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  • #31
    Originally posted by NeatPete View Post
    Lol! Wtf is that? A jogging bike?!

    I dont know. I really dont see the point of it, it cant offer support and must surely make it harder to jog. Maybe its a flinstones bike!

    @Dalsgaard : You should see whats on the onion sites!
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    • #32
      Belegar Ironhammer sold for $42, which is a bit more than the starting price, but I had really hoped he would go higher. Nevertheless it is a sell and, hopefully, a positive feedback.

      Funds before today: 1.21
      Belegar Ironhammer: $42.00
      PayPal & eBay Fees: -$6.14
      Postage: -$6.52
      My Take: $29.34 = 17.57

      Current Funds: 18.78
      Current Profit/Loss: 8.78

      At least I'm in the green now, but I think I have to set my starting prices a bit higher from now on. I don't seem to have a problem selling my stuff, but I generally (if you can say that after three auctions) only get one or two bids.

      My next buy will probably be the dwarf engineer Grimm Burloksson, which I am going to paint up for my challenge against Spectral Dragon and then sell, so it might be a few weeks before I have anything on eBay again.
      "Of course I'm sane, when trees start talking to me, I don't talk back."
      - Terry Pratchett, The Light Fantastic

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      • #33
        Starting price is a bone of contention and theres no hard and fast rules. basically theres three options I think. Start low 0.01 or 0.99 or something. You'll get more interest and more bids but you have to climb a lot more to get to your target level and there is a risk it sells much too cheap and you lose money. the other factor is if you underprice things peope can percieve it as cheap. If you came across a Porsche for sale at 2000 you would immediatley thing there were major problems with it.. getting morepeople involved in the bidding though can create a bidding frenzy and this is when prices overinflate.

        Another option is set at the price you want. Now you may want 99 so set at that, but now you will recieve much less interest and its probably a case of getting no bids or 1 bid. bear in mind also more expenisve to list at higher prices. i do use this tactic sometimes with my better work but only when ebay put on free listing weekends. this means you can list at a high price for free. if it sells great if not its cost you nothing to try.


        Now you can also go middle of the road. Consider what you think is the minimum price you would take and start at this say 39.99. you wont get as much interest as the low price but will get more than the higher price. You are more likely to sell at a lower price than the high one but its more likely to sell in the first place. This is usually the variation i go for.

        What you can do if you have sufficient work coming through is do a mix, have some at the mid or higher price but also throw in the odd cheap one, this gets people looking at your stuff so you get cross promotion and selling the odd bit for less gets your customer base up. If people buy your stuff and like it they will bid that bit more next time.

        Also bear in mind some things have a naturally higher sale price than others. A 1993 rank and file goblin from some unknown company wont ever be as desirable as the newley released Ultramarine character. so bear this in mind too.
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        • #34
          With the dwarf (and the Stormtalon I also had listed) interest definitely wasn't a problem, even with a mid starting price. Both got almost 2000 views each, which was as much as the commissar I started at $0.99. I think that as long as I paint Warhammer stuff, it will not be that hard to get people interested. If I wanted to sell one of my Confrontation minis I would start them at 0.99, but I wouldn't dare do it before I have more feedback and is a bit more known.

          I think you are right about setting the price too low making people think there is something wrong with it. I priced the dwarf at half what other people charged for the same model with worse paint jobs and that might have made a few people wary.

          I think I would rather set a minimum price I am satisfied with getting and maybe having to relist it a couple of times, than setting the auction at a low starting price, running the risk of practically giving it away. I'm sure I will change that as I get a bit more comfortable with using eBay, but we'll have to see how everything pans out.
          "Of course I'm sane, when trees start talking to me, I don't talk back."
          - Terry Pratchett, The Light Fantastic

          My new paint blog - Brath's Paint Shop

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          • #35
            sounds like a plan. Also not ureif your aware but if you relist the item and it sells you get the first listing cost refunded anyway
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            • #36
              I wasn't aware of that, but until now at least, the only starting fee I've paid was for a ten-day auction. Apparently higher starting price doesn't add fees at the moment (may only be on eBay.com).
              "Of course I'm sane, when trees start talking to me, I don't talk back."
              - Terry Pratchett, The Light Fantastic

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              • #37
                well yeah check the local one, I am going off .co.uk so there might well be variances.
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                • #38
                  I have what I consider to be quite a fair bit of ebay experience and use it to help fund my hobby. I like going to the local bring and buy twice a year and grabbing a few ebay bargains.

                  Anyway here a few tips that will help you, sorry if they seem obvious but I am just passing it on in the hope something there will help you.

                  - Starting price is a bone of contention but I would always start low with anything Warhammer. This is because there will nearly always be a large interest and they are well informed regarding prices and value.

                  - A long listing is the best way to go, always take the longest listing to get the most attention keeping in mind you will then hit the buyers who search for newly listed, then the weekend browsers and evening browsers etc

                  - Here is my most important tip. Timing is everything! If you list your items to be sold at the end of a month or on the 1st of a new month you are helping people spend their wages. Also bank holidays are gold dust when people are bored and shopping on their computers. Weeends are best and between 5-30 - 20:00 is prime time. Never sell anything over night!

                  Always hit the largest viewing groups so e.g. a 32mm knight from an unknown company would be listed under warhammer and somewhere in the description you could put can be used with Empire etc or would make a good Kurt Helborg - you get the idea.

                  I still find that ebay suprises me but I think one of the most important things to get your head around is the ebay and postage charges and you seem to be getting to grips with that.

                  Anyway, good luck and good fortune to you :)
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                  • #39
                    Thanks for your input phatkid. It's always good and much appreciated to get some know-how from old dogs like you and Darklord :-)
                    "Of course I'm sane, when trees start talking to me, I don't talk back."
                    - Terry Pratchett, The Light Fantastic

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                    • #40
                      good stuff Phatty though I always finish my auctions around 8-9pm on a Sunday - peak internet time apparently. Also Bank Holidays etc are good but bear in mind summer ones folks are more likely to be in the pub or the park
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                      • #41
                        I assume the hours you both list are US times?
                        "Of course I'm sane, when trees start talking to me, I don't talk back."
                        - Terry Pratchett, The Light Fantastic

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                        • #42
                          Originally posted by S_Dalsgaard View Post
                          I assume the hours you both list are US times?
                          its irrelevant, 8pm here 8pm there, whatever is local for you
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                          • #43
                            I just thought, that since most people on eBay are Americans, it would be worth catering to their preferences/shopping patterns.
                            "Of course I'm sane, when trees start talking to me, I don't talk back."
                            - Terry Pratchett, The Light Fantastic

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                            • #44
                              Originally posted by S_Dalsgaard View Post
                              I just thought, that since most people on eBay are Americans, it would be worth catering to their preferences/shopping patterns.
                              Possibly BUT! Americans are in general quite insular and tend to buy from the US so ask are they your biggest market?
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                              • #45
                                Most of the people I have sold to have been European but that could be a chicken and egg thing.

                                Hey and less of the 'old dog' I was surely a cat in my day!

                                Lol Anita disagrees she says definitely an old dog - sigh!
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