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  1. #1
    pseuzanne
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    Default Ebay timing/pricing

    I have a spa gift certificate to sell on ebay (no luck selling it on

    craigslist), and have two questions. When is the optimal time to have

    an auction end? On the weekend, when more people have time to be

    shopping?



    Also, the gift certificate is worth $100. What should I put as my

    reserve amount? How much would people expect to pay for that on ebay?



    Thanks,

    Suzanne









  2. #2
    herberkids3
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    Default Ebay timing/pricing

    If the certificate can be used at a long list of spa's around the

    country, you'll likely be able to get back almost full value on the GC.

    However, if it's for a specific salon or salon chain not found all

    over, then you probably won't get close to the full value because it

    really limits the target "audience" of bidders.



    I would set it for a long run- 7 or 10 days, set to end either in the

    evening after work lets out, or on a Saturday before noon or after 6pm,

    and start it off at a low bid. If you really want to have a reserve,

    maybe do $75.00.







    --- In Budget101_@yahoogroups.com, "pseuzanne" <pseuzanne@...> wrote:

    >

    > I have a spa gift certificate to sell on ebay (no luck selling it on

    > craigslist), and have two questions. When is the optimal time to have

    > an auction end? On the weekend, when more people have time to be

    > shopping?

    >

    > Also, the gift certificate is worth $100. What should I put as my

    > reserve amount? How much would people expect to pay for that on ebay?

    >

    > Thanks,

    > Suzanne

    >










  3. #3
    Jenn and Chris
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    Default Ebay timing/pricing


    The best time for the most money is after work hours a weekend is okay but a long weekend is not! People are always are gone that is the best time to buy.
    Good luck!

    [quote]
    ----- Original Message -----
    From: pseuzanne
    To: Budget101_@yahoogroups.com
    Sent: Friday, October 05, 2007 5:49 PM
    Subject: Budget101.com : Ebay timing/pricing





    I have a spa gift certificate to sell on ebay (no luck selling it on
    craigslist), and have two questions. When is the optimal time to have
    an auction end? On the weekend, when more people have time to be
    shopping?

    Also, the gift certificate is worth $100. What should I put as my
    reserve amount? How much would people expect to pay for that on ebay?

    Thanks,
    Suzanne





  4. #4
    Jeanne Perillo
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    Default Ebay timing/pricing

    My suggestion is to have the auction finish for 8ish Sunday night. By that point in time everyone is home but still awake. I am a huge fan of posting for $0.01 and since it's probably going to go first class mail, include postage in the price of the auction. It's only $0.41. Depending on how well known this place is, I would say, expect 50 - 75. So if you want a reserve then put $50. Just my 2 cents. Good luck. Jeanne


  5. #5
    Carole Scandrol
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    Default Ebay timing/pricing


    I suggest listing your ebay item 9PM EST since it's then after 5PM PST so anyone on the West Coast can be home from work and have time to bid, but not too late on the East Coast that people would have already gone to bed. I haven't noticed much difference between days of the week or the weekend.

    As to pricing, go to Ebay and check the current and already closed auctions and see what items like yours are AND have already sold for. That will tell you what the market is like for that item.

    Also read the body of the listings, especially those that received several bids. See if there's some gread wording you could use too. Check the catagory the best selling ones are listed in and use THAT catagory for yours too.

    Good luck to you. Ebay is a GREAT market place, but it's also a very competative one.



 

 

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