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If you have loads of interest in your lot should you research value ?

(13 Posts)
lilyloo Tue 19-Aug-08 21:30:22

I have ebayed some old annuals that use to be my dads which my gran gave me.
I have put them on ten day listings but they already have bidders and watchers.
Would you go to a specialist to get price guide ?
Just started them all at 99p ?

missjennipenni Tue 19-Aug-08 21:32:21

If you went to a specialist to get them priced, where would you sell them?

ChippyMinton Tue 19-Aug-08 21:32:41

try this site I've used it to research stuff, but i don't know if they have annuals.
Also search ebay and tick the 'completed listings' box to see what has sold previously.

LadyMuck Tue 19-Aug-08 21:39:45

If you have got lots of interest and bidders already then I think that you should safely get the market value.

You tend to get stung where there aren't any other bidders or watchers and someone comes in with a low bid in the last seconds.

lilyloo Tue 19-Aug-08 21:49:01

Thanks Chippy checked out that site but they all older than mine and going for £10 plus!
Think i need to be bit more savvy about this.
Missjenni that's why i put them on ebay but don't want/ can't afford to get ripped off. Sadly parting with them!
I also have a first edition.

ChippyMinton Tue 19-Aug-08 21:53:45

You may find that a lot of the watchers are doing just that, because they have similar annuals gathering dust, and have nor intention of bidding.

ChippyMinton Tue 19-Aug-08 21:54:01

You may find that a lot of the watchers are doing just that, because they have similar annuals gathering dust, and have nor intention of bidding.

wheresthehamster Tue 19-Aug-08 21:56:23

Have you done a finished listings search on the annuals on Ebay? This will give you the selling price of any in the past. Not sure how far back it goes though

wheresthehamster Tue 19-Aug-08 21:56:57

Oh - late as usual grin

lilyloo Tue 19-Aug-08 21:57:34

True Chippy !
Off to look at finished listing thinking i should have asked here pre listing hmm

missjennipenni Tue 19-Aug-08 21:58:54

What will you do though if it doesnt sell for as much as you think it should?

lilyloo Tue 19-Aug-08 22:17:37

Don't know really i hadn't thought about that.
It's just the first edition really but done some research and there is one on ebay at the moment for £70+ so will just have to watch and see.
The rest have gone for £10 ish!
Thanks will have to sit it out.

southeastastra Tue 19-Aug-08 22:18:38

think ebay is as good a place as any to sell something of worth, dealers online all the time. good luck!

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