Over on eBay Underground, we discuss being thrown in the black hole, digging ourselves out, experiencing fantastic sales and somehow being thrown back in again. Actually we discuss all kinds of topics. One of the best tips I've received was from an ebugger who suggested ending a "good till cancelled" BIN sale and "sell similar" to place yourself higher in eBay's magical search engine. Last week, I decided to end about six listings that were lingering for months and sell similar. Sold two of the items within the next three days.
Bought both of these little plush for $0.25 each a while back. While these are small ticket items, the markup is high enough that it ends of being a satisfying sale.
The black hole has made me desperate. I accepted an offer yesterday of $24.88 for this new Tommy Bahama beach towel, which I had listed for $39.99 or BO. My husband occasionally works at a multi-million development exclusive clubhouse to help earn us some extra $$ and they were giving away these towels, along with Tommy Bahama wet/dry clothing bags and bathing suit detergent, as an amenity to guest. Well guess who's the bosses favorite because he was given a leftover amenity to take home. I kept the other items but decided to put up the towel. I'm fine with my cheap Costco beach towels, which I think are actually better quality anyway.