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what's the most watchers you have ever had?

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Bradsplit Mon 18-Nov-13 14:15:31

I currently have 24, I am quite pleased with this but I am ware from previous experience that this doesn't translate into a high sale price

what is the most watched thing you ever had?

60+ for Pink tickets.

They went for a bloody fortune in the end.

Bradsplit Mon 18-Nov-13 14:17:41

ooh 60 is A* territory!

CarmonEileen Mon 18-Nov-13 16:02:59

66 watchers on a week 6 morrisons Christmas voucher haha grin

Bradsplit Mon 18-Nov-13 16:03:54

and?

Fontofnowt Mon 18-Nov-13 16:08:19

2500 (honest!)
For a bunk bed that had a witty description and had been linked to on a few forums.
It sold for 64 quid and the buyer was a pita who brought her kid along to collect.

Snowflakepie Mon 18-Nov-13 16:11:30

74, for a second hand Internet router, fully functioning though. Was £120 brand new on amazon, went for £94 plus shipping. I was stunned. DH was laughing himself silly over it as we got it for nothing when the cable company left it with us despite having one when there was a fault on the line.

Nothing else has come close, a few in the 20-somethings for some rare gaming figures of DHs. Double figures is generally a good sign!

Anyone had loads of watchers but then not sold the item?

When I moved into my current house the first time, we explored the loft only to find a box of old console games (snes/master system etc) I called the previous occupants who rather rudely told me to just bin anything we found be uses it's just junk they couldn't be bothered to take hmm

I stuck the lot on eBay, had 174 watchers and they went for £566! <sucks to be you rude lady>

Fontofnowt Mon 18-Nov-13 16:27:24

*not that I dislike kids of course.
I was annoyed that she didn't think a child would be more of a hinderance when moving the heavy pine bed.

Plus she messaged a few times after the sale to try and flirt with my exoh (Cheeky cow) but sadly for her it was me who did the ad and answered the questions posing as a bloke.

Watchers didn't equal a high price for me

CarmonEileen Mon 18-Nov-13 16:27:55

and what?

Bradsplit Mon 18-Nov-13 16:53:28

what did it go for

CarmonEileen Mon 18-Nov-13 17:00:42

oh sorry grin £6.49. I saw so many on there and thought I ma as well put mine on as it was no use to me. Did make me giggle going for that much shock

CarmonEileen Mon 18-Nov-13 17:01:14

*may

75 watchers on a stunning gold and cream formal suit for a baby boy (DS wore it for his christening). We sold it for more than we paid for it but not mega bucks.

Floralnomad Mon 18-Nov-13 17:04:37

We had over 120 watchers when we sold our Furreal butterscotch pony , and it went for nearly as much as we had paid for it new.

WoollyNortherner Mon 18-Nov-13 17:20:11

I had 27 watchers the other week for a dress I bought from Dorothy Perkins in the sale last year for £17. It sold for £19.58 and I'd wore it a few times, too.

Probably not the highest number of watchers I've ever had, but I was really surprised it attracted so much interest. I only expected it to go for a couple of quid smile

lljkk Mon 18-Nov-13 17:25:06

>30 on each of two bikes. One had one bid in the end, and the other one no bids (though we sold privately instead).

We live back end of nowhere so both were collection only; the winning bidder drove 300 miles roundtrip to collect.

Also maybe 30+ watchers on a bike trailer that THEN was rejected by buyer costing me £61. I later resold it off ebay, collection only, for £75.

I think days of mega watchers are over though for me because of new Cassini system. I'm lucky to sell anything for a price I can stomach.

JockTamsonsBairns Mon 18-Nov-13 22:32:26

Just today, I had 108 watchers on a pair of lovely Little White Company pyjamas. They sold for £1.28. Ffs!

One multi size listing that I've had running since June has 162 watchers on 3022 views.
It's for a longline bra and I guess the watchers are seeing if I restock the sold out sizes. Sadly I can't as the style is discontinued.

Bradsplit Tue 19-Nov-13 06:25:17

What's Cassini

LittleTulip Tue 19-Nov-13 06:35:09

Currently got 48 watchers on my North Face coat. The trick is to always start bidding at 99p to entice them in!

Bradsplit Tue 19-Nov-13 06:40:26

Argh. Can't face the fear I'll forget to get someone to up it. Note I've only done it once. Was terrified

Snowflakepie Tue 19-Nov-13 10:32:03

What's Cassini? Not heard that one. I won't start anything at 99p now as if that's all it goes for, my share is not worth the effort listing. I save it all for a free listing weekend (another one coming up shortly I believe) and put it on higher, then if it doesn't sell or I don't think it's worth relisting in a few weeks, charity bag. I can't be doing with the faux bidding, risky.

lljkk Tue 19-Nov-13 19:05:51

Cassini = the search engine that Ebay uses (custom written) to return results for buyer searches. It's how they decide "Best Match."

Things that Cassini favours:
Buy-it-nows, pictures in focus with white backgrounds, new listings, titles that match existing indexing, listings from sellers with no performance issues, listings from sellers with high conversion rates, low prices, ending soon. The exact algorithm isn't published.

nickstmoritz Tue 19-Nov-13 22:02:02

lljkk I think you might be able to bump up your place if you fill in all of the description details listed for the item. Any that are not applicable I now put n/a rather than leave blank and the rest I now fill - so all measurements asked for, fabric details etc. I don't know for sure but it is a hunch based on noticing my items being on first page after starting to do this.

ggirl Tue 19-Nov-13 22:06:50

had 370 odd for a well used tempur mattress , slept on it for 8yrs and sold it for £360!

Bradsplit Tue 19-Nov-13 22:09:43

Were you not a tempur fan ?

hoobypickypicky Tue 19-Nov-13 22:13:17

49 for a pair of red velvet curtains. They cost me £5 and sold for £122.

ggirl Thu 21-Nov-13 20:39:37

brad-too hot and sweaty

Bradsplit Thu 21-Nov-13 21:10:01

we are now up to 33

for a scarf

one fricken bid

ggirl Thu 21-Nov-13 21:27:54

I just sold a dressing table , had 18 watchers and no one bid until last 10mins.
I bought it from ebay for £45 , realised it's actually not nice at all .sold for £51. Was gonna take to the tip!

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