7401Re: [midatlanticretro] Ebay and Vintage Comp Sales (to keep this on topic)
- Mar 5, 2008Dell has an auction site, and any bid made in the last 10 minutes automatically extends theauction another 10 minutes. Ie, you can't drop in a high bid in the last few seconds. Pricesare pretty stable the last 15 minutes, and someone who really wants an item can take theirtime to out-bid someone else. There's no panic mode.I wish eBay would do the same.Bob----- Original Message -----From: Bob GriebSent: Wednesday, March 05, 2008 9:41 AMSubject: Re: [midatlanticretro] Ebay and Vintage Comp Sales (to keep this on topic)
To take this back off-topic:
I agree with people that feel that ebay as a
company does pretty much nothing to earn the money
that they make. For instance, many auctions take place
almost completely in the last 2 minutes, even if they
run for a week. I think this favors people using programs
for bidding and is not the best way to get the best price
for a seller. Ebay could have noticed this, as I am sure
they have, and changed the way their auctions work a little
to make them more like a "real" auction. How many "real"
auctions have you been to where someone didn't get something
that sold for less than they would have been willing to pay?
Also, I think the new rules concerning feedback are a big
step backward. I have been using ebay for a long time,
and have been dissappointed that the company doesn't seem
interested in fixing some fairly obvious problems.
--- "B. Degnan" <billdeg@degnanco. com> wrote:
> >I don't hate ebay, but I am dissatisfied with their performance, and
> >for what they do charge, we should get better. They've changed their
> >website considerably to appease the professional sellers, but
> >done very little to make life easier for the junk sellers, who were
> >(and I think still are) their core audience.
> >Sorry for the long and offtopic rant, but I was asked the question
> so I
> >thought I'd answer it.
> >Brian C.
> I understand better where the dissent is coming from - the junk
> feel squeezed out.
> My company engineers applications like Ebay (if we could only get
> contract!) and I personally use Ebay to sell about as much as I buy.
> used their tools to create a re-usable template or two, and I sell
> everything starting at 99 cents even if it's worth $10,000. I
> and then add their fees into the advertised shipping and handling
> charges. Simple, fast, and it works for me. I am usually surprised
> at how
> *well* my auctions do. Case in point, last week I sold an IEEE to
> cable for over $100, starting at 99 cents. Have you ever seen an
> IEEE-->PET cable go for more on another site?
> http://cgi.ebay. com/ws/eBayISAPI .dll?ViewItem& rd=1&item= 270214790828
> Like everything else, you just have to know how to work the system,
> good pics, and avoid situations where you need to contact Ebay.
> support for a web site is not in the idiom for the media.
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