[Coco] Re: Barden's Assem book
kevdig at hypersurf.com
Mon Jul 5 20:54:46 EDT 2004
Mine still has the Radio Shack price sticker on it. It reads $6.95.
Will this make it worth extra money on the red hot coco item black
jdaggett at gate.net wrote:
> EBAY Listing Charges are based on the opening bid and/or the
> reserve. If you list at $0.99 and have a reserve price of $4.00 then
> the listing fee is based on $4.00 and not the $0.99.
> If sold, then EBAY gets a piece of the final sale price.
> What gets me is that he wants $23.00 to buy it out right! I don't
> recall but I think it did not sell for that brand new???
> I could see $4 if in very excellent condiction. But from his
> description, I serviously doubt that it is in very excellent condition.
> On 5 Jul 2004 at 14:19, KnudsenMJ at aol.com wrote:
> From: KnudsenMJ at aol.com
> Date sent: Mon, 5 Jul 2004 14:19:35 EDT
> Subject: Re: [Coco] Re: Barden's Assem book
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> > In a message dated 7/5/04 8:28:53 AM Eastern Daylight Time,
> > mannslists at invigorated.org writes:
> > > That might be true, but I don't know of anyone who would bid on it
> > > starting at $4.00. If he wanted $4.00 out of it, he should have
> > > used a reserve price or something.
> > ISTR that eBay charges the seller more, and/or docks some of the
> > seller's features and privileges, if he sets a Reserve. For a small
> > item like this, a reserve isn't worth the bother.
> > Besides, if I see something I really want, my first bid is close to
> > the maximum that I'm willing to pay for it. Not only is this the
> > "mature" way to handle an e-auction, but such "advance sniping"
> > discourages a lot of other bidders, as they keep putting in low bids
> > and seeing themselves instantly outbid
> > Yes, it *is* a recommended eBay tactic to list a very lowball starting
> > bid, to suck people in and get the ball rolling. This seller chose to
> > start the bidding at something like what the item is worth. Betcha he
> > gets lots more. Only when the starting bid exceeds the fair market
> > value should proctological actions that invalidate the usage of solar
> > batteries be recommended :-) --Mike K.
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