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Starting selling

(7 Posts)
peckforton Mon 05-Jan-15 22:54:35

Is there a good time to start selling at this time of year or do I just start and re-list if not sold?

GuiltyAsAGirlCanBe Tue 06-Jan-15 00:02:57

A good rule of thumb is to do 10 day listings that end on a Sunday evening - so post on a Thursday evening. Or do buy it now and it doesn't matter when you start...

HarrietSchulenberg Tue 06-Jan-15 00:04:54

Someone on here once told me that Thursday eves are a good time for trade.

peckforton Tue 06-Jan-15 10:34:52

Thanks for that, also what is best to use myhermes or post office?

nickstmoritz Tue 06-Jan-15 11:49:54

Depends on how quickly you want delivery and size of item. Larger items are cheaper with Hermes but RM can be faster for small items eg you can send a top 1st class large letter if it is light, folds flat and fits in a small mail bag. This works well if you want to send with free P&P and it arrives the next day (usually) so you get good stars for speedy delivery. LL 1st signed is around £2. My advice is send all items tracked or at the very least always get proof of postage. Lots of people only use Hermes as they prefer it but I often use RM as I like to get items there ASAP. I buy all my packing items on ebay in largeish amounts so I have them to hand. It is thought that ending auctions on Sun or Mon eves is good but I do quite a lot of BIN now so it doesn't matter.

newyear15 Tue 06-Jan-15 12:03:48

I do everything Hermes and BIN with best offer. If auction I find Mon or Tues night best for end times. And I always use recycled packaging too. Oh and I always do free p&p. Guaranteed 5 stars then.

peckforton Tue 06-Jan-15 12:40:33

Thanks for that. I was wondering about buy it now and free postage as I have started buying stuff listed like that as the price is very clear.

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