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Ebay question about canceling the winning bidder because he is in Nigeria?

January 5th, 2013 6 comments

I listed a laptop for sale on Ebay but the winning bidder lives in Nigeria. I stated in the description that I only ship to the United States so can I just cancel his bids and offer it to the next highest bidder? When I tried to cancel the bid it said that I can’t because the auction all ready ended.
Thanks Renata, thats alot of help. Go shoot yourself.

You can contact ebay (live help) and explain what is going on with your listing.

Or, you can tell your buyer that you will only accept a international money order payable in U.S. dollars AND that the money order will have to clear your bank before you send out the laptop to them.

Since you stated that you only sell to buyers within the United States, you need to set your prefrences so that only U.S. bidders can bid on your listings.

To do that, follow the following steps.

Go to "My Ebay", under "My Account", (left hand column), you’ll see "Site Preferences". Click on that.

Under "Selling Preferences", go to the 8th item down, which will say "Buyer requirements". To the right of that, click on "show"

Now you’ll see this:

Block buyers who:
Have received 2 Unpaid Item strike(s) within 1 Month(s).
Are registered in countries to which I don’t ship
Have a feedback score of -1 or lower
Are currently winning or have bought 10 of my items in the last 10 days and have a feedback score of 5 or lower

Click on "edit" and check this box:

Buyers in countries to which I don’t ship
Block buyers who are registered in countries to which I don’t ship.
This requirement can help you avoid buyers who agree to purchase your items without realizing you don’t ship to their location.

Then click on "submit"

You’re done then.

Hope this helps!

Auction not selling anymore on my store at eBay, how do i increase sales? is it possible to enlarge its size?

June 10th, 2012 5 comments

When i first started selling at auction on my eBay store, i made god sales. Now i have not had sales for a while. I did not change much to affect the market and the goods are still the same. I sell alot of imports from Africa and am thinking of adding other marchendise but am not sure yet. I have the inventory but thought of sterting a difrrent store but am alowed only one on eBay, should i try yahoo auctions?. Am desperate and looking for anyone with a solutin or tips or any way to help, i will post a few links here to help get to my page. Please help. Size enlargement.

Competition may be why your sales have dropped. Also the time of year?

Check the key words you are using. If there is a way to check the most popular selling items on ebay – check that out to see if any terms of those are similar to items you sell.

Also – look for similar items to yours and see how much they are selling for.

Good luck!

Profit, Stay Away! Give Me Tips to Stop Making Any!

February 15th, 2012 No comments

In the business world, there are so many products that can complement your product, if you look for them. You don’t want to do that because by finding a strategic business partner, you will increase your sales ratio. You don’t want profits; aligning with someone will increase the chance of their customers spilling over to your products, resulting in too many sales.

Perhaps one day a partner will come knocking at your door; you should look for ones that don’t have the same objective as you. An example of this is when you sell computer parts and the other partner sells perfume. This method is a sure win-win solution to decreasing profits. Normally when you form a partnership with a business owner, you will trade leads, share marketing information and sell package deals that benefit both sides. However, you don’t want any profit, so you want to make sure any deal resulting from the partnership will fail to incite customers’ interest.

Whatever you do, don’t brand your name and business. One of the best ways to gather traffic to your site is by writing articles and submitting them to e-zines or web sites for republishing. You don’t want to do this because it is free advertising that too many people will see. Once people start to recognize that you are indeed knowledgeable about your product, they will flock to your website for more information. Never do this as it will increase your sales too much. And god forbids, once people see your article and love it so much, they will post it on their own sites. Imagine the horror of the link to your site on dozens of websites without you even doing anything other than submitting an article. What an awful mess; you might actually make some profits. Noooooooooo!

Did you know eBay regularly pulls in millions of customers a day? Imagine the traffic if you decide to go and list (post) your product on eBay. Stop right there: you do not want to do this. It is a good thing I warned you ahead of time because otherwise you will might make a mistake and market on the eBay market.

Another option I have seen is people starting auctions on their websites. The types of auction they start are usually related to the theme of their site.

Don’t go and start any auction on your site, you might draw traffic from auctioneers and bidders. Remember, I gave you a warning. If you didn’t listen to me and did exactly what I told you not to do, you will generate sales.

Everybody talks about time management. Who cares! We don’t want to make any profits! Spend all your time playing games and procrastinating. Remember to not take a little time out of your day or week to brainstorm. New ideas are usually the difference between success and failure. You don’t want any profits, so don’t spend any time on your business.

There are so many people who are successful. Isn’t it disgusting? Who would want to make all that money? However, we can use it to our benefit. Make sure you model the exact opposite of other successful businesses or people. What you can do in this case is to note some of the habits that have made them successful and do the exact opposite of what they do. You see, successful people can be useful in some way.

This has been proven over and over again. There is no use denying it: hype words work brilliantly in converting sales. In advertisement, using emotional words of love, security, relief, freedom, happiness, satisfaction, fun, shock, extraordinaire and so on, have the ability to make your customers act with their hearts rather then their mind. Unfortunately for you, the majority of people buy with their hearts rather than their mind and sales people play up to it. Well guess what, you don’t have to put up with this. Why is that? It’s because you are not looking for sales.

Trust me, if you do everything I have written, you have my guarantee that you won’t make any profits. Good luck, because we all hate profits here!!

Katie Fong