My store is currently sitting at 150 listings. A week ago it was at 1,050. Now all those listings from the last 10,000 free listings offer have rolled off and I'm waiting impatiently for some more free ones, so I can relist everything.
Yes, it's got to that stage.
This morning, I got an invite on my eBay Dashboard, and saw "10,000 Free Listings". In a rare moment of actual joy, I actually pumped my fist and shouted "Yes!" - causing one of my parrots to fall off their perch in fright. But then I read it more carefully and saw it was only for items over $100. WTF? I've had about 5 items over $100 in my 15 years on eBay.
Thanks for nothing !!!! I may have to bite the bullet and actually fork out for some listing fees. Nooooooooooooooo.
I wish I had lovely interesting shiny things for sale like other blogs I read. Here are my best sales so far in February. Prepare to be underwhelmed ! Board games have been my highest price sellers as usual.
"Nova Ace of Aces WWI Air Combat Game - Balloon Buster 014 - VGC - 100% - 1985"
Bought for ???? - Sold for $19.99
I found this on my bookshelf. I bought it at an Op shop a couple of years ago, and kept it myself as I have an interest in aeroplanes. It sat unused. I don't know who I thought I was going to play this with - myself?
There were no previous sales on this exact one that I could compare, but after research a website said this was the most common one. So I just put this price on it. It sold one hour later. I guess I should have sold it for more. Oh well.
"Monopoly Australian Edition Board Game - 100% Complete - 12 x Metal Tokens - VGC"
Bought for 50 cents - sold for $27.99
Vintage or special edition Monopoly games always sell quickly for me.
"Cluedo Board Game - Vintage 1983 - 100% Complete - Contents VGC - Waddingtons"
Bought for $2 - sold for $17.99
Cluedo is also a quick selling board game for me.
"The Great Australian Road Trip Trivia Board Game - Reader's Digest - Unplayed"
Bought for $3 - sold for $27.99
"Holden VU Ute : A New Legend - PAL VHS Video - Hosted by Peter Brock - 2001 RARE"
Bought for 50 cents - sold for $15.99
This is just a short promo video from Holden to sell some shiny new car. Cars = high interest. Also hosted by Peter Brock, a famous Australian race car driver, who died in a race car crash a few years ago. So this hits a few interest buttons. I had no other sales to compare this to when I priced it, so I just put this price on it, and waited. Took a few months, but finally sold just before I was going to reduce the price.
I'll go back to job searching (there'll be a separate blog on that farce), and sitting here like a gargoyle glaring at my "Promotional Offers" box on my eBay dashboard.