Saturday, March 28, 2009

FROM THEN TO NOW......

Well, all of that happened in August 2008. We were on top of the world! Our eBay sales were exploding! We had 5-10 orders everyday! Too good to be true.......................

We started to get listing violations. Now, there is a fine line to follow on eBay when it comes to selling restraints, gags, whips and such. You cannot use a person or body part in the picture, and there can be NO references to sex or bondage, etc in the description. You have to use a generic description. But, even though I took all of these safeguards, I kept getting violations. Not just one or 2, but dozens at a time. eBay then suspended my account.

When they suspended my account, they also deleted my past 3 weeks of sales and sales records. They basically hung me out to dry. When I finally got a hold of a person at eBay, I was basically told it was my problem................deal with it. I told them that these customers that they deleted, were all paid orders. Did not matter. Thank God, I was able to get the sales record from PayPal at the time.

I also found out that ALL of the violations were reported by the SAME person, who incidentally, was a fellow seller of Bondage products. I guess I pissed them off, due to the fact I had higher quality merchandise and lower prices. It is really ashame that eBay allows this to happen.

My Husband and I decided that since our eBay fees were $1000.00 per month, minimum, we decided to say Hasta La Vista Baby to FEEBAY, I mean eBay, and go it on our own.

The story will continue.....................

HOW THE DUNGEON GOT IT'S START

HERE'S OUR STORY...THE TRIALS and TRIBULATIONS OF STARTING AN INTERNET WEBSTORE!
We started on eBay, had GREAT sales for 3 months. Then, things went downhill FAST! eBay sellers WILL report you for violations repeatedly, until you get suspended. I'm finding out this happens to MANY! Why, because we had lower prices! "FEEBAY" doesn't care as long as they collect their fees! SO, we decided to try it on our own. It should be easy, right.....?!

Read us often and find out! :o)

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Although you would not know it by my posts to my Blog!!LOL

Be patient! We will be back soon!

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Thanks! Talk to you all soon!
Kim

Thursday, January 8, 2009

We FINALLY have opened our NEW & IMPROVED Store!!

We have Finally opened the new store. We have manually added about 200 items, and are scrambling to add as much as possible everyday. It is just my Hubby and I, we do not have a webmaster, although, it would be nice to be able to afford one! But, then again, we have the satisfaction of knowing we did it all ourselves!

Please be patient, and if there is something you need and do not see it posted yet, email us and we will put it on ASAP! Also, be patient with my lack of blogging, once we get most of our inventory on, I should have more time to jot a line or 2 for you!

CLICK HERE TO VISIT STORE NOW


Thanks!
Kim

Sunday, November 30, 2008

Hi everyone,

Well, my Utube account was cancelled due to content! Oh well, in the few months that they were on, I had over 10,000 hits. Too bad I did not have 10,000 orders!
LOL
Just an update, we are revamping our store sight, so once that is done, I should have regular posts again!

Happy Holidays to All,
Kim


Here are some of our new product additions:


CLICK HERE TO GO TO BONDAGE AND FETISH STORE



Thursday, October 9, 2008

OMG!!!!!!!! WE FINALLY DID IT!!!!!

ARE YOU STILL SITTING DOWN????.....

We finally, as of October 7, 2008, have a Page ONE ranking on Google!!! With the search terms: bondage store, bondage and fetish store. We are on the 2nd page with the search term: BDSM gear.

HOORAY!! At least I know the hard work is starting to pay off! Now, lets get the sales! We only have had the two I mentioned the last blog!

Thanks for listening!
Kim

Monday, October 6, 2008

Are You Sitting Down???....................

ARE YOU SITTING DOWN?......

WE HAD A SALE! YES, A SALE.

And we may actually have another sale today! Is it just a coincidence? Or has all of my Search Engine Postings and endless directory listings FINALLY paying off? Boy, I hope so!



Please, pray that all of our hard work is finally going to pay off! I want this website to be one of the best Bondage and Fetish Store on the Internet! That way I can really give eBay the "finger"!!! After all, our prices are all very competitive and our customer service is unique! I personally thank and will continue to thank each and every customer for their orders. NO MATTER HOW LARGE THIS THING BECOMES!

Instead of submitting our weekly specials on this post, I am just giving you a link to sign up for our Dungeon Newsletter and updates. See Below.


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Until next time, take care all!

Kim

Thursday, October 2, 2008

Our Website Press Release on XBIZ.com

Hi there!

Not much is happening the last few days, except still typing in our URL and information on endless search engines and directories.

We did have our Grand Opening of machine9dungeon Bondage and Fetish Store announced on XBIZ.com, which is the adult industries biggest and major publication for those in the biz.

You can pull it up here:
http://xbiz.com/news/99631

Please check us out!

To date, we have been up and running, since August 19, 2008. We have had 4105 visitors to our site, and only 1 sale via the internet. I had 2 other sales from repeat customers via an email to me.
HELP!!!!! We have such better prices than 90% of the other sites, and it is the same merchandise! We are certified safe and secure , and have all the correct SSL certs and everything.

Am I expecting too much , too quick???? Or do I just need to be patient? Being patient is NOT paying the bills. It did not take this long on eBay, we sold bunches of orders after the first week on line there!

Anyhow, comments would be great from anyone!

Thanks!
Kim and Mike

PS I will leave you with some new products to our inventory

1. Penis Crown
2. Handblown glass Ben-Wa Balls
3. The Enforcer Male Long term Chastity Device
4. The Enforcer Female Long Term Chastity Device



Have a great one!!!!

Friday, September 26, 2008

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Hi there,

Has any one had trouble using Google Webmaster? Specifically, trying to get your sites verified with either an HTML code or a Meta Tag? The title is a Meta Tag. I am just finding out how important they are to you, and having your website found on search engines.

Just wondered!
Have a great evening!

Talk to you soon.
Kim