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Posted 11/21/2012 by scrapboo in For Sale or Trade
 

scrapboo
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Posted: 11/21/2012 7:14:18 AM
Hi - I've been selling some things here and on ebay and always struggle with how to list the title of the item so that people will find it.

If you buy from place like ebay, what do enter to search? For example, I have a couple of rare Studio AE sets from 2011 that I listed but I couldn't fit everything I wanted to say in the title for search purposes. If you were looking for a set like this, would you search:

Technique Tuesday?
Ali Edwards?
Studio AE?
The name of the stamp set?
Something else?

Or do you search more general titles like:

Clear stamps?
Project Life stamps?
Scrapbook stamps?
Rare hard to find clear stamps?
Something else?

I'm hoping some P's can give me some input so I won't struggle with it so much. I appreciate the help. Thanks.


tinkgumby
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Posted: 11/21/2012 7:30:42 AM
You can pay something like .50 extra to list a subtitle on ebay. If I really want something, I'll search in the description as well, so I would list EVERYTHING you could about it in the auction. I've never understood sellers who just say "You get everything pictured here." Don't they know that wont show up in a search?

As far as here, more people are familiar with acronyms, so you could get away with something like "Rare Studio AE TT clear stamps for PL," and most people would understand what that meant. But if someone's in the market for buying clear stamps, they'd probably look at the thread regardless.

Good luck!


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kethry70
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Posted: 11/21/2012 8:50:00 AM
on ebay, i would go with title of stamp set combined with studio ae. i always use acronyms like nip (new in package) and htf. like pp, i agree that every key word should be in your description. in the case of the studio ae sets, you have the unusual case of having a long brand name and multiple alternate descriptions so i would consider springing for the subtitle. hth




kethry70
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Posted: 11/21/2012 8:53:21 AM
p.s. with ebay fees factored in, i usually do better as a seller here or on the facebook The Scrapyard group started by a pea. it has over 3000 members and no fees plus almost everyone knows what you are talking about. flip side is titles are not searchable like here or ebay. so, i occasionally list things here and on tsy and sell it to first buyer no matter which site they are from




anandirc
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Posted: 11/21/2012 11:22:48 AM
@kethry70 - what is 'htf'?

Yep, on EBay I try to cram in anything interesting in the title - "Rare", "Stampin' Up", "Retired", etc. plus the specific name. Then everything else I can't fit, I put in the description. I don't pay extra for anything on the listing there since the fees are so high.



tinkgumby
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Posted: 11/21/2012 11:27:03 AM
Htf = hard to find.
A few eBay acronyms took me a little while to figure out.


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scrapboo
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Posted: 11/21/2012 5:38:23 PM
Thanks so much for you input everyone - it helps. I didn't realize about the subtitle option. I'll keep that in mind for the ones that I can't fit and really want to add more. Thanks!
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