My husband has been selling his gem mint Sports Cards Collection, and some other collectibles on eBay the past few months. It has been a good experience as the bidding game is really exciting. I get so engrossed with the whole thing once bidding is about to end. I tell you, I am a major contributor to the outcome as I am the one in-charge of photography. Hubby does the full text on the product description and I monitor the day to day goings-on during weekdays. I wanted to share some selling tips, not that we’re that good but it has been working for us so far.
1. Your online presence counts and be polite. Sending a congratulatory note to the winner is a plus factor. Leaving the buyer a positive feedback on My eBAy ensures that he/ she will do the same.
2. Send your item promptly. After payment is confirmed I send out the item at once. Yes, I’m my husband’s errand girl because he has never sent out any item himself. I pack and mail.
3. Pretend you’re the one shopping and do your homework. Search for items that are similar to yours so you list your item in the right category. Also, this allows you to check prices or starting bids for comparison.
4. Be a good copywriter. Your title should be specific and use big-ticket words at the beginning and end of your lines. It’s very important to be forthright and honest about flaws of your item. Your credibility is important.
5. Try to get a good photograph of the item. Clear and uncluttered background is best and show multiple angles. If possible try to capture a major flaw to build your credibility.
6. Rig your auction right. We normally end our auctions on Sundays as it gives enough chance for people to shop on the weekend. A fairly low starting price is a plus (meaning, the lowest bid that is acceptable to you) to start the ball rolling. If you can’t part with the item at that low price, adding a reserve price (hidden minimum price you are willing to accept) is suggested. Sky-high starting price may deter bidding.