eBay bid question

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  1. Archie090612

    Archie090612 Senior Member

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    Hi I was wondering how the experienced eBay sellers have the most success selling higher end guitars, i see a lot of expensive guitars up for months and with a lot of watchers but not necessarily anybody bidding, is it to much of a gamble to start the bid really low like eBay recommend for a treasured guitar?
     

  2. guitarjoem

    guitarjoem Double Platinum Supporter MLP Vendor

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    It can be a gamble, but it depends on the guitar and how popular the guitar is in general. If you are selling a Les Paul Standard you'll likely get something close to what it is worth as that is a very popular guitar. If you are selling a Midtown Custom or a Reverse Flying V or a Marauder then you might not find a buyer at the price you want. In any case just set a reserve at the lowest price you're willing to take and you won't have to worry about getting stuck selling your guitar for $5!
    Be certain to calculate what eBay is going to take when your guitar sells into your reserve price.
     

  3. Mike_LA

    Mike_LA Silver Supporter

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    Buy low, sell high, what's the problem?
     

  4. Archie090612

    Archie090612 Senior Member

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    There ain’t no problem I just wanted to get clued up I bought all my guitars new so the buy low doesn’t really apply to me I don’t generally buy guitars to sell them it’s just I’m raising a family now And I have about 12 guitars I’m probably going to sell 2 of them I was thinking of starting the bids low to get a few people bidding and so on thanks for the input I will look in to putting a reserve if I do sell.
    Have a good evening
     

  5. judson

    judson Senior Member

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    you can also have a high "Buy It Now" button and then add in the "Make Offer" button to see what kind of offers you get, i always was more comfortable with that sceanario and you can sometimes make a deal. you will get alot of lowball offers s but who cares, someone may step up to the plate
     

  6. cooljuk

    cooljuk Transducer Producer Premium Member

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    If you start it at a penny with no "buy it now", you'll pay the lowest fees in the end. ....unless that's changed.
     

  7. Archie090612

    Archie090612 Senior Member

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    Thanks for the input guys I have seen the friend bidding situation when people are selling property it’s not a bad shout
     

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    Left Paw Senior Member

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    Ebay has algorithms that track shill bidding. These days it can be surprisingly difficult to get away with.
     

  9. Archie090612

    Archie090612 Senior Member

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    eBay watch everything
     

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