I am going to ebay some boots soon- they are narrow calf width boots, riding boot syle and cost £135 new last year. Have worn a few times but TBH wasn't that keen on the style and have now seen some others I like better.
Do you think half the original price is okay as a starting price or is it too much?
Purplepeony If they are a really good make you might get a buyer on this basis, but really you get the best prices when a couple of people are battling it out for something they really want. It is a bit old fashioned now but I start everything very low and then if there is a market you get a good price, if something has a high start price it often seems to go to just one bidder. If there is a reserve purchasers know that they cannot get it for less than £50 which puts them off. The number of times gullible me has started out bidding of a 99p item and ended up paying £60 + is legion. To go back to original question what sort of price were they in the sale? for used secondhand I'd want to pay sales less 30% or so - unless they were a cult item that had sold out.
Another thought - if you have not already listed them do a completed listing search - then you can see what similar boots have been sold for. A quick look through shows that there was one pair that made just over £50 but most went for less or remained unsold at £35 /£40 - if yours did not go in the sale perhaps they will fetch a good price.