July 2019

After yesterday’s work, posting a bunch of graphic novels to eBay, I decided to dig out some old manga and set up some more listings today. I started with the last nine volumes of the Rurouni Kenshin manga. (I’d already sold or given away the first 19 volumes. I posted about reading the last few volumes in 2017.)

This time, I decided to try eBay’s “multiple listing tool.” That worked out fairly well, but with a few bumps. The tool is fairly hard to find. It’s available from eBay’s Bulk Listing Tools page, along with a bunch of other tools. But you really have to look for it. They don’t really advertise its existence. It lets you set up a template listing, then duplicate it a bunch of times, then edit the copies. So I used it to create a “Rurouni Kenshin Vol xx” listing, then went through and replaced “xx” with 20 through 28, and uploaded photos for each listing. The main issue I had with the tool is that, if you accidentally navigate away from the page, you lose all your work and have to start over. It doesn’t seem to save your work at all. Nor is there any obvious ability to save the listings as drafts rather than posting them right away. Aside from some obvious problems like that, it was definitely easier than if I’d had to set up nine listings from scratch through the default interface.

I have a bunch of other manga volumes I might also post, including a complete run of Ai Yori Aoshi. I’m not sure if I’ll do that today, or wait for next weekend. Maybe I should do it today, while I’m still motivated.