"Do you honestly think someone would want to put their foot inside of this shoe? And you are asking $35.99 for them?? It almost seems against the board of health to present/sell a shoe so dirty."
How do I respond to that? So many options flitted through my head. Let's consider them:
- "No, I'm actually asking $39.99 for them. They just happen to be 10% off at the moment."
- "See that little Make Offer button? If $34.99 is too much, feel free to let me know how much YOU would like to buy them for."
- "Considering I have made a rather successful business of selling pre-owned shoes on eBay, people must not mind it too much."
- "Have you looked at the Birkenstocks that sell on eBay for high money?"
Why waste my time? I have better things to do - like shipping all these "used" items that other people bought over the weekend. I refuse to give these people the satisfaction of being disturbed. It's not their business how I run my business.
There will always be people who are critical of our business practices, but I've put a lot of time and effort into building my store. Guess what? For the most part, I've figured out what I'm doing. So what if I have one pair of shoes that looks dirtier than most of my other ones? Either they'll sell eventually, or I'll knock them down to half off and get rid of them that way.
Don't let these self-proclaimed eBay police intidimate you. YOU run your business the way YOU want to run it. That's the beauty of being our own bosses. We don't have to do things the way other people tell us to.
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