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trammayo

trammayo

Interested in vintage commercial vehicle, trams, t
24 Oct 2009
20,527
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Co. Mayo
It never ceased to amaze me then and now how many listings ineptly, or downright misleadingly, are worded and essentially miss the above points. Invariably with multiple images of the subject of what are principally near identical irrelevant or badly chosen views, generally poorly composed, framed and focused and of too smaller resolution to display in detail.
When I see things that aren't right I contact the seller. To me words like "in good condition" don't apply when it's obvious the item in question is not so. Maybe we all should report these things to the likes of ebay?
 
Rhinochugger

Rhinochugger

Retired Oik
27 Oct 2009
24,286
215
North West Norfolk
When I traded out my static/slot car collection to provide funds for this hobby the bulk of it was listed, over time, on Ebay. Initially I spent a while looking at listings on that site to get a feel for what buyers were looking for and what made the best prices - i.e. what seemed to give people, from many countries, the confidence to bid/buy from a UK seller.
I did a similar ting with my 00 trains, in order to start in the garden.

I wasn't quite brave enough to start at £0.99, but started the auction at the minimum price that I would be happy with, and which was comparable with the reasonable prices.

Most went for those prices - everything sold quite quickly. The exception was a Lima Class 73 which I had repainted to the colour of green that I remembered as a youth (not the Brunswick green that Lima used). I described it exactly as such, not guaranteeing the colour, but saying that it was to the best of my memory. This loco sold at twice the price of all the others.
 
dunnyrail

dunnyrail

DOGS, Garden Railways, Steam Trains, Jive Dancing,
25 Oct 2009
14,455
203
71
St.Neots Cambridgeshire UK
I did a similar ting with my 00 trains, in order to start in the garden.

I wasn't quite brave enough to start at £0.99, but started the auction at the minimum price that I would be happy with, and which was comparable with the reasonable prices.

Most went for those prices - everything sold quite quickly. The exception was a Lima Class 73 which I had repainted to the colour of green that I remembered as a youth (not the Brunswick green that Lima used). I described it exactly as such, not guaranteeing the colour, but saying that it was to the best of my memory. This loco sold at twice the price of all the others.
One does not need to be too brave to start at 99p. Just have a sensible fair reserve on it. Yes it costs more in listing fees but that 99p tag does get people bidding. Plus we know what can happen when people in an Auction get the “want it” pay any price thing between their teeth.