Well, I did it. I just posted my first eBay sale. I am embarrased to admit it, but it is an Invicta. I got a watch lot purchase for a 6139 and the Invicta was part of the lot. Since I don't give a hoot about it, I thought I'd try my hand.
This is NOT an attempt to get someone to buy this deplorable thing, but I would like any Forum members, if you have the time, to peruse the listing and give me any feedback you may have regarding my listing. That is, how does it look & how can I make it better?
It is listed as Invicta 200m Diver Watch.
As always, Mods, if I have broken the rules, please advise.
"Even if there are moments during the day when all seems normal and when every action of your own and of those around you seems to be unremarkable, the appearance of ordinariness is an illusion, and just below the placid surface, the world is seething." -- Dean Koontz, DEEPLY ODD
Post by SpinDoctor on Jun 20, 2013 17:53:01 GMT -8
I would use a larger font in the description. Helps make it stand out against all the other noise on the page.
I would have described the movement brand and caliber if known.
I would have added some flourish about the mother of pearl dial and 2-tone. Just because we don't like it doesn't mean everyone else does too.
Good description on the missing end link. Still a chance that the fart knocker will still complain. I've gone so far to highlight any descriptions of defects in red and even repeat a couple of times in the description.
I've stopped doing auctions unless I dont care or don't need the money. I find they aren't worth the bother because of the disappearing winners. Auction takes a week then you have to wait another week before you can cancel then a third week for the next round. These days I just list a BIN at a slightly dreamy price and hope to get an impulsive type. If nothing after a week then I just revise to make an offer and set a fair price. You can set up to automatically accept at a limit and also automatically require payment. Besides, people like the offer making part. Sometimes when I add in the make an offer I will also add a small charge for shipping.
I also set up the most restrictive settings on the listing for negative feedback and skipped payment and the other few options there are to prevent those types from even seeing the listing. Not enough control if you ask me, but you go with what you got. I also set up the exclusions so that if I only want to sell US, you can prevent the listing from being seen outside the US.
Some people feel the rain while others just get wet.
Thank you all very much for the feedback. Regarding details, I got my loupe out here at my desk but could not find any movement or model information. I didn't know at all about the price, and I just figured $25 was a VERY reasonable price since it was a uni-sex watch and it did have some issues. Yes, it was a BIN.
The guy here next to me at work got all worked up and he's like "man, Dan, I'm gonna start selling stuff on eBay". Too funny.
Thanks again, I have a HOUSE full of stuff to sell on eBay, so I can only get better with my listings.