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I don't park my car in her yard anymore*

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Am I right in assuming that there's a firm market price for most items on Grailed/other second-hand markets, and that unless due to unforeseen events such as a celebrity plugging a label, a documentary of the designer releasing, etc, that every item of the same condition will sell for relatively the same price?
 
I've listed a pair of NWT Raf Velcro highs, which I thought would sell quickly, but every offer I've gotten have been around the same price, with the potential buyers unwilling to go above a certain amount. Would this price be the "true" market value of the item? I know that time/timing, and seller reputation matter in terms of how long you're willing to wait and if you're selling during a sales period, etc, but my experience has been that the difference is no more than ~10%.

 

 

post #11013 of 13795
people are cheap. people on grail even more so. the least resistance i've had while selling items there were for john elliott t shirts. good luck.
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Originally Posted by lesamourai View Post

people are cheap. people on grail even more so. the least resistance i've had while selling items there were for john elliott t shirts. good luck.

Exactly my experience. I no longer sell on broiled.
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I'm not bashing Grailed, I wanted to ask how firm the market price for second hand clothes is.

 

Unrelatedly, I like Westbrook, his outfits are questionable but at least you know he doesn't have a stylist and just does what he wants.

post #11016 of 13795
On Groiled, it's a race to the bottom - everyone will wait you out
post #11017 of 13795
Are the only alternatives here and eBay? Not having much luck with anything so far, kinda left thinking now that I'll only order from Europe, from stores with a returns policy.
post #11018 of 13795
There's seller groups on Facebook and stuff too, but they're usually very specific and small.
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Are the only alternatives here and eBay? Not having much luck with anything so far, kinda left thinking now that I'll only order from Europe, from stores with a returns policy.

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I always wonder how to go about placing offers on Grailed, as I imagine that sellers feel jaded with prospective buyers given the "race to the bottom" mentality.

I've been pruning my manga, anime and video game collections for three years now (to finance my clothing purchases) through eBay/Kijiji/Craigslist and my second favourite type of buyer is the one who sends a quasi-lowball offer but actually responds to my counteroffer. That indicates to me that not only do they show real interest in an item, but they know how to bargain and are used to the process. This may sound weird, but I can respect that. Of course, most people want a bargain, and everybody has a threshold as to what price they're willing to compromise at.

 

I haven't shopped at Grailed yet as I'm more inclined to go about that kind of bargaining process but I'm concerned that people will write me off for being a lowballer and not even bother sending me a counteroffer.

On a similar train of thought, I wonder what the split is between the people who price their stuff higher than they think it'll sell at to create a wiggle room for offers, and the people who sell it at or near the lowest price they're willing to let it go at and will allow one counteroffer at most.

post #11022 of 13795

its one thing to offer a bit lower than what you requested, its another to offer something like 25% of the requested bid.

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I just price my stuff above what I want/expect and leave it, bump every 7 days, after the first month I'll delete it and re-list it.

If, after some time, I feel like I've priced it too high then I'll drop it, but usually I'm just waiting on offers to negotiate.

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Originally Posted by accordion View Post

Am I right in assuming that there's a firm market price for most items on Grailed/other second-hand markets, and that unless due to unforeseen events such as a celebrity plugging a label, a documentary of the designer releasing, etc, that every item of the same condition will sell for relatively the same price?
 
I've listed a pair of NWT Raf Velcro highs, which I thought would sell quickly, but every offer I've gotten have been around the same price, with the potential buyers unwilling to go above a certain amount. Would this price be the "true" market value of the item? I know that time/timing, and seller reputation matter in terms of how long you're willing to wait and if you're selling during a sales period, etc, but my experience has been that the difference is no more than ~10%.

I don't know the specifics here, but from past experience- they're all offering around the same because grailed has a restriction set up so that you can't offer less than 60% (I think) of the current price. They're only all offering about the same because they're unable to send you even shittier offers...

Also, grailed is kind of random. I'll occasionally have stuff sell quickly at decent prices and other (just as nice) stuff sit there for ages at rediculously low prices (same goes for stuff I'm watching or things I would buy if I didn't already own).

Also grailed occasionally moves stuff from regular grailed into basic for like no apparent reason.
post #11025 of 13795
SLP stuff sold at close to asking within 48 hrs. I priced pretty low relative to what I saw. Could've probably held out longer if I wanted to, but I'd rather get it done than deal with annoying people.

I've had 3 or 4 people offer $100 on my silk Margiela bomber though.
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