Calling All Ebay Buyers and Sellers

Emmitt Smith Football Card - One of many cards that needs to me sold!
@Bytemi (1553)
United States
March 15, 2007 6:50am CST
I have a huge collection of baseball, basketball and football cards. I am getting ready to start liquidating most of it on Ebay to make room in my house. I have never sold on ebay before so I was wondering, I have seen a lot of posting like "My Alimony" or "My Ex-Husbands collections of ....". Do you think that things sell better on Ebay if there is a story attached to them? Do you pay more attention to auction if it entertains you before place your bid? Any advise will be appreicated. Thank you
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@CRiley27 (984)
• United States
15 Mar 07
I would just stick with the card. I personally don't care if it's a bitter ex spouse seling off items. Make sure to give all the information about the card. (Grad, condition facts on the card etc..) Offer to combine shipping, stand behind your items. You should have no problems. Good luck!
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@Bytemi (1553)
• United States
15 Mar 07
Thank you, most of the cards have not been graded, but do you think that I should list 300+ cards in the description or just years, brand and the number of cards?
@CRiley27 (984)
• United States
15 Mar 07
While it might take some time to list themall, I strongly suggest you give as much information as possible. I have been selling for years, and have found my items sell higher in $ when more information is given.
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@Bytemi (1553)
• United States
15 Mar 07
Thank you I will provide as much information as I can. :D
15 Mar 07
Try to make your auctions eye-catching. Take clear photographs and put in as much detail as you can on the auction site. People are more likely to look at your items if they can see a good picture and read a properly detailed description. Remember that the collectors are out there waiting to buy, so try to list your items in the correct category and then just wait for the bids to come rolling in.
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@Bytemi (1553)
• United States
15 Mar 07
You make it sound so easy. It doesn't seem that easy to me, if feels like a garage sale and I have never been very sucessful at those. But this is worth a try, if they don't see I guess I can just give them away.
@nitrodona (419)
• Italy
15 Mar 07
i think that all the things can improve your chance to make a good sell in ebay, i think that is a good way the entrateinment of the readers! have a nice day and good luck for the auctions!!!
@Bytemi (1553)
• United States
15 Mar 07
Man, I never thought that my creative writting classes would come in handy to see things on E-Bay.