Spring 2016 eBay Update: Sellers Forced Into (Barely Bigger Than) Twitter Size Descriptions

This is NOT a late April Fool’s Joke. And it gets worse.

At some undetermined point in time in the future (note that they do not have a date specified) eBay is going to deploy a bot that will look at listing descriptions, and if your description is more than 800 characters, it will write its own shorter description for smart phone users. The size will be 250 characters, which is less than two twitter tweets worth of words. Continue reading “Spring 2016 eBay Update: Sellers Forced Into (Barely Bigger Than) Twitter Size Descriptions”

Sell That Widget Part 3: What Is It Worth?

The pictured little Hasbro Charlies Angel skateboard (to Jill’s Flying Skateboard set) from the 1970s sold for $11.99, plus shipping. I’ve seen these sell for more, and less, money, but I was quite happy with that price.

Pricing items for sale is an art, not a science. Continue reading “Sell That Widget Part 3: What Is It Worth?”

Sell That Widget: A Fan’s Guide to Selling Stuff

I make a sizable chunk of my living by buying and selling Stuff.  Living in a rural area with few job opportunities, this is partly survival, but I also simply enjoy it.

Most of what I sell are collectibles, usually dolls, action figures, and their accessories, though sometimes I branch out into other toys. Most fans are also collectors of Stuff of various descriptions, and when they find out about my store I I frequently get asked, “How do I sell my stuff online?” Continue reading “Sell That Widget: A Fan’s Guide to Selling Stuff”