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Title: why keep listing
Post by: RAY on April 10, 2012, 07:04:16 PM
think i'm sick of seeing these, http://goo.gl/QErXf must of cost a small fortune to keep relisting them, the seller starts of at 52  but at the end of the auction they go up to 90 ish , wonder why the sellers not got the sence to know there not going to sell
Title: Re: why keep listing
Post by: Lustrousstone on April 10, 2012, 07:18:57 PM
I suspect they only list on free listing days hoping to make a killing from some mug. I scrolled through 15 pages of completed items (mostly fairly ordinary or downright carp) and all at vastly inflated prices and there was only one sold item. I didn't bother with the other 94 pages.
Title: Re: why keep listing
Post by: wolkenreb on April 10, 2012, 07:27:02 PM
the seller starts of at 52  but at the end of the auction they go up to 90 ish

Hi Ray.  What do you mean by the go up?
Title: Re: why keep listing
Post by: RAY on April 10, 2012, 08:08:56 PM
hi Nancy..  put it in your watch list ,  the buy it now goes up 90 in the last day, .... if it was me and it did't sell at 52 i'd put the price down and not up
Title: Re: why keep listing
Post by: wolkenreb on April 10, 2012, 08:13:51 PM
Yes, down not up seems the logical way to go.  How funny.  ::)
Title: Re: why keep listing
Post by: Lustrousstone on April 11, 2012, 09:45:44 AM
Flying free and I have had our eyes on a piece that's been regularly listed for months in the hope that the price will go down to something we feel is more affordable and that's gone up 20% since we've been watching it!
Title: Re: why keep listing
Post by: w84it on April 11, 2012, 12:32:41 PM
Dont forget that sellers can tell how many watchers they have.   So maybe if theres enough interest, perhaps the Buy it Now price gets increased?

Title: Re: why keep listing
Post by: flying free on April 11, 2012, 05:32:35 PM
Christine if it's what I think it is, I stopped watching but then came across it accidentally a while ago and thought it had gone up  :-\  but thought I'd imagined it.
I guess the buyers fluctuate and different people are on at different times, so if it is free listing, then it may be worth listing it.  But not to increase the asking price near the end time....that's a bit of an odd strategy if you ask me.

Edited to add, I've just actually looked at the link above....and oh my  ::) 
m
Title: Re: why keep listing
Post by: Lustrousstone on April 11, 2012, 05:49:03 PM
I'm not actually "watching" it but it pops up on my regular search every time it's relisted
Title: Re: why keep listing
Post by: flying free on April 11, 2012, 06:49:39 PM
Perhaps you should make an offer?  it needs to be with you   :)
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Title: Re: why keep listing
Post by: RAY on April 11, 2012, 06:54:57 PM
dont think it has anything to do with free listing, as its on week by week just like there other weights and bits and bobs .. at the minute they have 1382 items on ebay .. now on the  pricing to list them even at the lower end of the start price lets just say 4.99 which is 15p to list which turns out to be about 92 to list the lot ... now the sellers adverage start price is around 100 which will cost 1 to list so they spend 1382  on sellers fees  WOW
Title: Re: why keep listing
Post by: w84it on April 11, 2012, 08:11:20 PM
Ouch!

Ive just breezed through the seller's last 500 completed listings, and found just two sales.   That wont keep the wolf from the door and pay the ebay fees.   What's the point?
Title: Re: why keep listing
Post by: Roger H on April 11, 2012, 11:11:16 PM
I believe a business seller gets a different preferential rate to the ordinary seller, perhaps only a fraction of whats being calculated???
Title: Re: why keep listing
Post by: user9318 on April 12, 2012, 05:58:24 AM
They have an ebay shop, the listing fees are a lot cheaper, 10p per listing (as they are also a business seller)

http://pages.ebay.co.uk/help/sell/storefees.html