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08/22/2021 at 3:46 am in reply to: How to make corrections to ebay product catalog information #90426
I’ve just had a go at listing a book for a friend’s new account (private seller). Book title “Victorian Nottingham”. Possible matches found: the theory test for a heavy goods vehicle driving licence, Dune, 1984, the Brothers Karamazov and “The Unhoneymooners” (escape to paradise with this hilarious and feelgood romantic comedy).
Maybe this is a list of the most-searched-for books on eBay UK (we’ve got lots of truck driver jobs going, ‘cos all our truck drivers have moved back to mainland Europe)08/20/2021 at 1:16 pm in reply to: PWCC Baseball card seller accused of shill bidding on Ebay.. #90418
After having spent 20 minutes on removing painter’s masking tape from a 400-year old map that some “professional picture framer” decided was the appropriate tape to attach it to the mount, I must admit I have a sneaking regard for Gary “Scissorhands” Moser. For which I apologise 🙂08/18/2021 at 3:59 am in reply to: How to make corrections to ebay product catalog information #90388
The reason I remove the spaces and dashes from the ISBN is that leaving them in seems to fox the Amazon search box.08/18/2021 at 12:36 am in reply to: How to make corrections to ebay product catalog information #90386
The product info appears when the ISBN number’s entered into eBay’s ISBN field. Last time I did that, a library file of the cover appeared, and the dimensions and page length were pre-filled. I think that the library file didn’t appear in the subsequent listing. (this is from memory, so it might not be entirely accurate)
This started a few years back, and like WBird says, it can be really inaccurate. I avoid it by not filling in the ISBN field, but placing the ISBN without spaces in the listing text, so viewers can copy the ISBN and paste it directly into Amazon’s search box. My thinking on this is that I can then undercut sellers on Amazon without being subject to their predatory pricing algorithms, where the robo-sellers like World Of Books drop their prices below yours as soon as you list on Amazon.
If you use this ISBN, it’ll start the process:
List in Books, Comics & Magazines>Books and copy and paste straight into the ISBN field.
(i’d just like to take a moment to say that the book might be a “Sunday Times Bestseller” but it’s not worth reading 🙂 )08/17/2021 at 3:30 am in reply to: Scavenger Life Episode 525: Eccentric, Unemployable #90370
Nah, it’s all churches, public buildings, crowds on esplanades, piers and empty bandstands in the local park. The interesting ones, the ones Grandpa Wilfred brought back from his R’n’R in Egypt, he kept where his missus couldn’t find them. 🙂
As far as I remember, his speciality is American postcards- his buyers typically people who want a postcard of how their town looked like back in the way back when.
That’s the problem with this collection- they’re all European. You’re going to have to connect with nostalgic buyers in Bad Schnitzel and Pericolo di Sporgersi.
Great! I’m thinking maybe the best way for the museum to raise funds with them is to produce a monograph about the donor. Reason being, he was training to be an architect, or was an architect, and the postcards he chose would give a view as to his ideas about architecture. The 1920s and 1930s were a period of radical change in European architecture, away from Art Nouveau and suchlike towards movements like De Stijl (Mondrian).
According to eBay a place called Dumbo is an “iconic neighborhood”. I think they meant “ironic neighborhood”. Luxury handbags and other luxury items are now an “alternative asset class”. That’s probably why Bernie Madoff had 250 pairs of unworn luxury shoes.
Yes, really we could do with more information. It could be 28,000 different cartoon postcards of the Manneken Pis (you’d be surprised how many jokes the Belgians can make out of that), or mountain scenery (so many boring photo albums of Alpine holidays) or old churches (unless they’ve been bombed, they’ll look the same today as they did in the 1900s) or Photochrome peasants.08/13/2021 at 4:05 am in reply to: Roosters mounted on board, heads come off for storage?? #90304
Should imagine it’ll be quite easy to repair the comb- looks like plaster.
Might actually be a realistic representation of a particular breed. I was shown round a collection of live ones in a valley near Colyton and I was amazed at how varied and beautiful they were.
I suppose the first thing to check is the condition of the albums themselves. The old postcard albums were made from cheap acidic paper, and the method of holding the cards leads to marks across the corners.
Secondly, the cards that tend to have value are the real photographic ones, i.e. actual photo prints on silver gelatine paper. If he studied architecture into the 1930s he might have collected some interesting cards of modern buildings.08/12/2021 at 4:37 am in reply to: Interesting Stats About eBay Buyers from the Q2 Earnings Call #90262
we launched a price guide feature, which eBay has this treasure trove of data in the 25 years of history. Nobody has the data that we have it’s a really great asset for us, so I’d say that area and those sellers that join in particular were really excited by the innovation that we’re making.
I think Mr. Iannone is overstating the importance of this 25-year run of data. If someone gave me a 25-year run of Judith Miller’s price guides I’d ask them to help me load them in the car so I can take them to the recycling depot. Admittedly they’re like any other price guide- a work of considered imagination- whereas eBay’s trove is actual data. But is it prices achieved or prices asked?08/11/2021 at 11:01 pm in reply to: Interesting Stats About eBay Buyers from the Q2 Earnings Call #90260
Thanks very much for posting that. Now if eBay can just shut up about “low prices on everything”.08/11/2021 at 10:46 pm in reply to: Why I closed my Amazon book store (this is mostly a rant) #90259
I find Amazon useful for getting an idea of the resale value of a book, but often I have to enter the book’s title in a Google search to get at the Amazon listing- the site’s own search doesn’t seem to work too well.
eBay UK’s shipping rate for books is capped at £9.50 (13 dollars) which will cover a 5-pound book in a medium-sized parcel.08/11/2021 at 1:17 pm in reply to: Why I closed my Amazon book store (this is mostly a rant) #90251
Just had the experience of buying on Amazon, on behalf of a friend.
Log in with password
Re-enter password and type in some random letters that Amazon display in a squiggly mirrored font. Fail.
Do it again.
Finally realise that I shouldn’t enter the space between two of the letters.
Enter the OTP I’ve just received on my mobile.
Type in the brand name, and exact description of leggings that I was shown on her laptop.
Amazon displays about 20 similar items, none of which appear to match. Brand name not available in the drop-down menu of brands, but there’s one item which has the same brand name.
Wants me to apply for a credit card. Ignore.
Order a pair of that; in the basket the full description turns up. Good. Go on to order the next pair of leggings.
Can’t find them- get directed to some cut-off version of these yoga pants. Do a Google to look for the darn things on Amazon. Find them.
Click on link. Now I’m browsing US Amazon; have to log in again (password, squiggly letters, password, OTP).
Informed that I can get them via Amazon UK; click on link, add them to basket, pay for them.
Tries to inveigle me back to Prime (I signed up by accident last time). Sorry, haven’t got a TV, friend content to wait two weeks for delivery.