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#41362 02-17-2012 GMT-5 hours    
I am most curious about how all of you look for items of interest on e-bay? I want to ensure that people can find my goods.

Do you search by name brand? Scale? Price? or whatever? Do you search by category like airliners, models, 1/144 etc..........

Inquiring minds (that is sometimes blank) want to know.

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#41363 02-17-2012 GMT-5 hours    
Hi,
Brand, scale & airliner
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#41364 02-17-2012 GMT-5 hours    
"Hasegawa 1/144 YS-11"

"Airfix 1/72 Islander"


PS: If anybody has an Airfix 1/72 Islander I'd be interested in buying it! Had a flight on one in Belize...

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#41365 02-17-2012 GMT-5 hours    
When I want to shop for 1/144 decals I just put: "1/144 decals" in the search bar, and I get the whole listing.

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#41368 02-18-2012 GMT-5 hours    
Tom,
I type "1/144"
then go to "model kits"
and if I do not want to see military stuff
"non-military" category.

Once I am on that category I can always search by model name
i.e. "Beech 18" , "Stinson", etc.

Hope you sell all your stuff!

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#41369 02-18-2012 GMT-5 hours    
Unfortunately going to aircraft non military on ebay takes you to about 300 pages of everything imaginable. I type in what I am looking for, ie Boeing 747 or B-747 and go from there. And Jennings I saw an islander on ebay last week but don't remember the particulars. The old tired mind does that occasionally.

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#41370 02-18-2012 GMT-5 hours    
boy toys..........

just kidding

1/144 airliners.

Your Mileage May Differ

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#41371 02-18-2012 GMT-5 hours    
Thanks Brad! How the hell are you man.

Thanks for the info guys. I'm still trying to sort out the best way to list my stuff so that all of you and others can find it. Suggestions and ideas are welcome!

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#41372 02-18-2012 GMT-5 hours    
Tom - I have saved searches for various kits; i.e. 144 minicraft 737, 144 revell a320, 144 decal. I also have saved sellers which I check as well. You could list your Ebay name on here as well when you post. I think you are pamkodistributing, if so I have you saved, but others may not realize how to search for just your stuff.

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#41373 02-18-2012 GMT-5 hours    
Oops, forgot to sign that.

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#41375 02-19-2012 GMT-5 hours    
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You could list your Ebay name on here as well when you post. I think you are pamkodistributing, if so I have you saved, but others may not realize how to search for just your stuff.



GOOD idea, John!!
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#41414 02-21-2012 GMT-5 hours    
For kits, simply the maker and aircraft type, ie, Revell 737. For decals, names of maker+airline or simply name of airline+"decal" ie, Liveries Unlimited Pan Am decal, or Pan Am decal.

To me, the 'name of the game' is to keep search criteria as simple and basic as possible. For example, if one includes the scale when looking for kits or decals, some items could be missed because not all sellers are necessarily knowledgeable enough to include the scale (or don't even know the meaning of scale as it pertains to models and decals). And while, for example, a search for Revell 737 will typically locate both their excellent 1/144 737-800 and their far-from-excellent 1/200 737-200 kits, the number of items found is small enough to easily and quickly sort through.

Another example in reply to a hypothetical "why keep it simple?" question would be, let's say, a search for Revell DC-8. You will get both their -11 and -61 kits (assuming there are current listings for both) even though you are only looking for one or the other...whereas if the scale and/or exact DC-8 variant is included, the search could miss some listings for the kit of interest...and it would certainly be quick and easy to sort through the listings and add whatever is of interest to your watch list.

Metropolitan2/Harry B. also alludes to some excellent ideas: when you find an item of interest, click on the "seller's other items for sale" feature and have a look; and when you find a seller who offers the types of items you typically look for, add them to your favorite sellers list and/or add items of interest to your saved searches.

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#41417 02-22-2012 GMT-5 hours    
It's not a simple question, and need ad-hoc approach. For example, if I need Airfix Boeing-727-100 and I simply type 'Airfix Boeing-727-100' to the search box, I'll miss:
1. All same kits made under licence from MPC, USAirfix etc.
2. All kits from non-expert sellers, because all such kits wear "Boeing-727" marking on their boxes w/o suffix -100.
Also, for example, if I look for Revell DC-10-30 and type 'Revell DC-10-30', I'll miss early releases with SAS marking and 'DC-10' title on the box, as well as some Lodela releases. But I always type scale to avoid tons of diecast models

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#41419 02-22-2012 GMT-5 hours    
This is great feedback guys. Much appreciated! The overall consensus at the moment appears to be scale, type, brand, airline. Not to say that is how I'll list everything, but I do put all of that information in my titles and not necessarily in that order.

I am experimenting as to which format will get enough hits, for example; auction and buy it now; only auction; or only buy it now. Once I compile all the information and determine the best formula, then that will be the way to do it from now on.

I really try to undersell many competitors and not gouge people with the shipping. I look at this as if I am a customer in every aspect and I would appreciate any feedback as to how best to serve all of you.

Yes, I have some military stuff as to help attract buyers and I WILL have some real cool goodies soon!

I am PAMKO Distributing, and I have something on e-bay everyday. Sometimes a hundred items, sometimes just one. But, I do plan to add something new each day as I receive new products and stock. I do everything I can to dispatch or ship an order that is paid for within 24 hours. So far, so good. I have been able to do that.

Thanks again!

Tom
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