|Goodreau Innuendo, vinyl first edition with new faceup.|
Every so often, eBay sends me emails trying to entice me into listing items for sale. The most recent was an offer to list items at a fixed price (i.e., no auctions) for free. The catch is that I'm limited to 80,000 fixed price listings. Excuse me? I don't have 80,000 items to sell. I don't think I even own 80,000 items. I think I'm safe there.
So I dragged out the list of dolls that I would love to part with, limiting myself to the ones I currently have shipping boxes for. (That's another thing: I need to get shipping boxes.)
|Evangeline Ghastly wrapped in her box.|
I tried to list a doll once before, but gave up because I couldn't figure out the shipping costs. Since then I have purchased a digital postage scale. Problem solved. I now know what the box weighs without hauling it to the Post Office. That said, you have to keep an eye on eBay. I noticed as I was writing my listings that eBay calculates the size and weight for me--and sometimes does it wrong. Tell me, how does a 16-inch doll fit into a box that is only 7 inches long? These are not BJDs, capable of being disassembled and packed into a smaller box for shipping. These are vinyl dolls. They were not meant to be taken apart.
|Essential Prudence with her 3 wigs.|
I listed 5 dolls today: Wilde Imagination's Evangeline Ghastly "A Tangled Web"; Wilde Imagination's "Essential Prudence Wigged Out"; Ashton-Drake's Gene "The King's Daughter"; Tonner's Mary Engelbreit "Queen Ann Estelle"; and one BJD: Goodreau's vinyl Innuendo. While I was working on my listings, eBay would send me a notice confirming each one. At one point I noticed that I had more emails than dolls listed. I took a closer look. Evangeline Ghastly sold while I was listing other dolls! How's that for fast? I don't expect the rest of them to sell so quickly. In fact, I'll be thrilled if I manage to sell even one or two more.
|The glorious Gene Marshall, by Mel Odom|
One person has asked me a couple of questions about one of the dolls. I don't know if she is honestly interested. She sounds more like she is challenging me. I understand the impulse to do that, because I have been tempted myself on occasion. The only difference is I didn't actually ask my question. In answer to this one, all I can say is I didn't photograph the doll wearing each of her 3 wigs because it never occurred to me to do so. She insists the doll arrives in the box wearing one of the wigs. If so, I don't remember which one. They're all there. What does it matter?
|Queen Ann Estelle, just as Mary Englebreit envisioned her.|
OMG, I've sold another one! Prudence is spoken for.
Updated 7/29 to say that Queen Ann Estelle has sold. I'd better go home tonight and list a few more.
I'm that much closer to placing an order with Fairyland!
** I am having problems with Internet Explorer, which stops working each time I try to insert a photo. I will try to upload the post now and insert the photos later. Sorry for the inconvenience. **
** I am also having difficulty with Firefox, which insists on turning photos of Gene and Ann Estelle on their sides. Is there any search engine out there that works? [ grumble grumble mutter] **
*** Problem fixed, by converting my sideways photos to .png files, which allows Blogger to "see" a Canon portrait photo without converting it to landscape. I still needed Firefox to upload them, because IE kept crashing. ***
Updated 8/3 to report four dolls sold out of six listed. Just as I was trying to list a seventh doll, a message popped up on my screen informing me that I had surpassed my ceiling for earnings in one month. There is a ceiling? I never heard of that before. Is it only for new sellers? Very curious.