I'm totally confused

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  1. Cactusflower

    Cactusflower Pied Piper of Ponies

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    Today I listed nearly 100 ponies for sale on an active Facebook sales group. I've had no replies at all and I don't get it. It can't be my prices, because they are all fair and I used a combo of Ebay completed sales and Angelfire's site to ensure my prices were in line with the market. I had some difficulty with Facebook and some of the photos posted upside down, but I don't think that would necessarily deter people.

    This is a very active group and it's odd that this amount of ponies is being ignored. Maybe it's because the Facebook account I used I only have about 18 friends. Perhaps it looks like I'm a scammer or something. I don't get it. Anyone have any ideas or belong to this group? It's the My little pony - extras for sale group.

    Also, I don't use my real name anywhere on the internet. I have two Facebook accounts. One of which I use strictly for selling (because, OMG, have you seen the weirdos who reply to marketplace ads). It's an old account. I had it for 10 years.
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    bluerose9978 Princess Royal Blue's Pal

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    I think right now sales are a little slow. I have a ton of ponies listed on eBay right now and usually I have bids and people BINing my ponies left and right, but it's settled down. I think people are just saving money for Christmas and Black Friday deals right now.
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  3. Cactusflower

    Cactusflower Pied Piper of Ponies

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    It took about 12 hours, but I've finally had a couple replies and one sale. I would have thought sales would be higher, given Christmas. So strange even a few weeks people were buying on this group like mad.
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    bluerose9978 Princess Royal Blue's Pal

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    From what I have noticed throughout the years, sales are highest in the late summer and right between Christmas and tax refund season in the U.S.

    I hope this helps.
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  5. evilbunnyfoofoo

    evilbunnyfoofoo My shoes are laced with irony Staff Member Moderator

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    Apparently sales across the board even on non-Pony stuff is down. My little sister was really bemoaning that she's had no Etsy sales where she usually has 200 bucks a week.
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  6. Cactusflower

    Cactusflower Pied Piper of Ponies

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    I'm also not sure what the deal is with Paypal. I had a gal from France send me payment today and it never showed up. I called Paypal and they said maybe she had my email wrong or something. When I asked her about it she sent a screen shot from another buy she made and her message didn't really make sense. I suspect it's just the language barrier, as French is clearly her first language. I hope the payment shows up soon.
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    evilbunnyfoofoo My shoes are laced with irony Staff Member Moderator

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    Paypal can definitely be a pain, but I like their protection policies. Hopefully the payment will show up soon so you can ship out.
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    Skycakes Twinkles the Cat

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    good luck with your sales. I understand things might be a little slow right now but I hope it will pick up during the holiday season. :) I also agree paypal can be tricky but its very useful to be protected by it.
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  9. Tak

    Tak I am not the eggman. I am Crazywoman!

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    Make sure your post is public if you want more exposure. Otherwise, it's just a buyer's market.
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