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    The Madness of Ebay

    I was looking at a brand new Tissot Seastar with an auto movement on eBay. At lunch time it had reached £140. I did a bit of research to find it is available for £595 from several sources. I put it on my watch list because on the off chance it stayed around the £200 mark I might put in a bid. Admittedly a tad ambitious, but you never know. It sold last night for £1020, yes £1020. Are people mad ?
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    They are, because they get carried away with “Auction frenzy” which I have experienced at art auctions in the past.

    A strange phenomenon, that is easy to catch when in a room full of people vying for a piece, but not I feel when sitting looking at my eBay app!!

    I just set my max bid, and then wait till the 15 sec mark and bang it in.

    Win or lose I will not pay more than I think a watch is worth.
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    Re: The Madness of Ebay

    buyer soon realizes he/she can buy it almost half price from other retailers...he/she gonna take a negative feedback and not pay.....kakakaka....give it 3 days, that watch gonna get relisted..lol.
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    Probably not a real sale anyway. In my opinion, there is quite a bit of manipulation going on on eBay.
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    Re: The Madness of Ebay

    Ebay is great, quite happy with it for unloading non-expensive watches.
    Sold about 10 watches over the past 18 months and 9 of them sold on eBay within about a week.
    Prices ranged from a $60 Vostok to a $850 Seiko but all sold easily with immediate cash through Paypal. In addition, eBay gives me a $1 seller fee special offer quite often meaning I avoid the price gouging from them (Paypal fee unavoidable, though).
    There are a few Facebook watch selling groups I also put my watches on and all I seem to get are tire-kickers and low-ballers. You get a few of those on eBay too, but I politely decline them and sure enough, someone comes along soon after and accepts my asking price with no fuss.
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    Re: The Madness of Ebay

    Quote Originally Posted by SundayDuffer View Post
    buyer soon realizes he/she can buy it almost half price from other retailers...he/she gonna take a negative feedback and not pay.....kakakaka....give it 3 days, that watch gonna get relisted..lol.
    ^^ This.

    Look out for a thread like "How much would you pay for a Tissot Seastar?".
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    Re: The Madness of Ebay

    Quote Originally Posted by Earthjade View Post
    Ebay is great, quite happy with it for unloading non-expensive watches.
    Sold about 10 watches over the past 18 months and 9 of them sold on eBay within about a week.
    Prices ranged from a $60 Vostok to a $850 Seiko but all sold easily with immediate cash through Paypal. In addition, eBay gives me a $1 seller fee special offer quite often meaning I avoid the price gouging from them (Paypal fee unavoidable, though).
    There are a few Facebook watch selling groups I also put my watches on and all I seem to get are tire-kickers and low-ballers. You get a few of those on eBay too, but I politely decline them and sure enough, someone comes along soon after and accepts my asking price with no fuss.
    How do you get only a $1 ebay fee? It gets pretty annoying paying that 10% ebay fee plus the 3% paypal.

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    Re: The Madness of Ebay

    Quote Originally Posted by lehippi View Post
    How do you get only a $1 ebay fee? It gets pretty annoying paying that 10% ebay fee plus the 3% paypal.
    I go to My Ebay > Selling > Overview
    At the bottom there is a "Selling Promotions" section.
    Most of the time when it hits midnight on Saturday I get a "Weekends Only: Pay $1.10 when you sell!" offer. I get 48 hours to list as many items as I can and if they sell at any time after that, eBay only charges me a $1.10 flat fee.
    Needless to say, I only list when that promotion comes up.

    Don't ask me how to get it, I don't know. All I know is that it seems to pop up most (but not all) weekends for me. However, it didn't appear for most of September for me, so go figure.
    I do have an Australian eBay account, so maybe it's just an Aussie thing.
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    Re: The Madness of Ebay

    Money laundering.

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    Quote Originally Posted by salustiano View Post
    Money laundering.
    For a thousand dollars? Yeah, right, that makes sense.
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