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post #41146 of 125357
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Originally Posted by grendel View Post

I think you're missing the WTF moment here... You made over $100 selling PRL shirts? bounce2.gif

I think I need to take a bunch of these BB, etc. shirts I have sitting around and make up some lots

I've done well selling lots. You might not make as much on the individual item per se, but you cut down of the transactional costs.
post #41147 of 125357

This just in from USA Today this morning...

 

HEADLINE:

"Recession has many looking thrift store chic"

 

LINK:

http://www.usatoday.com/money/industries/retail/story/2012-07-05/thrift-shopping-trend/56037332/1

 

Nooooooo. Don't let the whole world know!

post #41148 of 125357
^ meh, i kind of like it from a more enviormentally freindly perspective
post #41149 of 125357
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Originally Posted by Randy View Post

This just in from USA Today this morning...

 

HEADLINE:

"Recession has many looking thrift store chic"

 

LINK:

http://www.usatoday.com/money/industries/retail/story/2012-07-05/thrift-shopping-trend/56037332/1

 

Nooooooo. Don't let the whole world know!

 

 

They'll clear the well-known crap out of the way and maybe make the inventory turn over faster. They still won't know what the heck this "Bironi" is

post #41150 of 125357
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Originally Posted by grendel View Post

 

 

They'll clear the well-known crap out of the way and maybe make the inventory turn over faster. They still won't know what the heck this "Bironi" is


+1

 

Let's all do our part and keep this a la cosa nostra. patch[1].gif

post #41151 of 125357
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Originally Posted by grendel View Post

They'll clear the well-known crap out of the way and maybe make the inventory turn over faster. They still won't know what the heck this "Bironi" is

 

Going to let you clear out all the "Bironi" crap while I buy all the "Brioni" nest.gif

post #41152 of 125357
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Originally Posted by Brianpore View Post

 

Going to let you clear out all the "Bironi" crap while I buy all the "Brioni" nest.gif

 

lol8[1].gif I was joking that they'd mispronounce it because they don't know the names

post #41153 of 125357

found this here pin striped Kitten blazer

post #41154 of 125357
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Originally Posted by grendel View Post

I think you're missing the WTF moment here... You made over $100 selling PRL shirts? bounce2.gif

 

I think I need to take a bunch of these BB, etc. shirts I have sitting around and make up some lots

 

Moment not lost on me at all...I do a fair amount of research on completed (sold, not just completed) listings, and make note when I see things trending.

post #41155 of 125357
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Originally Posted by capnwes View Post

Correct. It was to minimize the circumvention of fees. I once bid on a saxophone (my first ebay transaction 7 years ago) it was like $20 starting bid. I had to cancel once I found the shipping was over $700.

 

If you use free shipping and the buyer chooses to upgrade, you only pay fees based on your selling price with free shipping. They are going to charge you anyway, so it might as well be included in the opening bid. It is all psychological anyway. An item $55 with free shipping will usually sell quicker than the same exact item at $50 with $5 shipping. It's the feeling of added value the buyer gets when they see the words "free shipping."

 

$700 shipping for an item that small?  I've shipped OS2 boxes to Australia for a third of that...that person must've been overbilling to triple or quadruple their profit.

 

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Originally Posted by ATLnoob View Post

 

pinterest: good goddamn question.  I looked at it too a while ago on someone's recommendation and couldn't make heads or tails of it.  I quit Facebook 3 or 4 years ago (tho we all know that one does not simply "quit Facebook") and have no desire to get involved in anything else social-media related.

 

Apparently eBay adds a pinterest button to your listings now - I know I did not opt in or out of that when listing my crap.  

 

Thank you for your feedback on my two listings.  

 

Pinterest is probably going to drive your sales forward, especially on more mall-oriented brands.  It's generally been a site for women looking for visual inspiration and is a sort of consumerist amalgamation of linkedin, etsy, and flickr.  Avoiding social media is the last thing you want to do if you want to become a savvy and efficient business on the internet.  Surely you aren't thinking that you're going to make money on every transaction by taking crappy photos and haphazardly listing lots.  Look at BPore and Wes...they consistently take great photos, list things at predictable times, and know how to communicate with their audience.  Pinterest is a new way to do this in eBay, though I haven't explored how effective it is.

post #41156 of 125357

oh eBay finally instituted the free 12 pictures per auction

 

GLORY GLORY HALLELUJAH

post #41157 of 125357
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Originally Posted by concealed View Post

oh eBay finally instituted the free 12 pictures per auction

 

GLORY GLORY HALLELUJAH

That's been a long time coming. They were talking about it last year. That should help a lot of folks out.

post #41158 of 125357
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Originally Posted by capnwes View Post

That's been a long time coming. They were talking about it last year. That should help a lot of folks out.

I just put the pictures in the body of my auction. Is there a compelling reason to use Ebay's image thing instead?
post #41159 of 125357
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Originally Posted by acosbysweater View Post

 

$700 shipping for an item that small?  I've shipped OS2 boxes to Australia for a third of that...that person must've been overbilling to triple or quadruple their profit.

 

 

Pinterest is probably going to drive your sales forward, especially on more mall-oriented brands.  It's generally been a site for women looking for visual inspiration and is a sort of consumerist amalgamation of linkedin, etsy, and flickr.  Avoiding social media is the last thing you want to do if you want to become a savvy and efficient business on the internet.  Surely you aren't thinking that you're going to make money on every transaction by taking crappy photos and haphazardly listing lots.  Look at BPore and Wes...they consistently take great photos, list things at predictable times, and know how to communicate with their audience.  Pinterest is a new way to do this in eBay, though I haven't explored how effective it is.

Hmmm, my wife has a pinterest account. I never even noticed the pinterest button on the listings. I think I will have her pin all of my listings to her bulletin board.

 

Oh yeah, Thanks for the compliments! cheers.gif

post #41160 of 125357
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Originally Posted by VLSI View Post


I just put the pictures in the body of my auction. Is there a compelling reason to use Ebay's image thing instead?

 

Yes, the normal method of ebay images shows up exceedingly better on mobile.  Also it is just easier than uploading on one site, and either paying them or looking at their ads, then grabbing HTML code to put it in the body.

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