Re: eBay - One Seller's Experiences


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Posted by Call me G. (For Grateful - Grateful for you) on November 14, 2002 at 02:21:28:

In Reply to: Re: eBay - One Seller's Experiences posted by ethelthesheep on November 14, 2002 at 02:00:47:

You are an exception to every rule at eBay. You are wonderful. The things that you sell are wonderful. I wish you continued success, though I warn you that it will wear off after a while. The eBay audience is very fickle, and pounces on the new seller with hunger. Once you become too familiar, it will be harder to stir the excitement.


: As a seller for the last few months I have to differ somewhat. Having collected in a desultory way for the last 35 years and now retired from my dayjob, I am gradually culling my collection and using the proceeds to augment the core. I try to be scrupulous in my descriptions and, by and large, have been happy with the prices reached. All of my items have been originals, not reprints etc. I put them on at a time when I can be sure to watch the end of the auction and am excited when last minute bids jump the price up. I view eBay as a way to sell items that would not, as themselves, interest Christies and Sothebys(who these days seem little interested in lots below 1000). I like to feel that my items have been seen by a world-wide audience and that the end-price reflects their collective opinion. This is the free-market at its best. If there are those who buy showa editions hoping for early prints then 'caveat emptor' as ever aplies.




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