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January Half.com Totals

January 31st, 2009 at 08:15 pm

I sold a whopping $201.18 on half.com this month.

I never expected that I would make that much! I am very pleased.

I have another rant about a buyer. A buyer bought a textbook from me on Saturday and even though I do not offer expedited shipping, asked if I would be able to ship the book faster than Media Mail because of a test.

I found a Priority Class flat rate envelope for $4.95 and since it was only a couple dollars more than what half.com reimbursed me for, I shipped the book in the flat rate envelope. I still made about $20 on the sale.

I got the book to the buyer within two days, before the buyer's test (test was on Friday). It is now Saturday and no word from the buyer! It drives me nuts that buyers/sellers do not leave feedback! Especially in this case because I did not have to ship it in the flat rate envelope but I did so anyway.

I sent a message to the buyer asking if she has received the book and if she has, to let me know. I hope that is a big enough hint to leave feedback but I didn't want to come outright and ask her to leave me any.

I have not received any mysurvey.com surveys in the past week. It is so frustrating because I am only 70 points away from cashing out! I'll hopefully get a few more this upcoming week.

ETA: I have been thinking about what I will do with the $200 from the pet deposit that I will be getting back. I have decided that I will put it into my IRA- even though work knows that I am able to work again, there are few banquets with construction going on and it being winter. My birthday is coming up so I really don't need to be buying myself anything right now.

7 Responses to “January Half.com Totals”

  1. whitestripe Says:

    yeah, i sell on ebay sometimes and they take forever to leave feedback. i guess they might be busy with their test though, so give them a day or two Smile

  2. cassandra Says:

    True, whitestripe. Patience is not one of my strong points. I forget that not everyone runs on the same schedule as myself!

  3. Amber Says:

    Wow that's great, but I know how you feel in regards to buyers

  4. Koppur Says:

    I'd email and just say that if they get the book on time, you would appreciate positive feedback. I've had buyers and sellers ask me to leave feedback before and it didn't offend me (I leave feedback twice a month in one big swoop). At any rate, congrats in the great amount!!

  5. disneysteve Says:

    Great job on the sales. That's terrific!

    As for feedback, I have a form letter that I send with every item. It says something to the effect of: Thank you very much for your purchase. Please leave feedback to let me know the item arrived safely and I'll do the same for you.

    I don't know that it helps as lots of buyers still don't leave feedback, but I see nothing wrong with asking politely.

  6. cassandra Says:

    Thanks Koppur and disneysteve! I usually leave the packaging slip half.com has with the item but perhaps I should create my own. If in about a week I do not hear from the buyer I will send another message asking for feedback.

    Another question: do you leave feedback (as a seller) when you receive payment or when the buyer has let you know that the item has been received?

  7. disneysteve Says:

    cassandra, that is an age-old debate. I believe, as a seller, that the transaction is not complete until the buyer has the item and is satisfied. Other sellers are of the opinion that the transaction is complete when payment is received. I disagree.

    So I want to get feedback from the buyer first, so that I know everything is okay.

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