How often would you list something?

Australia
September 4, 2009 5:20am CST
Ok I have asked this question because sometimes I list an item more than once - well relist if it didn't sell the first time but normally only if there have been watchers...would you relist an item if it didn't sell & there were no watchers? I had a few auctions on teddy bears today that ended - 2 sold surprisingly but the others didn't & there were no watchers so I'm thinking about giving them away through my local freecycle. What would you do?
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@burrito88 (2779)
• United States
6 Sep 09
I often check for the same or similar items before I list something. That gives me a idea of what the market might be. Sometimes there's a flood of the same item already listdand it's not worth the bother. I'll also list my item at a lower price to get a sale and hopefully sometimes get people to bid up the price. If an item doesn't sell the first time, I'll re-list it once with a lower price, especially if there were watchers. If i doesn't sell then, I might set he iem aside and try again after a few months. The type of items I sell tend to be books, CD's, moves, and collectables.
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• Australia
6 Sep 09
At least I'm not the only one who will relist an item...I normally seel the same sort of stuff that you do but I have just gone through mine & my daughter's wardrobe & come across ALOT of clothes that are still in good condition so I am trying my hand at some clothes too.
• United States
27 Sep 09
I have been selling on Ebay for years, but not as a Powerseller, don't I wish! This is a tough question and it depends on whether your bears are collectible or not. You have three categories in which you can list them. One is the Toys category, and the other is the Dolls and Bears category, and the Collectibles category has a category for Animals, usually ceramic but I've seen stuffed animals too there. So, you could try different categories, and you can always switch categories too while it's up for auction. You can't switch within the last twelve hours or if there is a bid, but you can otherwise if you're not getting enough viewers. I have relisted items without any watchers and sold them the second time. I have also relisted and NOT sold them the second time around. That's why I said this is a tough question. I'll give you an example of what just happened to me recently. Two weeks ago I had up for bids 5 different Vintage Postcards in one "lot", one being a Halloween postcard which are highly desirable, 3 St. Patricks postcards and 2 Easter, starting at $9.99. I had a couple of watchers but no bids and it ended much to my amazement because it was started at a good price. So, I decided to try it again but I didn't relist the entire group again. I took the Halloween postcard by itself and put it up this time with a lower price of $7.99 and with a buy it now for $12.99....($7.99 is low to start but I needed the money as I'm out of work right now.) Within 1/2 hour it was sold at the Buy it now for $12.99. Go figure. So see, it's really hard to say what is going to happen. But usually, if it doesn't sell the second time around, I'm done with it. Or, if it's something I was "kinda iffy" about and it didn't sell the first time, I don't relist it. Haha, make sense at all? If you have any more questions I'll be glad to help you.
• Australia
27 Sep 09
This is true, I have asked a pretty hard question so to speak. It is strange that some things sell as packs & then some sell when you break them up. I wish I could sell everything that I list on ebay but unfortunately I don't - I wish I was a powerseller or evern a turbo lister too lol. I have found my niche to be selling books & cds especially religious/christian ones. I have alot of clothes that I try to sell on ebay but only a handful sell - if I'm lucky... have you got any advice for selling clothes successfully?
• Australia
7 Sep 09
Hi there, I just registered with ebay in June and my initial intentions was to sell items I no longer wanted or needed. So when I started off I had about 40 listings. Now that i have sold most of my stuff I put stuff up maybe every week if I find about 10 items or so that I dont need. I try to at least always have somthing listed there. I have gotten into buying more on ebay though and that has taken over me selling.
• Australia
7 Sep 09
I know the feeling :) I usually buy stuff from ebay with my earnings but it's normally stuff I need or my daughter needs like I have just bought us both swimmers for the up coming summer. I do plan on saving my earnings so I can buy some proactiv to try coz it's cheaper on ebay than in the store.
@vingyan06 (2489)
• Malaysia
6 Sep 09
Hello, I have been selling at Ebay. For me, I taken pictures on what I want to sell before list at Ebay! So all the stuff that I want to sell will keep aside at a box. I will relist those unsold items again and again. Some times I did find out that first time listing maybe no one bid that particular item, but re list in second round will have get some response. So I practice to re list my items if there are unsold. I will normally relist for more than 5 times. This is because it is free of charge so I don;t mind to relist again. I never keep an eye on the watchers. But I think it is a way to keep track on our stuff to see if there is some one interesting on what we sell.
• Australia
6 Sep 09
I think between you & the first response, it's made me decide to relist my items for a second time...I agree with you that sometimes they sell the second time around :)