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Thread: New sub-category needed in Great Britain stamps.

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    Default Re: New sub-category needed in Great Britain stamps.

    while I agree, Tony, this is a much bigger problem. They did a complete redesign but totally failed to run any section past someone who knows that section. Craft is a disaster - collectables has oodles of empty categories and you've seen what they've done to stamps (which wasn't great in the first place)
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    Default Re: New sub-category needed in Great Britain stamps.

    Quote Originally Posted by hurryb4itsgone View Post
    But are they an expert in something that is related to the subject matter?
    I think that there is a difference between an expert philatelist, and a seller of stamps.

    A philatelist delights in categories and specials

    A seller works out how to sell most stamps.

    With feedback of selling over 10000 stamps on Ebid I can tell you that broad categories sell most because the buyer looks at most things in the category.

    I can also say that whoever put together the categories for GB Commemoratives is not an expert. If you must have commemoratives, and I think it is a mistake, then recognised sub-categories might be be pre-decimal and post-decimal, not decades.
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    Default Re: New sub-category needed in Great Britain stamps.

    Whoever created this category structure across the whole site was not an expert at any of it that I can see. Crafts is a disaster area and collectables is baroque in its complexity.

    I might use slightly different categories from Bill, but I, too, depend on my shop cats to sell my stock rather than ebid's structure.
    Madelaine

    Five shops raising funds for Cats Protection & Prospect Hospice - all sorts of stuff
    Vintage & Modern Postcards
    BK Stamps for my Philatelic listings
    and Yarnalong for craft patterns and some materials
    not to mention
    Lotzabitz -anything that doesn't belong in one of the other shops.

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