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interpim

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1685 days ago

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 http://cgi.ebay.com/ws/eBayISAPI.dll?ViewItem&item=250539262776&ssPageName=STRK:MESELX:IT

-- San Diego, CA


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WayneC

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#1 posted 1685 days ago

Good luck….

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

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#2 posted 1685 days ago

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

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

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Scott Bryan

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#3 posted 1684 days ago

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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John's Woodshop

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#4 posted 1684 days ago

Good Luck.

-- John -- Racine, WI -- Woodworking..."It's not just a Hobby, it's an Adventure"

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Llarian

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#5 posted 1684 days ago

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. http://llarian.etsy.com

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#6 posted 1684 days ago

nice pen

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Ken Waller

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#7 posted 1679 days ago

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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mrjello

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#8 posted 1639 days ago

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

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mckenziedrums

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#9 posted 1639 days ago

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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JTTHECLOCKMAN

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#10 posted 1639 days ago

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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JTTHECLOCKMAN

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#11 posted 1639 days ago

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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