In recent days I decided to start up an online re-seller business. This wasn't a spontaneous thought but in fact a carefully thought out plan to become independent. This thought has been growing, nurtured and encouraged for months now. In my quest to figure out the requirements, Licenses, laws, income and sales tax, keeping track of my sales and assets, setting up a domain and e-mail to match among other things I have learned a great deal what it takes to start a business. Since I am going into the re-sale business knowing how to describe a product is key. You want o grab someones attention in the title of the item. This is where the heart of what I am writing about begins:
If you are trying to sell something in one of those online garage sale apps like LetGo or OfferUp then there are a few things you need to know. Posting an ad for selling any kind of electronic the minimum you need for a description is the model of the device. Posting something like black notebook doesn't make me want to look at the ad, in fact having to ask every person what the model and specs are for a notebook becomes frustrating and many people will just skip over it. The description of the ad is meant to provide more detail, not less. Listing something like clean notebook, or not putting anything at all in the description is again the wrong way to go about this. Sometimes I am looking at what I think is a chromebook and I think to myself, is this person trying to hide what this actually is in an attempt to get more money. Regardless, contrary to popular belief, not putting in any information is more likely to frustrate someone rather than intrigue them into looking. If you really want to wet there appetite then try providing a tantalizing description. If you know nothing about computers and are not sure what to put, look up the notebook online or on a stores website and copy their description and specs. You might be surprised how many more people actually take a look at your ad and query you about more information and lead to a sale.
All of this brings up another topic, the Iphone. There have been a rash of Icloud locked Iphones popping up in the online garage channel as of late with people trying to sell them for parts or acting like it isn't a big deal. I have found a number of sites claiming they know how to remove Icloud lock from the Iphone. My guess is these are just completely false or only partially work, haven't tried one out to see what happens.