Some people don’t organize their listing product photos, preferring to re-take them, but I do. This isn’t the be-all system, but it’s what I’m doing, at this moment.
What is the cheapest way to ship something internationally, and what kinds of things are cheap to ship internationally? It turns out that packages are expensive, and letters are too small.
I’ve been mulling over a couple aphorisms/ideas that are floating around in the culture:
- “Work smarter, not harder.”
- You need to make all your decisions early in the day, because you have a limited amount of decision-making capacity.
I’m a chronic overcharger of shipping. I weigh the object, and then add two or three ounces for a mailer, and one or two pounds if it’s going in a box.
It’s a psychological weakness: I just don’t like to take a loss on shipping.
People are asking online for a VeRO list. Ebay is kind enough to the list of VeRO accounts. It’s at the link below.
There are some people online saying that Ebay is a ripoff for sellers. While I’m not a huge fan of Ebay’s virtual monopoly on the reseller marketplace, I wouldn’t say it’s that huge of a ripoff.
New sellers on Ebay may not be aware that some customers are crooks. We generally think that it’s the businesses that rip off the customer, but it can go the other way around. Beware, and be prepared. Continue reading “A Few Common Ebay Scams by Buyers Against Sellers”
How to take photos of products so they appear to float on a pure white background. I discuss techniques for a few different cameras with limited features, using natural light (not studio gear).
I used four cameras, ranging from expensive to inexpensive: iPhone (expensive), Samsung Galaxy Avant (386T1) (inexpensive used), Fujifilm XF1 (moderate used), and Nikon Coolpix S570 (inexpensive used).
I found a pair of Pepe Jeans at the thrift, and was pretty excited, because I’d never seen them before, anywhere. I did a quick lookup on the ebay app, and they were selling well, at a pretty good price, so I bought them. After washing it, I was so bummed out. The rear leather tag was all crackled: Continue reading “Counterfeit Pepe Jeans”
KJ Erickson’s pitch on Medium wasn’t too inspiring, but the home page at their website was interesting. I’ll participate, if they make it easy to list. In the rest of this article, I’ll compare their stated features to OpenBazaar 2, the current leading above-ground-mostly-legal blockchain marketplace. This is a long article of > 900 words.