Cool Shoes, Paraphernalia & Desiderata - Part II

Discussion in 'Classic Menswear' started by RJman, Feb 5, 2010.

  1. rabidawg

    rabidawg Senior member

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    This.
     


  2. PipersSon

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    +1
     


  3. MalfordOfLondon

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  4. ThinkDerm

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    people need to be better about their BIN and bidding
     


  5. Ich_Dien

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    I've seen countless items sell over their original BIN after bidding. eBay is a frenzy right now.
     


  6. freedom_fries

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    and most of it happens in the final 40 or so seconds of bidding.
     


  7. SpooPoker

    SpooPoker Internet Bigtimer and Most Popular Man on Campus Dubiously Honored Affiliate Vendor

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    I said it before and Ill say it again - $9.99 no reserve is the way to go. If you have something of value and market it right, no way are you not going to get noticed. Only rarely do you take a hit.
     


  8. kev777

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    Never had a pair of Blue Suede Shoes hmmm thanks for that Stephen
     


  9. ThinkDerm

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    please elaborate on your ebay theories guys =)
     


  10. triathlete

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    Confession: I've bid on many BIN items I've seen here for the sole purpose that it would result in the anger of some regular posters.
     


  11. imatlas

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    I love the look of that shoe, just not a fan of Barker Black.
     


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  13. freedom_fries

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    i do not use ebay that much, but have gotten some insane deals (although not recently - see ich_dien's comment) by targeting poorly-titled items with low opening bids, and waiting until 30 seconds before close to bid.

    i usually bid some odd number (77 dollars instead of 75), to ensure close round number bids won't go over mine if someone only has time left for one bid.

    this generally won't work with a well-known luxury brand.

    to elaborate on what spoo said, if you have a well-known brand and know how to title your item, you can create a lot of interest by setting a low bid - alternately, by setting a very high BIN or opening bid, you're minimizing your potential pool of bidders. everyone knows the psychological effects of auctioning, and so with the low openings you create the potential for a frenzy at the end that can take your price far beyond what you would have gotten from a BIN - in effect you've created a community of people potentially obsessing about the item and who may in the frenzy spend more than they had anticipated at the outset.
     
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    I've never had any pair of Barkers , these just look Arca'ish and maybe a nice alternative for summer use with casual jeans. I might get them cheap as well if every bugga else leaves em alone :)
     


  15. SpooPoker

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    Pretty simple - people want bargains on eBay. However, if you make them fall in love with it early, that emotional attachment to it, plus general human competitive nature makes you want to win. So, starting low on a product that you know has value, that will get attention will make someone watch it, maybe place a marginal bid hoping to get it on the cheap - only to be outbid thus spawning the competitive nature which will drive up price. Ive been doing it this way for 8+ years, and have only had very few fails.
     


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