Lee and Griff discussed catastrophes vs inconveniences and the imminent separation of eBay and PayPal. Ed, Corning NY (eds-e-threads), would like to try the new Promoted Listings but is concerned about how they will impact his items in regular search results. Seller nativeamericanturquoise, Stuart FL, asked for a re-dishing of item number 231622215449, which was carried over to the next segment.
Paul, Sarasota FL (wisebuyoutet), was held over from the previous segment to discuss his theories of why the myth of eBay’s “rolling blackouts” persists. Lee read current events from the eBay Radio Seller Events Calendar, located under Seller Resources in the eBay Radio archives. To submit your sellers group meetup or other event, click on “Submit a Seller Event” in the upper right-hand corner of any archives page.
First-time caller David, Russellville AR (musical highways), suggested that eBay include an item specific for pre-sale listings. New seller Sharman, Birmingham AL (jasminesattic), asked for tips on researching items she inherited from her mother; she has heard there are groups and chat boards that can help. Paul, Sarasota, FL (wisebuyoutlet) has a theory about why the myth of eBay’s “rolling blackouts” persists. Julie, Chicago IL (magyar5615), called regarding insurance for her eBay inventory.
Open phones, Contact Us email and more: Edie, Santa Monica CA (dress_to_suit), took a lot of older inventory out of her store, and she wonders if it made her sales slow down. Lee read current events from the eBay Radio Seller Events Calendar, located under Seller Resources in the eBay Radio archives. To submit your sellers group meetup or other event, click on “Submit a Seller Event” in the upper right-hand corner of any archives page. She also welcomed some new groups into the eBay Radio Seller Groups Directory
Johnnie, Casa Grande AZ (jomax44), recounted a discussion at her meetup group, Casa Grande Online Sellers, about non-paying bidders and bidder history. Christi, Dumfries VA (u_r_famous), offered a tip about using Markdown Manager. Paul, Sarasota FL (wisebuyoutlet.c0m), shipped a cellphone to Zambia via USPS First Class International Mail, and it seems to be lost in transit. He also asked about the Global Shipping Program (GSP) and refunding customs fees.
Jason, Saxonburgh PA (unashamed7777), heard a rumor that eBay will be prohibiting the sale of books and DVDs. Griff debunked the eBay myth of rolling blackouts. Deborah LaBoo asked when the 2015 eBay Radio Party & Conference will open registration and volunteered to help at the event. (Thanks, Deborah! We love our eRPC volunteers!!)