When winter arrives, the eBay selling activity of retirees Irene and Regis Huschak mgdj67, heats up. Their wintertime hobby helps raise funds for their favorite nonprofits—plus extra cash for family vacations.
Having raised four children, Irene and Regis Huschak were enjoying a retirement filled with social events and activities like gardening and traveling. But when fall turned into a frigid Pennsylvania winter, they were eager for an indoor hobby. On the suggestion of their daughter, the husband-and-wife team tried selling on eBay. They discovered it was not only fun, but a great way to support their favorite nonprofits and help fund family vacations... Read more
It's the heart of summer, but kids will be headed to class again in just weeks, so now's the time to think about back to school gear. List school clothes and supplies or buy some gear for your own A-student to tap into the class of 2012:
Try out the Fixed Price format. Unlike Auction-style there is no bidding, only a Buy It Now price. When you list select DVDs and video games, the usual up front Insertion Fees will be FREE. Plus, when it sells, you'll pay less because you'll get 50% off the Final Value Fees.
Though Auction-style is usually the best choice, sometimes Fixed Price is useful, like with DVDs and video games. Learn more about differences and benefits of Auction-style and Fixed Price right here in How to sell.
When should I try Fixed Price format?
Auction-style listing fees are usually free*. These listings get high buyer visibility and can generate bidding excitement to drive your price up. So Auction-style is a great place to start, especially when you add a Buy It Now option, for buyers who don't want to wait.
Sometimes, though, it's worth trying a pure Fixed Price format. (This means there's no bidding—only Buy It Now.) Here are three times to consider Fixed Price:
The right price is critical, but it's even more important in Fixed Price, so do your research. See how in this 3-minute demo.
To price for a quick, top-dollar sale, research prices before you list. Learn which items sold at what prices, which didn't, and why, by researching completed listings of similar items on eBay. With this easy-to-follow demo, learn what it takes to list successfully, from picking up best practices to assessing market value.
See how successful sellers list their items—price, listing format (Auction-style, Fixed Price, Auction-style with Buy It Now), winning titles, and detailed descriptions—so you can repeat that success when you list. With this knowledge, you can list with confidence every time.
Listing in Consumer Electronics, Computers & Networking and Cell Phones & PDAs has never been easier. When you start listing a tech item in those categories, you'll see a dropdown menu of item choices. If your item has a match in our catalog, it practically lists itself! Just be clear about the condition and add your own photo if you're selling a used item.
Your own postage scale at home will help you list with an accurate shipping cost and save you a trip to the post office. Today's digital scales can cost less than $20 and can be very compact and light. Stock up on boxes and packing materials, buy your postage online with eBay labels, and you can ship your package without ever leaving home.
Now you can shop as well as sell items from anywhere with the eBay for iPad app. Bid, buy and sell without ever clicking away from your search. Access to My eBay is fully integrated on the iPad app. Quickly check your activity and status, plus search and shop internationally.
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Answer: Always check starting price and shipping cost first when a listing doesn't sell the first time. Not doing your research can lead to the most common reason an item doesn't sell—how it's priced. This time, the item start price and shipping cost were competitive, and she was smart to add a fair Buy It Now price, too. These other factors could have held this listing back:
*Up to 50 items per month. Additional optional Feature fees apply when used. 9% Final Value Fee applied to the total amount of the sale—including the cost of the item, shipping, and any other fees a seller may charge (for example, engraving or gift wrapping), excluding any sales tax. Does not apply to eBay Store subscribers and Vehicle categories on eBay Motors.