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    I have listed my first razor on the bay, and would like to hear from some of you more experienced users on what can I do to improve my listings?

    Are my photos good enough? Are there better times of day to post a listing? better days?

    Is there anything in my wording that turns you off?
    Is there anything missing from it that would turn you on?

    I dont normally sell, I;m a buying type of guy myself, so I would appreciate any tactical advice you guys might offer.

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    Dubl Duck WONDEREDGE Great Condition Shave Ready! - eBay (item 200461246601 end time Apr-20-10 18:43:35 PDT)

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    you are too honest on bay.
    just simple say excellent condition for its age and you don't know anything about the razor. This will bring you more money then being honest.
    May be i shouldn't say this?
    Great razor and wish you good luck.
    WONDER EDGE is one of the best shaver among razors.

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    Quote Originally Posted by hi_bud_gl View Post
    you are too honest on bay.
    just simple say excellent condition for its age and you don't know anything about the razor. This will bring you more money then being honest.
    May be i shouldn't say this?
    Great razor and wish you good luck.
    WONDER EDGE is one of the best shaver among razors.
    That makes me sad to hear you say that. But I fear it might be the truth.

    Perhaps I should just send my collection off to one of you guys, and let you take a cut?

    Do you feel that people wont care if its shave ready or not? was advertising it as such a negitive?

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    Now I know not to bid on any of hi_bud's auctions .

    Magpie, it is a terrible listing and I advise you to cancel all bids and end it now. I'll paypal the $100.00 it is worth immediately ...... kidding aside ..... One tip, a friend who is a pro ebay seller with thousands of sales over 10 years at it always ends his auctions around 8PM on Sunday nights. For USA bidders this is a good time in general when many are at their computers. Pics are decent but could be better. All ducks, dovos and what have you seem to have a tiny warp where the factory heat pressed the metal logo in. You might have mentioned that when you described the "tiny warp." IOW, not a defect but something that they all will have.... IME anyway. The only other thing that my ebay seller friend convinced me of is the advantage of selling worldwide. Vastly improves the outcome of a hot item such as a Wonderedge.
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    I will second what Jimmy said about international bidders. You can use a small international flat rate box which they would receive within 10 USPS business days. 14.95 is the cost to anywhere in the world. I have been buying and selling on ebay for 12+ years now and all my "hot" items I make sure to allow international shipping because it will normally up the bid count by 30%.

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    Guess I had best make some changes, Huh!

    I suddenly see Wonderedges all over the bay, and fear I wont get a decent price for mine. I also notice that one of the top rated and much highly spoken of sellers has a DD up, and does not even show a photo of the underside of the scales.

    Jimmy, for the record, I would have posted it here, and been willing to haggle with somebody, but I cant sell in the classifieds yet.
    I'm still too new!

    I will see if I can add the international shipping, as that seems to be a good idea.
    I really hate this selling stuff. its so much easier to buy!
    Seriously, I dont think I;m kidding about this RAD stuff. Its like compulsive gambling. Self restraint is for people who have self restraint...

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    Quote Originally Posted by hi_bud_gl View Post
    This will bring you more money then being honest.
    I think that very philosophy that some sellers hold dear is why I hate eBay. You shouldn't have to tell someone to provide honest representations of what they're selling. This is a good example of why buyer beware is so important

    Good luck with your RAD Magpie
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    Quote Originally Posted by Magpie View Post
    Guess I had best make some changes, Huh!

    I suddenly see Wonderedges all over the bay, and fear I wont get a decent price for mine. I also notice that one of the top rated and much highly spoken of sellers has a DD up, and does not even show a photo of the underside of the scales.

    Jimmy, for the record, I would have posted it here, and been willing to haggle with somebody, but I cant sell in the classifieds yet.
    I'm still too new!

    I will see if I can add the international shipping, as that seems to be a good idea.
    I really hate this selling stuff. its so much easier to buy!
    Seriously, I dont think I;m kidding about this RAD stuff. Its like compulsive gambling. Self restraint is for people who have self restraint...
    Magpie, for the record, if I was going to sell my Wonderedge I would put it on ebay too. I would rather the market set the price. Very true about self restraint. Eventually the market will correct that too. The spirit will be willing but the bank account will become weak and the credit cards maxed out. Lee, when Sham posted that bit about not being honest I don't think he really meant it. IME he is as honest as the day is long.
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    Is there anyway to add international shipping after the auction has begun?

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    Quote Originally Posted by Magpie View Post
    Is there anyway to add international shipping after the auction has begun?
    Yes, just go to "revise your item" and run through the pages. One thing that may bollix it up is you'll probably have to specify a shipping amount. If it was me I would type in $20.00 for global priority if I had to put anything.
    Be careful how you treat people on your way up, you may meet them again on your way back down.

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