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Help me to sell first item on ebay!!

Discussion in 'Ebay' started by scett, Aug 23, 2012.

  1. scett

    scett Registered Member

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    Hi, so a few days ago I created my first listing on ebay. However things are not going well, i got almost none views.
    I figured, you guys could give me some tips with it, so I can finally ignite my ebay career!

    Thank you for reading.

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    Ahh sory, I couldnt post a link

    to see my item please search following on ebay.co.uk

    Krug Baümen Air Traveller Red Dial Steel-Gold Strap 400105DS RRP £249.00
     
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  2. bertbaby

    bertbaby Elite Member

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    Pricing strategy and great copy combined with great photos. What are you trying to sell?
     
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  3. scett

    scett Registered Member

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    Ahh sory, I couldnt post a link

    to see my item please search following on ebay.co.uk

    [h=1]Krug Baümen Air Traveller Red Dial Steel-Gold Strap 400105DS RRP £249.00[/h]
     
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    Arjeen Regular Member

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    how can we help you?
     
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  5. scett

    scett Registered Member

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    I was thinking about listing design and overall description.
     
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    I wouldn't buy it.. the listing looks very untrustworthy.

    you have a stock image, with cheap looking copy... is it stolen, fake? I have no idea.

    Either, take some amateur images, so they know it's real, OR, make the description professional, give it some validity.
     
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  7. CaseAndPoint

    CaseAndPoint Junior Member

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    Search through completed auctions of the same items you are selling to see which styles get the most bids (also look at listings times and ending times)...
     
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  8. burnett4congress

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    Elements to a successful eBay listing:

    1 - Great pictures. eBay will actually be requiring all listings to have pictures. Make sure yours is attractive

    2 - A keyword stuffed listing title. Most people do not understand this. The vast majority of eBay users find things through the search bar and NOT browsing categories. So your listing title has to have searchable terms.

    3 - Your headline as the first thing in your listing body. This is the proper place for the headline that you actually want your reader to read. Obviously, it should provoke some interest. If you don't know anything about copywriting, download some books on the subject. They will change your life.

    4 - The body of your listing should relay benefits to the reader (again, copywriting). If you want to get super advanced, embed a video or something to add something different.

    5 - Pricing. If you are doing an auction, then start it low. High starting bids are killers. If you are doing Buy-It-Now, price reasonably. People look on eBay for deals. You should know your price points from your market research before you listed your item.

    6 - Support. Be responsive to your prospects and customers. These are people who are considering giving you money!

    Follow those steps and you'll be alright. If you are selling lots of stuff, then you can think about building a back end.
     
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  9. scett

    scett Registered Member

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    Thank you everyone who answered. With your tips and some terapeak research I created a new listing, wich allreday got more views than my old one in 3 days.

    If anyone interested to see changes, search the following line in ebay.co.uk

    [h=1]New mens watch Krug Baümen Air Traveller 8 diamonds quartz mechanizm 400105DS[/h]
    I added reputation to everyone of you guys!
     
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  11. scett

    scett Registered Member

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    No unfortunately I didn`t find one.
     
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    Ok here is another tip for you, I think it still works .....
    if you have a google+ account, just add the link to your auction there (using the "add link" icon), and your auction will be listed in Google within shortest time ....
     
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  13. scett

    scett Registered Member

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    Ok, thank you anatho, I will check this out!
     
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    Just checked it out. Looks MUUUUCH better, even I would be tempted to put a bid in it! Love the pictures.

    Now, to optimize your auctions for cost, only add one picture ( I assume that's the only free one),

    add the rest into the description, keep the buy in now at £199, remove the reserve (possibly).

    and I used to make up some white lies (when it's a one off item) about why I'm selling it.


    One thing I learnt when I was doing ebay, if you sell a lot of the same things, you will get repeat customers. I used to sell collectible stamps. An item I used to sell over and over started off getting £5, within 3 months it was getting £40 everytime I sold it.

    But yes, you listed it at 12pm.. you want the last hour of the auction to be when most people are using ebay, I found that Monday-thursday + sunday from 7-9pm got me the highest prices. you can use ebay turbo lister (if it still exists)

    Good luck
     
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  15. scett

    scett Registered Member

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    That sounds really sweet.

    Thank you, ardley126, but would I get funds returned if I make those changes? Or I get charged only at the end of the auction?

    Talking about removing reserve, I wouldn`t like to give it away for 30 quid or something.

    And what is your opinion of importance of return policy? I figured, I have a low feedback score, so it would look shady if I didn`t accept returns. However I`m afraid off scammers and people just buying it for one occasion to wear and then returning.
     
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  16. conper

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    hire a designer to make you a nice template for ebay