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Re: All right, I need some advice on how to maximize my profits.

Postby jimmyj on Fri Nov 18, 2011 7:48 pm

At defunkd you're given 7 free photos! SHAMLESS PLUG. I think I might up it to 8 though - found while listing I could have used one more a few times.
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Re: All right, I need some advice on how to maximize my profits.

Postby ShirtSounds on Sat Nov 19, 2011 1:54 am

So, since I like Defunkd a lot and want to help it grow, if I do list the same shirts on Etsy (to reach more people through searching right on the site), it's better to have the shirts listed cheaper on Defunkd, right?
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Re: All right, I need some advice on how to maximize my profits.

Postby oscar on Sat Nov 19, 2011 4:28 am

I would and do, when possible. I had a chick ask if I could reserve a shirt for her until she can afford it. (common thing on etsy) Which I did, but I also sent her a link to the listing here and told her she can get it 20% cheaper on defunkd.
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Re: All right, I need some advice on how to maximize my profits.

Postby ShirtSounds on Sat Nov 19, 2011 11:35 am

Oh, one more Etsy question... does Etsy link up to your Paypal account like E Bay does? Or can you pick how you pay them for the percentages and listing fees?
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Re: All right, I need some advice on how to maximize my profits.

Postby oscar on Sat Nov 19, 2011 12:35 pm

It's all linked up to paypal. There's probably some credit card option too, but I'm not sure since I don't think anyone would ever give me a card.
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Re: All right, I need some advice on how to maximize my profits.

Postby ShirtSounds on Sun Dec 11, 2011 1:34 am

Hey guys, I just sold my first shirt via Etsy. It was that green 1985 Shark Fishing Tournament shirt that I also had listed here. That was my only shirt listed there, as I was just testing it out. I'll probably throw some more up tomorrow, as it's always encouraging to sell an item.

So, yeah, I tripled what I would have made if I would have stuck it up on E Bay for a low starting price. Grand total in fees was 59 cents, I paid under a buck for the shirt (that's okay to divulge, right? I mean if a lot of us are picking thrift stores, that's kind of a given, right?), and sold it for $11.00. Not bad. Now, I just have to get back to finding some old concert shirts, as I haven't picked one up for a couple weeks now, sans a mid-90s AC/DC shirt.

Thanks again for the all of the advice.
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Re: All right, I need some advice on how to maximize my profits.

Postby ShirtSounds on Mon Jan 09, 2012 4:58 pm

Here is my Twitter handle if anyone ants to add.

https://twitter.com/#!/shirtsounds

So, now that I am comfortable selling in the storefront setting, what are some good ways to promote yourself online? I have my Twitter linked to my Facebook already.
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Re: All right, I need some advice on how to maximize my profits.

Postby mondomover on Wed Jan 25, 2012 10:45 am

Hi There,

So I just found defunkd last night, what a great website. I sold my first vintage shirt to someone in Malaysia. Any tips on the best way to ship it there? Should I always pay for a tracking number?

Thanks,
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Re: All right, I need some advice on how to maximize my profits.

Postby jimmyj on Wed Jan 25, 2012 3:59 pm

Welcome! Strangely after selling 4k tees I don't remember shipping to Malaysia. A few sellers have reported problems with shipping there...so might be wise to have tracking.
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Re: All right, I need some advice on how to maximize my profits.

Postby CRAZYBUBBA on Wed Jan 25, 2012 4:17 pm

I'm still waiting for my vtg t-shirt to arrive from Malaysia :(
Have vintage Elvis tees? Let me know!
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