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Thread #79820   Message #3516878
Posted By: Stilly River Sage
19-May-13 - 05:40 PM
Thread Name: BS: eBay Strategy
Subject: RE: BS: eBay Strategy
I thought I'd bring this back up to the top. Many years have passed since it started and eBay has changed a great deal. They make it easier to relist things again and again without penalty, now that they realize that sometimes it takes a while for the right audience to come along, and they shouldn't penalize the seller for relisting.

I'm getting ready to put up a bunch of stuff as I clear out the area where my sales items have built up (lots of family estate stuff over the years, but now it's a real hodge-podge of stuff.) I want to list this small stuff so I can get back to having the "detailed seller ratings" box up and showing a good sales record before I list a large item. When your buyers post feedback they answer about your auction accuracy, your communication, speed in shipping, shipping price (no one likes to pay for shipping). It goes into that ratings box that people look at, especially if they're buying something expensive. I neglected selling for a while and the number of ratings feeding into that valuable little box expired.

I have a friend in New York City who is in financial straits yet sitting on a gold-mine of NYC collectibles but he's kind of afraid of eBay. Anyone else wanting to get started on eBay? Having a strategy and good customer service attitude is how it works.

SRS