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Out of touch with pricing

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I went browsing on ebay after noticing the sales threads on here, and found two shirts I like. One thing I have never purchased before is pre-owned.. especially shirts. By chance I found two that caught my eye and despite being pre-owned they seem very highly priced. While I appreciate the sentiment " Its worth what people are willing to pay", you do see the odd item on ebay that is ridiculously priced in the hope that someone picks it up. 

 

Please look at the below and tell me if these are silly prices or not. (and dont buy them haha) 

 

http://www.ebay.com/itm/THOM-BROWNE-RED-WHT-BLUE-STRIPED-DRESS-SHIRT-SZ3-/120891283219?pt=US_Men_s_Dress_Shirts&hash=item1c25ae9713#ht_2858wt_1021

 

http://www.ebay.com/itm/ANTONIO-AZZUOLO-WHITE-RED-CHECKERED-DRESS-SHIRT-15-1-2-/120891283225?pt=US_Men_s_Dress_Shirts&hash=item1c25ae9719

 

Your help is greatly appreciated. If others on this site have the same/similar items please direct me to them ! 

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I know you don't want to hear this response, but sellers generally price where they think they will maximize profit, which are typically the prices that maximize quantity sold at the highest possible margin. This is the calculus that goes into "what the market will bear." The more sophisticated the seller, the more sophisticated his pricing analysis. Generally speaking, long-time and high-volume sellers aren't pricing wildly w/r/t demand. They're not taking crazy guesses. If a seller with thousands of sales under his belt is pricing a shirt at a point you believe to be extremely high, chances are there are plenty of people who'll pay it. Call them silly, call them impulsive, call them spendthrifts, call them what you will. But there's a market of folks like that.
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Originally Posted by Jackie Treehorn View Post

I know you don't want to hear this response, but sellers generally price where they think they will maximize profit, which are typically the prices that maximize quantity sold at the highest possible margin. This is the calculus that goes into "what the market will bear." The more sophisticated the seller, the more sophisticated his pricing analysis. Generally speaking, long-time and high-volume sellers aren't pricing wildly w/r/t demand. They're not taking crazy guesses. If a seller with thousands of sales under his belt is pricing a shirt at a point you believe to be extremely high, chances are there are plenty of people who'll pay it. Call them silly, call them impulsive, call them spendthrifts, call them what you will. But there's a market of folks like that.

Noted.. and agreed. This seller has 72 sales total, so not necessarily a huge seller by any means, and it seems alot are the same sizes so perhaps a boyfriend/husband et al. 

 

Sometimes I feel the impulsive ebayers kill the sensible market with their " I must win this whatever the cost ", and you see items priced even above retail.

 

However, a used lacoste polo at 95$ seems a little odd. Ive heard of people who get a kick out of used items and pay a lot for them, but I thought that was generally underwear et al.

 

Excuse my ignorance but is ANTONIO AZZUOLO a well known designer ? I tried to ebay some other items of his with no hits. 

 

 

 

 

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Double post. 


Edited by browne78 - 6/3/12 at 10:49am
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