I've never sold a thing on ebay, and anfter some of the threads here and elsewhere, I thought I would ask for suggestions on "best practices".
Here's what I have in mind:
1) The obvious (you would think). Clear description and pictures, showing both good and bad.
2) Start at $1, no reserve, 2 weeks.
3) Fixed rate or shipping calculator depending.
Question: Can I say "add $4" to the shipping calculator to cover boxing and materials? Or should I just state it in the add? Or just eat it? Most of the stuff just needs peanuts and a box, but what if...?
4) Require insurance?
5) Sell some small cheap items first to minimize the initial "never before sold anything" penalty? I realize it's not going to get me to 100 sold at 100%, but at least not "0"...
Anything else not obvious or advise for a newbie seller?