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    Items to do 24 hr auction?

    Mainly computers working? Hot items? What about scrap boards?

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    I never recommend a 24 hour auction. Everything I do now is BIN, but I used to sell via auctions.

    For quick auctions (Either one day or three day), you'll want desirable components. This means working items that everyone needs. Computer RAM is a good example here. If you have a name brand of RAM, and it's a currently used part (Crucial DDR3, for example), there will be enough people looking that a 3 day auction will do very well. A 1 day auction can work out for these items sometimes, but I just don't like to take the risk on it. For the above example, you'd probably be fine.

    For scrap lots, a longer auction is better.

    For uncommon items that aren't in high demand, a BIN is the way to go. It will take longer to find "the right buyer", so you don't want a fixed ending time.

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    24-hr auctions are looked down apon depending on where you're holding it. Ebay expresses on their site not to do them as they tend to come off as scammish. I don't do them personally because 24-hrs isn't enough time to grab everyone's attention.

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    I normally 10 day auctions due to the material I normally sell. The only reason for me to think about a 3day or less auction is I want to move something quickly and and its the only way to get my item on the first page now. Mike
    "Profit begins when you buy NOT when you sell." {quote passed down to me from a wise man}

    Now go beat the copper out of something, Miked

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    I did away with auctions didn't have much luck with them seems like i make more money with BIN with obo option but I also sell lawnmower and appliance parts well and what ever else sells on ebay that I get. When I did auctions i never got a lot of views but I agree if you know you got a hot item do a auction.

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    24 hour auctions almost never sell...or sell well UNLESS a REALLY popular item (say an iphone). Even then, why shoot yourself in the foot? Give it 3 days to get a little speed and for more people to see it (ie you WILL get higher pricing). I do that with my broken smartphones and they sell about 90% of the time (granted I price correctly based on last 30 days of sales).

    Just my 2 cents
    PROFIT is made when you BUY/ACQUIRE NOT when you sell

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    I have went back to auctions for the random junk I get that I know it will sell and I know I will make more than scrap value since scrap is VERY LOW. But if its a small engine part or appliance part that I know works I still do BIN with the option OBO. But with the auctions I'm to start doing a 10 day auction to see if my profit will go up.

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    One of the negatives I have noted on auctions has been non payment. Of course with the BIN requires immediate payment so no chance for a non payment.

    I rarely use the Best Offer option on my listings because I feel it cheapens the item. My thought is it complicates the decision for a potential customer who wants to purchase right now. I believe they may think if they use the BIN rather than the Best Offer they are paying too much. We only have a moment to attract the customer to our listing and close the deal with out being there to speak with our customer.



    Well it entertaining to think about the psychology of marketing on ebay. 73, Mike

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