Monday, February 08, 2010

Not eBay I swear!

No, I’m not turning my blog into another eBay auction house. If you’ve seen some of the recent few posts you might be wondering. A and I have both been sitting on a bunch of material that needs to get sold.. guns, computer parts, old wedding dress, books, etc.

While I do have an eBay account, and one with absolute perfect feedback for the last six years, I’m lately finding it difficult to get the motivation to want to list anything at all on eBay. Between the increased seller fees, paypal fees, credit card fees, and endless amount of consumers wanting everything for nothing, I’ve become disillusioned by the whole process. As a buyer I use it all the time, but as a seller I just find it too bothersome any more unless you have a real niche market or want to spend six months trying to sell that five dollar item.

So, in a sort of quasi-socialistic-marketing approach I decided to list my items for sale on my blog and see what happened. Will people be interested? Will anyone visit the items? Will selling through my blog work? I have no idea. It’s just a new idea and I want to see if it will work. After all, if I sell through here I have no reason to screw anyone on shipping to cover fees, and have no hassles getting the product out the door. All the items are ready to ship and the sooner they do, the sooner I’ll have my office-space back.

Wish me luck!

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