Monday, September 19, 2011
AM I GOING CRAZY......OR ALREADY THERE?
I have been listing like mad over on ebay.
(Mad...crazy.....I see a trend here)
I need a kitty hug...
Things I think that will sell well......they sit there and no one looks at them.
The things I list because I think they are interesting.......they sit there.
The things I think are so-so......they sit there.
Explain this to me please. How can an item.....any item. Sit in ebay for 10 days and not have anyone, not a single soul look at it? It seems impossible yet I have had 5 or 6 items do just that. Then all of a sudden I get views and three of these items sell within minutes of each other. Two to the same person and one to another. Within minutes of each other!!
That tells me two things. Don't watch what you have listed. Don't take it for granted it will sell. Don't count your chickens before they hatch. (That is three but math has always been a challenge for me.)
Over on EBU a discussion about how ebay has rolling blackouts is very interesting. I understand that ebay has lots of things online at any given time. But if everyone's stuff is not going to be available for viewing at any given time I think ebay should discuss this with us. With their extremely high fees(12-15%) for selling I feel ripped off if my items aren't the "things" that ebay wants to sell. Certain categories just seem to get left out because ebay is trying to promote what they feel will sell. Someone has commented that ebay is trying to get to the point of everything new and not resold stuff. I don't see how they can do that, but.....
I guess I'm just frustrated that last week was a long, hard week.
No luck job hunting.
No yard sales or thrift trips.
No luck selling on ebay.
My sweet brother in law passed away.
I just want to find a cave and close the door for a while.
I can't wait to get back to normal (what ever that is)