Selling your minis ?!?!?
Posted 24 July 2012 - 08:46 AM
So this is a shout out to those out there that might have any suggestions or ideas on how to make my selling a bit more consistent or a bit more profitable, because after all is said and done, I only make a couple bucks on each one I have sold...which basically just feeds my hobby/habit...
Posted 22 August 2012 - 10:29 AM
Posted 24 August 2012 - 03:54 AM
Fine. Maybe they thought I was smuggling drugs or something and wanted a peek. The sprues are bagged in clear, so they would be able to see all contents. All cool, right? Well I don't know what they were looking for or if I got somebody just about to quit, but they absolutely mangled those contents - and then charged me $15 for the privelege of having them break my stuff.
Second, in addition to damage risk, with the current eBay rules and their push to practically be Paypal-only, you're completely responsible for delivery. This either means you have to charge insane shipping for good tracking options (which will kill your international sales) or absorb all risk (which includes people who get it, say they didn't, and wind up with a free painted miniature at your expense).
Not worth it, unless you have a reason to trust the person because you know them from another forum or something. For something like this, you won't likely pick up more sales to offset the increased risk - and I know firsthand that the mini categories on eBay have been rampant with international deadbeats pulling the "free stuff" scam. I have to grovel, beg, and provide a sheet of references to get an exception on shipping (but nobody's had cause to complain about granting it yet because I'm so gosh-durn lovable).
Posted 26 August 2012 - 09:28 PM
Posted 30 August 2012 - 02:59 AM
Posted 06 September 2012 - 07:39 PM
Well I hope this was informative enough, but if not, I will answer any questions you or anyone has regarding this topic.
Posted 18 September 2012 - 12:49 AM
Another thought are game conventions. You can have a flea market table, although most attendees are looking for bargains. You could run a game or painting event that showcases your miniatures (eg. Song of Blade and Heroes) and sell off your mini's after the event, hand out business cards to advertise your painting services, whatever.
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