I've put a few things up for auction, the thing i'm most concerned about is a coat I brought a couple of years a go from debenhams, I started the bid at 99p but I paid £60 for this coat a couple of years ago and though I wore it through the winter months its in really good condition. The question is do I change the starting price before anyone bids as I'd hate to see it go for so little otoh its a 16 and I'm now a 10-12 so it burys me so theres no point keeping it. I need to buy another coat and was hoping the money from the sale could go towards a new coat but thats not looking likley! What shall I do? It has 1 watcher and its got just over 2 days to go.
If it's not attracting bidders at that price though it's doubtful I'll get more interest if I put the price up is it? I have to be realistic, I haven't got room for a big winter coat that's 2 sizes too big for me and i'll never wear again. Just checked the counter and it's had 22 people look (including me)
I have sold a few girls coats recently and had lot's of viewings but only one bid on each started at £3.99. Think the high postage for coats doesn't help. Up to you but do you want it in your house ? Are you likely to do a carboot or anything ? Like you said it's worthless to you. Maybe put it up to what you want and if no bids relist again at 99p ?
If you have got 22 people looking then you may well get the price up. People don't bid until the last minute. If I was a watcher I wouldn't bid until the last hour. It is up to you, if you don't want the gamble then change the starting price. I usually take the gamble and it pays off but you have to accept that you may lose.
I've got 4 watchers on it now, though I had 8 on a baby party dress and that's just gone for £2.70 plus £2.50 postage I thought I would have got at least £4 but nevermind, now got a fifi jacket currently going for £4 got 2 winnie the pooh dressing gowns ending today too and no watchers or bidders for those yet.