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ebay sales...or lack thereof

November 24th, 2008 at 09:04 pm

eBay has slowed down to a point it's agonizing listing items!! WHAT is going on??

3 days ago I listed items all day and as I was listing I was habitually checking my auctions and NOTHING!! No messages, no bids no watchers! So weird- I'm used to lots of action on my stuff.

And the weirdness has continued...the past two days the activity has been really disappointing. 2 days ago all my ending auctions sold for the opening bid...and today 3 of my 5 auctions DIDN'T SELL AT ALL!

I am guessing that people are holding off shopping till black Friday...and they are not even going on ebay to avoid the temptation...

or it's because I stopped selling gift-y items (I ran out/sold it all) like the swarovski and strongwater stuff...I moved onto pottery and dishware. And dishware isn't exactly something you need to spend money on at the holidays.

But I have started listing the Lenox china this week and it's also not taking off as I hoped it would. C'mon eBayers...don't you need china for all your holiday parties? (Though it recently occurred to me that I should have listed Lenox two weeks ago when people would have been looking to have items shipped in time for their Thanksgiving dinners...sigh. you cant win them all.

Oh well...$4 is better than $0 and the place is getting cleared out in preparation to maybe move soon...3 Tupperware bins are empty in the garage...4 more to go!

10 Responses to “ebay sales...or lack thereof”

  1. lizajane Says:

    You are not alone! I had a flurry of activity for a few weeks, and then NOTHING for the past week. Maybe you're right about people waiting until after the big shopping weekend. I wasn't even selling real gift-y items, but it seemed like everything I listed sold within a few days if it was a fixed price or sold for more than the opening bid. Now, POOF! The buyers all vanished.

  2. gamecock43 Says:

    well- that's a relief. It's not just me. Maybe we will have an onslaught cyber Monday

  3. swimgirl Says:

    Ladies... it's busy. No one is thinking about buying right now. Everyone is cooking, getting ready for Thanksgiving, picking up college age children from the airport, packing suitcases and the car... There's too much to do this week to be shopping. And any shopping that is being done is "social" shopping, where mom and daughter are out hitting the malls together.

    I have some items listed, too, and I think they will sell, but I also think things will pick up a little right after Thanksgiving.

  4. gamecock43 Says:

    thats true. LOL. never thought that the rest of the world is busy...because I'm not. lol.

  5. boomeyers Says:

    I have 5 items listed and bids on 4. 3 are going for okay prices and 1 is doing well. They close out in a couple of hours, will let you know.

  6. gamecock43 Says:

    I just checked my auctions...I made $2.49 as I wrote this blog...things are looking up!

  7. Koppur Says:

    I had 3 items listed this week, too. One sold for opening bid, one didn't sell at all, and one sold for a decent amount.

    Stupid economy!

  8. creditcardfree Says:

    I really think it depends on the item, would it be a need or a want to the buyer. Many people are looking out for needs first over wants. Collectibles can be wants. I have 8 items listed...children's holiday dress wear. All but one item is being watched. Two already have bids. I really tried to list low, since people are looking for bargains.

    Best wishes ebayers!!

  9. Myrtle Says:

    Gamecock, please, do you have the pictured item listed? If you do, can you tell me the listing number for the item? I LOVE it.

  10. gamecock43 Says:

    Ebay item #: 150311418725
    it's got 3 days left to go...feel free to bid away!

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