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Dave Carter
01-29-2002, 12:44 PM
Well, I took the plunge! Not happy how its written yet and I'll have to work on getting the four listings polished. Have a look and tell me what you think I need to change and how. http://cgi.ebay.com/aw-cgi/eBayISAPI.dll?ViewItem&item=1507178213 http://cgi.ebay.com/aw-cgi/eBayISAPI.dll?ViewItem&item=1507181475 http://cgi.ebay.com/aw-cgi/eBayISAPI.dll?ViewItem&item=1507184363 http://cgi.ebay.com/aw-cgi/eBayISAPI.dll?ViewItem&item=1507171841 Yeah, I know the photos are not good...went with baypal as host and I should have found a better host. Got a e-mail from a person who said the could not see the pics, so I e-mailed her the one she wanted. She said she could not see that one either...they worked fine for me. How long should I list a painting?:rolleyes:

01-29-2002, 01:34 PM
OMG!! Get in there quick before it's too late and change that to a 7 day auction!! You don't want a 1 no reserve auction only lasting for 3 days!! Boy, you are brave! LoL Seriously though, you need to give people a change to see your stuff. As a general rule I always list either 7 to 10 days.

01-29-2002, 07:57 PM
Nice work! I was wondering what made you choose to start your auction at .01? I haven't had the nerve to try that yet! I too would go for the 7 day auction. If you keep adding auctions each week you will establish a nice cash flow... hopefully! January has been a little slow for me. I always run 7 day auctions, at least 5 a week.

01-29-2002, 10:46 PM
Wow! I really like some of those paintings too! I noticed that the auctions are closed now.

Relist them with a starting bid of 9.99 and list for seven days. Give your buyers a chance to find you!

Your titles are good but you can leave out the commas! They just take up space. If you don't have a site at Artist Nation, you should set up one and link to your images from the site (not to the web pages - just to the image in the files). You would get better quality and they would show up in your descriptions. You'll have to add the html for images in the description.

Having a website with your work showing is also a good selling tool. I get a lot of viewers who visit my site and send me emails asking about other paintings!

01-30-2002, 01:32 AM
I see your auctions are all closed now. I would suggest you relist for a 7 or 10 day auction. Your starting bid prices are very risky. Someone could actually bid $0.01 and buy for that price. You might want to rethink that. The pictures are quite small. I would suggest you list at least one picture with E-Bay picture service (the first one is free). It'll come out bigger and better that what you have now. Another suggestion, do a 'About Me' page at Ebay. That's your chance to give extra information about yourself, also when buyers look there, they see all your other auctions. Good for extra exposure.

Your paintings look very nice by the way and should do well given a little extra time. Good luck.

Dave Carter
01-30-2002, 01:30 PM
Good advice from you all, thanks. I goofed up pretty good but will fix it next time out (this week...thurs. or next) Crashed my PC 4 times doing this stuff, lucky I didn't lose anything!!!!