want to start selling on ebay, but need help

quambomb

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I buy all sorts of cards on ebay, but want to start selling some of my stuff. I have a few questions before I get started and I would really like your help:

1) Will my sale prices be substantially affected due to no seller rating/feedback?
*note that I do have a 100% buyer rating with like 100 transactions, but I'm not sure if this matters

2) With some of my high end stuff, when is it best to put a buy it now price on vs. let it ride with a minimum bid?

3) Any idea what this card might command on the bay?:
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4) Any other advice, info to know before selling on ebay would be greatly appreciated

Thanks in advance for your help and thoughts
 

theplasticman

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1. Yes. Sell smaller stuff for a while and build FB before you sell any bigger cards.

2. Research. Compare similar sales for the card and others of that player and/or set. Some cards "book" for $50 but routinely sell for $100.

3. See #2

4. Learn what turns people off about listings and avoid doing that yourself. Make it easy to buy from you and dont murder people on shipping.
 

bear0555

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1) Not really. You'd be surprised how high 0 feedback sellers get for nice items, especially when they don't show up often.

2) I usually sell items over $100 via bin/bo and under $100 via auction. The final value fees are cheaper this way. And ebay fees do change so keep that in mind. Use this to check:
http://www.newlifeauctions.com/calc.html

3) My guess is $30-$50.

4) I judge buyers by whether they leave more feedback than they receive and by how fast they pay. I've had someone rip me off for a $10 card a couple years back but if I trust the buyer, I won't use dc for $10 items. Charge $3 for shipping - you get the most for your money that way. Also, dc is only 19 cents if you print using paypal. And use signature confirmation when someone sends you $250 or more.
 
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quambomb

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Good advice, thanks a bunch. I think I might start by just selling smaller stuff. I especially appreciate detail regarding fees and shipping.
 
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