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I sell shoes to fetishists online. AMA.

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SmellyShoos · 07/07/2018 22:52

Be gentle, this isn’t AIBU Blush

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StormcloakNord · 07/07/2018 22:55

How much do you make and how do I do it? Haha

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EspressoPatronum · 07/07/2018 22:56

Do you have to talk dirty with them? 🤢

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SleepFreeZone · 07/07/2018 22:59

Oooh this sounds interesting!! New shoes or old smelly shoes?

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Strawberrybelly · 07/07/2018 23:01

Some of the descriptions on eBay I've seen have been quite cryptic. Do you sell other services as well as the shoes or is it just the shoes?

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SmellyShoos · 07/07/2018 23:02

How much do you make and how do I do it? Haha

Usually around £20-25 for a pair of ballet pumps that I buy in Primark for £3. I often get asked for other items and prices vary.
It’s easy to do if you use eBay and start from there. You just have to be able to worm out the time wasters!

Do you have to talk dirty with them

Typically not. It’s a business arrangement so while I will get men asking me for very specific and dirty things, communication stays reasonably formal. Usually, the ones who are pushing for dirty talk are time wasters and just want something for the wank bank!

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SmellyShoos · 07/07/2018 23:05

Oooh this sounds interesting!! New shoes or old smelly shoes?

Old. I tend to buy cheap flats that don’t wear well so “age” very quickly.

Do you sell other services?

No, just the shoes. I’ve never met someone in real life for a sale, it’s all online and then dispatched through the post. I have a regular arrangement with some of them, and do specific requests every month etc.

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TheThirdOfHerName · 07/07/2018 23:07

Do you ever suspect that your clients register on here, pose as mums and then start threads about school uniform, in the hope of starting a discussion about worn-out looking plimsolls?

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flamingox · 07/07/2018 23:07

What are some of the specific requests?

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TheThirdOfHerName · 07/07/2018 23:09

Sensible question now: are there established code-words or phrases you use in the listing, and if so, what do they mean?

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TheSpottedZebra · 07/07/2018 23:10

How did you get into this?

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0range99 · 07/07/2018 23:11

Don't you worry about them having your home address? I think it comes up on your seller info doesn't it?

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TheQueef · 07/07/2018 23:12

Have you got hulk size trotters to destroy the shoes?

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MsHomeSlice · 07/07/2018 23:12

yes, is there much maintenance to this sort of ebay account, or just a few photos, well chosen words and a trip to the Post Office before half day closing??

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SmellyShoos · 07/07/2018 23:16

Do you ever suspect that your clients register on here, pose as mums and then start threads about school uniform, in the hope of starting a discussion about worn-out looking plimsolls?

I’ve never thought about that but given we have a pee troll, a poo troll, and a litany of others, I wouldn’t be surprised!

What are some of the specific requests?

One guy has set up a standing order and I send him a pair of unwashed black socks every month. He especially likes it if they have holes in them.

Another wanted to receive my shoes, wank in to them, and then send back to me to wear again (I declined).

Lots of requests for shoes worn for specific things- a walk through a muddy park etc.

Often get asked to keep the shoes and send them along with photos of me carrying out the requests.

One guy wanted my worn nylon ankle socks, with pictures of me wearing them with a red pedicure.

With the hot weather, I’m getting a lot of requests for shoes that I’ve been on long walks in, barefoot.

Get asked for worn knickers too.

I charge more for specific requests.

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TheSpottedZebra · 07/07/2018 23:21

Re photos, do you send them? Are you identifiable?

Do you ever pretend that you're an air hostess or nurse or similar - I read that their trashed shoes are particularly in demand.

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TanFranceFangirl · 07/07/2018 23:21

How much do you make a month?

Do you send them photos of yourself wearing them, eg do you show your face and body or just your feet?

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SmellyShoos · 07/07/2018 23:27

Sensible question now: are there established code-words or phrases you use in the listing, and if so, what do they mean?

Yes. eBay is quite strict so shoes are typically listed as “well worn” or “thrashed”. There’s usually a line in the description to say they will be cleaned before dispatch.

How did you get in to this

Very much with my eyes open! I read a magazine article a few years ago about a woman doing it and was sceptical. At the time, I was moving house (and country), had a pile of shoes I couldn’t bring and weren’t of good enough quality to give to a charity shop, so I figured I’d try eBay.

Do you have hulk size trotters?

Nope, standard sizes 6s! I walk a lot though.

Is there much maintenance with eBay account

No, you just have to be careful not to flout their terms or make it too obvious. I made a few mistakes in the early days and got a few 3 day suspensions until I learned. They’re more concerned about people trying to negotiate sales outside of eBay than what they’re actually selling.

Do you worry about them having your home address?

I have a business eBay account and have settings fixed so my name or address don’t come up. I use a parcel dispatch service too so the packages don’t have a local postmark on them.

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SmellyShoos · 07/07/2018 23:37

Re photos, do you send them? Are you identifiable?

I’m not identifiable. Photos are literally just of my feet in socks or shoes. A popular request is either nylons ankle socks with toenails painted a particular colour, or photos of me dangling the shoes from my big toe.

Do you ever pretend that you're an air hostess or nurse or similar - I read that their trashed shoes are particularly in demand

Sometimes Blush
Black flats or black shoes with a conservative heel sell well as cabin crew.

How much do you make a month?

It varies hugely. Some months I might list nothing, other months it can be £300+ if there are a few special requests. I do turn down a lot of requests though, and the money offered for them is quite lucrative- one guy offered me £150 for a thong. He wanted me to make sex whilst wearing it, and for it to have semen stains.

Socks are fairly lucrative. Pack of 5 pairs is £2 in my local Primark and they sell for up to £8 a pair once worn. I can turn those around very quickly.

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TheSpottedZebra · 07/07/2018 23:40

And you save on laundry costs.

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SmellyShoos · 07/07/2018 23:42

And you save on laundry costs Grin Grin Grin

Plus, nothing feels nicer than a pair of new socks!

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Missbrick1 · 07/07/2018 23:43

Do all the special requests go through ebay sales?

I sell a lot of bits on eBay (former shopping addict) mainly unworn & am always suprised at some of the tatty shoes on there, now I know why!

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bargainbin · 07/07/2018 23:47

I feel like this is the answer to all those threads about random socks inexplicably showing up in people's laundry piles.

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SmellyShoos · 07/07/2018 23:49

Do all the special requests go through ebay sales?

No, I’ve set up a special email address I use just for this so they usually come through via that.
However, initial contact is through eBay. Typically, I’ll put up a listing, someone will buy it, then I’ll get a follow-up email (the address I use is linked to my eBay account for shoe selling and the buyer can see that) with an additional request.

I’ve never had eBay do anything in with my account related to any of the filthy words in my messages, they just jump on anything that suggests I’m arranging sales outside of their site.

If you are considering doing it, I would strong recommend setting up a brand new email address, and eBay account that are not identifying. Also, use a business PayPal account as you have much greater control over what information the buyer sees.

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ScreamingValenta · 07/07/2018 23:52

What style of shoes are most marketable?

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SmellyShoos · 07/07/2018 23:53

I feel like this is the answer to all those threads about random socks inexplicably showing up in people's laundry piles

Or the answer to what to do with all the solo socks who lose their mate in the wash!

Just on requests, getting a few lately for foot filings- as in the contents of a Ped-Egg when you’ve tackled your hard skin! Getting a few of those in the last couple of weeks so think it must be a new thing.

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