Taking The Plunge and Selling On E-Bay

@pyewacket (43961)
United States
August 2, 2007 5:33pm CST
Well I guess to continue the roll I've been on, with the development of my crafts site, and having articles and short stories published, I'm now finally venturing out into selling on e-Bay. The two items I'm selling are not on my crafts site...hehe--but are my Nordic Rune Symbol necklace that I make and my completely hand-crafted and stitched suede pouch...If you like a link to it, please e-mail me...hehe Oh and wish me luck that I sell them!! I have a picture here of my suede pouch
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@mykmari_08 (2466)
• Philippines
3 Aug 07
I admire you! You seem to be on your way to realizing your dreams. I bet this is one of your great accomplishments. Small as others may see it, I do believe that great things come from small packages. I know I cannot be of much help to you, but I sincerely pray that you do have a lot of clients & more so, buyers for your products. On a personal note, I also am into writing romance novels as a hobby. I have submitted one novel to a local publishing house about a couple of years ago. Unfortunately, my story did not meet their standards. Anyway, I'm not giving up on this. I still consider writing as one of my loves. Again, lots of good luck and God bless.
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@pyewacket (43961)
• United States
4 Aug 07
Hey--don't give up in trying to get your work published...you have to keep at it...we "artists" tend to get used to rejections after awhile..not fun, but if one keeps at it long enough one does prevail!! So hope to see your novel published soon --good luck to you too!!
@Katlady2 (9925)
• United States
3 Aug 07
Good luck on that hon. I hope you do well. I took a look at the picture you posted in one of your responses. That is absolutely gorgeous! You definitely have an awesome talent my friend.
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@pyewacket (43961)
• United States
4 Aug 07
Why thank you Katlady...just one of my multi of skills...now if I could just get famous--LOL
• United States
3 Aug 07
you go girl!How big is your suede pouch? i dont like purses but i dont want to carry nothing my wallet and cell in my pocket. I just might beinterested if it is big enough to fit my wallet and cell
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@pyewacket (43961)
• United States
3 Aug 07
The pouch is rather small to be honest...about 3-1/2 inches by 3 inches for the pouch part, and with the fringe makes it about 7-1/2 inches long total--so a bit small..right size maybe for the cell phone though
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• Canada
3 Aug 07
Just logged on...thanks for you support...feeling better now. When I saw you that you are taking the big plunge into marketing your work on the world wide web I just had to say....CONGRATULATIONS!!!! I trust that you will sell your items, but even if you do not the fact that you are walking your talk and taking action will eventually lead to bigger and better things. I know you will let us know how things worked out. Just keep turning up the volume on the Law of Resonance and all good things will come your way. Wishing you every success!!
@pyewacket (43961)
• United States
3 Aug 07
I've been wanting to sell on e-Bay for a long time actually but never had the "nerve" and at first didn't even understand how to set things up, but they have a tutorial how to do video..so decided..what the heck...nothing ventured, nothing gained--right?
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@worldwise1 (14890)
• United States
3 Aug 07
That's very good news, pyewacket. You really are amazing! I wish nothing but the best for you in all that you undertake. BTW, I visited your crafts site. You really have some lovely things on there.
@pyewacket (43961)
• United States
3 Aug 07
Thank you worldwise, and I'm glad you saw my crafts site.. :)
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@lilaclady (28270)
• Australia
3 Aug 07
Goodluck with your Ebay selling it can be a lot of fun ...when you are selling but it can become very depressing when things don't sell and you still have to pay the listing fees, so I wish you well and I hope you sell everything you put up...
@pyewacket (43961)
• United States
3 Aug 07
Thank you...I'm at least giving it a shot...right?
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• United States
3 Aug 07
Ebay with all it's fees can suck. I just recently opened up my store again on there. I'm trying to get rid of some of my things. Like I've got a BUNCH of Frost Cutlery knives...QVS sucked me in once - and I learned my lesson LOL. I looked you up on there and found your items. I really like the pouch! I will have to think about that one. My mom would LOVE it and Christmas is right around the corner...is that something you make often?
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@pyewacket (43961)
• United States
4 Aug 07
Well I took advantage of their free offer from July 31 to August 5th one who hasn't sold items at e-bay could post up to three items for free...no fees...even the picture was free... As for the pouch...it's not something I make too often now, since I need to get more suede...I just might have enough for one more pouch but not the same color...think I still have a beautiful turquoise blue--would have to check on that...LOL
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• United States
4 Aug 07
That is a good deal. I didn't know they were running it. It doesn't apply to store items :( The first pic though is always free :) I'm short on funds right now due to the unemployment but if in a month or so you have the material I think I'll buy one. I liked it :)
@pyewacket (43961)
• United States
4 Aug 07
Thank you....will keep you in mind...glad you liked it so mcuh
@susieq223 (3742)
• United States
4 Aug 07
I have had pretty good luck selling stuff on ebay, but it has all been "flea market" type items. I've never tried to sell any of my work there. I wish you much luck!
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@pyewacket (43961)
• United States
4 Aug 07
Thank you susieq.....I was just thinking...about your painted rocks and clay flowers...ever think of selling over at Etsy.com? I have a shop there too...thats' the place to sell craft items...If my stuff at e-bay doesn't sell there,..will post it over at Etsy
@KrisNY (7609)
• United States
3 Aug 07
Wonderful news : ) I wish you lots of luck with this- I almost think this is the way to go with selling things these days- I know I always look on e-bay first when looking for new craft patterns and crafts before venturing out online to look. So anyways good luck with this and the website!
@pyewacket (43961)
• United States
4 Aug 07
Thank you...if it doesn't sell there, then I'll add it to my Etsy shop...or craft site..oh yes, I've gotten a lot of bargains over at e-bay and hard to find things
• Macedonia
3 Aug 07
where its i dont see it :) can you show it to us
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@pyewacket (43961)
• United States
4 Aug 07
You can PM for the link if you want---
@ZenDove (698)
• United States
3 Aug 07
Oh, how I love eBay! Personally, I've only ever bought things but I have a girlfriend who started out selling shoes on ebay that she found at thrift stores and garage sales. She is now a PowerSeller! Her husband left his job as a computer tech to work for her - so I know that it can be done. My husband is trying his hand at selling some of his collected toys. He listed one lot of 13 figures and sold it for 300 dollars. You just never know with eBay. You never know who's looking and what their interests might be. I wish you all the best!
@pyewacket (43961)
• United States
4 Aug 07
I've mainly been a buyer there too, but always in back of my mind I did want to sell...I actually have some old coins that I could sell but didn't see similar one selling for that much there---Yup one never knows what one is looking for...I got some great bargains there myself many times
@3lilangels (4639)
• United States
3 Aug 07
keep up the great work you are doing,and good luck selling on ebay.just make sure you put a full detailed description on what you are selling,and a picture,and im sure you will do fine.i have sold alot of items on ebay and you can do a great job,but sometimes when you first list the items it makes you mad because you see everybody elses stuff selling and it makes you wonder,whats wrong with my stuff.dont let it make you discourage if that happens,because eventually if you have a good item it will sell in time.make it eye catching.
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@pyewacket (43961)
• United States
4 Aug 07
I added everything I could think of...including a picture, even in the "template" part...I took advantage of the offer they were having to list up to three items for free...no fees involved..only good for people who have never sold anything before though
@kgwat70 (13398)
• United States
3 Aug 07
I wish you the best of luck on selling your items on Ebay and will have to let me know if you sell them. I have been thinking about trying to sell some of my artwork on Ebay but have not posted it yet on there. Not sure how well artwork sells on Ebay. I am sure that you will do well and make some money from the items that you made.
@pyewacket (43961)
• United States
4 Aug 07
Oh--for artwork, you might have better luck with Etsy.com...I have a "shop" there too...its a place for us craftspeople and artists to try and sell there work...If I don't sell my crafts at e-bay might just place on my shop at Etsy..or add on my crafts site
@katkat3 (426)
3 Aug 07
Good luck to pyewacket! I have been selling stuff on ebay for a couple of months now, I did really well until about 3 weeks ago- it seems to have slowed down at the moment. I've been selling Mobile phone sim cards, Zippo lighters, books and cds. need to get some money saved for christmas, cos it's gonna be really expensive this year! Well anyways good luck, I hope you make lots of money! :0)
@pyewacket (43961)
• United States
4 Aug 07
Thank you....actually I think one does do better with items like you are selling...and ink cartridges for printers..DVD etc.....crafts seem to move slow there...but had to give it a shot--right?
• United States
3 Aug 07
Well i wish u the very best luck!! I looked at your pouch and its just amazing!! and u should be able to sell them like hotcakes!! would u plzz send me the link so i can check out what else u have..my cousin wants to sell necklaces on here..shes very good..so im gonna help her out as well..so best luck and take care!!! ps dont forget the link hun.."_ April
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@pyewacket (43961)
• United States
4 Aug 07
I just asked a friend request so I can PM you with the link--as soon as you accept will send the link...and thank you
@MsTickle (24754)
• Australia
9 Aug 07
Oh Good luck Pye...I've been wanting to have a go at selling but I just can't get the motivation. Let us know how it goes. Do you ship overseas? LOL.
• United States
6 Aug 07
You are my hero! I want to get my crafts on the Internet to sell but I am afraid no one will like them LOL. Can you message me the link to your crafts site? Thanks