Originally Posted by jebarne
hmmm. 10.5 D. Normally I'm an 11D. How do those run? for example, I'm wearing a pair of ferragamo horse bits right now that are 10.5D and a bit loose.
(see, I'm confident enough that they're real, I'm contemplating a bid).
I rarely wear width sized shoes - almost exclusively casual shoes that are plain "10.5". I wore these for about 15 minutes indoors, on carpet, and they felt a smidge tight so I decided they didn't fit. Anyway, they're basically new - no idea if they would stretch out / conform after extended wearing. Come to think of it, most of my shoes that fit "perfectly" when I bought them ended up being a bit larger later on, so maybe these would fit me right after a bit of wearing. I really don't know much about shoes, as you can see by now...
Originally Posted by SCoNE
What are everyone's thoughts on watching your own listings? Increases watch count (albeit only by one!) so perhaps this factors into popularity/search result ranking, but a touch sleezy?
I did, for one round of listings, but decided it was a waste of time to go thru them all and click the "watch" button. You can try to divine some psychology out of watching / not watching your own items but I think it's a futile exercise...i.e.: if there are no watchers does another person think it must be junk? If there is one watcher (you) does another person opt not to watch or bid thinking the one watcher (you) might end up bidding on it? Does watching your item that has 9 other watchers - making you watcher # 10 and earning the "hot" flame on eBay - make it more or less desirable? I don't know...
As far as search ranking, last I heard number of watchers doesn't play into it - top ranked sellers get top search results...after that a buyer will refine by size, sort by low-to-high etc, so you gotta be best price and top-ranked, though I have sold items for more than other sellers were asking and I think 100% feedback and accepting returns / better description / more photos / other factors play into it. I've paid more for something because a seller had more info and gave me more confidence that I would get what I purchased vs. the same thing at a lower price that was posted via eBay mobile with one photo and zero description of the condition.