I was online today and noticed that people are selling wheat pennies on ebay. Not all of the pennies were getting bids, but some were.
I looked through my box of pennies and located a wheat penny. It wasn’t extremely old, by any means, just a few years older than myself.
I put my penny in my scanner and scanned it in. I scanned the front and back and used my snipping tool to create two pictures that were ‘just penny’ and not a lot of white space. I named my files, and then went online to enter them in on ebay.
The easiest way to decide what to write on my sale, was to go to a sale that was currently active [with bids] and see what they wrote on their auction.
The auction I selected wasn’t an exact match by any means. Their penny was twenty years older, but, since I think some of the pennies are still pretty common in some areas, my date wasn’t very significant. I was more interested in their content.
On first look, their content had three colors. Black, blue and red. They used a lot of capital letters. Key words.
Their grammar wasn’t impeccable by any means, and the information wasn’t remarkable. The coin wasn’t even remarkable. It was just a coin; oh, wait, it’s a set. There are two coins.
They included a small blurb about the actual coin. The rest of the auction information was information about the seller, and their other items. Their initial shipping was free. If you wanted to return the coin, you had to do so within a week and you paid the shipping to return it.
They included testimonials from their feedback. Upon looking at their bidding history, their opening price started at $7.99. An interesting thing to note: they listed their auction at 5:49 and they had a bid by 22:22 and three bidders actively bidding by the next day, barely 12 hours later.I think I’ll add this to my watch list.
I went back to the first page of the auction and clicked the ‘watch this item’ link. Since I hadn’t signed in yet, I was brought to the log in page. Okay. I am now watching this auction in my “My Ebay” section.
I notice that there is a ‘time left’ clock on the bidding page. It is in red and it is counting down. “How exciting!!” The bidding, for the two pennies, is up to $13.03. I cannot imagine this.
I went to the bottom of the screen. There is a link says ‘sell one like this’. I have now clicked it and am going to my sales page. My ‘Create your listing’ page.I need to select a category, but they’ve already found a category for me, and my coin is actually in the same category, since the years for this listing go from 1909 to 1958 and my coin is 1956. Next is filling in a title.
I think I’ll write what they would write. 1956 LINCOLN WHEAT CENT GREAT COIN. Simple. Straightforward, to the point. My coin is circulated. Pictures. I have two. Two pictures for my auction and for thirty five cents I can add Gallery Plus, which displays a large picture somewhere.
I would have been able to continue with this auction, but for some reason, my internet connection stopped and now my page is not responding. How frustrating. I’ll have to relog on to my internet and see how much of my auction is still on my computer. I hope I do not have to start over. I feel numb. Stupid computer. I am not ‘unlogged’ off. My sales page just blipped off the screen. That’s all. Grrrrrrr.