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Sales, Swaps, Auction & Approvals/Auction Disc. : finally been over bid

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Harvey
19 Jul 2019
04:17:24pm
I've been playing around with your auctions for about a month. I've bid on 53 items and have finally been overbid on an item - everything else went on my first bid. That's a success rate on one bid of 98% assuming I don't get overbid in the next couple weeks on any other item that I'm on at the moment. Not trying to say or imply anything - just playing with the numbers. This is totally different from E-Bay, which is not really a bad thing.
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philb
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20 Jul 2019
04:12:40pm

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re: finally been over bid

There are few things that i "must have",but when they show up..i will bid up.

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Harvey
20 Jul 2019
04:16:50pm
re: finally been over bid

Philb - Me too! I just find it a bit strange that so many of the items seem to go for the first bid. I guess part of it is that there are a lot less potential bidders.

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musicman
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21 Jul 2019
08:39:44am
re: finally been over bid

Many of the collectors here are lifelong collectors, I suspect;

that being said, I tend to be of the opinion that much of what is

on the auctions is or has been owned by most, there being the reason

for the low number of bids on many items.

I also would offer that shipping costs - usually to 'foreign' countries -

is another factor to consider.


Also, in comparison to Ebay, SOR sells many, many low value items,

which is not very profitable for Ebay sellers.

I would dare say that SOR sellers - by a vast majority -

are not selling here strictly for profit, but to be rid of duplication,

to pass on their collection, or even to just have fun with it,

among other reasons!


Happy

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burrowsj
21 Jul 2019
12:15:30pm

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re: finally been over bid

Musicman has covered it all.I list from time to time a few items in the auction section with middling success.I find that the approval books are the most effective and efficient way of presenting your material for sale.For material you might consider for auction but wish to put into an approval booklet,you just have to come up with the lowest price you would be happy with and get on with it.

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nlroberts1961
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24 Jul 2019
12:39:27am
re: finally been over bid

I think musicman has it spot on ~ its mostly pro bono and that is not a bad thing Applause

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