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PostPosted: Tue Nov 14, 2017 9:41 am    Post subject: Re: Official Bay whine about parts and vehicles for sale Reply with quote

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I have to say, in all my years of selling on eBay I've only had a buyer bail once or twice, and in both cases the 2nd highest bidder was interested. All in all it's been incredibly successful for me in the <gasp> 20 years I've been using it.



Its when a seller has someone else they know bid it up to make real perspective buyers pay more. If you want to sell it then you will sell it. If you dick around with legit bidders then you run the risk of it not selling.


I've listed a few items on Ebay to get a feel for how many views the items got and how well they would sell. It's been a total failure. Low view counts and no sells.

Lesson learned.
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PostPosted: Tue Nov 14, 2017 9:50 am    Post subject: Re: Official Bay whine about parts and vehicles for sale Reply with quote

Yeah, true.

Looks like that $1K tent sold with a second bidder chiming in. Might be time to short list my set of tents for herd culling Wink
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PostPosted: Tue Nov 14, 2017 4:18 pm    Post subject: Re: Official Bay whine about parts and vehicles for sale Reply with quote

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I have to say, in all my years of selling on eBay I've only had a buyer bail once or twice, and in both cases the 2nd highest bidder was interested. All in all it's been incredibly successful for me in the <gasp> 20 years I've been using it.



Its when a seller has someone else they know bid it up to make real perspective buyers pay more. If you want to sell it then you will sell it. If you dick around with legit bidders then you run the risk of it not selling.


I've listed a few items on Ebay to get a feel for how many views the items got and how well they would sell. It's been a total failure. Low view counts and no sells.

Lesson learned.



Why do you think I plaster FB when I list? So if you dont follow the FB crowd. I plaster my listings there. You get a tremendous view count and a broader field of buyers.
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PostPosted: Tue Nov 14, 2017 4:58 pm    Post subject: Re: Official Bay whine about parts and vehicles for sale Reply with quote

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I have to say, in all my years of selling on eBay I've only had a buyer bail once or twice, and in both cases the 2nd highest bidder was interested. All in all it's been incredibly successful for me in the <gasp> 20 years I've been using it.



Its when a seller has someone else they know bid it up to make real perspective buyers pay more. If you want to sell it then you will sell it. If you dick around with legit bidders then you run the risk of it not selling.


I've listed a few items on Ebay to get a feel for how many views the items got and how well they would sell. It's been a total failure. Low view counts and no sells.

Lesson learned.



Why do you think I plaster FB when I list? So if you dont follow the FB crowd. I plaster my listings there. You get a tremendous view count and a broader field of buyers.


eBay is pretty much over in my book. I sold a shit ton of stuff there in the late 1990s- 00s but quit selling in 2010 due to all the bullshit. There are always occasional exceptions, but eBay is pretty much a buyer's market any more. Search sucks, too.
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PostPosted: Tue Nov 14, 2017 5:23 pm    Post subject: Re: Official Bay whine about parts and vehicles for sale Reply with quote

Re: view counts there are tactics to employ. You want to get your listings into the auto-emails that people receive for saved searches as often as possible (so making small changes each day helps). Also, you need to have a buyer who actually wants to buy what you have - niche parts, used electronics, big items that are expensive to ship are all losers. You have to make understanding shipping costs as easy as possible - I stay away from any auction where the shipping cost is calculated by my location, because that formula always overcharges. To be a good seller you have to create your listing with a buyer’s mindset. These have all helped me over the years - I’m not trying to make a living off of it, just generating extra cash to reinvest in hobbies.
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PostPosted: Tue Nov 14, 2017 8:14 pm    Post subject: Re: Official Bay whine about parts and vehicles for sale Reply with quote

50 to 60% of anything I have usually goes to you the hobbyist I know or has a friend who knows me or saw my ad. Wink Cool


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PostPosted: Tue Nov 14, 2017 9:33 pm    Post subject: Re: Official Bay whine about parts and vehicles for sale Reply with quote

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50 to 60% of anything I have usually goes to you the hobbyist I know or has a friend who knows me or saw my ad. Wink Cool


Who wants to buy a Driver & Passenger NOS seat recliner set? PM me.


I just don't like the Fakebook KGB possibilities. Plus the layout and flow of conversation just seems random and chaotic to me.

If I could sign up as, say, Al Keholic or Philip McCrevice I'd consider signing up and stalking your junk. Laughing
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PostPosted: Thu Nov 16, 2017 7:08 am    Post subject: Re: Official Bay whine about parts and vehicles for sale Reply with quote

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... Philip McCrevice I'd consider signing up and stalking your junk. Laughing

Kevin Spacey much?
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PostPosted: Thu Nov 16, 2017 8:46 pm    Post subject: Re: Official Bay whine about parts and vehicles for sale Reply with quote

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... Philip McCrevice I'd consider signing up and stalking your junk. Laughing

Kevin Spacey much?



Oh you tender sweetheart you. God bless you and your sensitivity. Or does my gif trigger the anti rain gif people?


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... Philip McCrevice I'd consider signing up and stalking your junk. Laughing

Kevin Spacey much?


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PostPosted: Sun Nov 26, 2017 7:55 am    Post subject: Re: Official Bay whine about parts and vehicles for sale Reply with quote

Such a deal at 9k. I guess since it's a custom vw camper.

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PostPosted: Sun Nov 26, 2017 8:15 am    Post subject: Re: Official Bay whine about parts and vehicles for sale Reply with quote

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Such a deal at 9k. I guess since it's a custom vw camper.

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So the owner uses this only at Burning Man?
Maybe this one should be donated as kindling. Laughing
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PostPosted: Sun Nov 26, 2017 9:11 am    Post subject: Re: Official Bay whine about parts and vehicles for sale Reply with quote

The above bus is not a Bay Window so it should be posted in the Split Bus Whine thread if you want to whine about it
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PostPosted: Sun Nov 26, 2017 10:31 am    Post subject: Re: Official Bay whine about parts and vehicles for sale Reply with quote

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The above bus is not a Bay Window so it should be posted in the Split Bus Whine thread if you want to whine about it


Gotcha, was thinking everyone could appreciate this bus.
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PostPosted: Sun Nov 26, 2017 11:23 pm    Post subject: Re: Official Bay whine about parts and vehicles for sale Reply with quote

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I actually messages that tent seller and asked about the tent, and what he thought about the bids. Perhaps I'll message him back to see if anyone paid up. That said, now there's another tent on eBay right now at $1,000 with a bid. Perhaps we're all about to get rich with these things Razz



That guy must be a great salesperson. I couldn't even get $450 for my tent when I had it on here and craigs. A guy must've sent me twenty emails wanting it for $200. Then my corner pole broke. Luckily I spotted the same corner poles that someone sells on here, but for around $7 a piece from the awning guy at the local swap meet.
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PostPosted: Wed Dec 06, 2017 10:21 pm    Post subject: Re: Official Bay whine about parts and vehicles for sale Reply with quote

I've stayed away from the whines threads for awhile, but I figured this would be a good sale for the masses to dissect... https://bringatrailer.com/listing/1968-volkswagen-...2017-12-06
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PostPosted: Thu Dec 07, 2017 9:22 am    Post subject: Re: Official Bay whine about parts and vehicles for sale Reply with quote

I think this seller has one too many digits in his asking price...
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$4500 for rust, bondo, massive dents and only 2 working cylinders?
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PostPosted: Sat Dec 09, 2017 4:41 pm    Post subject: Re: Official Bay whine about parts and vehicles for sale Reply with quote

Reads like a real estate ad, The van "presents" well? Guess "it looks good' doesn't cut it. Sounds real pretentious and contrived, I am guessing there are one or two writers who come up with this language. The Auto auction on Tuesdays (Speeds) is a helluva lot of fun, they sell a bunch with live auctioneer, there is a food cart selling Mex chow, and a cool collection of Portland denizens bidding. About $ 2500 price in actual silver coinage, ( 6 bucks/90% silver half dollar) 5000 half dollars. No more being made, simple supply and demand.
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PostPosted: Sun Dec 24, 2017 8:43 pm    Post subject: Re: Official Bay whine about parts and vehicles for sale Reply with quote

Not really a whine, it's the nicest one I've ever seen. Who knows what someone will pay for it. You could probably make a typical driver look like this for $20K, so maybe it's only worth $25K. But originality is special.

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PostPosted: Sun Dec 24, 2017 9:05 pm    Post subject: Re: Official Bay whine about parts and vehicles for sale Reply with quote

I bet they get close to it. Having a poo pail is like 10k in value. Wink
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