- eBay Virgin – how to sell for first time?!
It might sound like a stupid question.. but I need to sell a frame (not having much joy on the forums) but have never actually used my eBay account.
As such I have no buyer's feedback or a rating or anything.
If I try to sell my frame without one will people just assume I'm dodgy and that it's nicked?!
Many thanksPosted 9 years ago
Yep, just be truthful with plenty of pictures. If you can give a bit of information about the frame, seat post diameter etc. then at least it gives buyers who are serious/clued up a little bit of reassurance you know what you are talking about (don't just cut and paste the description from the makers website).
Just don't use txt speak and the word "dude"!
If you have other things to sell it might be worth putting them in (separate) auctions at the same time – sometimes I see what other items people are selling.
Even so, you might still get a lower price than usual because of feedback score.Posted 9 years ago
Standard strategy is to start bidding at 99p and get bidders interested so they start trying to outbid one another – you normally get the most that way when the red mist descents in the final few minutes, but it does take nuts of steel to put expensive stuff on for a quid.
Personally I think reserves are a waste of time because people will see they aren't going to blag a bargain and will not bother (even though they will normally end up paying more than the reserve!) .
Always worth maybe putting a buy-it-now on but this will disappear as soon as someone puts an auction bid in (annoylingly).Posted 9 years ago
Hmmmm, I guess I'm terrified of it going for 99p or indeed half what it's worth and to my mate the only bidder!!
…and that is when you get a friend with a eBay account to put in a high bid so that does not happen. If someone comes in the final seconds of the auction, which happens alot, then you can still sell to the 2nd highest bidder.Posted 9 years ago
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