Iv’e put my EBay shops handling time out to 2 weeks, as Iv’e been away cat sitting for a friend in the Bay area. Sales slow down when you have a longer handling time, so I changed it as time went along from 2 weeks to 1 week, then 5,4,3,2,1 days. I also send my customers a message saying thank you for the purchase and explaining that I won’t be shipping out till such and such a date, and also giving them an out if it’s just to long to wait. I also tell them what I’m up to, whether it’s on a buying trip, visiting family or pet/house sitting and thank them for partially paying for my trip/lifestyle. I add in there that there is no need to write back if all is okay and 99 times out of 100, people say “No problem, have a great trip and ship when you can” or they say nothing. The 1 out of 100 usually need it for a present and didn’t see my handling time was long. Handling time can be as long as 30 business days on EBay, which gives you 6 weeks as the longest time to be away and still sell.
1960s Executair 880 Vintage Travel Bar Cocktail Set by Ever-Wear with Key. Paid $2 at a sale in Grass Valley and sold on EBay for $30. Took about 6 months to sell.
Vintage Letterpress Stamp Metal Type Printing Press Printers Numbers 0-9 $.
Bought thousands and thousands of individual pieces of letterpress with a bunch of larger items too for $300. Sold the bigger things for just over $300. Now all the letterpress I sell are pure profit. Sold for $10.
New Balance Women’s Sneaker Gray CW470PM Size 9.
Paid $1 for these, got several pairs from a yard sale in Paradise. Sold for $15. Took 3 weeks to sell.
Motorcycle Tool Bag Vintage Harley-Davidson Black Leather embossed winged logo.
Paid $2 at a yard sale in Paradise and sold on EBay for $40 and took about 2 weeks to sell.
Vintage canvas Morning Times Herald-Evening News Chronicle boys newspaper bag.
Paid $5 at a yard sale in Nevada City and took a best offer of $60 (up for $100) on EBay and took about 5 months to sell.
Kodak Brownie Hawkeye Camera Vintage 1950s w Original Instructions and Box.
Paid $1 at a yard sale in Nevada City and took 2 weeks to sell on EBay for $15.Thought it was going to be worth more?…Live and learn.
Mann Box – Brass Post office Box – Piggy Bank – Money Box – With 2 Cubbie Holes – Rustic Handmade Furniture – Old Country General.
Sold for $106 in my Old Country General store on Etsy. Yay!! First sale on Etsy since I re-opened 3 weeks ago. I have a week to make it and ship it out.
MENS VINTAGE GREEN CANVAS/LEATHER JUNGLE MILITARY COMBAT BOOTS SZ 10 R.
Paid $3 at a yard sale in Paradise and sold on EBay in 3 weeks for a best offer of $62.
Kitchen Storage Cabinet-Rustic Wall Cabinet – With Ornate Sheet Metal Door – Handmade Rustic Furniture – MADE to ORDER. Etsy is up and running once more YAY!!! Custom cabinet sold for $250.