Tuesday, November 3, 2009

Random eBay Tips

One thing I used to like to do on eBay is Feature something, that way I'd be on the front pages of the search until my acution ended. As far as I can tell, they don't offer Feature anymore. I need to revisit that and see what's up. So, with that said, it will now be more important for me than ever to make sure I list everyday. That way you won't just get lost in the pages for the bulk of your auction listing. This way you'll show on the newer pages, the inbetween pages, and now at the end of the pages too. A WAY better chance of being looked at. Also trying different times of the day will also be a good thing. There is a way to prelist your auctions and set the times and dates. You may want to schedule them all for the week all at once. It costs a hair more to schedule an auction I think. Maybe like 5 or 10 cents.

If you don't have a feedback rating yet, go buy something and if the seller doesn't leave you feedback within a reasonable amount of time, you can feel free to follow up with them and tell them you are trying to build up your ebay feedback rating and would appreciate it if they leave you feedback. Don't even try to be a seller with no feedback rating by your name. Your buyers need to know that you've successfully conducted business either way and that makes you more real and trustworthy.

It is against eBay policy to put a link to your website on the auction listing page. Well, it's ok if it is for more information, but if it linked to a page where you have the same item or like items for sale, they suspend your auction. You can have a link to your site on your About Me page. I got my auction suspended for just having a link to my homepage a long time ago, so I haven't put any links in since. I also haven't revisited their policy about this since then and it has been years. This may have changed.

I like to use Buy It Now as an option in my auction listing. Let's the impatient ones like me just get what I want without waiting for it. Costs about 10cents more per listing and the value of the Buy It Now needs to be at least 10% higher than your Auction price.

I'll send more tips later. Gotta run! Hope this helps. Also, I've never used eBay stores, so I don't have any expertise there. Worth looking into though I'm sure.


Tuesday, September 1, 2009

New Bearfoot Tool! The Bearfoot Articulator!

Introducing.....The NEW Bearfoot Articulator!
A new product that will give amazing Hand Stabilization up close to your work area. Another use for this tool is as a cane holder for preheating glass cane. Other attachments will be made available in the future. Please visit our website page for more details.



Official Disclaimer: For those of you who already have an order in with us for other tools, rest assured that Scott is catching up on all backorders. The introduction and sale of this new tool will not slow or interfere with your order getting out as fast as possible. Scott hit critical mass recently and could no longer keep up with the demand making all of these tools himself by hand. We have now found and are in the process of training skilled local workers to help keep things flowing smoothly and reduce and hopefully eliminate our wait/build times. These Articulators do not have the labor involved that some of his other tools have, so rest assured, they will ship in a timely manner according to the wait time stated where you order these. For this tool it is 4-6 weeks.

Saturday, February 7, 2009

Art Event from Jan. 31st, 2009

Our recent event at our studio went well and a good time was had by all. Scott did a demo on his large fossil cylinder beads and our studio neighbor (fine art painter Aleksandr Kargopoltsev) did a still life painting from start to finish. We're already dreaming up our next event. The woman on the left is Stephanie Cannon and the woman on the right is Kerri Fuhr. They are both beadmakers and do incredible work.

Tuesday, January 13, 2009

Scott at the Torch

Here is a candid I just took of Scott getting ready to film himself making a boro marble with his new Marble Molds that he invented and is now selling on our website.