how to sell

United States
April 8, 2008 8:54pm CST
WHat do you think should I start a item at .99 and hope it goes up or just below what i really want for it?? Please help
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7 responses
• Pakistan
10 Apr 08
i think it depends on your product quality. It your product is of very good quality then you bids will good higher although you start your bid from .99. So i think .99 is best price to start an auction on ebay.
1 person likes this
9 Apr 08
I recommend you search for other items before you list whatever it is that you are selling. Check and see how much other people are listing their items for. Remember that there will be a listing fee to pay, and depending on your starting price it is calculated on a sliding scale. Remember to compare the price of postage as well. Some people want items to be sent recorded delivery so they are sure to receive them, or at least have a guarantee that they have been posted. Give people options.
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• United States
9 Apr 08
I would start the item at a price you feel comfortable selling it for. For example, if you have a baseball card that has a book value of $10 and you're okay selling it for around $5, then start your auction at $4.99 and see what happens. If someone is interested, you will at least get near the amount you happy about. If there's a bidding war, you'll get close to book price or maybe even higher. But if you start your $10 card off for .99 and only 1 person is interested in the card, you'll end up selling your $10 card for a dollar. Good Luck with your auctions!
@dizzblnd (3073)
• United States
9 Apr 08
Unfortunately, Ebay isn't the best place for sellers to make money anymore.. they care more about the buyers. For that 99 cent item you MIGHT sell... greedbay will take 8.75% of your sale. If you use any of the features they offer that you have to pay for even if you DON'T sell it.. greedbay STILL takes money from you. If your sale goes wrong, you can NOT leave negative feedback for your buyer, but they can leave it for you. There are MANY other sites out there MUCH better than ebay. Try Loudfrog, they are free! They only take 1% of your final sale... and NOTHING else. Ecrater is also a good site... check around before you start losing your @ss on greedbay
• United States
9 Apr 08
I would think it depends on your lose if it sold at .99.. I just listed some bags. I listed them at 3.00 and 8.99. I still could lose out on money. Figure out how much your willing to lose if it sells for that low.
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@carolscash (9502)
• United States
10 Apr 08
It actually depends on the item. Starting an item at a lower price is usually best,but I have sold things a little less than I wanted. If it is something that you have to have a set amount for,then you have the option to list either just a buy it now price or you could set a reserve on it. With the reserve, you won't sell it for less than that price. There are small fees for doing this either way,but it would be worth it if it is a large dollar amount that it will sell for.
@jtr115 (725)
• United States
9 Apr 08
Before listing your item, search eBay to see what similar items are selling for. If some of the items have received a large number of bids, starting your item at 0.99 could encourage more people to bid. On the other hand, if you don't see many of your item up for auction, or they only get one or two bids each, it may be wise to start with a higher price.