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tinkfan4ever
11-07-2004, 02:36 PM
OK, I just listed a bunch of stuff on ebay. All the $ will go into the Disney fund. I hope I do well!!!! Lots of girls clothes, holiday stuff and winter stuff. I haven't sold on ebay for a while. Anyone know how it's been going lately?

bettyann29
11-07-2004, 03:40 PM
Some of my ebaying has been hit and miss... Some weeks I do a little better than others... I took off for a month or so and since Ive come back and started ebaying again it hasnt been as good.. But I figure every dollar counts so I will continue to do it.. It also helps me clear out the house a little at a time.. I dont really ebay any one specific thing.. Just a variety.. What is weird to me is that some of the things that I would think would sell with no problem arent selling and the things I'm iffy on, sell.. Imagine that!

mikess
11-08-2004, 07:29 AM
Things for me on eBay are going badly as well. It is the worst Christmas season I have ever seen. I have only got up about a dozen auctions right now and I have only one bid. There are not even any watchers or visits. Most of my counters are still on "00001"

I have products that should be selling like hotcakes, but it's like everyone has disappeared!

Hope things are going better for everyone else.

Cindy B
11-08-2004, 07:40 AM
We are doing well, and sell 98% of things on the first time listing.

Granted its stuff like laptops, PC parts, adn college textbooks, old toys, and car stereo stuff. We just put some of our educational toys up, and they haven't eneded yet.

CheapMom
11-08-2004, 10:48 AM
I just started selling on ebay a few months ago and I am surprised at how high people will go for the silliest items.
I sold a bunch of used costumes that closed higher than the original price.
Now I am selling some Lion King (broadway) memorabilia that Disney Visa sent me for free and they are closing around $30!

My baby clothes and girls clothes (really nice stuff Hanna Anderson, gymboree...) went for much lower than I expected.

Leader of the Club
11-08-2004, 04:59 PM
I have 7 new (with the tags) baby clothes that my newest son has outgrown--before even wearing them. (see my tag line!)

I was thinking of listing them, but haven't got to it yet.

remyandhollandsmommy
11-08-2004, 05:16 PM
I just started selling things two weeks ago and so far I am doing pretty good. Everything has sold (decent prices too) and out of the the things I have on right now the one item not yet bid on (Gymbo crib shoes; the only clothing I have tried yet) has 7 watchers and still has 6 days left. The other things (books and games) were bid on within an hour of listing. I am so afraid to jinx this LOL so....KNOCK ON WOOD I am optimistic everything will sell. Good luck to everyone else! :wave:

Kristi1357
11-08-2004, 08:07 PM
I'm not doing to well right now either. :( I have 17 items listed now and all of them are brand new (clothes, toys, shoes - almost all Disney stuff too). I have only 3 bids - not a good average. 10 of them end Thursday, 3 Saturday and 2 Sunday, so there's still hope! My starting bids are lower than other listings of the same items too. I have also compared shipping and that is comparable too. Glad to here it's not just me!

I do have some watchers on over half the items, so I'm keeping my fingers crossed!

bettyann29
11-08-2004, 11:31 PM
Just wanted to post back... I had some stuff close last night... Only 2 of the items didnt sell.. Something Ive noticed over the last few weeks is that things will have watchers and then they close and noone bid on them.. Not sure why people watch the item but never bid.. Maybe they find one they like better and go ahead and bid on it.. Ive just had a few items each week for the last 2 or 3 weeks that have watchers, but end up closing with no bids..

DisnophileJen
11-09-2004, 12:19 AM
I told DH that this trip I wanted to stay 10 days at FW! I am so happy to say that today I bought 5dayPHP (from Hotwire - SUCH a good deal!!) and many vouchers with all my Ebay money! Yeah! Keep going, friends - it can be done! :earsboy:

I am also helping with some of the camping fees and MVMCP tix. Pretty good for mom of twins (7) and a 4 year old, not to mention homeschooling our first year! :bounce: :bounce: Can't wait to get there!!

(Mostly selling kids outgrown clothes - two camping stoves and the rest clothes, shoes and halloween costumes)

swilshire
11-09-2004, 05:40 AM
Originally posted by bettyann29
Not sure why people watch the item but never bid.

I can explain why I personally do this. If I see an auction of interest, I "watch" it. If I ultimately don't bid, it's because I decided that I didn't really need/want the item or the price or shipping was higher than I felt justified in paying. Not too high in general, just too high for how badly I wanted it.

If you have lots of watchers with no bidders, you might consider relisting with a lower price or lower shipping. I particularly tend to skip auctions for small things that have Priority Mail shipping on them when they could have gone First Class Mail for a buck or so.

Sheila

poohlover
11-09-2004, 08:13 AM
My listings have been hit or miss also...I found 2 bags of maternity stuff from a few years ago & listed a bunch of them. So far none have sold. :confused: I had really thought they would.

BUT...I had picked up 2 sets of legos at a tag sale only a month ago...both were labeled Bob the Builder. Well, the sets had all 3 "Bob" trucks...I listed it at $5.00...last night it ended at over $40.00

Since I only paid like $3.00 for them all...I figure I can list stuff I"m not sure will sell for a while on that profit!

ceecee
11-09-2004, 08:54 AM
I just listed a lot of Gymboree from last year. It all sold but for lower than usual. Better than a garage sale. All in all sales do seem really slow this year, maybe it's still too early for Christmas???

remyandhollandsmommy
11-09-2004, 11:28 AM
Sometimes the closeness of C'mas doesn't hit people until after Thanksgiving. That is when bidders start coming out of the woodwork LOL!

nana2tots
11-09-2004, 11:32 AM
Whereabouts can i go to e-bay to find you guys?nana2tots

Kristi1357
11-09-2004, 02:02 PM
Well, I have a glimmer of hope! I got another bid, so I have 4 items out of my current 17 items sold & the auctions aren't done yet...

CheapMom
11-09-2004, 02:20 PM
Not sure why people watch the item but never bid.
If I have an item to sell I will find a similar item that is currnetly listed and watch it and see how bidding goes to decide if I should sell my item.

NANA- my ebay name is denofdrool but I only have one item listed right now.

remyandhollandsmommy
11-09-2004, 02:58 PM
Originally posted by CheapMom
If I have an item to sell I will find a similar item that is currnetly listed and watch it and see how bidding goes to decide if I should sell my item.

LOL, you beat me. I was going to say the same thing.

Nana my user is the same at ebay as here. I don't have alot of imagination.

Kristi1357
11-09-2004, 06:02 PM
My eBay name is: Zack627

tinkfan4ever
11-09-2004, 06:14 PM
my ebay name is mpots007

bettyann29
11-09-2004, 11:08 PM
Originally posted by swilshire
I can explain why I personally do this. If I see an auction of interest, I "watch" it. If I ultimately don't bid, it's because I decided that I didn't really need/want the item or the price or shipping was higher than I felt justified in paying. Not too high in general, just too high for how badly I wanted it.

If you have lots of watchers with no bidders, you might consider relisting with a lower price or lower shipping. I particularly tend to skip auctions for small things that have Priority Mail shipping on them when they could have gone First Class Mail for a buck or so.

Sheila


Sheila.. Thanks for the comment.. That makes sense.. I personally do watch my shipping and dont overcharge.. Most of the time I break even.. Ive even been known to eat some shipping charges.. I have all positive feedback and ship promptly.. so thats why Ive been wondering why this has been happening lately.. but this sure gives me some thoughts on it..

Kristi1357
11-10-2004, 09:26 AM
Ok, very weird!

I was looking to see if anyone was selling the same item(s) I am right now. There are a few of the same particular outfit and my starting bid is lower than all the others. Shipping is within $.50, up or down.

Now, someone bid on the same exact Mickey outfit from another seller starting at $7.99 - WHEN MINE STARTS AT $5.27 AND HAS NO BIDS! My shipping is only 45 cents more!

ARGH! :crazy: