Re: Selling on eBay (Was Slightly OT: large Format Camera)

From: Sandy King ^lt;>
Date: 11/25/05-09:43:07 AM Z
Message-id: <a06020406bfacde268ccd@[]>

Ebay's take is about 5-10%, depending on the type and number of
services a seller chooses to include, and how a buyer accepts
payment.This may seem like a lot, but my experience is that you can
get a lot more for LF equipment selling on ebay than by selling to
one of the big used equipment companies. Midwest is a good place to
buy but I am fairly certain that for most LF equipment a person could
get more on ebay.

If you sell on ebay understand that the description of your items and
the illustrative appeal of your pictures is very important. In many
cases you are in effect competing with other sellers offering the
same item so you need some kind of competitive edge.

I personally nearly always research past selling prices and sell with
the Buy it Now option. This option is popular with some buyers who
don't want to follow the bidding process so if the seller sets a
price that is not outrageous it may appeal to some buyers.


>I'm a lurker who buys and sells on eBay -- 568 positive feedback
>rating. "Sell each item individually" is right. Large format (LF)
>items sell very well on eBay. The LF market is very strong,
>probably because LF is the least affected by digital. This is also
>the best time of year to sell -- Summer is the worst (but the best
>time to buy).
>To determine the selling price of an item, just go to the eBay Home
>Page> Advanced Search, and check the "Completed Listings" box. A
>search for "Wista 4X5" will bring up several cameras (and some
>non-camera items) which sold for $460 to $780, depending on the
>model and condition. Goerz Dagors and Artar lenses always sell
>well, especially in shutters. You can also sell film holders, dark
>cloths and other smaller items individually or in packages.
>Selling fees are described on this page:
>Naturally, there are lots of tips and (ethical) strategies for
>getting the best prices -- too many to write here -- but if anyone
>on this list wants to buy or sell items, I'll be happy to advise
>----- Original Message ----- From: "SteveS" <>
>To: <>
>Sent: Friday, November 25, 2005 1:41 AM
>Subject: Re: Slightly OT: large Format Camera
>>So, has anybody done much EBay business, lately?
>>What do you actually get from a sale? What's it cost and what's it
>>cost if it doens't sell?
>>S. Shapiro
>>----- Original Message ----- From: "ryberg" <>
>>To: <>
>>Sent: Thursday, November 24, 2005 3:54 PM
>>Subject: Re: Slightly OT: large Format Camera
>>>Put all of it on ebay--one item per auction. Yes, sell the camera and each
>>>lens separatly. Make your minimum bid what you really would sell it for.
>>>Charles Portland OR
Received on Fri Nov 25 09:51:27 2005

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