Ebay Selling Strategy

Discussion in 'Community Discussion' started by Unprocessed1, Jun 14, 2009.

  1. Unprocessed1 macrumors 65816

    Unprocessed1

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    Would selling a 8 GB Ipod Touch (never opened, brand new) fetch as good of a price in a 1 day auction as it would in a 7 day auction?

    I'm expecting to get over 180 for it, but would it be risky to do a one day auction? I figure since the ipod touch is so popular, someone will pay the FMV for it, even in a 24 hour auction.

    Thought/tips/advice?
     
  2. Keniff macrumors 6502a

    Keniff

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    Have you thought about trying http://www.gumtree.com/ or http://www.craigslist.org/ you might get the price you want?
     
  3. Unprocessed1 thread starter macrumors 65816

    Unprocessed1

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  4. fab5freddy macrumors 65816

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    Just curious.....Why doesn't Craigslist work in your area ?
     
  5. adamfishercox macrumors 6502

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    Go for a three day auction. Nobody really finds auctions until the 2 day mark anyway, there's very little benefit in a 7 day auction, and 1 day is too short and a little harrowing.
     
  6. Unprocessed1 thread starter macrumors 65816

    Unprocessed1

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    99% of the replies are spam, and not a heavily populated area.

    Guess I'll go with a 3 day auction then!
     
  7. ButtUglyJeff macrumors 6502a

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    For an item as common as an iPod, 7 day auctions are useless. I also say do a 3 day auction.

    I think its far more important to focus on an auction title, then anything else. Do some test searches and see what words get you the most items.
     

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