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Anyone ever try Ebay????

Discussion in 'Business Operations' started by Jon99, Feb 5, 2005.

  1. Jon99

    Jon99 LawnSite Senior Member
    Messages: 375

    For the heck of it, I stuck up a cheesy Ebay auction for lawncare in my area, included my phone number... Recieved two calls and going to talk to them on Monday... In 2 days, it has had 33 views.. Not bad for 80 cents...
  2. walker-talker

    walker-talker LawnSite Platinum Member
    from Midwest
    Messages: 4,771

    That's a new one...congradulations!!! Think outside the box!!!
  3. wojo23323

    wojo23323 LawnSite Senior Member
    Messages: 608

    Give us the link to your auction.
  4. Lawnchoice

    Lawnchoice LawnSite Senior Member
    Messages: 781

    Very very interesting!

    So what did eBay charge you to put it up? Do you mind sharing the link?
  5. Carolina Cutter

    Carolina Cutter LawnSite Senior Member
    Messages: 984

  6. Lawnchoice

    Lawnchoice LawnSite Senior Member
    Messages: 781

    Smart idea I think. Wouldn't work in my service area however.

    Good luck to you guys.
  7. Turf Medic

    Turf Medic LawnSite Bronze Member
    Messages: 1,073

    There was a guy on ebay last year selling aeration, bid on an aeration up to a set amount of square footage.
  8. gogetter

    gogetter Banned
    Messages: 3,256

    I e-mailed that guy. He said it didnt really work out. Could have been just the way he had his set up though.
  9. contourbs

    contourbs LawnSite Member
    Messages: 185

    i have a ad on ebay at all times, it only cost me one dollars for 10 days. look in search for everglades lawn care and tell me what i can do to improve the ad
  10. Jon99

    Jon99 LawnSite Senior Member
    Messages: 375

    I was really not sure what to put for the price though, went with $19.99 as $20 is my minimum, tossed in "average size yard", which leaves it open ended.. I think the key is to make sure you list the towns in your area so when people do a search for their town, looking for who knows what, they will see it... I guess I will keep putting it up, if I keep it up there until June it will only cost me about $14... Might try to figure out how to stick my logo etc on there next time, spruce it up a bit..

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