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Forum topic by interpim posted 11-29-2009 08:19 AM 1716 views 0 times favorited 11 replies Add to Favorites Watch
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11-29-2009 08:19 AM

I have never really thought about selling anything I have made before, but I have one of my pens on eBay LOL :)

Check it out

-- San Diego, CA

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#1 posted 11-29-2009 08:20 AM

Good luck….

-- We must guard our enthusiasm as we would our life - James Krenov

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#2 posted 11-29-2009 09:13 AM

No bids yet, but there is lots of time left. Good luck!!

-- Bob in WW ~ "some old things are lovely, warm still with life ... of the forgotten men who made them." - D.H. Lawrence

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#3 posted 11-29-2009 03:15 PM

That is a nice looking pen. Let me wish you good luck. With 6 days left on the auction there still is plenty of time for the sale.

-- Challenges are what make life interesting; overcoming them is what makes life meaningful- Joshua Marine

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#4 posted 11-29-2009 03:54 PM

Good Luck.

-- Formerly known as John's Woodshop - and NO not the one from Ohio!

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#5 posted 11-30-2009 02:09 AM

Let us know how it works out! I’ve considered ebay, as I’m told it has a decent success rate, but the fees they take are usury, especially when you factor in the (inevitable) paypal cut as well.

-- Dylan Vanderhoof - General hobbiest and reluctant penmaker.

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#6 posted 11-30-2009 05:36 AM

nice pen

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#7 posted 12-04-2009 04:21 PM

Because of its wild pattern, the candy dish becomes the centre of attraction. Try using a more subdued background next time that focuses peoples attention on the pen. Nice work.

-- Ken in Sharbot Lake, Ontario

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#8 posted 01-13-2010 07:07 PM

how do you determine what price to put on a pen?

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#9 posted 01-13-2010 07:35 PM

Deciding how to price an item on ebay is easy if not a little time consuming… Log in and search completed auctions. You may want to filter for the ones that actually sold. Look at how the successful items were priced and base your pricing on that.

One thing to consider if you sell a number of items is setting up an Ebay store. It’s not auction based, has lower fees for sold items (but a monthly charge) and gives you more of a “store front” type atmosphere.

Consider investing in a light box or tent.. or make one… As others have said, you want the focus to be on your item not the background. It looks more professional to have the pen on a simple stand surrounded by a solid color background and good lighting.

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#10 posted 01-13-2010 10:58 PM

I too wish you the best of luck. I would not get too down if it doesn’t sell. If I can make a couple suggestions and I have no idea of what you realistically want for this pen but your starting bid is high. You do not say what the finish is on it. You need to stress the time and effort it took to put a finish on it especially if it is a CA finish. Also focus on the pen and show the pen from the side with the clip not being in the center. Good luck.

-- John T.

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#11 posted 01-13-2010 11:51 PM

I just looked and this post is 45 days old. Man we have nothing else to do here. Wonder how the sale made out.

-- John T.

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