I don't know what was going on with ebay over the weekend but I hope it doesn't continue this week. Why my rant, you ask? Best offers on listings with NO best offers.
Now, I don't mind the occasional inquiry about a lower price. I always try to respond pretty quickly. How about 4 in 2 days and none of them sold? Yep, 4 different inquiries about 4 different items from 4 annoying buyers.
Oh, and don't forget the helpful person who informed me that they could buy a pre-owned, working item I have listed for $49.99 new for $69.99. Am I crazy to think that $20 less is a good deal?
Two separate people contacted me and asked for a lower price. It was a fair offer and I agreed. Never another word. I even lowered the price in my store for them.
Then there was the one that 50% off was a deal she could live with. And free shipping. Let me do the math.
Listed for $20.00
profit 00000 In fact it would cost me to sell to that person since she totally ignored the fact that I have to pay ebay and paypal fees and shipping supplies and gas to get to the post office. I responded but I had to wait a few minutes before I could "calmly" set down and craft a reply that did not include any bad words.
On a different note, but still ebay. I received a message from ebay several days ago that I could now list up to $47,500 a month in 2100 listings. What? Let me do the math. 2100 listing a month, divided by 720 hours (in a 30 day month). Why that is only 2.9 listing every hour, every day with an average list price of $22.38. Piece of
Works for me.