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Re: eBay deals?
I sell lots of things on Ebay and Craig's. Ebay is so big now that it sets it's own market prices. Good deals go fast and most sellers don't use auctions anymore because of the risk of selling too low, and, people wanting to "buy it now".
Amazon and others have conditioned people to want the deal done and it shipped today, delivered ASAP.
So now I tend to sell large lots a few times a year when I can get the product at the right price. If priced right, they sell within 24 - 48 hours. If priced just a bit too high they tend to sit with no activity.
So now 'junk' sellers use free listing to list hundreds of items at or above retail pricing, most sit until a sucker comes along. It's like chumming, you put out lots of stinky bait hoping to catch a dumb fish.
I could break up my lots and sell at near retail prices and make MUCH more money. In fact, that is what those who buy my lots do. I sell a lot of items for 3K and make a quick 1K, the reseller makes another 1.5K or so but he doesn't have the same access to buy the product so he has to take what he can get. If I was patient and enjoyed printing shipping labels....
Selling is easy. Finding product is hard.
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