Did you in your message continue to have your items selling or did you totally put them on hold?
I opted out of EE two weeks ago and then opted back in last week. I've been volleying the vacation off and on here and there in between.
I can't say whether it helped or not..honest or I'd let you know one way or another.
I don't have much to go on as it's summer. My sales are in line with the last 7 sumers of sales for this ID. This is EBay's slow time and I take the summer off from my other 3 eBay IDs to enjoy life.
Sellers are closing eBay stores fast as lightning according to the stats I've seen. I myself closed one of my stores last year and was and still might close this one. For now I'm loading it up until the 22nd and will let those ride out until they close and then make a decision.
The several message boards I belong to are also buzzing that because eBay made the announcement of the higher fee's. AND sellers are automatically closing their stores that the sellers that are left our sales are reindexing higher. It makes sense.
I'd love to see you get a really great logo for your store it would give you a huge punch plus buyers remember logo's. Names sometimes, but never logo's. One that suits you and your business to a T would be perfect. I know of several persons (several on this board to be honest) that do this and/or did you know Auctiva does this? You could contact Brent via Templates. They do a great job! Have you seen mine? It's my avatar and here's the link to my one open store for the summer that Auctiva designed for me. Template and Logo!http://stores.ebay.com/A-Suthrnjewls-Emporium?refid=store
Travel safely and have a good time at the wedding!