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post #5266 of 14065
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Originally Posted by masernaut View Post
 

+1 for all of this discussion. I'm somewhat deterred by selling on eBay due to what I see as high listing fees and being forced to use PayPal; which then deducts it's own fees. 

 

The problem is eBay is pretty much the only market, so like the phone company, we're stuck with them. Amazon could probably create some true competition, but Amazon doesn't allow the sale of used clothing. And Amazon charges more than eBay does, anyway.

 

Of course, the possible exception to my statement above is Etsy. I've seen a couple shops on Etsy that do pretty well, but they'd still have a long way to go to deliver the volume of buyers that eBay does. 

post #5267 of 14065
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Originally Posted by Acme View Post

The problem is eBay is pretty much the only market, so like the phone company, we're stuck with them. Amazon could probably create some true competition, but Amazon doesn't allow the sale of used clothing. And Amazon charges more than eBay does, anyway.

Of course, the possible exception to my statement above is Etsy. I've seen a couple shops on Etsy that do pretty well, but they'd still have a long way to go to deliver the volume of buyers that eBay does. 

The problem with etsy is that they focus on vintage and handmade goods. So if you want to sell anything recent, ebay is your best bet.
post #5268 of 14065
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Originally Posted by DanM View Post


The problem with etsy is that they focus on vintage and handmade goods. So if you want to sell anything recent, ebay is your best bet.

 

Agreed. The couple of stores I've seen there that look successful specialize in vintage trad.

post #5269 of 14065

Hi,

any tips for a good tweed (cloth, not garments) seller on eBay or anywhere else on the web? I live in Europe, so shipping and overal price/quality ratio are my concerns. Thanks.

post #5270 of 14065
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Hi,
any tips for a tweed seller on eBay or anywhere else on the web? I live in Europe, so shipping and overal price/quality ratio are my concerns. Thanks.

PM member capnwes.

You will receive a PM from him in a second anyway lol8[1].gif
post #5271 of 14065

Wes carries tweed cloth?  I'd be interested in seeing them :smarmy:

post #5272 of 14065

Pardon me if this is old news, but everyone here knows about http://fatfingers.com/, right?

post #5273 of 14065
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PM member capnwes.

You will receive a PM from him in a second anyway lol8[1].gif

Wes sends PM in 3, 2, 1.......
post #5274 of 14065
I beleive Wes is on vaca...


Edit: ah who am I kidding, that won't stop him.
post #5275 of 14065

Hey guru's out here. I had a question on my options for starting to sell on eBay. Right now I want to start small and build up more inventory and just general comfort. Even in the future I don't know if i would end up selling huge amounts of inventory so I'd like to see whats best.

 

Should I just stick with the standard fees (aka no ebay store account)? I'm look at the rates and essentially I can list 50 items for free (no insertion fee) per month. I would get 150 insertions with the basic store but as of now I don't think i'll be selling that much my first month in. The FV fee for the standard account for clothes is 10%. The stores give a 1% discount at 9%. The monthly subscription is $19.95 

 

Would you guys suggest I start out with just listing items and getting a feel for how it is and then if i grow inventory and decide to move to larger scale selling then purchase the monthly store subscription? 

 

Thanks all!

post #5276 of 14065

Listing a Gianluca Napoli sport coat. Is listing it as Gianluca (ISAIA) Napoli pushing it, or do you think that's a fair way to list it? Could also use (by Isaia) as an alternate.

post #5277 of 14065
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Originally Posted by gerbilunit View Post
 

Would you guys suggest I start out with just listing items and getting a feel for how it is and then if i grow inventory and decide to move to larger scale selling then purchase the monthly store subscription? 

 

Yes, basically. Use eBay's fee illustrator tool to determine when it becomes cheaper to move up to a store subscription.

post #5278 of 14065
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Originally Posted by Acme View Post
 

 

Yes, basically. Use eBay's fee illustrator tool to determine when it becomes cheaper to move up to a store subscription.

 

Thank you for this Acme! Helped a lot. I just tried playing with the numbers. 

post #5279 of 14065
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Originally Posted by gerbilunit View Post
 

Hey guru's out here. I had a question on my options for starting to sell on eBay. Right now I want to start small and build up more inventory and just general comfort. Even in the future I don't know if i would end up selling huge amounts of inventory so I'd like to see whats best.

 

Should I just stick with the standard fees (aka no ebay store account)? I'm look at the rates and essentially I can list 50 items for free (no insertion fee) per month. I would get 150 insertions with the basic store but as of now I don't think i'll be selling that much my first month in. The FV fee for the standard account for clothes is 10%. The stores give a 1% discount at 9%. The monthly subscription is $19.95 

 

Would you guys suggest I start out with just listing items and getting a feel for how it is and then if i grow inventory and decide to move to larger scale selling then purchase the monthly store subscription? 

 

Thanks all!

I would start with no store subscription, and just get a feel for it for a few months.  You will learn a lot on the way, this will also give you some time to think about store name, and what your going to focus on selling.

 

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Originally Posted by Evil Abed View Post
 

Listing a Gianluca Napoli sport coat. Is listing it as Gianluca (ISAIA) Napoli pushing it, or do you think that's a fair way to list it? Could also use (by Isaia) as an alternate.

I think it is a fair way to list it.  The exposure you need is required to use ISAIA in some form.  Either way could work, but I like ur first option best.

post #5280 of 14065

Hey Spoo, I'm interested in your thoughts behind some of your BIN auctions.

 

I noticed they are on lower tier items, is that because bids are never heavy on them?

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