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is it a bad time to sell on eBay? nm(7 posts)

is it a bad time to sell on eBay? nmKellyCross
Jan 2, 2004 10:37 AM
I'm not having much luckPaulCL
Jan 2, 2004 10:46 AM
I'm try to sell some new Campy brake pads that I got from Santa. I didnt' realize I got the wrong ones until I opened the package hence, unreturnable. I finally got a bid today after 8 days of listing. Someone's gettin a deal!
eBayer's gotten "smart"..Qubeley
Jan 2, 2004 11:11 AM
Bidding doesn't start till final day.
re: is it a bad time to sell on eBay? nmDERICK
Jan 2, 2004 12:50 PM
I'm waiting till just before spring to sell any bike related items. Lots of the country is still under snow and not quite thinking about next season yet. This is a good time to sell electronics and gift type items but not bike gear.

This is a good time to pick up bargains on bike equipment though.
re: is it a bad time to sell on eBay? nmRemmingtonShowdown
Jan 3, 2004 9:00 AM
I believe the "trick" to selling a bike on e-Bay is the presentation... I just sold mine, made out with much more than I was ever expecting.

http://cgi.ebay.com/ws/eBayISAPI.dll?ViewItem&item=3649756880&category=7298&rd=1
I would agree 100%Bonked
Jan 3, 2004 9:58 AM
I'm currently putting together a bike on eBay and am amazed by how many people put up a crappy, grainy photograph, barely any description, respond to inquiries with brief responses to half the questions asked and then expect to get a high price for what they are selling. I would pay much more for the bike listed above than something similar with a crappy add because 1) I am 99% sure that the bike really exists (who has detailed photos like this if they don't really own the bike) 2) I know exactly what I would be getting because the pictures are so clear. People need to remember that you need to SELL your item on eBay...it won't necessarily sell itself.

I also have to say that people who bid 6 days before the auction closes are a pet peeve of mine. I mean, why disclose what you are willing to pay for an item while everyone else has a long time to decide if they want to out-bid you? And how often are you really going to win the item unless you bid a rediculus amount for it? ;)
Nice ad butCrankist
Jan 5, 2004 10:57 AM
those pedals are not spd-rs, just spds.