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29-11-03, 07:21 PM
:) Have just entered a few knives for sale on eBAY-They will show up tommorow, Sunday at 5pm and run for a week. Any BBF member (must be regestered prior to today) who buys 2 knives will get free shipping. Just enter "I hate the post" in your paypal instructions.
30-11-03, 08:10 AM
Is this (http://cgi6.ebay.com/ws/eBayISAPI.dll?ViewSellersOtherItems&userid=beherethen&completed=0&sort=3&since=-1) you?
Strange that your location is Chicago, IL. Are your shipping offers valid worldwide?
Also, would help if you would let us know your reserve prices, so we don't tie up money in a auction where we won't meet the reserve.
30-11-03, 11:43 AM
I don't find Chicago strange at all-hadn't considered world wide shipping but as I said it ,I'll follow through.
Who tells the reserve price? ruins the fun
30-11-03, 12:01 PM
Who tells the reserve price? ruins the fun
30-11-03, 12:20 PM
Collin-too funny-It's 5am here and I still find it funny. bad zeb lol
If the customer ask me what the reserve is I'm glad to give out my reserve.. a reserve is nothing more than safe guarding the cost of the item with at least a small amount of markup to cover for ebay cost and paypal cost if you do it right if your just looking to move the product or make some money off the item.
Many buyers do not like reserve auction just for the fact they don't want to tie up money if they do not meet the reserve price (as stated before). Sure when they enter in there amounts they will know right away if it is met or not. The thing is if they are snipers waiting to the last minute on a budget then while waiting on your item they may have passed up other deals in the process, only to find out that your item was not in their reach either while others may have been. Or if they use Sniping software like Esnipe.com this also would not give away the reserve untill the bid is submitted which I have done sucessful all the way down to 4 seconds before auction close.
This is food for thought and coming from a professional seller and buyer on ebay for over 4yrs.
01-12-03, 12:03 AM
Sniping software like Esnipe.com this also would not give away the reserve untill the bid is submitted which I have done sucessful all the way down to 4 seconds before auction close.
Joe, you're such a lightweight:rolleyes:;)
Live on the edge man & do it vanilla (sniping software:rollblimmineyesagain:;))
Hey no making fun of your Sliver Gripper seller! :twak: :swordfight:
The software though is a good thought to use... it keeps the auction price low and does not draw attention to it. :wink: ....not to mention that it is free for the first two weeks to use.
The reserve is fine as well.. it is cheaper than starting the auction off at a higher price since ebay charges more on a value rate scale...though this is only cost effective if the auction sells. If not then you have only cost yourself more money, time, and now increased the cost of money put into the item which you have to either a gamble and place back up on ebay at a higher price hopeing it will sale the second time around or drop the price a bit, take a lesser amount of money and learn. Reserves are not always best for some items...for other items they are ideal.
Wasn't meant to bash the post, was only giving a bit of advice. If a person ask for the reserve and you give a reply such as "more than this xxx but less than this xxxx reply" then chances are that person is going to think your not really to interested in making a sale at all and just move onto another auction of like item.
I have had sellers give me the above reply and I have paid alot more from other sellers that were alot kinder in return emails.
01-12-03, 12:39 AM
No worries Joe, it's just that, to me sniping is an art, not just a formality & I've never lost a snipe yet (except the other day, but I was a bit pre-occupied at the auction end, by something else:embarrased:;))
Course, you're right that bidding early creates interest in an item & I'm often dismayed at the foolish way someone makes me spend much more on an item by bidding early & foolishly than if they'd just stayed at home:mad:;)
I will stay away from sniping software until it beats me three auctions in a row. THEN I'll join in;)
01-12-03, 12:57 AM
The reserve prices on all of my items are in 2 didgets-so between 10 and 99 pounds. I set the reserves at what I thought would be good value for the buyers and also worth my time. Good Luck
01-12-03, 01:47 PM
Agree with all ODS said. I prefer to bid where I know the reserve and then I place a last minute bid (my final and max price).
Generally, (not referring to beherethen) if the seller doesn't want to assist me that's up to him/her. I'm willing to compete fairly with other bidders, but would prefer not waste time if I'll never meet the seller's expectations.
At least beherethen was kind enough to give a range. I may think about bidding later if nothing else catches my attention; but the more comfort I have on a purchase, the more aggressively I am likely to bid.
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