See my listing here.
I KNOW better! I KNOW Diane Von Furstenberg dresses are high sellers! So how did I blow this one?!
This past Thursday I went to the market next to GW and I decided to stop in for the heck of it. I was happy to see that they had all their dresses on sale for $5.99 (regularly $7.99). I found a few dresses that I thought would be good sellers and I could triple what I paid. This Diane Von Furstenberg wrap dress was one of them. Last night, I finally listed them on eBay.
Two BIG things I did wrong on this dress: (1) I DID NOT DO MY RESEARCH and (2) I DID NOT LIST IT AT AUCTION. Two things that I ALWAYS do and didn’t do. It cost me at least $65!
No excuse, but in my defense, I was tired and distracted. I was anxious to list the dresses and get them sold so I could recoup my money. DS#2 was in the room with me; we were watching a DVD we’d just rented; we were talking; and I was just not totally focused on what I was doing.
I’ve also been experimenting with free shipping and decided to list the dresses at a fixed price of $24.50 ($18.00 plus $6.50 for shipping) in my store, instead of doing an auction. I always list auction first, then I do fixed price. Why, oh why, didn’t I do that this time? I lament!
This morning I woke up to find that my Diane Von Furstenberg had sold … yup, at $24.50 with FREE SHIPPING, no less. I knew then I could have sold it for more, but how much more? So I did a search for completed listings, and this is what I found:
Look familiar? Yup, that’s the exact same dress I sold this morning. The only difference is that IT sold for $90!!! Click here to see the listing. Wow, that additional $65 would have been a nice chunk of change for a Father’s Day dinner at a nice restaurant. Okay, I’ll stop kicking myself … for now!
We’re still going to have a nice dinner at a nice restaurant to celebrate not only Father’s Day but also DH’s birthday today!
Wishing all the fathers out in blogland a wonderful Father’s Day filled with fun, laughter and love!