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No. 0     Original Topic:  Re: Ebayers - part 2   
By:  Survivor698   Gender: M   Age: 103   on  Nov 21, 2017 at 10:33 AM   Viewed 733 times     
Survivor698 wrote:

It used to be, except for unique items, sales somewhat slowed for me on eBay at Holidays. But no more.


In fact, eBay now includes a couple to a few of my items in their promotions of top selling products on eBay.
No. 1     Reply: Re: Re: Ebayers - part 3   
By:  CAsandie   Gender: F   Age: 103   on  Nov 21, 2017 at 2:07 PM     
How about -- Part 3.

The Christmas season /gift season is upon us (I might have to take down listings at a time where sales would increase, but I am okay with that).

I am happy you have top selling items being promoted, Survivor! (awesomeness).

No. 2     Reply: Re: Re: Ebayers - part 2   
By:  insular926   Gender: M   Age: 57   on  Nov 21, 2017 at 3:31 PM     
I'll miss EBAY too.
No. 3     Reply: Re: Re: Re: Ebayers - part 3   
By:  Survivor698   Gender: M   Age: 103   on  Nov 21, 2017 at 8:26 PM     
CAsandie wrote:

How about -- Part 3.

The Christmas season /gift season is upon us (I might have to take down listings at a time where sales would increase, but I am okay with that).

I am happy you have top selling items being promoted, Survivor! (awesomeness).



Thank you.

I did not realize I started another eBay thread. It was not intentional.
No. 4     Reply: Re: Re: Ebayers - part 2   
By:  CAsandie   Gender: F   Age: 103   on  Nov 21, 2017 at 9:05 PM     
I did not realize I started another eBay thread. It was not intentional.


(yeah...figured that, but it could be time for part 3 anyway).

Insular...

I'll miss EBAY too.


Why don't you treat yourself to something nice from Ebay. .

You need to get your mind on things you enjoy. I want to see 'joy' in your heart again, Insular. You are a 'real' Brother in Christ (cling to the Lord's joy and peace, please).

John 14:27 Peace I leave with you; My peace I give to you. I do not give to you as the world gives. Do not let your hearts be troubled; do not be afraid.

I hope you and your Mom have a wonderful Thanksgiving!
No. 5     Reply: Re: Re: Ebayers - part 2   
By:  Survivor698   Gender: M   Age: 103   on  Nov 22, 2017 at 10:58 AM     
I have been buried in orders since early this AM. Mostly books. Fortunately I have an unlimited number of those available for the publisher simply prints more. The chairs remain a sought after item, but the vendor is out of stock. I have a couple left I can direct ship. When I finish at the gym I am making a drive to a local source of such items to see if they might have an acceptible alternative.

I have several brand new offerings I am sure would easily sell, simply have not taken time to prepare and post the listings. Local interest in the items has been high. Maybe later today. But I am supposed to be at a Thanksgiving gathering this evening with my church small cell group.
No. 7     Reply: Re: Re: Re: Ebayers - part 2   
By:  Survivor698   Gender: M   Age: 103   on  Nov 22, 2017 at 2:29 PM     
Survivor698 wrote:

I have a couple left I can direct ship. When I finish at the gym I am making a drive to a local source of such items to see if they might have an acceptible alternative.


Well, that did not work as planned. Their facility has closed business here locally. Closest remaining in business to me is down the road a ways in Auburn Hills. I opted to not mess with that drive today. Traffic is heavy out there today and I simply do not have the time to deal with going all the way down there.
No. 8     Reply: Re: Re: Ebayers - part 2   
By:  CAsandie   Gender: F   Age: 103   on  Nov 29, 2017 at 12:12 PM     
Books are great business due to book rates being less expensive (but since you drop ship...it might not matter). I will have to shut down my listings soon or put a vacation notice (the trouble with that is I am not sure how long).

Glad business is still booming for you! I stayed out of the holiday traffic myself!

No. 9     Reply: Re: Re: Re: Ebayers - part 2   
By:  Survivor698   Gender: M   Age: 103   on  Nov 30, 2017 at 3:13 PM     
CAsandie wrote:

Books are great business due to book rates being less expensive (but since you drop ship...it might not matter). I will have to shut down my listings soon or put a vacation notice (the trouble with that is I am not sure how long).

Glad business is still booming for you! I stayed out of the holiday traffic myself!



I drop most all books I sell.

Business actually slowed somewhat for me during the Thanksgiving/Black Friday/Cyber Monday period. So much that I lowered prices considerably and it did not really help.

As of Tuesday this week, sales are brisk and I raised prices back up. Past two days I have seen lots of sales.
No. 10     Reply: Re: Re: Re: Ebayers - part 2   
By:  Survivor698   Gender: M   Age: 103   on  Dec 2, 2017 at 9:18 AM     
Survivor698 wrote:

The chairs remain a sought after item, but the vendor is out of stock. I have a couple left I can direct ship. When I finish at the gym I am making a drive to a local source of such items to see if they might have an acceptible alternative.


A source did finally acquire the chairs for me, and have provided me a better price and free shipping to my customers.

I have previous Buyers of the chair returning and Buying 3-4 more per order. One purchased 5.

The chairs are actually being shipped for me direct from one of the largest online USA hunting and sporting goods providers.
No. 11     Reply: Re: Re: Re: Ebayers - part 3   
By:  Survivor698   Gender: M   Age: 103   on  Dec 9, 2017 at 6:17 PM     
CAsandie wrote:

How about -- Part 3.

The Christmas season /gift season is upon us (I might have to take down listings at a time where sales would increase, but I am okay with that).

I am happy you have top selling items being promoted, Survivor! (awesomeness).



eBay is now regularly promoting items of mine. It is not by my choice. I receive no upfront communication before they do so. I do receive an email providing me an opportunity to see the promotion.

For example, just this evening they provided me an email presenting their promotion on one of my items that has sold very well at Christmas. Just yesterday I edited the listing lowering the price $20, essentially offering the item now for 50% off. The drop shipper of the item is currently providing me a fantastic price.

As of today eBay is promoting the item by sending out emails to those that have viewed the item in the past with a large banner saying "Save $20.00 + FREE SHIPPING!"

They have been doing such with several of my listings with similar to the above or such as "Almost Gone!", etc..

Of course, the more sales they drive for me, the more in fees they earn.
No. 12     Reply: Re: Re: Ebayers - part 2   
By:  Survivor698   Gender: M   Age: 103   on  Dec 27, 2017 at 10:56 AM     
Overall, other than for books and crypto currency mining items, sales slowed down for me drastically a week to 10 days prior to Christmas Day.

Book sales slowed just prior to Christmas Day, but I am currently buried in book orders. At any given time I have like over 100 book shipments to process. Good thing most all are drop ship.
No. 13     Reply: Re: Re: Ebayers - part 2   
By:  Survivor698   Gender: M   Age: 104   on  Jan 1, 2018 at 10:28 AM     
I am really buried in orders as of this AM. New Years Resolution items, LOL.

Most the sales are in two categories. I have as many as 200 health and fitness related orders to process and backorders for crypto currency mining accessories and custom software. I ran out of two different custom miner power cables which has put behind schedule in that arena.

The college kid that was making cables for me has developed other interests. An overseas manufacturer now makes and ships them to me, but they will only produce them with one size connector on the multiple end. I have solved that by keeping a variety of connectors on hand, and simply install the connectors myself as required for the specific order. Only takes me a minute or two per cable and the profit margin on the cables makes it well worth it. They have not arrived yet, but my supplier of the connectors has shipped some quick install snap connector version which is supposedly much faster to install than the screw connectors I currently use. We will soon see if they are worth the extra cost. Making a cable myself does not really take all that long, but it takes time from other activities and the demand for such cables and other crypto mining related items has increased considerably over the past 6 months. Not to mention that these same cables are also being utilized for custom LED lighting installations, and my customer list using them for that purpose is growing recently also.