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post #4096 of 15761
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Originally Posted by chiron View Post

How do you price your items?

 

( I tend to look at the top 25 sold and base it on the avg. )

 


Unless I'm selling something really unique, I'll start the opening bid at 2x my cost--which I figure is a standard retail mark-up. I don't charge for shipping, so I build in a reasonable amount for that. Unless you're doing this for a living there's no need to squeeze every penny out of a sale. Get the volume going, build up feedback, and then you'll have the visibility to try for higher prices.

post #4097 of 15761
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Originally Posted by chiron View Post

How do you price your items?

 

( I tend to look at the top 25 sold and base it on the avg. )

BIN OBO - Try to find the narrowest pool of data representing what I have and usually aim for the the top 10% of cost of items that have sold at realistic prices. I narrow it down when possible to size, style, color and length.

 

 

Side note, the Global Shipping Program guy paid...I'm surprised, shall see how well this works.

post #4098 of 15761
Is anyone doing 10 day auctions with low starting prices now? I was doing this in the winter but when spring came around the ending prices got too low. I am still tempted to do a few if only to drive traffic to my BIN listings.
post #4099 of 15761
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Originally Posted by Brianpore View Post

Side note, the Global Shipping Program guy paid...I'm surprised, shall see how well this works.

 

I was stung by the GSP once before saying never again. I will not even look at ads with GSP charges, and I wonder if sellers realize how much buyers are being ripped off. The one time was a Truzzi shirt with a 16" neck--which never come up for sale anywhere. The GSP rate was $80 for a $140 shirt. For months a forum-member was selling a Borrelli suit that had $450 of GSP charges (to Canada) on a $700-ish suit. From New York state to Toronto!

post #4100 of 15761
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Originally Posted by tonylamer View Post

I was stung by the GSP once before saying never again. I will not even look at ads with GSP charges, and I wonder if sellers realize how much buyers are being ripped off. The one time was a Truzzi shirt with a 16" neck--which never come up for sale anywhere. The GSP rate was $80 for a $140 shirt. For months a forum-member was selling a Borrelli suit that had $450 of GSP charges (to Canada) on a $700-ish suit. From New York state to Toronto!

Are u sure about those prices? 450$ for shipping? I don't beleive that statement, because it sounds so flawed.
post #4101 of 15761
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Originally Posted by Snoogz View Post

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Originally Posted by tonylamer View Post

I was stung by the GSP once before saying never again. I will not even look at ads with GSP charges, and I wonder if sellers realize how much buyers are being ripped off. The one time was a Truzzi shirt with a 16" neck--which never come up for sale anywhere. The GSP rate was $80 for a $140 shirt. For months a forum-member was selling a Borrelli suit that had $450 of GSP charges (to Canada) on a $700-ish suit. From New York state to Toronto!

Are u sure about those prices? 450$ for shipping? I don't beleive that statement, because it sounds so flawed.

The GSP was a mistake and I already had it removed from all auctions. It is suppose to help ebay noobs sell internationally and also make ebay money. If you know what your doing no need for the GSP.

 

The only way I can see the $450 price is that it includes the import taxes in the shipping if they put a retail value of like $5K by accident instead of the selling price??

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I just found some suits that have  a slight wooly odor, probably from sitting around in a closet or something, is there any trick to getting out the odor because I want to sell it on e-bay.  Secondly, if I cant get it out, I already tried having it dry cleaned, what should I write in the item description, should I mention the slight wooly odor or is this expected by a buyer of pre-owned clothes?

post #4103 of 15761
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Originally Posted by ATLnoob View Post

When did eBay start displaying the # of watchers on other people's listings?  In the past I could only see the # of watchers on my own listings, not someone else's...not sure if I like that change...

 

I little more on this feature. Not sure if this was already mentioned, but I just noticed that you only see the number of watchers on items with a BIN price. Including Auctions with BIN option, Fixed BIN and BIN/OBO. Straight auctions do not have them, neither do Auctions w/BIN options that have already "disappeared."

 

I think this is actually good all around, and well thought out on the part of eBay.  An auction not showing the number of watchers will not scare any potential bidders off, and may generate more bids. A BIN listing with visible watchers will add pressure to a buyer, knowing that several people are considering purchasing at the set price.

post #4104 of 15761

Would you guys pick up a new CK collection suit by vestimenta for $235 (discount store)?

I will eventually flip it but will wear it since it's a shade of grey that I don't have at the moment.

1. it fits me well but the shoulders are a little more padded than I'm used to.  Padded shoulders making a comeback?
2. I want to eventually flip it on the bay but the sold prices for used vestimenta suits are all over the place.  Also, not a lot of listings of vestimentas on the bay. So, hard to gauge what it will go for.

Again, I'll wear it until "something better comes along." Any one have any experience in flipping vestimenta suits? Would like to get as close to 235 as possible.  That way, I'll wear it for "free"!
 

post #4105 of 15761
^^ Does it fit you? Do you like it? Will you wear it? Can you afford it (sans resale)? If you answered yes to all these, then go for it. If not, I'd be wary.

Does anyone else have a ridiculously hard time finding the automatic relisting page? The radio button that I used to see and that all the Ebal literature is pointing me to just isn't there. So instead I have to actually modify or relist the listing, and then, at the "Congratulations!" page, click the "Set automation rules" link under the listing picture. Is there some setting I have to enable to see the radio button? Assuming no, and it's just Ebay messing with the radio buttons again, I'd like to say:

STOP EFFING WITH MY EFFING RADIO BUTTONS!! GET A COUPLE OF COMPETENT WEB DEVELOPERS, FOR CHRISSAKES!
post #4106 of 15761
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Originally Posted by coolarrow View Post

Would you guys pick up a new CK collection suit by vestimenta for $235 (discount store)?

I will eventually flip it but will wear it since it's a shade of grey that I don't have at the moment.

1. it fits me well but the shoulders are a little more padded than I'm used to.  Padded shoulders making a comeback?
2. I want to eventually flip it on the bay but the sold prices for used vestimenta suits are all over the place.  Also, not a lot of listings of vestimentas on the bay. So, hard to gauge what it will go for.

Again, I'll wear it until "something better comes along." Any one have any experience in flipping vestimenta suits? Would like to get as close to 235 as possible.  That way, I'll wear it for "free"!
 

Seems like a lot IMO for a CK suit

 

Depending on your size, talk with Steve Smith. He is the go to Brooks Brothers guy and most of the suits are around $300 NWT. A hell of a lot nicer then CK collection, better resalve value.

 

http://www.styleforum.net/t/347315/brooks-brothers-suits-fitzgerald-milano-madison-regent-black-fleece/0_100

post #4107 of 15761

^^^Thanks, guys.  Trying to see if I can only buy new, quality items on sale or discount, wear them, then sell them for as close to what I pay for 'em.  Beats joining the no purchase club. smile.gif

 

CK collection has nothing in common with the CK you see at Macy's (as i understand it). Frankly, it blew me away when I saw the vestimenta tag in the pocket.

post #4108 of 15761
Ok. I'm being outbid by an auto bidder. I need a good one to do battle with. Any recommendations?
post #4109 of 15761
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Originally Posted by aglose View Post

Ok. I'm being outbid by an auto bidder. I need a good one to do battle with. Any recommendations?

WHAT?? You can't "win" if you don't bid more then the next person. Whoever wants to spend the most money is going to win. There is no trick.

 

I use gixen. Have for years, works great. Just put the most in you want to spend and forget about it. If you win great, if you lose...well you didnt want to spend that much on that item anyway.

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