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It comes and goes as an option. I have used it a couple of times and it vanished again.
LOL I was just thinking to myself this morning, “Do I really need to keep paying for inkfrog”?
Guess so…07/06/2020 at 8:47 am in reply to: Scavenger Life Episode 470: How Would You Start Your Business Today? #79118
Fun little comparison:
This week’s numbers – W/E 6/28 to 7/4
Items in Store: 2194
Items Sold: 52
Total Sales $1,823.04
Total Profit $1,137.19
Average profit $24.27
New Listings: 96
Numbers from one Year ago this week 6/30/19 to 7/6/19
Items in Store: 1140
Items Sold: 15
Total Sales $351.48
Total Profit $189.45
Average profit $15.79
New Listings: 33
One year ago I had one of my worst weeks ever. Last week was my best. While I have learned a lot in the past year about what to list (and more importantly what not to list) – the great sales number from last week have to be some sort of COVID boost. Shouldn’t the dead of summer be the slowest time of the year?
Sadly no- not with Global Shipping.
I decided against magic eraser. I did a bit of internet research and it turns out magic eraser isn’t magic. It is just a very fine sandpaper. I don’t think I want to rub sandpaper (no matter how fine) on enamel. I decided to just show the defects in the listing.
Right now nothing is film and very few people in the industry are buying.
Wait till Stranger Things ramps back up again – the 80’s will sell….
@RetroTreasures good point – “For Display or Only” or “Movie Prop” may sound fancier than “AS IS” but no one is ever going to use the search term.
#Hausfrau – Yeah figure out the era of the bathroom items and make sure that is in the describe
“Lot 1970’s Bathroom / Medicine Chest Smalls / Medicines / bandaids”. Use fewer brand names as those are things that run into clearance issues.
Oh a few more thoughts. EVERYTHING in the film business is a last minute emergency.
We are one of the few groups of people who will pay extra money for fast shipping.
As a seller I only offer economy shipping on my items, because I never trust Ebay to present the lowest shipping price when the masses are browsing.
You could put in your description, willing to ship more quickly if time sensitive- direct message me to arrange.
It is amazing how unimportant an extra $20.00 is when you are spending someone elses money.
For large high ticket items it is not uncommon for the buyer to want to send you their own Fed Ex label. As long as the address on the label matches the one on your invoice you should be protected. Don’t let that offer frighten you (particularly if they have a high feedback rating).
And if you can, respond to messages immediately. Unless what you are selling is 100% unique there is a good chance the buyer will move onto a similar item if they don’t hear from you.06/30/2020 at 6:14 pm in reply to: When do you give up and just call something trash? #78936
Good information @ Retro Treasures, I never thought of the VPNs messing with location.
If you cancel the order by saying “problem with the address” you won’t get a defect. You might get caught, but doubtful. I would rather have a defect than deal with a crazy person who is just going to return the thing anyway.
She is going to leave negative feedback anyway- Just cancel the order and block her.
Use the option problem with shipping address.
She will through a tantrum, but that is what she wanted anyway.06/30/2020 at 8:56 am in reply to: When do you give up and just call something trash? #78896
@So Cal Joe & Clarity ah I see that’s what someone is asking for a good one. I misread and thought it had previously been sold.
I might as well list an see what happens. Rather than focus on this specific piece of art, I would like to push this thread back to the general question – “When is something just junk?”
For those of us who don’t have anchor stores, it costs $1.20 per year to keep an item listen (10 cents per listing for 12 months – I think lower tiers may even be .25 a month). These fees add up! I currently have a 2k inventory in a 1k store – that’s $1,200.00 per year.
But more than the money, there is opportunity cost. I have only so much storage space and only so much time to list. If I spent 20 minutes listing a damaged lithograph, it is 20 minutes that I am not listing something else.
There are no right answers here; I am just curious how others approach this problem.