I've been an seller on eBay for a number of years now. I won't say what I sell, simply so it doesn't seem like I'm advertising (I rarely sell plants - so don't ask) but over the last year I have noticed sales dropping off dramatically, yet I have more items listed than ever before. My items for sale have not changed, I still stock the same sort of items which previously sold very well, especially at this time of year (Oct -Jan) when almost everything sells as fast as you can list it. However, sales are almost non-existent this year compared to previous years when I would only list maybe a dozen or so items per week. Nowadays, my eBay shops each have between 100-200 items listed at all times, in a variety of categories and it's becoming more and more rare to see any sales (or even views) despite my top rated seller status and wide selection of items.
So my question is, if you are a regular / career eBay seller, are you still getting the kinds sales you used to compared to one, two or three years ago?
How many items do you tend to have listed at one time?
Have you noticed a point in time at which your sales suddenly dropped off?
Remember don't list your seller name or what you sell, I'm just interested in hearing your experiences, especially over the past 6 months or so.
* If you hate eBay or have some kind of problem with people selling things on it, please don't fill up this post with your complaints. What I'm looking for is a discussion on the issues I've raised.