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art_dealer_cal
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Posts: 1,733
Registered: ‎10-17-2003

POOR 2014 Sales down overall. WHY ???

2 sales so far this year! $57.95!

 

A wonderful start to a new year!

 

 

Community Member
Posts: 352
Registered: ‎02-04-2011

Re: POOR 2014 Sales down overall. WHY ???

in reply to art_dealer_cal

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....

bubbleman2010
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Posts: 8,182
Registered: ‎12-07-2010

Re: POOR 2014 Sales down overall. WHY ???

in reply to art_dealer_cal

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...

art_dealer_cal
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Posts: 1,733
Registered: ‎10-17-2003

Re: POOR 2014 Sales down overall. WHY ???

in reply to bubbleman2010

nonsense! i had a record year last year!

bubbleman2010
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Posts: 8,182
Registered: ‎12-07-2010

Re: POOR 2014 Sales down overall. WHY ???

in reply to art_dealer_cal

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....

Community Member
Posts: 292
Registered: ‎08-31-2013

Re: POOR 2014 Sales down overall. WHY ???

in reply to art_dealer_cal

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.

adrienne2238
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Posts: 4,107
Registered: ‎02-03-2012

Re: POOR 2014 Sales down overall. WHY ???

in reply to spiceweasel-21

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.
bubbleman2010
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Posts: 8,182
Registered: ‎12-07-2010

Re: POOR 2014 Sales down overall. WHY ???

in reply to adrienne2238

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..

freedom4me4ever
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Posts: 1,397
Registered: ‎03-03-2009

Re: POOR 2014 Sales down overall. WHY ???

in reply to art_dealer_cal

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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Posts: 250
Registered: ‎02-08-2008

Re: POOR 2014 Sales down overall. WHY ???

in reply to freedom4me4ever

Strange,,,

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

 

pattonsmom
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Posts: 688
Registered: ‎01-14-2013

Re: POOR 2014 Sales down overall. WHY ???

in reply to art_dealer_cal

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.

thegolfingdolphin
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Posts: 1,651
Registered: ‎05-06-2008

Re: POOR 2014 Sales down overall. WHY ???

in reply to bubbleman2010

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

volvo351
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Posts: 1,370
Registered: ‎01-13-2005

Re: POOR 2014 Sales down overall. WHY ???

in reply to art_dealer_cal

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

freedom4me4ever
Community Member
Posts: 1,397
Registered: ‎03-03-2009

Re: POOR 2014 Sales down overall. WHY ???

in reply to pembroke22

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?

bubbleman2010
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Posts: 8,182
Registered: ‎12-07-2010

Re: POOR 2014 Sales down overall. WHY ???

in reply to freedom4me4ever

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...

bubbleman2010
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Posts: 8,182
Registered: ‎12-07-2010

Re: POOR 2014 Sales down overall. WHY ???

in reply to bubbleman2010

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

Community Member
Posts: 296
Registered: ‎11-27-2013

Re: POOR 2014 Sales down overall. WHY ???

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in reply to art_dealer_cal

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)

gopetersen
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Posts: 13,292
Registered: ‎10-09-2009

Re: POOR 2014 Sales down overall. WHY ???

in reply to art_dealer_cal

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.

Community Member
Posts: 38
Registered: ‎03-31-2008

Re: POOR 2014 Sales down overall. WHY ???

in reply to art_dealer_cal

art_dealer_cal wrote:

nonsense! i had a record year last year!


Seriously?

pantlandia
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Posts: 2,315
Registered: ‎07-09-2012

Re: POOR 2014 Sales down overall. WHY ???

in reply to art_dealer_cal

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