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Selling old shoes to perverts on Ebay?

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malfoy Tue 12-May-09 21:26:31

Has anybody done it?

Seems like money for old rope to me.

cgi.ebay.co.uk/Ladies-Well-Worn-Shoes-Size-8-Ballet-Flat-Style-w-bow_W0QQitemZ300313558002QQcmdZView ItemQQptZWomen_s_Shoes?hash=item300313558002&_trksid=p3911.c0.m14&_trkparms=72%3A1683%7C66%3A2%7C65% 3A12%7C39%3A1%7C240%3A1318%7C301%3A1%7C293%3A1%7C294%3A50

and cgi.ebay.co.uk/ws/eBayISAPI.dll?ViewItem&item=300312675442

I am tempted. Seems like easy money to me.

cellardoor79 Sun 24-Jan-16 08:32:22

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Footsie, you can buy mine if you want I meet all the criteria. My feet stink!

usual Sat 17-Oct-15 10:17:47

I think there are specilist forums for posters like footsie.

megletthesecond Sat 17-Oct-15 10:11:04

glam your rag-man has probably set up a nice little side business ebaying them all and bought a holiday home grin.

footsie fascinating stuff this foot business.

footsiewootsie Sat 17-Oct-15 10:04:20

I just joined this site to comment on this... I'm a 44yr old male with a foot fetish, and I regularly buy used shoes off eBay. Before I go into why I buy them, its worth knowing that feet are the most common "fetish" in the world, and that a lot Men AND women are quite fascinated by (mainly)women's feet. "podophilia" as its officially known goes back thousands of years, and "foot jobs" always became popular when ever there were sexual disease epidemics, or plagues and the like. It's also worth knowing that in the brain, the parts concerned with feet are located next to the parts concerned with the genitals & arousal. I consider my foot fetishism a kind of blessing in disguise... I'm not hurting anyone, and its quite innocent really. I'd much rather be into Women's feet than a lot of the things some people are in to... things that do hurt people :/ I only like certain types of feet also, not all/any feet.

Right, why do men buy used shoes & socks...? Some guys like the sweat... some just the fact its had a woman's foot inside, Some guys love to worship and lick boots worn by dominatrix's. Other's sniff them, some lick the insoles, Some put their "disco sticks" in them, some wear them, some just collect them. Some people are only into certain types of shoe... Trainers, boots, uggs, slippers, plimsolls, even crocks! Footwear worn bare-footed is most desired, and when selling... to see the feet which have worn them is a big bonus, most foot fetishists are very particular about the kind of feet that have worn the footwear. Some like long toes, some like chubby feet...etc... eBay does have a rule about sending he footwear laundered, but most sellers realise that the buyer wants them in a used condition. Also... eBay often remove the listing if they feel it contains "adult content". So there it is... anything you want to know, just ask... I'm not embarrassed about it at all. Like I say... rather be into feet than some of the awful things some people are into.

PassiveAgressiveQueen Mon 05-Oct-15 12:00:37

ihave sold some shoes on ebay, most went to me, i presumed they were for them to wear as my feet are large (size 10) maybe they are never to be worn again?

glammanana Sat 03-Oct-15 10:47:57

Gosh what a surprise to me about well worn shoes !! I work as a Manager for a Charity and over the years I must have thrown out an absolute fortune in "smellie shoes" all to be sent to the rag man every Thursday.grin

Frostycake Fri 02-Oct-15 13:46:03

grin I wear a size 8 and found that a lot of men were interested in my old shoes and particularly boots when I sold them on Ebay. A lot of cross dressers find their items this way and have them delivered to their work address so their partners' don't find out.

Lappy214 Thu 17-Sep-15 15:27:23

Seriously though ladies, don't all list your tatty old shoes at once, remember the law of supply and demand to keep the prices at a reasonable level.

Now where did I put those metallic fake leather ballet flats I wore when I was last pregnant. Gotta be a niche market for those.

MummysBoy132 Thu 17-Sep-15 00:35:26

Speaking from a guy who quiet regularly purchases these items, there are a few main things you can do to make your post more attractive. Flat ballet style shoes seem to be the favourite, the dirtier the inner soles the better, also prints where the toes have been. List them as work shoes, or partying shoes. Nurses, air hostesses and office workers seem to be the favourites! When it comes to the pictures, more the better! Model your feet next to the shoe, painted toe nails of course. Model the shoes barefoot and in tights, stockings. Also try and dangle the shoe and get a picture of your sole, heel. Also full body shots wereing the shoes are good!

Socks and tights also sell well, advertise them as work, gym, once again dirtier the better, and more pictures the better. Ankle socks, especially frilly ones seem to be popular. Also pop socks, the tights material socks that only covers the bottom of your foot. They are in high demand ;)

Hope this helps,

Good luck ladies!

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2014meh Wed 02-Jul-14 15:15:09

Well, I'm mightily fed up that I've managed to sell a good quantity of my clothes (no longer fit de to successful dieting, Yay !) and outgrown kids stuff but can I shift lightly used men's clothes "outgrown" by dh, can I feck !

If men (some, obviously, not all) will pay for my old shoes I'll take their money any day of the week. to compensate for the mountain of DH's stuff that I can't shift via ebay.

Why are men so disinclined to buy and wear second hand clothes ?

pickle9517 Thu 19-Jun-14 08:59:08

I've only just come across this thread, and this 'strange-smelly-old-shoe-selling-craze' and I think it's great!I never even knew about this whole underground shoe fetish! It doesn't do anything for me personally but each to their own I guess and if you can make a few pennies here and there, why not! Would love to know if anyone has had any sucess selling their old shoes though! xx

pickle9517 Thu 19-Jun-14 08:53:54

I've only just come across this thread, and this 'strange-smelly-old-shoe-selling-craze' and I think it's great!I never even knew about this whole underground shoe fetish! It doesn't do anything for me personally but each to their own I guess and if you can make a few pennies here and there, why not! Would love to know if anyone has had any sucess selling their old shoes though! xx

dedistribution Tue 31-Dec-13 19:44:59

I just saw this thread, albeit late and live across the pond from most of you. My friends and I have been selling our very well worn shoes for about 8 years on Ebay. We work part time at the local Junior League thrift store which requires we donate our used clothing and household goods AND solicit more. I happened upon some worn shoes while shopping on Ebay and checked the completed listings. Sure enough some brought good money. I experimented with some of mine, did super detailed write ups (marketing), took high resolution pictures both on and off and gave it a go. Every pair sold. It is kind of a turn on to know my old shoes are exciting someone else. I next told my four friends and they did the same off my account, which is separate from my main account. Well worn soles, stained insoles with very visible toe prints, darkened heel cups along sexy shoes sell best. Aromatic slippers do well also but the wording has to be tame or your auction gets pulled. Full figure shots are getting moved to the adult section so just the feet and shoes AND the pictures should have something to the selling of the item. Also proves you are female. Lots of guys are buying shoes from the thrift shops and listing them. I will entertain all polite questions but probably once a week at best. Cheers.

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Shortstraw Thu 31-Oct-13 22:15:03

Hi, thanks to lukey g for having the guts to write that post, there are other guys who like the 'well worn' look , and I also have a small collection of my own. It's not as pervy as it's sounds, I just like wearing them, nothing more, don't ask why, I have no ideas, lol. And to all you considering selling, go for it, why not make a few quid?
Thanks for reading my post.

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nuttyrachael Sat 13-Jul-13 23:38:56

Have never sold old shoes but a few years ago when I was still at uni I sold some used socks! It was kind of unintentional but I made a bit of money out of it. I made a separate account and listed them at 99p so no listing charge and made sure postage covered the cost of a new pair of cheap socks. Lost interest after a bit though and stopped after a few months. Didn't get any problems with ebay or any of the bidders, some where really nice actually. But you do have to have an open mind to do that kind of thing.
x

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