|Happiness is a
Wash & groom your pony, add tail ribbons, make sure she
looks real purdy for your customers :P
|A Picture is
Worth a Thousand Bucks
Be sure to take a good, clear picture. I use a digital
camera. Many buyers will pay more if there is a picture,
even a fuzzy one. Crop your picture & save as a jpg
or gif. These formats compress the picture &
decreases loading time.
If you are concerned about people using your images without
your permission, add your "signature" to the corner.
Especially recommended for rare ponies.
Describe the pony CAREFULLY noting all flaws. Uncertain
of what flaws to look for? Check
HERE. Buyers will be disappointed if a minty looking
pony arrives with a ton of flaws. Uh, they're also
likely to leave you bad feedback & not buy from you again.
Also, always mention what series the pony belongs to.
There are some ponies with the exact same names.
"Twilight" can refer to the Early Unicorn or a
Purple So-Soft Pegasus!
Early Unicorn Pony - cleaned & ready for display. No
haircuts, silky hair, no major marks. Slight playwear to
hooves & ear tips. Symbol glitter worn on both
|Keep in Touch
Contact the buyer for shipping info right after your auction
ends. If you are uncertain of how much to charge for
shipping, pack the pony & go weigh it at the post office.
Don't charge excessive shipping. It's not nice
& people are less likely to buy from you.
|It's a Wrap
Package the pony. I usually ship one pony 1st class
in a padded envelope. Multiple ponies get shipped in
boxes. Mint-In-Box or Mint-On-Card items are always
shipped in boxes with lots of bubble wrap! DO NOT USE
NEWSPAPER! The ink will stain the ponies!!
|Bye, Bye Pony
Ship the pony. I am located in the US & I usually
use 1st class for light items and Priority Mail for heavier
items. Delivery confirmation (40 cents more) is a useful
way to track the package, but it is only available with
Priority Mail. Insurance ($1.10 more per $50 insured
value) is a good idea if the item is irreplacable, fragile, or
worth more than $20. You can buy insurance on any
package. I've handled more than 200
transactions through USPS and they haven't lost a single
Tip: Double check the buyer's address (especially the ZIP
code) & print neatly!