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How I got over 300 positive feedbackside tips.

Discussion in 'Miscellaneous [BG]' started by bassman28, Apr 21, 2017.

  1. bassman28

    bassman28 Supporting Member

    Dec 31, 2010
    North Carolina
    Hi there TBers, I just want to pass a list of to do things to be the best seller and most trusted on TB.
    1. Have a shipping box before you post. Nothing is more annoying then someone wanting payment and it's 4 days until it ships because they are looking for a box. Ship within 2 days with updates.
    2. Describe the piece well in text and pics. Lots of communication and updates. Don't be embarrassed to mention that chip or ding and document it. That covers you and the buyer.
    3.Don't take offense with people asking questions.They can't hold it in there hands so they get nervous. Some PMs may be dumb but keep the conversation on an adult and civil level.
    4. Make sure it's packed well and send tracking asap to make the buyer feel secure. Track the package yourself so your in the loop if the buyer ask a question.
    5. This is the biggie. Lots of communication and followup to make sure the item was OK and the buyer is happy. This is where if there is a problem you can usually work it out with dialogue. Don't avoid your buyer it will only make it worse and bad feedback is coming your way.
    And these few simple steps is why I have over 500 positive feedbacks on 3 sites and you can too. This is not a bragging thing it's just putting a little pride in what you do. It will be very rewarding in more ways then you know.
    Greg Taylor
    Bass Pluckers/Owner
    Last edited: Apr 22, 2017
  2. organworthyplayer337

    organworthyplayer337 Professional Hack

    Oct 28, 2014
    Charlotte, NC
    I do all of these things and no one buys anything from me :crying:
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  3. bassman28

    bassman28 Supporting Member

    Dec 31, 2010
    North Carolina
    LOL I've been there too.
  4. guy n. cognito

    guy n. cognito Secret Agent Member Gold Supporting Member

    Dec 28, 2005
    Nashville, TN
    The market for used basses feels like it's dried up here over the last several years. Maybe it's from increase competition (from FB and Reverb), maybe people are buying less basses. I've reset my expectations on how long it will take things to sell here today.
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  5. Gorn


    Dec 15, 2011
    Queens, NY
    Yah back when I was buying and selling a lot of basses, it really got difficult towards the end. I used to move stuff within a week. Then it started taking longer and longer and I reluctantly used ebay more and more. I got to 100 something points quick and then stayed there.
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  6. bassman28

    bassman28 Supporting Member

    Dec 31, 2010
    North Carolina
    You guys are right, it's really been slow and it's either trade or sell for way below value to move a bass. I've had to open a store to move anything now. If they can play it they seem to buy more. I used to put a lot of good basses on here and they were my personal but I had to move to the vendor listing page and hardly anybody looks at it so I've had to sell on other sites unfortunately.
    Last edited: Apr 21, 2017
  7. lethal dose

    lethal dose

    Apr 10, 2016
    Amen, dude. The worst is the "what oI see is what you get" responses in PM when you ask questions. That's absolutely ridiculous. You know me, I go into excessive detail about what I'm selling and go above and beyond in all aspects for anyone who buys from me.