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Pillbox it is….Thanks so much everyone for your input! Love this forum!11/15/2020 at 11:24 pm in reply to: Return not being automatically closed even though buyer hasn’t mailed item back #83462
I just went through the same ordeal. There was no way for me to close the case on-line after the deadline date for the return had passed. I called eBay and chose the “call me” option. Had to wait 45 minutes for the call back. Once they called, it took about 20 minutes and 2 reps to get the case closed. Once I got to the right person, it was taken care of immediately. But what a waste of time for both me and eBay! I should have been able to close that case in 10 seconds without wasting so much time.
A lot of people would just donate it. But others think about all the time (and money, if they use hired help) they have invested in the item. They might rather get “something” than “nothing” for work they’ve already done.
Another thing to consider is condition. I would look closely at the condition as described in those low priced listings. Those may have been items in poor or questionable condition.
A third thought is overall listing aesthetic. A listing that includes beautiful photos and a complete written description (including measurements for clothes) can often command a higher price than a sloppily/lazily presented one line description. (As a seller, I benefit from this ALL the time. As a buyer, I actively seek out such listings. I will often pay more for an item that is professionally presented.)
When I see a competing item that has sold for very little, I just think “well, that one’s gone so now mine can move up in search”. Of course, the more long tail your item is, the better your chances of not being forced to compete on price in the first place.
Keep in mind that sellers have different profit thresholds. Sometimes, people are just desperate to move stuff out of the house and will sell at any price. If they’ve been sitting on the item for years, they may have just pulled the plug to get it out. Other sellers who are listing the item for the first time may have higher hopes and will keep it priced higher. I occasionally reach a point where I’m willing to take a loss just to make space in my house. Someone with more space or who’s just now listing the item for the first time may be more optimistic about what they can get.
Thanks so much to everyone who responded! As usual, you came through for me. I think the information provided in the responses is as much as can be known about this patch. I am grateful for your time and interest!
Jay, you may be right. I get a few sales a year on Truegether…certainly not much, but a sale is a sale. For me, Truegether is just a “list it and forget it” site with zero maintenance required. Seems like this is a big red flag though.
Good advice; thank you!
In light of the previous discussion, what is your preferred source for late model (but not the latest) phones? I know they are available everywhere but with my limited technical ability, a trusted source would be important.
After I saw your message above, I did try to upgrade the software but wasn’t successful. Apparently, they only allow you to try every 24 hours so I’ll try again tomorrow. As usual, I learn a lot from this forum! Thanks so much.
Good strategy! Thank you for the input.
I did try to upgrade the software but it said no upgrades were available and told me to try again in 24 hours. I know you’re right about keeping a newer phone; I just have so little use for a cell phone in general that it’s hard to spend any money on a newer one. Thank you for the advice!
Android Version 4.4.4. The message I get when trying to install the app is “Your device isn’t compatible with this version.”
My new personal mantra: “It’s cool. I want to sell it!”
I think we buried the lead here!
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Look at 7 or 10 drawer rolling carts on walmart.com. They have a huge selection and the carts are inexpensive. I use a 7 drawer single wide cart but am considering one of the larger double wides.01/03/2020 at 4:28 pm in reply to: You might have been selling on eBay too long if…….. #72420
That was a general statement….it happens ALL the time!