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|10-29-2014 03:26 PM|
I had forgotten that the ProGlide (yes, I still have some left but haven't bought one for at least a year or so.....no good deals) Power only has one cartridge. I didn't buy them on purpose, only because there weren't the other in stock.
I guess the price would depend on how 'fancy' /thick/attractive they are.
|10-29-2014 08:08 AM|
Had my last sale of the season. A customer looked at the razors and thought they had been opened as they had the spaces for razor heads but were empty. Had to read the front and point out the differences in the number of heads. Wonder if others thought the same thing but never asked.
Won't have another sale till spring, after the snow has melted.
|08-13-2014 08:00 PM|
Thanks for the list OP!
I am trying to get rid of hand knitted slippers in assorted sizes at my garage sale. Any tip for pricing?
|08-13-2014 09:50 AM|
I searched the thread and found a few older entries, but wanted to see if anyone could give me recommendations on an Android inventory app they use. My goal is just to make an inventory that I can dump into Excel so that I know a) what items I have in stock, and b) how many. I don't need to track every addition and every subtraction.
My goal is to essentially take periodic inventory or cycle counts I guess you could call it. Just curious what anyone has experience with. Thanks in advance.
|07-23-2014 12:58 PM|
|07-23-2014 09:50 AM|
I just used my town as the pick up spot. We have a small town so its not hard to get from one side to the other. If you have a bigger city you could just use certain side of town. It is really whatever you are comfortable with.
I picked the evenings Monday-Thursday because that is what the jewelry auction groups did and they have a lot more success and experience. I did try on the weekends and the auctions didn't go as high.
HTH, just let me know if you have any other questions. There have been so many on here that have helped me and I hope to pay it forward to others.
|07-23-2014 09:42 AM|
|07-23-2014 08:58 AM|
How did you initially get people to follow your page?
What do you have on the pick up (xxxx) line? A date? A place?
|07-23-2014 03:30 AM|
|07-22-2014 08:25 PM|
I usually set up my auction like this
***HOT 1 HOUR AUCTION***
(4) Product xxx
Starting bid $20 (whatever my lowest price I would sell it out)
Ends 9pm est
50 cent bid increments
Pick up xxxx
Then post picture of what I am selling.
At 9pm I end the auction and whoever bid highest and last wins. And then I ask them to PM me to set up a time to meet.
They get into bidding wars and love it. There is something about winning an auction. I have had to double what I use to buy just to keep up with demand.
Just let me know if you have any more questions. HTH
|07-22-2014 05:55 PM|
I'm hoping to build a loyal customer base like some of you seasoned folk. That way, I can just keep them updated when I get new products, and not have to push so hard on the groups.
|07-22-2014 05:29 PM|
also, the behavior you want may not be the norm for the group so they just do what they normally do. in my groups you comment if you are interested or have a question and all questions are pretty much answered in the comments. any bargaining also usually happens in the comments. and then you trade pm's to arrange to meet up when both parties agree.
in the varage sale group they want you to post what you have and then pm a picture if somebody is interested.
you could try to answer them by pm and then they'll probably continue to reply to you in pm's and maybe eventually those who bought from you previously will be trained.
as for customers you aren't sure of, it's all part of doing business. some things are going to fly, some things you won't be able to get rid of. some customers will be loyal, some customers won't show up. the good thing about facebook is if too many sellers complain about the same buyer they get kicked out.
there is no perfect system. but you can game the system by being sure to meet multiple buyers when arranging to meet iffy customers. arrange for them to come first and then when they don't show up, you could try selling their stuff to somebody else. i would just say a buyer didn't show up and would you be interested? a friend who does varage sales said to bring extra b/c people will see it and ask to buy it.
|07-22-2014 04:52 PM|
Lady who I thought was flaky just sent me a message saying her hubby won't "let" her drive that far (bout 45 min) to meet me. I've been messaging her back and forth since last night. I had my prices very cheap (Loreal Shampoo 2/$3, rolaids 150 count $1, $1 deodorant, etc) soo she said she wanted to stock up since everything was so cheap. But was asking a million questions like ounces on all the products, expire dates, how many of this or that do I have left, you name it. I wanted to be snarky because she wasted so much of my time, but left it alone.
|07-22-2014 03:56 PM|
I am loving FB since starting my own online auction group. I just fashioned it after a few other jewelry auction sites on FB. I have about 250 members after 2 weeks. I sell Monday-Thursday night starting around 7 or 8 pm.. I sell about $150 a day and could sell a lot more if I had the product and time. I had hard time selling on the groups. Things would sit there for days and weeks. Same with craigslist. To give you an idea of prices I am getting here are some I sold last night and last week.
Loreal Shampoo $4 for 13 oz
Dial Men's Body wash about $3 per bottle
Tide 40 oz $5-$5.50 per bottle
Razors about 5-7 per package
I live in a rural area and had these listed on regular yard sale groups for cheaper and still couldn't sell the stuff. But since I started the FB auction it has gone like crazy. I let other couponers in the area sell on there too, but so far not much competition.
So far I haven't had any problems with people showing up. I think the fact that they can be banned keeps them pretty prompt.
If you want to see what mine looks like just PM me and I will give you the name of it to search for on FB.
|07-22-2014 03:20 PM|
Sorry with all the questions, but two more came up that I'm not sure how to handle.
Idk if this is typical with FB selling. But I've noticed people don't read or listen lol. I added in my post that is someone wants to buy from me, please PM me with your order. Rather than commenting, 2 of these, 3 of these, etc. on each picture. And this is especially confusing when you have sales on more than one group. I explained that it was to difficult to keep track of so many different comments and that's why they needed to PM me with orders or questions. People still comment on pics with questions asking how much something is (even though I post a price list) or their orders.
Do you ignore people who clearly won't read or how do you handle it?
My second dilema. Since no shows are all to common, how would you handle it when someone you're iffy about wants to place an extra large order but you are not sure if they will show up? If you have 5 people to meet with with average orders, and one doesn't show, then it's no big loss. But I have a potential girl messaging me about buying A LOT, but getting some serous flaky vibes. I don't feel comfortable with her and her BF coming to my house. But at the same time, if I pack my SUV up with everything she wants and she doesn't show, that's a lot of wasted time and effort. Just the packing everything alone.
I'm thinking maybe telling her to put around $20 down through paypal to assure that she is going to show up. But I don't know if that is pushing it, since she doesn't know if I'm a scammer either lol.
Hubby tells me all the time that I don't have a real job 'cuz shopping is fun!"....if he only knew how much work it really is!
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