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ebay listings!!

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my couch has been overtaken by the to go pile
there is no turning back now

round one is dresses

see have a look
http://search.ebay.com/_W0QQsassZdressingroomQQhtZ-1

more to come more to come

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Date: 2006-03-15 08:56 pm (UTC)
From: [identity profile] carrionsynapses.livejournal.com
Fun!!! And 2 bids already!

I totally would have negged them back. I forgot you sell so much on eBay, yay!

How much did you pay for the dresses? Will you be making profit?

Date: 2006-03-15 09:23 pm (UTC)
From: [identity profile] rmt.livejournal.com
hello...
negged them back?
i'm not down with the lingo!

all this stuff has been several years of buying build up and my feedback started in 1999 or so so it's not as huge as it could be.
i'm pretty sporadic about it.
i had a vintage booth at whiteway antique mall and used to do sales with a friend and did ebay too and then i realized things weren't going nearly as fast as i was buying and got burned out.
i've gotten rid of so much for nearly nothing since then, yard sales and listing larger lots on ebay, or just donating back to thrifts.
when we moved my closet space dwindled and i had already started feeling clausterphobic!
i kept what i felt had the best chance of selling, got rid of all the filler.
if i could go back i would have curbed myself like 75%, i was being unrealistic.

dresses i usually find for $2-$6 dollars.
i used to start bids higher but now i'm at the point where i just want to free up some space around here.
now if i buy it's for my own collection or to wear or it's something i know will make a bigger profit.
although you never can tell!
i sold a few 50's beaded sweaters i used to get $35 each for and this time i got $15.
i wish i had kept them!

what kinds of stuff are you selling mainly?

Date: 2006-03-16 01:04 am (UTC)
From: [identity profile] carrionsynapses.livejournal.com
I can't seem to really settle on anything. I did the same thing you did: bought too much. I didn't follow what is usually the golden rule of serious sellers on ebay, which is to sell everything you own -first- and then start buying stuff. So addictive! However, my success rate is pretty good so far. I've sold two nine west purses, 3 sets of williams-sonoma bowls, one angora scarf, 1 roland super jupiter (pro sound), 1 yamaha cs6x (synthesizer) and 1 Tascam 1884 (pro audio). Only Only thing I couldn't sell was a Victoria's Secret purse, but I love it so I was happy not to let it go...$3.99! Because the synths and control surfaces sold for so much, I have now sold 2,500 dollars worth of stuff in the last 2 months. If I could just keep this up for another 3 months I'll hit powerseller status. Problem is, the synths were from my dad and I have found that it's difficult even though he seems dedicated, to get him to do things in a timely manner. I had to hound and HOUND AND HOUND to get him to do stuff (he waited til the last day to pack all the electronics...ended up losing over 250 bucks because it had to be packed by ups). Pretty scary when your feedback is on the line! Hopefully, though, he'll get it together with my help and be able to buy low and sell high. As for me, I have TONS of stuff to sell. K and I finally finished putting a shed together, which is a real help because my poor little office is swimming in crap (20 boxes of free usps priority and express mail supplies and boxes!!!!! ahhhhhh!!)

After that, I know I only have three rules for what I'll sell: it has to be brandname. If it's not brandname, it has to be something sought after; the guy who bought my angora scarf buys EVERYTHING angora. Not sure if he runs a store or he just likes the stuff. But I went out and bought more angora and he'll probably BUY more angora from me) -- only sell fabrics like silk, leather, merino wool, cashmere, etc. (words people specifically put in search boxes). And 3, that the item can't be too big! Shipping is a -killer-. If I can fit it in a flat rate box, I'll sell it.

I made a mistake in thinking that jewelry was a good place to go when I first started, so of course I ended up getting suckered by those liveauctions and other things like that. I have to sell all the crap and I'd be happy if I got 20 bucks for each piece. I don't think I'll try to sell that on ebay because the listing/final value fees would kill me -- think I'll take them to a pawn shop instead!!

Negged -- the two people (four?) who left you unreasonable negative feedback -- I would have given them negative feedback right back to explain my side of the story! Most people -do- look at the negs, what product was negged (like, are they complaining about a 5 dollar auction or a 500 dollar auction) and what your excuse was on their feedback page.

I love your auction format and me page. Very cool!!:)

Date: 2006-03-15 08:56 pm (UTC)
From: [identity profile] carrionsynapses.livejournal.com
And I am SO IN AWE that you have over 200 fb!!!!!! You are my idol now!!

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