Selling stock that I no longer want

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  1. Slinkie

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    Hi Folks,

    As a small project I set about setting up a business in my spare time just to see if I could. There were a lot of firsts for me such as buying stock, taking photos, creating an e commerce site, getting used to GIMP for logos etc, setting up webspace and dealing with suppliers/ postage companies.

    In all it was a fairly ambitious project for someone with very little experience. However, I have managed to get it to where it is today but want to bring it to a close now. I made a few sales but have lost interest. It was never going to take over my day job (accountant) it was just a pet project.

    I now have stock sat in my house that is no longer going to be sold through my website that I want to get rid of. How am I best doing this? Obviously I'd rather sell it all together as a job lot but have no idea how to do this. All items are iPhone accesories (I have the photos of items etc on my website but don't know if I can put a link to the website on these forums since I am not a full member).

    What is the best route for me?
     
    Posted: May 2, 2010 By: Slinkie Member since: Sep 5, 2006
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  2. sanjiv

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    You are allowed to put a link up. Please do so.
     
    Posted: May 2, 2010 By: sanjiv Member since: Feb 15, 2010
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  3. skyhi2

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    Sorry it did not work out for you Slinkie.

    Maybe you could put them on Fleabay as a job lot/wholesale ?

    Skyhi2.
     
    Posted: May 2, 2010 By: skyhi2 Member since: Sep 9, 2009
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  4. Slinkie

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    Hi,

    I am not thinking of it as now working out, it was more of a pet project just to see if I could do it. My profession keeps me busy enough and I get more than enough money. It'd take a bigger project than this to persaude me to quit my job :) I only want to break even with this really.

    Please let me know what you think of the website too as although I will not be pursuing this venture any further it'd be nice to know I was on the right track :) All photos and icons etc were done by me.

    Thanks!

    As for ebay, how best do I do it? Obviously I can't put a picture of every item I am selling (each item I have 3 or 2 left in stock and have around 40-50 different items selling). How do I advertise what the job lot has to offer etc?
     
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    Posted: May 2, 2010 By: Slinkie Member since: Sep 5, 2006
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  5. skyhi2

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    Hi Slinkie

    You need to list each item(s),then take a picture of the whole lot.

    Hopefully you may get your outlay back at least,with maybe a little profit to show after Fleabay takes there fees.

    The domain name should be worth selling too maybe,unless you want to hold on to it for sentimental reasons :)


    Good luck with it.

    Skyhi2.
     
    Posted: May 2, 2010 By: skyhi2 Member since: Sep 9, 2009
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  6. Faevilangel

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    For ebay, just take an image of one of each item in one large photo and then put the amounts of each left.

    You could just sell the website as it is, and sell the stock with the site or seperate. I might be interested in the website but would need to see some stats

    Will send you a PM with some info :-D
     
    Posted: May 2, 2010 By: Faevilangel Member since: Jun 29, 2009
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  7. sanjiv

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    I may also be interested in the domain name. What price would you want for it?
     
    Posted: May 2, 2010 By: sanjiv Member since: Feb 15, 2010
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  8. MASSEY

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    What is the domain name?
     
    Posted: May 2, 2010 By: MASSEY Member since: Nov 29, 2009
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    Posted: May 2, 2010 By: sanjiv Member since: Feb 15, 2010
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  10. MASSEY

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    I doubt it has value, the iphone accessory market is flooded.
     
    Posted: May 2, 2010 By: MASSEY Member since: Nov 29, 2009
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  11. Faevilangel

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    A good ppc campaign and some decent SEO should see it do quite well ;)
     
    Posted: May 2, 2010 By: Faevilangel Member since: Jun 29, 2009
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  12. MASSEY

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    Seo for the iphone accessorys will probs take quite a while,

    And im sure the cost per click will be about £1

    Also i have seen sites for iphone accessorys that make your mouth water compared to that,

    Im not sayin its not worth havin a go at but im sure you have better things you could be doin gareth ;)
     
    Posted: May 2, 2010 By: MASSEY Member since: Nov 29, 2009
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  13. Faevilangel

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    If I told you my plans, I would haves to kill you :D but it's got a twist on it ;)

    £1 clicks :eek: I pay nearly £4 a click for local ones for my website, expect Iphone related stuff for be £10+ a click :p
     
    Posted: May 2, 2010 By: Faevilangel Member since: Jun 29, 2009
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  14. MASSEY

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    You pay £4 a click :eek:

    Im lucky in a way because clicks for birmingham electricians always bounce around £1-1.50,

    But i can get that down.

    You just answered my question there :p

    "im sure you have better things you could be doin"

    £10 a click,

    whats the average iphone case worth £10 :|

    0% Profit, but i will take you word for it :D
     
    Posted: May 2, 2010 By: MASSEY Member since: Nov 29, 2009
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  15. Faevilangel

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    I won't go for the big keywords, go for the cheaper ones, and go organic
    for the big boys.

    I only did it to use up some credit I had :D Got me some work in though.
    Once I have read my GA dummies book, I am going to go full out on PPC ;)
     
    Posted: May 2, 2010 By: Faevilangel Member since: Jun 29, 2009
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  16. MASSEY

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    I'll have to get that book, its having the time to read it though, im snowed under with sites and tax and work :rolleyes:
     
    Posted: May 2, 2010 By: MASSEY Member since: Nov 29, 2009
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  17. Faevilangel

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    It's a bloody good read and amazing price @ amazon. I just go to bed with my laptop and start doing some of the stuff e.g. making landing pages, optimising content etc
     
    Posted: May 2, 2010 By: Faevilangel Member since: Jun 29, 2009
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  18. MASSEY

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    Yeah ill get it, i think its only 8 or 9 quid i would be stupid not to
     
    Posted: May 2, 2010 By: MASSEY Member since: Nov 29, 2009
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  19. Faevilangel

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    Exactly ;) It's an investment and it will / should save you an arm and a leg, and increase your business revenue :D
     
    Posted: May 2, 2010 By: Faevilangel Member since: Jun 29, 2009
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  20. Slinkie

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    Thanks for the help so far, rather than take a picture of everything all together I might try and shrink my pictures together and join them somehow as the pictures are quite clear. I think it might take a while to do. I'll have to have a look at other wholesale items on ebay to get some inspiration.

    Thanks
     
    Posted: May 2, 2010 By: Slinkie Member since: Sep 5, 2006
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