Buying and Selling on eBay: Tips, Tricks, Problems & Questions

Discussion in 'Classic Menswear' started by HansderHund, Jul 27, 2012.

  1. Brianpore

    Brianpore B&S (BS) ambassador-in-chief

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    Do you guys like the "wood background on the auction or does it just look like a stupid image?

    Thanks!

    With Wood Image
    Without Wood Image


    It without, any suggestions to spruce it up or make it look "more professional"?
     
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  2. HansderHund

    HansderHund Senior member

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    At first I thought you meant your backdrop and I didn't see the difference :)

    I'd say without.
     
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    bytor13 Senior member

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    +1

    Related question:

    What do you guys use for templates on eBay? I'm not a high-volume seller or anything, but I definitely need something cleaner. Do you guys use a specific program or just use some eBay provided materials I'm missing? If you're using a specific program, what would you recommend.
     
  4. goneAWOL

    goneAWOL Senior member

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    Definitely without.

    I know very little about HTML code, so I created my template in an HTML builder that requires absolutely no knowledge of HTML. Its just a webbrowser called SeaMonkey, but it has a built in program called "composer". You may want start with the code of someone else's ebay template just to have a starting point, but you obviously should make significant changes.
     
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    Thanks for the info,. I am looking for some alternative templates, very much appreciated.
     
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    I may have looked too late, but I couldn't find a difference.

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    I would try to find/make a plug for that mannequin's neck hole. Even just covering it tightly with fabric or something would do the trick.

    EDIT: Now I see the wood. I like it. Then again, I am a hardwood floor fanatic. Maybe a little lighter shade if there is anything available. The blue header gets a little lost, not completely...just a little.
     
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    i like it, the wood
     
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    I like the contrast you get with a background, but not that particular background itself.
     
  10. Brianpore

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    Updated it with a lighter color wood. The top header which is blue always changes to usually mesh with the color of the item for sale. Thanks for the input
     
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    I like it even better now.[​IMG]
     
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    That doesn't actually work, does it? Maybe some people get confused by all of the "BUYBUYBUYBUYBUY!!!!!!" and are bullied into hitting BIN. Perhaps more confusing is the pricing. No one would actually pay $1000 for an old Brioni suit, would they? Guess he's just waiting for that 1 right buyer.
     
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    He has nearly 2000 feedbacks, I am sure his odd presentation style has costed him thousands of dollars in sales.
     
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    I cannot call US costumer service because I'm located in the Netherlands. I can only Email my question and the response time is really slow. any tips?
     

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