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2011/04/09 12:19:13 (permalink)
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Advice for auctioning on Ebay

I have a lot of printed posters im looking to sell alongside individual items that I hope to gte some cash for rather than throw out.
 
Do any Ebayers have any tips for selling e.g. timescale of auction, reserve values, minimum prices etc. I understand it probably ranges depending on what product is being sold but any general advice would be appreciated.
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    tac
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    Re:Advice for auctioning on Ebay 2011/04/09 13:19:22 (permalink)
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    i prefer 7 day auctions - make sure to start and finish the auction at a time when most people will be on line, to maximise last minute bid wars at auction end (weekend days, mid-evening after-work times are good. Sunday evening especially good).
     
    minimum prices above 99p, reserve prices etc all raise the fixed costs of the auction, so unless you're really paranoid about the item selling for less than you can afford to let it go for then I wouldnt bother - its rare for items not to find a realistic price level anyway IME (ie a poster worth £10 isnt going to sell for less than about a tenner just because you start it at 99p, and it may even encourage some early bidders to bid instaed of just 'watch')


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    Re:Advice for auctioning on Ebay 2011/04/09 13:24:22 (permalink)
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    IME....reserves put people off....start the auction at 99p and it'll gain more interest as people will think they may get a bargain. I usually run an auction for seven days. If I'm running a shorter one, I make sure it runs over the weekend as more people will view ebay on a weekend.....I also start my auction on an evening so it ends at the same time... preferably a Sunday evening when most folk are sat in the house....more chance of a bidding frenzy if more people are viewing.
     
    If it's not going to sell for what you want then bid it up your self rather than add a reserve
    post edited by Neb - 2011/04/09 13:26:00
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    Re:Advice for auctioning on Ebay 2011/04/09 13:38:27 (permalink)
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    Agree with Neb, I find an auction that finishes about 7.30 to 9.30 on a sunday night works best
     
    And again starting something of at 99p gets much more attention (watchers) than starting something at £50 (usually mind, not in every case)
     
    Also try and add as much info as you can into your title. An example if your selling a punchbag dont just say 'PUNCHBAG' put 'PUNCHBAG 4FT LEATHER (BOXING,MMA, FITNESS)' as it will come up in more searches hence more interest
    post edited by Will8801 - 2011/04/09 13:48:19

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    Re:Advice for auctioning on Ebay 2011/04/09 13:47:06 (permalink)
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    Also....If I somehow forget that one of my items is ending and it goes for much less than I wanted, or indeed than what it's worth, then I email the buyer and tell them they can't have it as I just pulled it out to post and realised it's fcuked in some way. I then refund if they've paid and re list a month or so later.
     
    Yes, I know....it's not on....I care not
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    Re:Advice for auctioning on Ebay 2011/04/09 14:53:29 (permalink)
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    Thanks for the advice. Ill get my stuff up for a 7 day auction ending tomorrow night
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