Ebay Challenge for March

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  • JesaRose
    JesaRose Posts: 4,457 Forumite
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    pandapaws wrote: »
    Your title is the most important thing in your listing, so instead of 'Blue shirt', call your listing something like 'Monsoon navy blue floral shirt/blouse/top, M/12-14, As new'. Think what you'd type into the search box if you were looking for that item and get as many of those words in as you can!

    Just thought I should mention that you cannot put "as new" in a title because ebay class this as Keyword Spamming and they will remove your listing. This is because people searching for the word "new" will also find your item. Otherwise PandaPaws makes some good points.

    I swear by TurboLister though and taught myself basic HTML so I could use free pictures and backgrounds

    Can I join please? Need a kick up the bum as I have barely listed anything this year
    Not been here in years! Hi everyone. Make £10 a day challenge = £78.45/155
  • pandapaws
    pandapaws Posts: 2,119 Forumite
    JesaRose wrote: »
    Just thought I should mention that you cannot put "as new" in a title because ebay class this as Keyword Spamming and they will remove your listing. This is because people searching for the word "new" will also find your item. Otherwise PandaPaws makes some good points.

    I swear by TurboLister though and taught myself basic HTML so I could use free pictures and backgrounds

    Can I join please? Need a kick up the bum as I have barely listed anything this year

    I've always used 'as new' for used items that are 'as new' and they've never done me for that. Obviously it's only relevant if the item is 'as new' though - no use if it's worn to shreds!:rotfl: But if you've had listings unfairly removed in the past for that then best for anyone else to avoid it! My favourite was a pair of Roxy Quiksilver ski pants that were removed for spamming the words 'Roxy' and 'Quiksilver' in the title. Ahem...I won that one and they had to eat humble pie!
  • Oooh i would love to join this..

    I have alot of wedding things to get rid of. After our wedding 18 months ago. Would that be ok ? I didnt buy them to sell on i bought them to use :)

    If i join it will spur me on to having a clear spare room again :)

    Wedding stuff? Be sure to let me know of your listings, in case there is anything I am looking for. I can help your total, ha ha!

    (With the wedding coming up I'll probably spend about half I make on ebay in the end! LOL)
  • JesaRose
    JesaRose Posts: 4,457 Forumite
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    pandapaws wrote: »
    I've always used 'as new' for used items that are 'as new' and they've never done me for that. Obviously it's only relevant if the item is 'as new' though - no use if it's worn to shreds!:rotfl: But if you've had listings unfairly removed in the past for that then best for anyone else to avoid it! My favourite was a pair of Roxy Quiksilver ski pants that were removed for spamming the words 'Roxy' and 'Quiksilver' in the title. Ahem...I won that one and they had to eat humble pie!


    Ebay will only know about it if someone reports it so you might get away with it but its not worth the risk because you could loose any bids or watchers and ebay will only give you so many warnings before banning you if you kept doing it. There are a few threads on it on the ebay etc section where its happened to others. It doesn't matter if the item actually is "as new" or not, its because of those searching for "new" getting these others in their search results. Definately not worth the risk.

    Happy ebaying everyone:D and big thanks to PandaPaws for your genius Bingo knowledge in the £10 a day challenge!:beer:
    Not been here in years! Hi everyone. Make £10 a day challenge = £78.45/155
  • pandapaws
    pandapaws Posts: 2,119 Forumite
    Don't I know it - I had someone with a grudge who reported every listing I put on for a fortnight. There was nothing wrong with any of them, and eventually Ebay realised this and stopped pulling them, but it was a real pain in the meantime! I do absolutely detest Ebay, but sadly it's one of life's necessities these days! Proper spamming is a definite no-no though, and I always report spammers.

    Will have to look out for 'as new' in the future - bit of a bummer though, as the whole point of it being to target people looking for 'new' things, if you're selling something that is 'as new', as it should therefore be ideal for them - ta for the warning about that!

    I've just shut my Ebay shop for a month to get baby and house move over with, so a bit or peace and quiet from all the daft questions for the next few weeks!
  • JesaRose
    JesaRose Posts: 4,457 Forumite
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    Ebay is part of my job too as I manage ebay sales for a hospice charity (with the help of my lovely volunteers) so I can never be bothered to do my own at home. Must do some though
    Not been here in years! Hi everyone. Make £10 a day challenge = £78.45/155
  • Hi - I'd like to have a go
    Its first time for me - have to get my son to help me
    :think: I think i will try £300 target
    “most people give up just as they are about to achieve success”
    If you think you are going through hell keep going - Sir Winston Churchill
    If You Can't Change It, Change the Way You Think About It.
    SW, 13st5lb, -4 1/2, -1,(12st13.5lbs)
  • Cleosmum
    Cleosmum Posts: 2,673 Forumite
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    Can I just check, do you all keep the money aside til the last day, or just tally it up and use it as you need, when you need?
  • Birdie1985
    Birdie1985 Posts: 15 Forumite
    Please count me in - haven't had a clear out for a while!

    I'll set my target at £100
  • SarahNeedle1872
    SarahNeedle1872 Posts: 6,166 Forumite
    Oooh count me in too please..... I have had eBay stuff sitting around for ages waiting to be listed! And I need to get my head around Turbolister I think..... Put me in for £100 to start please

    Sarah x
    'We are all in the gutter, but some of us are looking at the stars' - Oscar Wilde
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