I Made a Mistake

I know what you’re thinking.  Wow!  Cute boots!  That’s what I thought when I purchased two large boxes of the boots pictured above at wholesale.  I had them listed on eBay for over a year, and I didn’t sell a single pair.  Can you believe it?  Well, I can.


First of all, they’re made by Dirty Laundry — a relatively unknown brand.  I’m guessing that few people are actually searching for this brand.  In addition, I was selling them in sizes 7 and 8.  There are more than 2.5 million pairs of size 7 and 2.5 million pairs of size 8 shoes listed on eBay.  Yikes!  And although these boots are awesome, how many people are actually searching for polka dot combat rain boots?


So what’s a girl to do?


Well, I sold them at cost on Facebook!  They sold out in two weekends.  I’m a member of one of the yard sale groups on Facebook, so I let everyone know that their search for the perfect Christmas gift was over.  Women absolutely loved them!


Anyway, I learned my lesson.  Just because an item sells well in a brick and mortar doesn’t mean it will sell well online.  Competition on eBay is fierce.  I need to stick to products that are easy to market.  Items that won’t get lost in the crowd.


Before I go, I wanted to mention the fact that Jason T. Smith and friends are offering a free webinar.  The webinar will cover end-of-the-year mistakes that you don’t want to make.  If you can’t watch it live, you can watch it later.  All you have to do is sign up!


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Posted by ebaylife 19/12/2017 Comments 2 Comments

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  1. I found an adorable GOLD pair of Dirty Laundry combat boots in a local thrift store and love them! I thought “these are so gorgeous they must be worth something on Ebay” but you’re right–Dirty Laundry isn’t a shoe line that is very desirable, I guess. But I love them!

    • ebaylife says:

      Yes, it’s one of those brands that makes cute shoes but is relatively unknown.