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Old 05-22-2007, 08:26 PM
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FS: Bosch Euro lights for a 126

I don't get it. I attempted to sell two very good Bosch 126 euro lights, with connectors for 115 each on ebay seperately on ebay, along with good spare at 50. No bids, lotsa watchers.

So, OK, maybe nobody wants to bid on only one when they need a pair, so I relisted all 3, plus connectors, plus the correct new wiper blades for the euros starting at 220 for the three, plus 30 bucks shipping (I guessed - it's a big box and isn't exactly light), or, 250 BIN + the 30.

So, what price should I ask? Anybody here want to make an offer?
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Old 05-23-2007, 08:32 AM
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My experience on ebay is that a low starting price will ultimately yield a higher final price. Most of my auctions have a low starting price, like 99 cents.

You've got to tap into the competitive urge and be able to wait it out till the end.

Sometimes, I will end up selling a part for way less than I thought, but more often, I will get more than I thought..... does a bit better than average out, I think.

If you want to protect yourself, add in a reserve price.

Another thing. Lots of times it depends who's looking and how many items just like yours are out there on offer. What you realize from the auction can (and will!) vary from week to week.

Look at the completed auctions and what is currently on offer. Sometimes it pays to wait until you have a unique item on offer!

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Old 05-23-2007, 08:02 PM
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i sell on ebay all the time and it can be a frustrating mess. i can list an item and have 15 watchers and no bidders. i relist the item and two people bid it up way past what i think it should bring. i've tried buy it now, listing at a fixed price and accepting best offers (which i like) and starting low, like the previous post suggested. bottom line is that there is no rhyme nor reason to it, you just need to get lucky and list it when people are looking for it.
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p.s. i'll give you $100 for all three
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Old 05-24-2007, 09:07 AM
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My experience on ebay is that a low starting price will ultimately yield a higher final price. Most of my auctions have a low starting price, like 99 cents.

You've got to tap into the competitive urge and be able to wait it out till the end.

Jim
Yes, yes, yes. Dead-on, Jim. Start 'em at $.99 and let the market determine the value, which more often than not is more than we, as sellers, would imagine. eBay has been VERY good to me!
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Old 05-24-2007, 09:16 AM
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99 cent start is definately a good answer but you have to consider some other things.

How long was your auction?
What time did it end and on what day?
What is your seller rating (percent and # of sales)
How did you title your auction? Enough tags to catch all the searches?
Did you have good pictures? Don't skimp on pic's they are cheap.
Were the pictures focal to the product or were they done on the kitchen table with a pan of mac and cheese in the background?
Get your shipping down to the nut - pack your box before the acution weigh it and get the measurements offer calcualted postage.
Did you feature your item? Bigger ticket items are worth the extra $20 to feature.
What was your competition selling them for?
Did you offer free wiring installation instructions with the sale - easy PDF print from the 126 CD?

----just .02

I would give you $125 plus actual shipping
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Old 05-24-2007, 10:17 PM
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Somebody has a pair on now starting at 99 cents. I'm watching........
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1991 300SL, 189,000 miles
1987 420SEL, 149,000 miles
1986 190e 2.3 16v, 151,000
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