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What sells best; goods on buy it now or auctioned goods?

(6 Posts)
toptramp Sat 29-Sep-12 21:49:39

I normally put my stuff on buy it now as I can't bear to sell stuff for 99p or I put stuff with a high starting bid. Just asking for a general consensus.

Nuttyprofessor Sat 29-Sep-12 21:52:37

Depends what it is. High end designer and must have Christmas gifts for instance auction well.

Things that don't attract a lot of attention safer to do BIN

smellsabit Sat 29-Sep-12 22:06:44

if you KNOW it will sell for££ by research !
then 99p start auction to entice watchers.
if you aren't sure then either higher starting bid or buy it now.

cerealqueen Sat 29-Sep-12 23:15:08

It costs more to list with BIN so I always do auction on a free lusting weekend and start a bit higher if 99 p is unbearable?

sarahtigh Wed 03-Oct-12 09:12:05

personally i do not do 99p for anything as once fees taken it is not worth selling

I start at minimum I will take for it ( for things worth £1-5 ) WAITNG FOR FREE WEEKEND BEST but for other stuff just list now BIN best for when there are a lot on ebay and you know from completed listings what they sell for

not worth doing BIN under £3-4 as it costs 40p to list

problem with free listing is everyones stuff finishes at same time more competition so not necessarily best price

imawigglyworm Wed 03-Oct-12 09:17:19

If you click on advanced search and type what your selling, then a bit further down I think it says completed listing click that then search and it shows you everything that's has or hasnt sold lately and what prices they went for.
That's what I do to work out a rough price guide if I'm Not sure. Otherwise have you tried Facebook selling groups? You set the price and post pics. BUT everyone's out for a bargain so expect some haggling, but you don't have to reduce the price if you don't want.

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