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A simple thing that has been working for me and getting buyers to come back

Discussion in 'Ebay' started by quest1426, Feb 23, 2012.

  1. quest1426

    quest1426 Junior Member

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    This isn't new in any form, but new to ebay I believe becuase I have not seen it before.

    I personally buy and sell video games on eBay and have found a nice way to get the same buyers to come back and buy my games almost as fast as I put them up and it has allowed me to decrease my auction time from 5-7 days to only 3.

    I created a twitter account to match my ebay account, tossed a gaming background on twitter, and then created a simple but custom ebay listing in html that I use for all games (just change the game images).

    On the top and bottom of that listing is a simple message

    To get an instant notification whenever I sell a game simply text

    "Follow ####yourtwitter" to 40404 (US buyers)
    to other codes for outside US buyers (yes, I put the codes too)


    Now all of my twitter followers are by phone

    Whenever I sell a game, I just send a twitter message and almost everyone comes immediately.. sometimes 150 views within the first 5 hours and almost always 10 bids within the first 2 hours.


    I know it may not be the best eBay method, but it works.
     
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  2. quest1426

    quest1426 Junior Member

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    oh yeah, I don't doubt that, I was just meaning the speed of which I am able to blast them out there. I sell quite a few games per week, but I like how fast i can sell them now, without any problems
     
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    Thank you for the nice info. I might use this strategy. And by the way will this thing will work also in amazon?
     
  4. sirjocky

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    Is it possible to connect it with facebook as well? You have an example how it looks like?
     
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    I am pretty sure it would work for amazon buyers. The thing is that it is just a normal twitter sms
    it can probably work for almost anything, put it on a facebook page, put it in the description of an amazon product/book, anything. You can use it in any country that twitter supports.
     
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    Totally blew my mind. I also sell a bunch of video games on ebay all the time. I didnt think about something like that but i can see how it generates a lot of traffic for your game sales. As for apply this to amazon I could see it working too. Especially if its niched to something and you have plenty of followers.
     
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    Well, on your facebook wall or facebook page, you can simply create a graphic or type out

    To win some blah blah stuff Text

    "follow *so and so*" to 40404 (for USA)

    And if you want, add other codes for people not in the US

    then they are added to your twitter followers, but via phone
    and so when you tweet, they instantly recieve the sms.
     
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    nice idea man a like the style and theory here
     
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    nice method for shooting up the sales well done
     
  10. bfacedon

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    Cool its basically building a buyer list with twitter marketing. nice share!
     
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    Ingenuity, I like it.
     
  12. DearSanta

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    Great idea, OP. thanks a lot for sharing it with us