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post #8821 of 14461
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Originally Posted by capnwes View Post

 

But seriously, this thread is packed full of valuable information if you just take the time to read through it. 

 

Or at the very least use the search function. There is a "search this thread" link. 

post #8822 of 14461
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Originally Posted by ridethecliche View Post
 

I listed so many freaking things today. Caught up on like 3 weeks worth of stuff. Man slacking hurts.

Now I understand why you guys pass on so much "good" stuff. It took me forever to take pictures and put things up. My system's getting better though and now with templates, it should be even faster, but hot damn.


Also, I'm sad that these have almost no traction. Any advice?

 

http://www.ebay.com/itm/201015732415?ssPageName=STRK:MESELX:IT&_trksid=p3984.m1555.l2649

Just my 2 cents. The pictures could be better, take a look at how others who are popular and making good sales take their pictures and emulate. Also how many times did you relist them already? This brand is not a popular on e-bay like Ferragamo, Gucci and Prada and not many people are doing a search on theses, plus 200 is a lot for most people to spend on shoes. Sometimes you need to wait around a long time until something sell. Ask Brianpore about patience. You could lower the price and you'll sell it sooner or you can sit tight and wait. I just sold a pair of NWT Giorgio Armani black label pants after almost a year of waiting for someone to pay the right price.

post #8823 of 14461
had my best profit margin ever this weekend. sold a loro piana sweater that i got for free ($10 credit at GW) for >$200. icon_gu_b_slayer[1].gif
post #8824 of 14461
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Originally Posted by marc roberto View Post
 

Just my 2 cents. The pictures could be better, take a look at how others who are popular and making good sales take their pictures and emulate. Also how many times did you relist them already? This brand is not a popular on e-bay like Ferragamo, Gucci and Prada and not many people are doing a search on theses, plus 200 is a lot for most people to spend on shoes. Sometimes you need to wait around a long time until something sell. Ask Brianpore about patience. You could lower the price and you'll sell it sooner or you can sit tight and wait. I just sold a pair of NWT Giorgio Armani black label pants after almost a year of waiting for someone to pay the right price.

 

The pictures of the shoes could be better?

Hm. I'll have to work to find a better spot at my place then. I think the setup I have for clothes is a little better. In any event, I think next time I'll just throw them up for a month. I've already relisted them twice.

post #8825 of 14461
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Originally Posted by ridethecliche View Post
 

 

The pictures of the shoes could be better?

Hm. I'll have to work to find a better spot at my place then. I think the setup I have for clothes is a little better. In any event, I think next time I'll just throw them up for a month. I've already relisted them twice.

I am learning to study the completed/sold listings and the pictures. I look at the highest priced items that have sold and emulate. I use poster board as my background for shoes and a female mannequin for my clothing. I just turn the mannequin around and no one can tell the difference.

post #8826 of 14461
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Originally Posted by ridethecliche View Post

 

The pictures of the shoes could be better?

Hm. I'll have to work to find a better spot at my place then. I think the setup I have for clothes is a little better. In any event, I think next time I'll just throw them up for a month. I've already relisted them twice.

 

I think the quality is fine (looks like you have some decent natural light by the window), but as Spoo suggested, try some other angles. You have 12 photos to upload and most folks end up maximizing their this by using the same shots to profile shoes. Take a look at what others have done.

 

I like to provide an overhead shot to show the profile of the shoe (e.g., is it a very narrow pointy last, or more round), a shot of the inside label on the heel or side of shoe showing size and other information, photo of the back of the shoes sitting on a table so folks can judge heel wear from the gap between the table and the heel, a front shot, the bottom of both shoes so folks can judge sole wear, and then the left side of both shoes, and the right side of both shoes. If there are any imperfections, you certainly need to take detailed shots of those (can help to point using the eraser of a pencil so folks can tell location and scale). Finally, you want to avoid extreme angles with shots. Everything should be, for the most part, straight on. 

 

Regarding price, you can hold out for top dollar, but you will likely end up waiting quite a while. I normally prefer a quick sale and decent return and so price things accordingly. I simply don't have the time, patience, or space to have a bunch of inventory sitting around my NYC studio apartment. 

post #8827 of 14461
Thanks guys, I'll take more pictures when I get a chance with some light. I'm okay holding out for these ones since I'm curious what will happen. Getting rid of them faster could be nice, so if It comes to it, I'll auction starting at 99.99.

For now ill probably relist them in a good till cancelled listing if they don't get traction this time around. With new pictures of course.
post #8828 of 14461

@capnwes, I'm going to test out the 38S magic. I have a theory blazer that I threw up starting at 49.99 that's tagged a 38R but measures like a 38S (28.5-29 length and 22.5 sleeves). Lets see what happens!

post #8829 of 14461

Had a guy make me a best offer on a sweater (which was a very low ball offer).  Then, when I countered with a higher price, he initiated negotiating through messages.  When I told him my best price for the item, he started to make up numbers and misquoting what I had previously offered him.  At this point, I chose to end negotiations with him because it was not worth the hassle.  When I did this, he threatened to report me to eBay if I did not continue to negotiate with him, leave negative feedback, and accused me of not being professional!!!  What a character! 

 

here's his final message to me

 

"Why did you waiste my time. Now I must report you to e b ay and give negativ e rating. If you said 90.00
I had right to ciunter. Now yiu renegged"

post #8830 of 14461

How can he leave negative feedback even though he hasn't even bought anything?

Then again, if he buys the item just to leave negative feedback then that'd be pretty hilarious.

post #8831 of 14461
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Originally Posted by wilay05 View Post

Had a guy make me a best offer on a sweater (which was a very low ball offer).  Then, when I countered with a higher price, he initiated negotiating through messages.  When I told him my best price for the item, he started to make up numbers and misquoting what I had previously offered him.  At this point, I chose to end negotiations with him because it was not worth the hassle.  When I did this, he threatened to report me to eBay if I did not continue to negotiate with him, leave negative feedback, and accused me of not being professional!!!  What a character! 

here's his final message to me

"Why did you waiste my time. Now I must report you to e b ay and give negativ e rating. If you said 90.00
I had right to ciunter. Now yiu renegged"

Sounds a bit crazy. Obviously, its your right to decline any offers/end negotiations without having come to a deal. Make sure you block him on your list!
post #8832 of 14461
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Originally Posted by wilay05 View Post

Had a guy make me a best offer on a sweater (which was a very low ball offer).  Then, when I countered with a higher price, he initiated negotiating through messages.  When I told him my best price for the item, he started to make up numbers and misquoting what I had previously offered him.  At this point, I chose to end negotiations with him because it was not worth the hassle.  When I did this, he threatened to report me to eBay if I did not continue to negotiate with him, leave negative feedback, and accused me of not being professional!!!  What a character! 

here's his final message to me

"Why did you waiste my time. Now I must report you to e b ay and give negativ e rating. If you said 90.00
I had right to ciunter. Now yiu renegged"

I hate, hate F'ers like that. And I've had my share too; the ones who just get nutty "YOU SAID IT HERE ON WED BUT TUES NIYTE AND NO; I REPORT ALL YOUR BASES BEWRONG TO MEE!".

Can't we just nuke these people from orbit? It's the only way to be sure.
post #8833 of 14461
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Originally Posted by wilay05 View Post
 

Had a guy make me a best offer on a sweater (which was a very low ball offer).  Then, when I countered with a higher price, he initiated negotiating through messages.  When I told him my best price for the item, he started to make up numbers and misquoting what I had previously offered him.  At this point, I chose to end negotiations with him because it was not worth the hassle.  When I did this, he threatened to report me to eBay if I did not continue to negotiate with him, leave negative feedback, and accused me of not being professional!!!  What a character! 

 

here's his final message to me

 

"Why did you waiste my time. Now I must report you to e b ay and give negativ e rating. If you said 90.00
I had right to ciunter. Now yiu renegged"

 

 

Just block him and ignore him. He has no way to leave you feedback, and Ebay will not take any action for this frivolous of a reason.

post #8834 of 14461

I've got one....

 

Dear weso0119,

what is total size of bag in inches wxlxd ?
thanks

 

- wtfdexter
 
Dear wtfdexter,

You will find in the item specifics section that the bag is approximately 16"x14"x3"

Thanks for looking,
Wes
 
Dear weso0119,

i see shipping rate to canada is 36$.
Q like to bid on bag but shipping is very hi rate
Q can you wrap bag in garbage bag duck tape it usps regular dont box it no taxes or import charges bag is used . if i win item
thanks..

 
- wtfdexter

 

 

Dear wtfdexter,

The $36 is probably too high. Ebay does not consider my shipping discount. I won't ship in a bag though. A box will provide protection during shipment.

Wes

 

Dear weso0119,

its a bag what protection fold it just put bubble wrap and duck tape it best protection and lablel label it no more then 20$ shipping rate mark as used item ..

 

- wtfdexter
 

Dear wtfdexter,

It is against the law, ebay policy and my store policy for me to falsify customs forms. Sorry, but I will not do that.

 

I ship all of my items in boxes to provide maximum protection.

Wes

 
Dear weso0119,

not falsify custom forms or braking the law item is used no import or duties charges on item into canada
just shipping all in .

 
- wtfdexter
 
Dear wtfdexter,

I'm pretty sure we are having a language barrier here, though I thought Canadians spoke English quite well. I thought you had asked me to mark the item at no more than $20. That would indeed be falsifying customs forms and therefore be a violation of international law.
 
Wes
 
NO.
bubble wrap the item with duck tape and label it USPS dont box it for shipping rate much more money if you box the item
item is used ! rite so there are no duties or taxes or extra charges on used items into canada

 

 

At this point, I removed his/her bids and blocked bidding and communications


Edited by capnwes - 1/13/14 at 10:36am
post #8835 of 14461

Wes, I hope you said WHAT THE FCUK DEXTER! somewhere in your communication with him. 

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