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Originally Posted by jebarne View Post

I decided to create a store to sell my non-consignable stuff and posted one auction as a trial run. I read almost this whole thread to see what key words were used. Built a lighting set up for photos similar to Wes's. Hopefully they are good. If not, not sure how to make them better.

My first thrift shoe purchase were j&m chukkas at goodwill that I bought for $3.40. Cleaned, applied leather lotion and polished..

Posted on a Friday morning at $25 with a BIN of $60. They sold yesterday for $67.

I felt good about this for my first thrift sale, but it makes me wonder why the first guy to bid $60 didn't hit the BIN button and end the auction.?

Is this common for items to go for more than the BIN price?

My other past sales were concert tickets I couldn't use and a couple items that didn't fit after I bought on eBay and I just was getting rid of them.

I've designed a different template using garagesale than the one on this auction that goes live tomorrow. Appreciate constructive feedback.


http://www.ebay.com/itm/251347760187?ru=http%3A%2F%2Fwww.ebay.com%2Fsch%2Fi.html%3F_sacat%3D0%26_from%3DR40%26_nkw%3D251347760187%26_rdc%3D1

The pictures look very good, but why only 6? You get 12 free and the other 6 literally would take you less than a minute to shoot, the more the better for the higher end stuff. When I see items without a ton of pictures I assume that the lister is trying to minimize something. Check out Brian's listing when I see this, I assume I have seen the whole shoe. I would think it also makes it harder for returns.

post #5762 of 14560
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Originally Posted by Shoeluv View Post
 

The pictures look very good, but why only 6? You get 12 free and the other 6 literally would take you less than a minute to shoot, the more the better for the higher end stuff. When I see items without a ton of pictures I assume that the lister is trying to minimize something. Check out Brian's listing when I see this, I assume I have seen the whole shoe. I would think it also makes it harder for returns.

 

Yup, on some items there just aren't 12 things to take a pic of (IMO) like a white BB shirt.  Shoes, I can always get 10-12 pics in.  Looks like those things were pretty hammered before you shined them up based on the wrinkles in the leather, great sale.  J&M gets no love on SF, but I do very well with them on the bay, same with good Cole Haans, so I always pick up when they're <$15 and need little to no work, they go quick.

post #5763 of 14560
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Yup, on some items there just aren't 12 things to take a pic of (IMO) like a white BB shirt.  Shoes, I can always get 10-12 pics in.  Looks like those things were pretty hammered before you shined them up based on the wrinkles in the leather, great sale.  J&M gets no love on SF, but I do very well with them on the bay, same with good Cole Haans, so I always pick up when they're <$15 and need little to no work, they go quick.

 

I think they are wrinkley because they are deerskin as well as cowskin

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I think they are wrinkley because they are deerskin as well as cowskin


Thanks for all the input on the listing. My listings tomorrow will have 12 photos. One has 15.

@shoelove, thanks for the clarification on the BIN pricing. I was wondering what was wrong with those people.

Btw, spent 3 hours thrifting and think I had a good day..
post #5765 of 14560

Great first listing, your pictures sold those shoes. Good stuff.

post #5766 of 14560
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Yup, on some items there just aren't 12 things to take a pic of (IMO) like a white BB shirt.  Shoes, I can always get 10-12 pics in.  Looks like those things were pretty hammered before you shined them up based on the wrinkles in the leather, great sale.  J&M gets no love on SF, but I do very well with them on the bay, same with good Cole Haans, so I always pick up when they're <$15 and need little to no work, they go quick.

J&M used to be my favorite shoe back when I had a dress-up office job...kinda forgot about them - will have to keep an eye out for them in good nick well as Cole Haan for flipping.
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For any of you CA residents, do you charge tax to your customers who are in CA? Are we required to do so? What tax rate should I use?

Cheers,
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How do people feel about the Paypal debit card? Any special restrictions? Fees? Any gotchas I should know about?
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How do people feel about the Paypal debit card? Any special restrictions? Fees? Any gotchas I should know about?

Works great, I use that for everything. Just avoid using the debit portion, they charge I think a couple bucks. I purposely forgot the PIN, and where I thrift, I never have issues with stores not taking credit.
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For any of you CA residents, do you charge tax to your customers who are in CA? Are we required to do so? What tax rate should I use?

Cheers,

I've asked this question many times, read many articles, and still cannot convince myself of any definite answer. As of right now, I do not, but really should find out if I should be...
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Works great, I use that for everything. Just avoid using the debit portion, they charge I think a couple bucks. I purposely forgot the PIN, and where I thrift, I never have issues with stores not taking credit.

 

They only charge if you are using an ATM to take out cash- and it's not really them, it's whoever owns the ATM that gets the $.  You should use as "check card" and sign for transaction, you get 1% cash back.  You don't get cash back from debit card purchases.  For you, functionally it's identical, cash still comes directly out of PP account.  For the Merchant, that 1% comes straight out of the transaction.  In fact all the credit card cash back and other incentives come direct from the merchant (universally, not just a PP thing). 

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They only charge if you are using an ATM to take out cash- and it's not really them, it's whoever owns the ATM that gets the $.  You should use as "check card" and sign for transaction, you get 1% cash back.  You don't get cash back from debit card purchases.  For you, functionally it's identical, cash still comes directly out of PP account.  For the Merchant, that 1% comes straight out of the transaction.  In fact all the credit card cash back and other incentives come direct from the merchant (universally, not just a PP thing). 

Are we talking about the same thing? I use the debit card, not CC from PP. But when purchasing, credit is always my purchase transaction. Never heard of a 1% cash back, nor have I ever seen a credit on my history.
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They only charge if you are using an ATM to take out cash- and it's not really them, it's whoever owns the ATM that gets the $.  You should use as "check card" and sign for transaction, you get 1% cash back.  You don't get cash back from debit card purchases.  For you, functionally it's identical, cash still comes directly out of PP account.  For the Merchant, that 1% comes straight out of the transaction.  In fact all the credit card cash back and other incentives come direct from the merchant (universally, not just a PP thing). 

Are we talking about the same thing? I use the debit card, not CC from PP. But when purchasing, credit is always my purchase transaction. Never heard of a 1% cash back, nor have I ever seen a credit on my history.

 

I also use the PP Debit Card, and txwoodworker is right.  The only extra charge is for the ATM transactions, which you'd get for any out-of-branch ATM transaction.  The advantage of using it at a credit card is that you get 1% "cash back" on qualifying purchases (not sure of restrictions).  I only use it at thrift stores, though, and have received cash back for all of those purchases.

post #5774 of 14560
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Are we talking about the same thing? I use the debit card, not CC from PP. But when purchasing, credit is always my purchase transaction. Never heard of a 1% cash back, nor have I ever seen a credit on my history.

Snoogz...You have to sign up for it on the PP website. I just did it about a month ago. It's easy. Then every time that you use you PP debit card and process it as a "credit" transaction where you sign for it instead of using your pin, you will receive 1% cash back. I have already received $4.00!! Lol
post #5775 of 14560
Omg how have I missed out on that....thank you guys so so much. I must get that activated ASAP!
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