My stuff isn't selling...

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yacko
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24 Oct 08 10:20:00 pm
I've used auction inspector and attempted to sell some acoustic guitars and wedding bands/rings aswell as some enamels. And, No sale.

any advice for a noobieh?

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fudjj
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24 Oct 08 11:11:30 pm
Post some links so we can take a look at the listings, members may be able to provide some valid feedback on improvements to get you rolling.


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25 Oct 08 12:45:07 am
Hello Yacko,

I just looked at your ebay listing. Your description on your guitar is nice (informative), however your description on the the jewelry is lacking. Is the ring solid gold or gold-plated? Is it 10k, 14k, or 18k? Does it come with an appraisal? You have to be more descriptive in your listing. If you have the items on hand, more pictures would be better.

The price you have for your jewelry is awfully expensive. People like to see more pictures and description before they buy from a relatively unknown buyer, especially for that price. I, myself, only buy from 3 different jewelry sellers (all have been loose stones and well over 500 stones), I bought inexpensive stones off of them to start. I did this so I can see if the stone is real or not, also to see if the quality of the stone is good. Only after I have done this, do I buy the more expensive stones. I don't buy jewelry, because I like to design it myself and get my jeweler to make it for me (the girlfriend/wife likes her jewelry).

Also the market for jewelry on ebay is saturated. There are so many selling jewelry on ebay that it makes for alot of competition, you have to stand out in other areas if you can not compete on the price.

I would look at other sellers and check out their listing to see how they present their products. Look for someone who has alot of feedback and their feedback percentage is high. They have obviously been in the business for awhile and know what they are doing.

I have been a member on Salehoo for awhile and I usually don't write responses on the forum (the forum is very helpful), however, on this topic I felt compelled to respond. In no way do I mean to be rude or disrespectful. If it taken that way, I apologize.

Good luck with your sales

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fudjj
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25 Oct 08 01:02:18 am
I've just taken a look at the ring listing and what the member above has written rings very true to me.

The first thing I notice is the display pic, and to me it looks like a snap shot from bidz.com, makes the ring look cheap whether it is or not. I am no expert in jewellery sales on ebay, however the ring does seem very expensive, but there is no where near enough information for me to even attempt to make an informed decision on that.

My advice, check out your competition, see what the prices are. More pics, and higher quality pics, the one you are using doesn't show off the ring at all. Try not to use a white background image, you want something that looks real so the customer can relate to it.

Plenty more information, I would seriously doubt anyone ever loosing a sale because there is too much detail.......

Watch your shipping options, consider opening that area up to enable international bidders, and increase your chances of a sale.

It looks very much like a drop shipping set-up to me, and one where you may not be getting a good deal, on price or effective images.

The one thing you have to remember is that just because you list something, and you tick off all the squares while doing it, it still doesn't equate to an automatic sale!

It just gives you a better chance, but in this game you need all the advantage you can get!


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yacko
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25 Oct 08 04:17:19 am
Well is there any advice to what I could be selling on Ebay.

Something profitable, and that I can dropship

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29 Oct 08 04:43:18 am
the other advice, try to sell something cheap to start up. by this way, you can build your feedback record.

to be honest, people like me will not buy very expensive rings if your feedback record is very low. normally people will need to verify the seller first before taking chance to buy expensieve rings.

Also, as the other users mentioned, people will not try new seller normally. I hope this helps.

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