Sunday, May 27, 2012

I seem to have misplaced my TRS rating.

Oh, bother.  I can't seem to find it anywhere.  Oh, wait...it's because people don't read item descriptions and then they give you crummy ratings instead of contacting you when they're dissatisfied. 

So, I'm not a TRS anymore.  Which is lame.  You can only have a .50% rating in "item not as described" and due to an unfortunate string of jerks, mine is at a .53%.  Hopefully I'll be back in the running next time.

A couple weeks ago, eBay ran a listing promotion.  I think it was during May 10-13 you could list auction style free.  So I did.  I listed about 20 auctions, which is the most I've done since last summer.  It was pretty dang successful.  Screw sales, if something's sitting in my store that I'm itching to get rid of, I'm gonna put that sucker up for auction.  You may get a little lower than what you really wanted for it, but auctions sell stuff, and I've actually made more than what I was asking for BIN on several items.  Suckers. 

The best thing is, out of all my sales that I had with auctions, I only had to open one unpaid item case and they paid the next day!  I'm sure that'll never happen again.

It's been a long time since I've posted!  We've been moving and with school coming to a close (thank God), it's been a busy time around these parts.  However, I am now in full "I have to have enough money to pay for vacation" panic mode, so there will be more eBay related stuff happening now. 

I've got a list of BOLOs I want to talk about and I want to show you my new eBay room, but we've got to go grocery shopping, so I'll be discussing that next week.  I hope everyone is having excellent sales!

4 comments:

  1. I am a firm believer that auctions sell quicker. But for me usually for less. When I want to get rid of something faster I go the auction route. I hope your getting settled in your home. Good luck with vacation fund.

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  2. Auctions do sell faster. I think folks search for items by "ending soonest". I usually put new items up for sale at auction. If it doesn't sell, then I put them in my store at a higher price. I keep clothes in my store for 30 days then put them up for auction twice, each time lowering the price. If it still doesn't sell, then it's time to donate it to the thrift store (tax write off).

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  3. Despite eBay trying to push us all into BIY listings, Auctions rock! Auctions drive up final prices and some buyers actually enjoy the "rush" of bidding wars.

    BTW-Great blog.

    Dude@MOneyintheGarage.Com

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