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If i list my bugaboo should i start at 99p (with a reserve) or just start it at around £80

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krugerparkrules Tue 12-Aug-08 14:37:38

Was wondering if anyone could give me some advice. I want to sell my frog on ebay, and not sure whether to start it at 99p (with a low reserve) or just start it around £80? Do reserves put buyers off? Most frogs seem to go on ebay for anything from £130 - £230. However i did notice that one that started at 99p with a reserve did not get any bids!
If anyone has sold a pram or like item and has any advice would appreciate it.
Thanks

AbbeyA Tue 12-Aug-08 14:53:56

I don't bid on items with a reserve, I feel that the person that starts with one should use it as the start price.
I gamble on a low start price if I am confident that it will eventually go for a high price, but I haven't sold anything very expensive like that.
You are probably safer listing it at the lowest price you would accept.

CJMommy Tue 12-Aug-08 14:58:02

Don't put a reserve on it, it puts people off! Either put a reasonable starting price on it or just put on at 99p with no reserve if you are confident it will sell at the price you would like.

savoycabbage Tue 12-Aug-08 15:00:49

I don't bid on stuff with a reserve either. I can never understand why people do it.

AbbeyA Tue 12-Aug-08 15:00:59

I find reserves deeply irritating!

Flibbertyjibbet Tue 12-Aug-08 15:09:47

Reserves annoy me too. Either put a higher starting bid at the reserve figure, or put a low starting bid with no reserve.

I never bid on anything with a reserve. Its like you have no idea what to bid etc - with start prices or things where people have already bid, you know what price its at at the moment and you can pitch your bid accordingly. With a reserve its like a shot in the dark.

I always start stuff at 99p regardless of what I think the value is. But then I've never sold anything like a frog.

The lower you start off, the more interest and watchers you will generate, and the more watchers etc, the more bids = higher end price.

higher start price and/or reserve = less interest and watchers, less bidders, lower end price.

People like to think they have a chance of a bargain on ebay, so start it as low as you can.

Rather than put this item on at 99p, why not start it at £50, I am sure you would get a lot of interest if you did that?

krugerparkrules Tue 12-Aug-08 15:52:29

thanks for that information everyone - no reserve then, will just start at a lowish price and see what happens!

gemdangracie Tue 12-Aug-08 16:07:05

Hi i have just sold a bugaboo cameleon with no extras in excellent condition for buy it now at £375 sold on 1st day i put in on hth

CarGirl Tue 12-Aug-08 16:10:42

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krugerparkrules Tue 12-Aug-08 16:36:11

thanks cargirl, will think of a price, email you and then see .... the frog is in good condition (not excellent); and has some accesories ....
(I am only selling it as want to get a smaller buggy, have personally loved using it, and would keep it, but live in london to would like something smaller, more fold up when negotiating transport.

CarGirl Tue 12-Aug-08 16:49:23

well I should be on line tonight and then I'm away until Fri, I found you get more money by selling the accessories off seperately to be honest. Look forward to hearing from you.

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