Whats wrong with my Meissen Ebay listing ?

Discussion in 'Pottery, Glass, and Porcelain' started by chongi, Mar 7, 2021.

  1. chongi

    chongi New Member

    I listed my Meissen porcelain swan but I think I need help

    What do you think is wrong with my listing ?

    Meissen Swan Listing
     
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  2. Bakersgma

    Bakersgma Well-Known Member

    What comparable sales did you use to determine your asking price? Did you find any that were actually sold?
     
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  3. 916Bulldogs123

    916Bulldogs123 Well-Known Member

    Photograph quality doesn't reflect asking price. IMHO
     
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  4. Bakersgma

    Bakersgma Well-Known Member

    Description is totally inadequate.
     
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  5. Van_Poperin

    Van_Poperin Well-Known Member

    The photographs make me think it’s a cheaply made item, particularly the thick gloss. There is no history given for the item (date and location of production; cultural background). Take high res photographs in natural light against a pale blank background and explain why it’s worth so much, though I am not convinced at the moment that it can realise what you’re asking.
     
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  6. Ce BCA

    Ce BCA Well-Known Member

    Agree with the others points, in order of severity as I see it:

    1. Trying to sell a relatively high ticket item when you have no feedback/history.
    2. Trying to sell an item from a factory of which many fakes and reproductions are made without demonstrating you have any knowledge of the subject.
    3. Title inadequate, description totally inadequate.
    4. Pictures need significant improvement.

    Sorry if that sounds a bit harsh, but you are very unlikely to make a sale until you address these points.
     
  7. Bakersgma

    Bakersgma Well-Known Member

    Your listing does not "sell" the item. You need to do as Van Poperin has said - why should anyone but this?
     
  8. John Brassey

    John Brassey Well-Known Member

    I think it's all been covered but the photos are dark and do the item no favours at all. Use all twelve photos whenever possible. The description is too short. There is no mention of other examples of this model or the name of the modeller or the date it might have been made. You need to research the item full before simply listing it as a Meissen piece. It is very likely a genuine Meissen piece. Here is an example sold by a leading UK auction house. That was slightly damaged but sold for £80

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  10. komokwa

    komokwa The Truth is out there...!

    Harsh..........not at all.
     
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