Shop helping locals take advantage of online sales
PRESTONSBURG — The owners of a recently opened Ebay Tech store in downtown Prestonsburg are hoping their experience and knowledge of internet commerce will help their customers get the most exposure, and the best price for their wares.
Kent Ledy and Jay Evans are the owners and operators of the eStore & Tech Shop, located on Court Street. The store focuses on helping customers sell items such as toys, collectibles, appliances, automobiles and antiques. The store’s cut: A listing fee and a commission off sales.
Ledy says the listing fee is negotiable. “If you’ve got a lot to sell, we will work with you on the the listing fee.”
Ledy says so far the most profitable item they have sold is a 1970s action figure, still in the box, for $500. “The owner originally paid $3 for it.” Ledy says the most expensive things they currently have listed are a pair of dump trucks.
Right now, Ledy says, the store has listings for everything from golf clubs to an 18th century pocket watch, from comic books to Barbie dolls.
According to Ledy, the store doesn’t just cater to sellers, but to buyers as well. Ledy says if someone is trying to find something very specific, and get the best price available, the business will research the item and purchase it for them. “They give us a list of items they are looking for and price they’re wanting to spend.” Leedy says the business will charge 10 percent over the price they find.
Ledy says the business is also hoping to partner up with several local businesses to help them market and sell their wares online, by creating e-stores for those shops.
Unlike the store featured in the movie “40-Year-Old Virgin,” would-be shoppers can buy things from the store without going online.
For more information on the eStore & Tech Shop, call (606) 454-EBAY, or email the business at firstname.lastname@example.org. You can also visit the business on facebook at facebook.com/estoretech.
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