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Keeping Ebay fees LOW LOW LOW!

Discussion in 'Ebay' started by Laser, Nov 10, 2008.

  1. Laser

    Laser Jr. VIP Jr. VIP Premium Member

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    This is a question instead of a helpful technique,,, sorry:

    Is there a way to keep ebay's fees to the bare minimum when posting your auctions? If so,,, what is it?

    thanks,

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  2. GreenGoblin

    GreenGoblin BANNED BANNED

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    what i use to do is start the auction off at the price im trying to sell it for...that means u don't get charged for a reserve...now most buyers would watch the item till the last minute and bid. but u only have to spend 3 to 4 bucks each auction so i rather i have 10 watchers with potential to bid and pay a low auction cost then to have a .99 starting and a $499.00 reserve and no 1 reaches the reserve but i still have to pay the listing fees.
     
  3. tonlilaz

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    great post....

    i'm getting hammered with reserve auction listings...but they get the most views/bids imo....but they also almost never sell

    i guess it depends on what your goals are...is it to make a sale? is it to get a bidding war? is it to protect yourself from a low ending auction?
     
  4. vapid2323

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    You can post 1.00 listings in any section of ebay selling some book or what not in that area, most of the time you will see the auction for 7 days but if you have a few asshats in that nich they will report every one of your auctions.

    Find a section of ebay that only grandma and no tech savy people are and you will not have a problem.

    I have seen returns on a .15 listing of around 210.00 or so. Just make sure you use a differant ebay ID to post with or you will have the regular auctions removed if you get reported. Might be worth playing around with the idea, it adds a extra grand to my epn check.......I just realized I am the wrong section, this post is mostly directed at CS
     
  5. raboobi

    raboobi Newbie

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    check ebay trends, find something popular but cheap, list it. simple.