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eBay selling strategy: gruppo or part out ?(4 posts)

eBay selling strategy: gruppo or part out ?HouseMoney
Dec 16, 2003 1:30 PM
Should I anticipate a better net price on eBay by selling a set of components as a gruppo or individually? Shipping would be paid by the buyer in either case so that aspect of the transaction wouldn't affect me. Parting it out would mean I'd have to pay a listing fee for each item.

Also, does the eBay demand for bike stuff increase nearer to springtime (i.e. bidders possibly willing to pay higher prices as the weather warms up & their thoughts turn to riding), or does it not matter whether I sell now or later? (the exception being rbr'ers, who ride ALL year 'round!)

FWIW, the gruppo is '02 Campy Centaur 9-spd. I'm still an eBay novice, i.e. only ~15 transactions/100% feedback rating.
re: eBay selling strategy: gruppo or part out ?Mike Prince
Dec 16, 2003 5:33 PM
I'd try to sell it on the forum classifieds before I go to ebay. Less hassle and one listing fee. If it doesn't sell here in an acceptable amount of time, pull the ad and go to ebay, where I would think selling it in pieces give you the best chance of moving the stuff. If you list it as a group, it may be harder to sell.

Also, if you are serious about selling the group, I may be interested as I just got a used frame and need components for it. Of course, I'd encourage you to use the classifieds here to support the site.

Mike
Part out and sell in spring to make the most $ (nm)zero85ZEN
Dec 16, 2003 6:17 PM
I'd waithrdcorebikerboy
Dec 17, 2003 1:29 PM
You need to track transactions of like items and evaluate where the market is (just like with any business). Right now, even with the holidays, Ebay is very slow on high-end bike items. I would strongly recommend late Feb/early March to list items. I haven't looked at the specifics of your items, but I did better breaking the grouppo into sections with a Shimano 105 group. The drivetrain (cranks,derailers and shifters), then the brakes and cassette.