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POOR 2014 Sales down overall. WHY ???

POOR 2014 Sales down overall. WHY ???

2 sales so far this year! $57.95!

 

A wonderful start to a new year!

 

 

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in reply to Jan 6, 2014 11:25:31 AM
briarrose92596
Trailblazer

Sorry to hear that.

My sales have been pretty fair so far in my two eBay Stores.

It just comes and goes though.

A rash of sales....then nothing....rash of sales...then nothing.

And so it goes....

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in reply to Jan 6, 2014 11:28:04 AM
bubbleman2010
Rockstar

art dealer because you're selling stamps they all carry big book values,but most aren't worth the paper they are printed on and the stamp collector market isn't getting injections of new collectors just the same group of people trading amoungst themselves...

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in reply to Jan 6, 2014 11:31:57 AM

nonsense! i had a record year last year!

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in reply to Jan 6, 2014 11:35:38 AM
bubbleman2010
Rockstar

You had a record last year so if you had a record last year and those stamp dealers sitting at their tables at the stamp shows last year were selling nothing guess where all their wares migrated to. The pie can only be split up so many ways....

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in reply to Jan 6, 2014 11:37:27 AM
spiceweasel-21
Trailblazer

art_dealer_cal wrote:

A wonderful start to a new year!

 

 


That's only 6 days old where people have had much more on their minds (freezing weather, impaired travel, etc) than what art_dealer_cal is selling on eBay.

 

Patience is a virtue.

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in reply to Jan 6, 2014 11:41:43 AM
adrienne2238
Guide

Just a thought, and I know nothing of your 2013 sales at this point of the year, but don't most people buy less of nonessentials after Christmas? Between regular bills and gifts, it's a rough time of year financially.



Ambition is a poor excuse for not having enough sense to be lazy.
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in reply to Jan 6, 2014 11:51:19 AM
bubbleman2010
Rockstar

I slept most of the time during math class,but whatever percentage 20,000 is from 3.1 million thats just not a sell through rate to write home to Mom about..

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in reply to Jan 6, 2014 11:57:37 AM

It all has to do with what you sell.

 

Our 4th quarter was fantastic.

 

Our 2014 sales are through the roof!

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in reply to Jan 6, 2014 12:29:48 PM
pembroke22
Thrill-Seeker

Strange,,,

 people with  through the roof sales, post with posting IDs ??  

 

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in reply to Jan 6, 2014 1:34:45 PM
pattonsmom
Trailblazer

I do think that it's the after Xmas slow down. Bills to be paid, deals to be found in the B&Ms, a screwed up search and now even my watch list is gone.

 

I was watching 3 auctions ending within a couple of hours today - but go to my watch list - they're not there! Search for the items again - and when I open the auction page - it tells me I'm watching it. Go back to my watch list - nope nothing there. So even if someone were interested - they'd have to search all over again and again and again - just to keep track of it.

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in reply to Jan 6, 2014 1:40:08 PM
thegolfingdolphin
Trailblazer

bubbleman2010 wrote:

art dealer because you're selling stamps they all carry big book values,but most aren't worth the paper they are printed on and the stamp collector market isn't getting injections of new collectors just the same group of people trading amoungst themselves...


There are plenty of collectors for everyone

 

http://answers.google.com/answers/threadview/id/558383.html

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in reply to Jan 6, 2014 1:49:28 PM
volvo351
Guide

Well, you have me beat....my five-day total stands at $44.95...less PayPal's rake-off!

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in reply to Jan 6, 2014 2:03:15 PM

Strange that someone would not recognize the wisdom of separate posting and selling IDs.

 

Believe or believe not. Your choice.

 

But your belief does not change what is fact.

 

Sour grapes?

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in reply to Jan 6, 2014 2:07:21 PM
bubbleman2010
Rockstar

golfing its all about understanding market trends ebbs and tides. 12 years ago you could turn 50 grand with 60 flint glass cup plates that had been collected in the 1930s - 40s today that same collection would struggle to net 3 grand...

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in reply to Jan 6, 2014 2:11:44 PM
bubbleman2010
Rockstar

but most folks wouldn't know a flint glass cup plate if it hit them in the head...

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in reply to Jan 6, 2014 2:50:11 PM
Last Edited 02:54:09 PM

2014 started very promising as the 4 quarter was the most successful quarter for me. 

 

But I've noticed in the last 10 days that my ads are moving to bottom 10 instead of Top 5. (NOT sure why).. 

 

First time in the last 4 months, 24 hours and NO SALE..  (I'm giving a pass due to extreme BAD weather)

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in reply to Jan 6, 2014 3:02:48 PM
gopetersen
Rockstar

It definitely depends what you sell.

 

My sales in January will probably double what I made in December (and I had reasonably steady sales in December). January is often a good month for me.

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in reply to Jan 6, 2014 8:56:18 PM
gbrett300
Adventurer

art_dealer_cal wrote:

nonsense! i had a record year last year!


Seriously?

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in reply to Jan 6, 2014 9:31:45 PM
pantlandia
Guide

Are you here like every other week complaining about sales being down?

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