1   General / General Discussion / Re: Dumb Ebay Sellers  on: Today at 01:27:50 PM 
Started by Mr. Orthosilicate - Last post by GE101R
Or find it! I have quite a few abandoned lights I need to recover. I need a darn scissor lift for some.


https://www.lighting-gallery.net/gallery/displayimage.php?album=4649&pos=25&pid=159531
You are correct, however long it might take you to find it.
 2   General / General Discussion / Re: Dumb Ebay Sellers  on: Today at 01:04:42 PM 
Started by Mr. Orthosilicate - Last post by HomeBrewLamps
If a collector really wants a classic piece, he/she will pay a fair price for it. If they want a harvey wallbanger, they won't.
Here "they" come again...copy copy copy...So obvious...

Or find it! I have quite a few abandoned lights I need to recover. I need a darn scissor lift for some.


https://www.lighting-gallery.net/gallery/displayimage.php?album=4649&pos=25&pid=159531
 3   General / General Discussion / Re: Dumb Ebay Sellers  on: Today at 01:02:26 PM 
Started by Mr. Orthosilicate - Last post by HPSM250R2
I have watched scarce items listed that were in great shape with high end prices on them. They sometimes sell quickly but sometimes not but they will eventually. You will find the right buyer. I would rather wait and get a decent price than sell it for a bargain basement amount. There was a A/E 327 that had been listed for months @ 499.00 and I see it has sold this week.
Cost of packing paper, boxes, (I buy large rolls of bubble wrap at a wholesaler), tape, FRAGILE stickers on all 6 sides and it all cuts your profit. At one time I placed a 10.00 "handling fee" to cover packing expenses and they sold just as quick.
Once I got Joslyn clam shell and it was packed in a flimsy box with empty dog food bags as packing . The glass was busted. No joke.  

copy copy copy  lol

Yeah I agree. I prefer to get as much as I can out of what I'm selling. At the time though I needed the money and the space for other things. When dropping prices didn't help much I decided I'm going to just raise my prices. I saw there is an option for a handling fee on the full desktop eBay site. I take pictures of my items and list them on the eBay mobile app. Which has a lot less options. It won't let you put a handling fee on items with "free shipping" though. I thought about starting to charge exact shipping but I don't know if I can. I think I will lose my power seller status if I stop offering free shipping.
 4   General / General Discussion / Re: Dumb Ebay Sellers  on: Today at 12:32:05 PM 
Started by Mr. Orthosilicate - Last post by GE101R
Yep. The problem is that, in the past, I have been adjusting/lowering my prices in an attempt to get an item to sell quicker. Because I was trying to get rid of stuff to make money and space for new stuff I want to buy. Well I've dropped my prices so low many times that it barely covered the shipping. The kicker is the item still didn't sell. It would sit there for days, weeks, months at that price. So that's why I've decided to raise my prices. I figured if people aren't gonna jump on a good deal when I provide a good deal then I might as well just make as much money as I can on my items. Since dropping the prices didn't seem to help much with moving items any quicker.
I have watched scarce items listed that were in great shape with high end prices on them. They sometimes sell quickly but sometimes not but they will eventually. You will find the right buyer. I would rather wait and get a decent price than sell it for a bargain basement amount. There was a A/E 327 that had been listed for months @ 499.00 and I see it has sold this week.
Cost of packing paper, boxes, (I buy large rolls of bubble wrap at a wholesaler), tape, FRAGILE stickers on all 6 sides and it all cuts your profit. At one time I placed a 10.00 "handling fee" to cover packing expenses and they sold just as quick.
Once I got Joslyn clam shell and it was packed in a flimsy box with empty dog food bags as packing . The glass was busted. No joke.  

copy copy copy  lol
 5   General / General Discussion / Re: Dumb Ebay Sellers  on: Today at 12:16:20 PM 
Started by Mr. Orthosilicate - Last post by HPSM250R2
If a collector really wants a classic piece, he/she will pay a fair price for it. If they want a havey wallbanger, they won't.

Yep. The problem is that, in the past, I have been adjusting/lowering my prices in an attempt to get an item to sell quicker. Because I was trying to get rid of stuff to make money and space for new stuff I want to buy. Well I've dropped my prices so low many times that it barely covered the shipping. The kicker is the item still didn't sell. It would sit there for days, weeks, months at that price. So that's why I've decided to raise my prices. I figured if people aren't gonna jump on a good deal when I provide a good deal then I might as well just make as much money as I can on my items. Since dropping the prices didn't seem to help much with moving items any quicker.
 6   General / Off-Topic / Re: What did you do today lighting wise?  on: Today at 12:12:56 PM 
Started by RyanF40T12 - Last post by GE101R
All outdoor wall packs.  Single phase, no flickering issues, we have a very nice and sound electrical grid out here so never have flicker issues, except when we have high demand such as every air conditioner unit in the building operating at the same time, which only happens during the daytime Smiley They are all low demand circuits, no more than 2 wall packs per circuit.  Parking lot lights are on a 3 phase circuit. 
You say "three phase" you mean alternating feed phases at each pole throughout the pole layouts?
 7   General / General Discussion / Re: Dumb Ebay Sellers  on: Today at 12:05:20 PM 
Started by Mr. Orthosilicate - Last post by GE101R
I just started updating all of my eBay listings with international shipping as an option through the eBay global shipping program. I heard being open to ship internationally increases your sales because you have that many more potential customers.

However I have also been increasing all of my prices quite a bit. Some of the prices I have doubled or tripled what I was originally asking for the item. I feel eBay takes too much out in seller fees so between that and the "free shipping" I offer I often don't make much profit. Sometimes I lose money and don't even break even. It's too much hassle running an eBay store to not make profit. It's pretty time consuming to take the photos of the item, go through and list all the item specifics such as make/model, weight, dimensions. So I have decided I am no longer going to be giving my items away on eBay.  Especially my street lights. Too much cost goes into packing material and shipping cost in a large, fragile item like a street light.

If a collector really wants a classic piece, he/she will pay a fair price for it. If they want a harvey wallbanger, they won't.
Here "they" come again...copy copy copy...So obvious...
 8   General / General Discussion / Re: Lamp of the Day  on: Today at 11:50:25 AM 
Started by Mandolin Girl - Last post by Mandolin Girl
Our first lamp of the day is our Philips 60W SO/H lamp that we got from James Hooker.

The lamp unlit
here it is warming up
and at full brightness

Some of the pictures will have been posted previously by Ria when we first got them, but these are updated ones.
 9   General / General Discussion / Re: Dumb Ebay Sellers  on: Today at 11:33:50 AM 
Started by Mr. Orthosilicate - Last post by HPSM250R2
I just started updating all of my eBay listings with international shipping as an option through the eBay global shipping program. I heard being open to ship internationally increases your sales because you have that many more potential customers.

However I have also been increasing all of my prices quite a bit. Some of the prices I have doubled or tripled what I was originally asking for the item. I feel eBay takes too much out in seller fees so between that and the "free shipping" I offer I often don't make much profit. Sometimes I lose money and don't even break even. It's too much hassle running an eBay store to not make profit. It's pretty time consuming to take the photos of the item, go through and list all the item specifics such as make/model, weight, dimensions. So I have decided I am no longer going to be giving my items away on eBay.  Especially my street lights. Too much cost goes into packing material and shipping cost in a large, fragile item like a street light.
 10   Lamps / Videos / Osram HgQ 300  on: Today at 11:15:26 AM 
Started by Mr. Orthosilicate - Last post by Mr. Orthosilicate
I found this video while browsing youtube. Its a pretty cool lamp.

https://m.youtube.com/watch?v=H2feH0ANP_4
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