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Old 10-18-2017, 04:27 PM
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Default EBay strategy? Or, "why can't Johnny sell a card?"

So I am confused as to this sales model -- seller has x card on eBay for a set price/obo (and not a museum priced seller, either). Zero offers and 28 days later, the card is relisted for almost twice the first price. If it didn't sell at the lower price, why list it at a much higher price? Is there a legit strategy at work here?
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Old 10-18-2017, 05:04 PM
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So I am confused as to this sales model -- seller has x card on eBay for a set price/obo (and not a museum priced seller, either). Zero offers and 28 days later, the card is relisted for almost twice the first price. If it didn't sell at the lower price, why list it at a much higher price? Is there a legit strategy at work here?
Yes. Some people always offer 50%. Now if that happens he will get full price.

You'd be surprised at how often raising the BIN price works.
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Old 10-18-2017, 05:13 PM
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Yes. Some people always offer 50%. Now if that happens he will get full price.

You'd be surprised at how often raising the BIN price works.
+1.

I've done that before (maybe not twice the price, but definitely higher). I've listed a card low and had no interest, then next month raise it and get offers. I think people like to feel like they're getting a deal by submitting an offer.
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Old 10-18-2017, 05:44 PM
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So I am confused as to this sales model -- seller has x card on eBay for a set price/obo (and not a museum priced seller, either). Zero offers and 28 days later, the card is relisted for almost twice the first price. If it didn't sell at the lower price, why list it at a much higher price? Is there a legit strategy at work here?
there are ebay seller who list their graded cards at 2.5 time the vcp avg --so when you offer HALF price you are over-paying by 25% (10 basis points)

I have seen hundreds of items get no bid at 100 and the relist as buyitnow for 125 then sell. I think it is more the NORM to raise or relist for same ---reductions being less frequent
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You don't have to wait for me to raise my prices, just feel free to overpay if you want it.
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Did this with a lawn mower once. Put it in my front lawn by the road for $ 10, nobody wanted it. Raised the price to $ 25 and it sold that day.
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Old 10-18-2017, 09:37 PM
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The lawnmower example makes more sense - at 10 it might be seen as inoperable by a passerby, but at 25 there might be an implication that it actually works. How that works with a 1930s card with paper loss though (the card here) escapes me.
Should've taken a marketing class at some point I guess.
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Old 10-19-2017, 07:44 AM
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Just as the mower sold so did a 1965 Mustang that I had in the late 70's. I had painted it, replaced bushing in the 4 speed shifter and listed it for $2500 . I received one call and they never showed up to see it. I told my buddy that got me into restoring Mustangs and he said I had it priced too low. I raised it to $3500, the phone rang off the hook and sold it to the first person to view it, for $3500.
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There is really no rhyme or reason to the ebay game in my opinion. With that being said, I agree with most posters here. Sometimes the lower you price it , the more unattractive the item becomes. The buyer does like to feel like they are getting a item of value.
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[quote=insidethewrapper;1711586]Did this with a lawn mower once. Put it in my front lawn by the road for $ 10, nobody wanted it. Raised the price to $ 25 and it sold that day.[/QUOTE}

A friend once told me a story that is a slight variation of this theme. I believe it was a set of tires that they had on the lawn with a free sign. They just sat there, no one wanted them. They finally decided to put a sign up for them for $25, and the tires were almost instantly stolen.

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