Originally Posted by hyakku
Gonna take my first foray onto the bay today, got a few things left over that I haven't traded here and I don't think too many people would be interested in. Wondering if anyone's got some general advice about listings or anything. I've listed a few things before, but it seems like people don't just do like a .99 auction NR with clothes as it is with a lot of other things. I'm gonna throw up this Pendleton and possibly a Canali shirt and see how they do before I put too mcuh else on I guess.
Originally Posted by Brianpore
If you are running 7 day auctions, start the 8-9pm EST on a Sunday. It has been documented (and just look at any of the big sellers) that it is the best time to end an auction. That being said 99 cent NR is very risky, unless you KNOW that it will have a bunch of people bidding and bidding early, something like a 36S Brioni suit for example (how I wish someone would post one on ebay at any price really). I personally like to use BINOBO listings for 30 days. They cost 20 cents each and if your in no rush just list it and forget about it. Without running 99 cent auctions, you'll go through a few bucks just listing the stuff each time if it does not sell. I'm sure some other "auction style" guys will chime in shortly. Good luck!
Just been running some auctions for a couple weeks, what Brian says I can agree with, if it's a hot item you should get a lot of bidders. Best one so far for me was the Stefano Ricci shirt that I started at $39. BIN for $99. First bid was $40, next was $50.05 and then a third bidder hit the BIN for $99. I think the draw back of the auction system is the end time, people are going to wait until the last moment to try and get the last bid in. Went to the Barrett-Jackson Car auction and watched them auction off a $4.5 million dollar car, the bidding stays open until no more bids, which is more like the BIN with "Or best offer". I don't know if eBay has that type of format where the bidding will stay open for X amount of time after each bid, but I know it would benefit the sellers.
I listed a HSM gold trumpeter blazer for $29 auction BIN $79, ended yesterday no bids, re listed as BIN $29 or best offer and somebody bought it within 5 minutes.