How do I sell on ebay?

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Buff Orpington
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Re: How do I sell on ebay?

Post by Buff Orpington » Tue Mar 12, 2019 6:28 pm

All good advice there Kerry. As an infrequent seller my rule of thumb for auctions is never set a starting price that would break your heart if it only went for that.

Regarding international postage for LaW members, it would probably be cheaper if we all chipped in and one of us flew there to bring it back.

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Re: How do I sell on ebay?

Post by FreddBloggs » Tue Mar 12, 2019 6:57 pm

Noo, chip in and fly him over for ayton.....

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Re: How do I sell on ebay?

Post by Paul » Tue Mar 12, 2019 8:51 pm

In the UK Ebay runs the International shipping programme, which means you send international parcels to a local(ish) hub at domestic prices and Ebay sends it on to the purchaser. I presume Ebay in other places has much the same arrangements?

Also, in the UK, at least you have to opt out of allowing people to make offers below your auction start price. Do that, otherwise you get irritated by dweebs wanting to get things at 10% market value. (As an Indicator for that I recently got a Bass guitar from someone on Ebay who had repeatedly been offered £25 by someone else, when the auction start price was £150).

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Re: How do I sell on ebay?

Post by Paul » Tue Mar 12, 2019 8:57 pm

Also, in the unlikely event that Tim passes on the NZ figures I'd be interested.

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Re: How do I sell on ebay?

Post by FreddBloggs » Wed Mar 13, 2019 8:50 am

At this rate, he won't need ebay, just a container to the uk!

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Re: How do I sell on ebay?

Post by Buff Orpington » Sat Mar 23, 2019 5:33 pm

Here's an illustration of my rule about starting prices. 2 units of GW Dark Elf scouts, one is neatly painted and more than good enough to go on the table and the other one is bare metal with some sand on the base. Both units from the same seller on the same day for £10 +p&p per set because I was the only bidder.

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