Originally Posted by foto010101
Dear styleforum members,
Please tell me what you think about my offer on ebay. I have not seen any people on this forum showing any interest. Maybe the shoes still were a bit too expensive. Therefore I just lowered the price from $320 to $280.
Personally, I think it would be a very good deal. Please share me your opinions!http://cgi.ebay.com/Dark-Brown-A-Tes...QQcmdZViewItem
I think that a. Testoni lacks the cachet of the other brands you mention in the statement in your listing: "The brand A. Testoni belongs together with brands like Santoni, Berluti and Lattanzi to the top of Italian shoe brands."
Perhaps it doesn't matter in an eBay listing, but this statement is not really very accurate. There's no way, for example, that Testoni can be seen as equivalent to Lattanzi. Further, Berluti is French, not Italian. I don't know the extent to which the small errors in your English play a part--perhaps not very much--but you could have your listings proof-read by a native English speaker. Basically, however, I think that it's simply a case of an almost-unknown brand listing at what most people would consider a very high price for eBay (even though they may be worth it!).
Further, consider this statement in the listing:"The true shoe lover knows that a high price is justified because of the top quality materials and handwork that are necessary to create a shoe like this one."
This is what we commonly call bumf
. It is vague and possibly imaginary, and is unlikely to persuade anyone. If I were actually trying to appeal to "true shoe lovers," I'd replace that kind of assertion with some factual details such as whether the shoes are welted, the quality of the lining (which is probably very good and may cover 100% of the interior), and any other features that are noteworthy--like reinforced eyelets, if the shoes have them, channeled soles, etc. If you know for a fact that there is some small amount of handwork in these shoes (which I doubt), you could mention that in a way that was specific enough to be convincing.
Perhaps I'm seeing this too much from the viewpoint of a knowledgeable shoe buyer, and, in fact, for the masses--prototypical eBay buyers--the details noted don't really matter. Others can comment on this.
After all this, let me say that they are very nice shoes!