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I'm wondering how everyone - who uses this method - get on with variations. I've tried listings with variations and just don't get the sales. Listing individually and thee items sell. Am I missing something? Do buyers find them confusing?
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I find its down to what you are selling

The better track record that item has of selling the easier it is to get the sales as well

Generally I find it works for small cheaper items (pens, phone chargers ect) that have a high sell through rate

Not so much for large expensive items like tables, chairs, TVs ect
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i use variations for my items are they do work and sell
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I've tried listings with variations and just don't get the sales.
I was kind of in the same boat with the lack of sales using variations.

But I doubled my sales by constantly changing the title till I found one that works best.

I have always said: Title and price are the 2 most important elements to successful sales on eBay.
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Thanks for the replies. Most of the items i sell are low cost and i am starting to wonder if it my title that lets me down as suggested by TGMT.
One thing I did was start at a lower price than others (I would have slowly increased the price as sales increased) who sell the same items but even that did not work. I included a main pic with all the variations but still no sales.
I may try a simple listing with just a couple of variations to see what happens.
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Thanks for the replies. Most of the items i sell are low cost and i am starting to wonder if it my title that lets me down as suggested by TGMT.
One thing I did was start at a lower price than others (I would have slowly increased the price as sales increased) who sell the same items but even that did not work. I included a main pic with all the variations but still no sales.
I may try a simple listing with just a couple of variations to see what happens.

Try a competitors title, see if you notice any difference, if u do, then you know why.
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Try a competitors title, see if you notice any difference, if u do, then you know why.
Goes off to do it...
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Search your item and whoever is top of the search page, use their title and possibly picture.
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Try a competitors title, see if you notice any difference, if u do, then you know why.

Copying a competitors title will get the listing removed if the competitor reports it. I've had eBay take down countless listings from competitors of mine who STOLE either my title, my photos, my description, or (most of the time) all three.
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Search your item and whoever is top of the search page, use their title and possibly picture.
terrible advice copying someones pic is really annoying for the original seller and can get you banned if they complain and also the picture quality falls dramatically
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Search your item and whoever is top of the search page, use their title and possibly picture.
Very bad to recommend this.
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Copying a competitors title will get the listing removed if the competitor reports it. I've had eBay take down countless listings from competitors of mine who STOLE either my title, my photos, my description, or (most of the time) all three.
I reported my photos stolen from me hundreds of times, NEVER got any response from the EB.
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terrible advice copying someones pic is really annoying for the original seller and can get you banned if they complain and also the picture quality falls dramatically
It has worked for me many times and never had a listing removed. Sometimes I even get my listing to top of results with no reprocussions. And picture quality does not diminish, get your facts straight.
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It has worked for me many times and never had a listing removed. Sometimes I even get my listing to top of results with no reprocussions. And picture quality does not diminish, get your facts straight.

just because it works doesn't mean it right kid

but if you find it works for yourself good and fair play just i wouldm't recommend to others really in my opinion
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