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08/14/2017 at 10:29 pm in reply to: Got a negative and a return request: Exercise in patience and positivity #21785
This sounds like a very frustrating situation. Even if you deny the return, they can easily call eBay and ask for a return label which eBay will give them and charge your account. Instead of waiting to respond in a manner that matches what she does, I would offer that you respond in a manner that takes care of you. I would offer that you accept the return with the question in mind – how much time do I really want to spend on this? With the many other things you may want to be doing in your life and with the other items you could be listing, do you really want to give this situation a lot of your time, energy, power, and peace of mind? I would also like to offer that you may block buyers if you deem it appropriate.
I think it can be really challenging to sell different items. There is a lot of work that goes into selling in the first place, but when you have a variety of items it increases the effort and time needed to sell and make a profit. It is recommended that when you sell you have a niche. For some, the niche is very specific which allows them to find the most efficient method(a scanner) to sell that niche. For others, the niche is a little broader and may require more research, tools, time, and effort. For some, their niche is selling a broad spectrum. I think it is really based on the person, their interests, and their comfort level.
On another note, with the continued push toward e reading, there may be some books whose value climbs because they may become harder and harder to find in hardcopy or may be historical in nature with only a few copies out there which can bring big money. Unfortunately, with the advancement of technology and e readers, soft and hardcover books have and continue to loose value everyday which is why we have seen chain bookstores close.
I would offer that if the signatures can not be identified and verified by the time you are ready to list the item, you list the hat on auction based on the Nascar Patch with a price on the higher end that matches as if the signatures are legit. If the signatures can not be verified, I would offer that you not make it a selling point in anyway but instead show full pictures of the hat. A buyer might be more knowledgeable about those signatures and offer you a price that matches. I would offer that you list it and forget until you start receiving offers.
- This reply was modified 5 years ago by AdventureE.
I would like to offer the thought of not putting any identifying details about the buyer in public domain but instead using the official channels identified for reporting this buyer. Putting anything in public domain may be identified as slander especially if they experience a loss in some way.
I have noticed that for at least one item I listed the box was checked but I did not see a fee. I have no idea why. I think it had something to do with the type of item I was listing. Do you recall (or you may want to try it on a draft you may have available) if at the bottom (just before the blue List Item button) what it said for Fees? From what I have noticed, anything we do during the listing that incurrs fees will show at the bottom where it says fees.
And yes, I would definitely call eBay. There should be a tracking of any fees.08/11/2017 at 11:35 am in reply to: "Everything" picker in CT, looking to network to crack the cassini code #21661
I would just like to offer a thought about listing titles.
It has been recommended that the brand or company name come first. But, I have noticed that there are some items that may not be searched for by brand or company name. For example if you type in Chevrolet Model Car and then click on sold you get the following results
Some of the listings have the company or brand name as part of the first 2 words while some of the listings have Chevrolet as part of the first 2 words of the listings.
I think the advice given about trying to think like a customer when listing is really appropriate. For example, if you are selling a vintage purple lamp with all of the trimmings from maybe the 70″s and you see a company name, is there more of a likelihood that the customer will type in the company name in the first few words or that the customer will type in Vintage Purple Lamp in the first few words?
As for rankings, while they are very important, if an item ranks high but no one buys it or if the number sold is less than or equal to the number selling, it does not appear that the ranking status will make a difference. I think (for eBay purposes) ranking status is most important when the items sold cause a seller to compete in an arena of a name brand marketplace.
You may want to add White with Pink accent details (or some combination of that) to your listing title.
I agree that they may sell at a higher price.
It reminds me of the type of shoe one would throw on before putting on Sweating to the Oldies with Richard Simmons.08/09/2017 at 3:47 am in reply to: "Everything" picker in CT, looking to network to crack the cassini code #21566
Hello, you may want to visit the forum Selling on Ebay and then look for the eBay Open thread. You may also want to visit the Seller Hub on Ebay.com then the Seller Center which has information and videos from eBay open that just occurred. There may also be some on http://www.youtube.com.08/08/2017 at 11:38 pm in reply to: Scavenger Life Episode 322: Don’t Forget To Make Your Own Weekends #21564
I thought it might be helpful to share this directly from the eBay website.
Just type handling time into the search bar for specific content results.
I agree with Jay’s perspective.
What I might add is that you let your friends know that if you come across items from your sourcing that you are not too interested in selling but instead giving away, you will let them know so they can have first shot at the items. In addition, another possible option might be (only if you are comfortable with it of course) that if an item is listed with best offer, you would be open to a one time low offer of a certain amount (especially if no one else has sent you an offer)done through eBay and that after that (because this is your source of income) you will need to charge them full price. True friends who want to support you in your efforts will understand. This process may reveal that some people may not actually be true friends.
Very cool. Looks like you found what you are looking for.
Cool piece of artwork. Who knew it could have so many uses.08/06/2017 at 9:59 pm in reply to: Ikari Madras Swim Fins for Snorkeling or Scuba (Japan). #21419
Glad to hear that the link worked out.08/06/2017 at 7:44 pm in reply to: Ikari Madras Swim Fins for Snorkeling or Scuba (Japan). #21415
This might be a helpful link.