Best practices for selling stuff? (in General)

Charity November 15 2005 10:45 PM EST

I've run a few sales now and had fun with it. But I want to maximize the income so I thow the question out to those of you who know the "secrets" of selling in fs/wtb.

What are the best practices? What can I do to interest buyers and get a good response to sales posts?

Please teach me (and others interested in this topic) what you've found that works.

Special J November 15 2005 10:48 PM EST

Recall what Pat did to get some notice in his sales?

Perhaps get with him and see if he can come up with something to aid you, he is a marketing guru.

Wonderpuff November 15 2005 10:57 PM EST

I've heard that putting NM!!! and !!L@@K!! in the subject line helps get attention.

Sukotto [lookingglas] November 15 2005 10:59 PM EST

Please don't troll my thread Wonderpuff

Special J November 15 2005 10:59 PM EST

Ya, gets attention and your thread deleted.

Wonderpuff have you considered being some what useful? In the last few minutes you have made two absolutely useless posts in an attempt to cause problems.

Knock it off, warning one.

QBOddBird November 15 2005 11:14 PM EST

You could always try being bright and enthusiastic - like you did in your RoE sale, and like I did in my BoTH sale. Not that it works, but that doesn't disqualify it from being a good practice. Just an ineffective one. I'd bribe them if I had money, but that doesn't work either when you're trying to gain a profit.

Come to think of it, I think you'll just have to raise gas prices if you want any sort of a profit. =\

! Love Barney November 15 2005 11:28 PM EST

raffles... you get more money for an item and people are more likely to buy tickets if its for a good cause, since the profits go wherever they are goin.

Sukotto [lookingglas] November 15 2005 11:54 PM EST

I will sell the donations, convert to USD then send it all to the annual Child's Play toy drive. Please consider making a donation to Childsplay2005
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