As it turned out, Sunday’s sale of pens turned out not to be as disastrous as the previous two weeks. Not good, but not disastrous. A large part of the reason for that was because I went through all my sales items with them and demanded that they be made fully visible in the default listing as I’d paid for. They didn’t quite manage it – a few pens went for their opening bid or not much more – a superb Leverless 4261 for £24.00 and a BHR Waterman 52 for £26.00! Good bargains for the lucky buyers but not sustainable for me.

I’m going to take a holiday from sales while I get some costings for a retail site and wait to see if eBay returns to normality. They’re not very communicative, which doesn’t help. I have a backlog of pens to be restored so that should keep me out of trouble. The weather has improved after a cold and miserable spring so I might just take advantage of that for a while.

4 thoughts on “Sales

  1. As much as I love a bargain I’d much prefer to keep restorers such as yourself in business by paying a fair and reasonable price. Having your own website doesn’t preclude continuing to sell on Ebay, if you choose too (Paul from Rutland Pens does that), and it is nice, if I see a must-have pen, to be able to buy it then and there rather than sweating out an Ebay auction. I hope you do launch your own pen site.

    1. Hi Rick,

      Thanks for the encouragement! I’m looking into it and though it may take a little time, it looks like something I want to do. As regards eBay, I won’t list there again until I have some assurance that the problem has been resolved. There’s no sign of that so far.


  2. I always read your blog and I’m sorry that know that, I really look to buy something from you. Thanks for your work, and sorry for my English, is very bad.

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