all positive, but some of my auctions only get a handful of views a day. Does doing certain things increase my search result visibility?

What is your ebay username. Would love to take a look and see what pointers we can give.

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No intent on post-jacking put I have the same question for you guys. Do you have anything you use to maximize your exposure? (Besides getting on PTO. Happened to me once and it was my craziest views/watchers ever.) Do you do anything outside of eBay to drive more traffic your pages? I'm going to try free shipping and 10 day THU-SUN auctions tosee how that goes this round. I'm LambrechtClothiers on da Bay, and any comments/criticism to help an SF bro out would be much appreciated. Apologies in advance for the abundance of lower/mid tier stuff. Expect super baller/cool shit other than just ties to appear next week.
Edited by JabbaTheSlut - 7/5/13 at 12:05am
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Jabba and HBK, I'm small potatoes when it comes to selling, but from what I've seen here, the best way to drive traffic and bids to your auctions is to be a reputable seller, build good feedback, be responsive to buyers, ship promptly, and have a consistent volume of stuff for sale that makes buyers want to come back. Plus the usual stuff like taking good pictures, listing flaws honestly, etc.
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No intent on post-jacking put I have the same question for you guys. Do you have anything you use to maximize your exposure? (Besides getting on PTO. Happened to me once and it was my craziest views/watchers ever.) Do you do anything outside of eBay to drive more traffic your pages? I'm going to try free shipping and 10 day THU-SUN auctions tosee how that goes this round. I'm LambrechtClothiers on da Bay, and any comments/criticism to help an SF bro out would be much appreciated. Apologies in advance for the abundance of lower/mid tier stuff. Expect super baller/cool shit other than just ties to appear next week.

You have a nice template and good photos - which is a large part of looking reputable. I don't do anything outside of eBay to drive traffic. I'm more concerned with maximizing the selling price for each item as opposed to selling items quickly. There are some sellers that are able to do both on most of the things they sell (like spoo), but I would get slaughtered on a lot of my items if I listed everything as a 7 or 10-day auction and started them at $0.99. Others here auction everything, but make their starting price the least amount of money they'd be willing to sell the item for.

As far as free shipping, the buyers are going to pay for the shipping one way or another. If I offer free shipping, I'm going to increase the price to compensate for it (99% of the time, anyway). Psychologically speaking, there's probably an effect. This kind of thing has been happening in retail forever - the illusion of a deal or a sale.
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To echo suited, when I list I want to make sure I'm not going to lose money. Therefore, no 99 cent auctions.

I dabble with free shipping, especially on higher value items over $100. I seem to recall that Free Shipping might have your listing appear higher in the search results.

I think it's also helpful to be choosy on the input supply side i.e. what you're picking to flip. Be sure of your margins and don't waste time on low-margin items. Note: low-margin is something we have to each define for ourselves - someone may be happy clearing $20-$30 / item while someone else sets their benchmark at $75. It's about finding a balance between quality vs quantity/volume.

Also, you want to consider how much inventory you can reasonably carry because you want to consider your mix of auctions vs BIN. I'm becoming a big proponent of setting a price (with maybe a Best Offer) and letting it ride. The right buyer will come along.
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