Listing things in the wrong category

@lilybug (21182)
United States
February 4, 2009 10:13pm CST
on eBay on purpose. Have you ever listed something in the wrong category on eBay on purpose? I sell my toffee pretty well on eBay and my brother suggested I list it in the wrong category like jewelry on purpose to hopefully get a few more sales. What do you think? Have you ever listed something wrong on purpose?
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6 responses
• United States
5 Feb 09
Wait, I thought you weren't allowed to sell food or perishable items on e-bay. Unless I am wrong, you are in the wrong catagory no matter what you do, so have at it.
@lilybug (21182)
• United States
5 Feb 09
There are rules you have to follow, but you can.
• United States
5 Feb 09
I will have to look at that because I sell a lot of energy products on my normal site, but I haven't put any of them on e-bay.
• United States
5 Feb 09
Thanks, I guess I never read though that completely. Probably at some point I started reading it and decided it sounded like too much trouble, but it looks like we would fall under all of that anyway.
@gohan2091 (547)
11 Feb 09
No, I never have done that but it's a good idea.
@owstalaga (4201)
• Philippines
7 Feb 09
hm... haven't really tried selling in the wrong category yet.... i just started to sell there this month. i use the same username here for my store there in ebay. So maybe i'll comment some more when i'm a regular ebay seller. I don't really know if it's good for sales if you put an item in the wrong category...
@michmich2 (432)
• United States
6 Feb 09
It does seem like a good way to get more people to see your listing, but my understanding is that it's against Ebay rules and they'll take it pretty seriously if you're caught...
@user_786 (1340)
5 Feb 09
Ni i never did this. I think if item is listed in wrong category, ebay will recognize that and remove this or move it to appropriate category
• United States
5 Feb 09
I would think that you shouldn't be even slightly dishonest. Consider, will someone think you are a trustworthy person if the come to believe you are intentionally miss-listing your product? If you want to reach other eyes with such a tactic, perhaps you could go to some garage sales or salvation army and get some jewelry like item which you could list for sale. You might then see your product showing up for the new potential customer as something else that you sell. (I don't do much ebaying, but I seem to recall seeing "other items for sale by this seller" when I've browsed it before.)