Hey resellers, thanks for stopping by today and I hope you’re having an amazing day so far!
As I mentioned about a week ago, I’ll be leaving for a trip soon. As excited as I am, you would think that I’d be all packed and ready to go..but no.
Sadly, I haven’t prepared AT ALL and I barely have time to think about what clothes I’m going to bring and what items I’m going to need. Apparently, the temperature’s going to be in the 50-60’s – which is “freezing” for a guy like me – so I better not forget to bring a jacket or something.
To be honest, I haven’t had much time to think about those things much.
What I am thinking about is how I can maximize my eBay sales while I’m still here and recently that’s been through the use of what I call The Sunday Blitz technique. (I know it’s not football season anymore but I still think it has a nice ring to it lol)
The Sunday Blitz technique basically involves listing your items using the auction-format and having them end strategically on – yup, you guessed it – Sunday. At night preferably but anytime during Sunday is fine.
I used this strategy this past weekend and, once again, it did not disappoint. I received a total of $773.28 worth of payments on Sunday and Monday!!
Here are pic of some of my sales. I say “some” because this pictures was taken in the morning and more payments arrived consistently throughout the day:
(Scroll all the way down to check out some of my favorite’s from this weekend)
The Last Sunday Blitz
The only sad thing about this latest Blitz is that it’s going to be my last one until I return from trip. Buyers are still allowed 2 days to pay for an item and an additional 4 days after a unpaid item case is opened. That’s a lot of days and, with my trip so close, I can’t run the risk of payments arriving while I’m away. That’s a quick way to get a negative feedback.
I seriously just sold this item and heard that “Ka-ching” sound as I was writing that last paragraph so I thought I’d share it:
Vintage Adidas Lebron James Youth Jersey
Item Cost: $2.99
Ok, now where was I?
Oh yeah, so that’s going to be the last Sunday Blitz before the trip. But there’s also a chance that it might have been my last one ever thanks to the eBay sellers update set to take place on May 1st.
Basically, they’ve made changes to their monthly seller promo and the auction-format will no longer be included as part of the free listings that we receive every month. Bummer.
Instead, every auction-format I use will cost me $0.15 BUT they’ll refund the insertion fee if the item sells successfully. This new policy wouldn’t be much of an issue if every single auction sells during its first listing. But it doesn’t always work out that way, does it?
No. Sometimes it takes 2-3 listings before an item sells and, yeah, that only adds up to $0.30 – $0.45 per item but over the course of a month those numbers add up quickly. And I don’t know about you but I’m all about reducing fees and charges whenever possible.
The way I see it, I have three (3) options in regards to these new developments:
1) Do nothing. Basically ignore these policy changes and continue to run the Sunday Blitz technique regardless of the potential increase in fees.
2) Only use BIN auctions. This would eliminate the insertion fees altogether but, if I can be honest, it’s boring for me. I love auctions, I love bidding wars, and I love having a nice sum of payments arriving all at the same item. This option would basically eliminate all of that and I’m not sure if I want to give that up.
3) Use a hybrid method. With this option, I would use the auction-format exclusively for those items that I’m confident will receive a bid (Air Jordan’s, Nike’s, Ralph Lauren, etc) and use the BIN format for the remaining items.
I’m not sure which option will work best with the new changes but experimenting and finding out is all part of the fun with eBay. I’m probably going to try each option for an extended period of time and gauge the results. If I was to put money down though, I would say that option #1 would probably still work the best, despite the fees.
But we’ll see I guess.
I went to Savers last night and I found a bunch of great items to list. So I’m going to be working on that for a little bit before heading out and visiting one of my favorite Goodwill’s.
Have a great day and I hope you find some amazing stuff during your next thrift store visit!
Finds of the Week
Vintage Infant Michael Jordan Bulls Jersey
Item Cost: $1.99
Winning Bid: $25.49
Nike Running Shoes sz fricken 15!!
Item Cost: $6.99
Winning Bid: $43.50
Vintage Ken Follett Pillars of the Earth Board Game
(I’ve learned so much about board games recently and I feel like I’ve only scratched the surface. Looking forward to sharing what I’ve discovered so far!)
Item Cost: $3.99
Winning Bid: $79.00
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