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Glad you like it. I just wonder if this is a “thing.” Was this popular once upon a time, or in a particular part of the country? Or is this just a fun, goofy, one-off art project?01/18/2017 at 11:49 pm in reply to: Add an "Immediate Pay" Condition to Accepting Best Offers #10676
I totally jinxed myself with this suggestion. Within 48 hours after posting this I ended up with 2 brand new non-payers on my suggested offers.
I sold two last year. The first one was a high end model but it ate tapes. Still good for $40. The other was a very basic model but in mint shape and worked great. I made a youtube clip of it playing, rewinding, ejecting, etc. and posted it on my listing. Didn’t take more than a week to sell at over $100
Yup. Part of a mat cutter.
Looks a bit like a part of a mat cutter.
I love vinyl buy it frequently, but I’ve never tried selling it. I know true collectors are very particular about their rating system. Seems like the perfect arena to pick up lots of returns and bad feedback. Besides, I always want to keep the valuable ones for myself!01/15/2017 at 7:22 pm in reply to: Ability to print Shipping Label and Packing List on one page #10364
I’d love to be able to click one button and have my Dymo spit out a shipping label and a packing slip, each on their own sticker.01/15/2017 at 3:22 pm in reply to: Create Support Help Method Faster than Calling in and Waiting in a Queue #10345
I’d love to see instant chat for both buyers and sellers. I know dozens of people who are still intimidated and suspicious of buying on eBay. I think there are potentially millions of new buyers out there for us if they knew how easy and safe buying on eBay really is, and instant chap would promote that knowledge.
Thanks for another great podcast. I should have been listing while I was listening but we are in the middle of a snowstorm so I listened while I plowed the driveway.
I did have one quick response about feeling disillusioned with Amazon. I’m facing some storage fees too and I find myself bypassing the book isle (or just listing them on eBay) lately. On the other hand, I’ve discovered lately that people will pay a premium for certain things on Amazon FBA. I sourced some NIB high end Texas Instrument calculators at a police auction for about $40 each. I threw them on eBay for $210 each for the better part of a month. Not even a nibble. I ended the listing and sent them to to Amazon FBA and put them up for $245 and had sales the same day they hit inventory. So there are some items and categories that Amazon will still work.
I add the Make Offer option on many of my listings. If the listing is something of a commodity I just list it at the going rate since the price is pretty much set. But if it’s something without many comps or even the only one ever listed I take Ryanne’s advice and start high and add Make Offer.
I also make frequent use of auto decline. When I list I ask myself “what offer would be so low it would piss me off?” and typically set the auto decline about 10% higher than that. Sometimes the low baller comes back with an offer that exceeds the threshold, then I can counter or accept a reasonable offer. But in the meantime I’m not annoyed with the unreasonable offers. I hate hearing the eBay notification chime only open the message and see a crap offer.
I think I’m going to let this ride for a bit. No sense in looking for trouble!12/28/2016 at 11:39 pm in reply to: What the highest price/ biggest profit item you have ever sold on Ebay? #9056
Two of my biggest returns were both this year. I found two Oakley sunglass display cases at a moving sale. Paid $60. 2 weeks later they were sold and headed to a buyer in California for $1500 plus another grand in shipping costs!
I’m still in the middle of my best find though. 4 dozen plastic auto parts signs nested into a pair of boxes with a 1985 shipping label. Gave $4 for both boxes. Currently selling them for 60-75 each. I’m a little over half way through them but when it’s all said and done I should clear about 3k.