I'm about to put a bunch of stuff up for sale on ebay and I'm wondering if I should add this feature. I have a good idea what a couple of the items are worth, but I don't know if this is a good idea since the price may go above what I'd select. I'll probably put a reserve on one of them since there likely aren't a ton of buyers in that market, but I'm not sure about Buy it now. To me buy it now is for people who don't want to frick with the auction part of things, but the auction part is what brings out passion and higher prices. What say the OTeth?
Gaston LSU Fan Dirty Coast Member since Aug 2008 21233 posts
re: Do you put a "Buy it now" price on your ebay auctions?(Posted by Gaston on 4/27/11 at 10:57 am to The Egg)
quote: how much profit are you looking for, or are you just looking to unload it?
I want to buy a $1500 surfboard, so I'm trying to justify the cost to my wife by taking shite out of the attic and selling them. I don't really want to give the stuff away since it is all really high quality, but it's not worth much to me in the attic.
Big Pun LSU Fan Dutchtown Member since Mar 2009 3431 posts
re: Do you put a "Buy it now" price on your ebay auctions?(Posted by Big Pun on 4/27/11 at 10:58 am to Gaston)
If you've been watching the items and they go for the same price each time, do a buy it now. if you're willing to go lower add the best offer so you don't lose a sale. I would also be careful with reserves unless it's a high price item, buyers tend to be reluctant at times if it's there in my experience.
If you're in a hurry, stick to the auctions. I've also noticed ebay has off weeks at times. I've listed an item that didn't sell, then relisted it 2 weeks later and it sold for higher than I expected. It's not science.
Do you already have a username with feedback? I think you're limited to auctions until you have so much feedback.