i read that one too , everybody has seen this one.
im selling beacuse the wife dont like it.
im selling beacuse the wife dont like it.
how about "I got 8 of these rowland amps for Xmas, only need one"
Got i want his relatives.
I'd like to see something honest.
"Got caught in the hype, bought this stupid piece of shit, and now i realize what a goddamn idiot i am, please please please somone unload this worthless boat anchor from me. Paypal add 3%"
What's a good reason to sell? I've bought way more stuff than I can use while trying to find synergy in my system. I'd like to sell some of the stuff that didn't stay in my system and all of it is nice gear with rabid fans -- it would be great in somebody's system, but I just can't use it all! And -- yes -- I even have a multi-channel amp that I bought thinking I would build another multi-channel home theater in the house somewhere and have never opened the box. Thanks to you guys, whenever I go to sell these items, I will be hearing snickers in my ears if I put ANYTHING in my ad to explain why I am selling.
"If you're looking at this ad, you know how incredible these XXXX are." Four paragraphs later, I think I'm beginning to get an idea.
"If you pay my asking price (on a $350 interconnect cable), I'll include the shipping."
Or, leave the retail price blank when it's only 10% higher than the asking price.
I always like the ones that emphasize that the unit is "barely used" like it's some sort of collector automobile or something. I want to see something like, "used constantly, and it works and sounds like a dream".
I also like the $100K speakers that "were bought five years ago, used for one day and then have been in storage since".
I always enjoy:
Dumbell model 12 - much better than the model that replaced it" Of course it is. Maybe we should all buy old Pioneers, SAE's, Monster Cable and Advents to get the really good stuff.
Or - "bought two, only needed one", then you see the second one come up a week later.
Another favorite in the threads last week- Glowing reports about how your world's changed since acquiring your new sub while you've got two of them listed for sale, and guess what! - bought two only needed one (two available).
This thread should be required reading before being able to place an AGon ad.
So, from what I read...
"Not enough room in my stripper girlfriends rack because of her upgrade, my wife found out and won't let me keep it (or the girlfriend). So to my wife I say that I only opened it up once to play with the upgrade and then I put them back. Yeah, my wife's getting too much power too, so I decided to sell both the wife and stripper girlfriend on eBay to pay for another upgrade, but decided to downsize and get a Hummer instead, that is, a Hummer without a VIN."
this 1 wins, hands down,BOSE WAS MADE BY MCINTOSH, im not kiddin one bit.
there is some nut selling a bose 1801 amp on ebay right now claiming that bose was made by mac.
i wish i had known this fact before i invested 15,000 in mac gear.
i coulda saved a ton o cash if only i had bought a bose lifestyles system.
Bigjoe- there was some guy on eBay a while back - perhaps he's still
doing it - who was offering to 'host' an advertisement on his bald head!
I forget whether it was a tattoo or temporary thing, but the price was
pretty steep as I recall.
By far the best sales pitch I've ever read on any e-trade site was on eBay
and was widely publicized. It was some guy selling his ex-wife's
wedding dress. He modeled the dress himself, hairy chest and all, but
that wasn't the funniest part. The guy's sales pitch was bust a gut
laughing hilarious! I think he ended up going on several talk shows as a
result of the auction and his pitch. I'm sure you could still find the
listing somewhere on the Internet though the auction was long over. I
think it had something like 12 million hits when I viewed it and that is no
Here's the eBay listing for the famous wedding dress guy. It broke an eBay record with over 6 million hits by auction's end!
You can find articles about him online doing a search under "ebay wedding dress guy"
His originality in marketing paid off in a big way too. He was able to get $3500 for that used wedding dress. I wonder what i could get for some of my old socks and underwear if i were to come up with a creative story??? Should i try it here or on Ebay first??? Anybody wanna help me write the add??? : ) Sean
KP: I don't quite think that this is a marketing approach i want to take. Something about me supposedly being a groupie and the imagery that this would conjure up for most folks leaves a bad taste in my mouth... : )
Maybe i should do like the Clinton's did i.e. donate my old socks and underwear to Goodwill and take a tax deduction. After all, due to the high demand for these items, they are probably worth hundreds if not thousands of dollars : ) Sean