Ebay strategies?

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upptick Regular Member • Posts: 450
Re: Ebay strategies?

tcg550 wrote:

Lately I look for Buy It Now prices or Make Offer, probablly because of Amazon, I really don't want to wait a few days for the end of an auction to see if I get something only to start the search again if I lose.

Just recently I saw a lens I wanted with a Buy It Now price or Make Offer.

I offered 20 bucks less only to be turned down without a counter offer, just a message saying the Buy It Now price was a bargain.

Maybe it was but why put Make Offer if you have no intentions of coming off your price.

When I set up an Ebay auction, I will set the opening offer price as my de facto reserve price (the minimum I will accept) and will also sometimes enable the "Make Offer" option, hoping for an offer above my reserve price and banking on the idea that the buyer will want to avoid getting into a bidding war.  That works sometimes, but usually the buyers interpret the "make offer" option to be an indicator that the seller will sell for less than the reserve price.

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