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29/06/2008, 09:51 PM
I am just wondering if you bid for something on Ebay with the starting price of 99c and no one else bids do you feel bad for getting something for $1?
I mean this wouldn't even cover their listing fees and when it is pick up no chance of recouping the fees in postage costs or anything like that.
29/06/2008, 09:56 PM
hmm sort of
, but then i think they must have been prepared for that to happen if that was their starting price
29/06/2008, 11:24 PM
Yup Kys! always, but then I think - bargain for me!
(although, I usually round it up to a fiver if they are super nice!!)
But then - I just bought a whole winter wardrobe for DD for $26 (inc postage) and I am SO STOKED!!!
Also, if they are super nice, I'll keep them on as a Fav Seller and continue to buy from them, so always think of this - if you DIDN'T buy it, they STILL would have had fees, but no buyer!!
ETA - I DO NOT support Feebay anymore - I buy from Oztion - MUCH better bargins for buyers!!
30/06/2008, 12:03 AM
I DO NOT support Feebay anymore - I buy from Oztion - MUCH better bargins for buyers!!
Same here but a pram for 99c you can't argue with! (Plus oztion had none in sa)
Though it is an old school style of pram just the type i have been after for six months!!
30/06/2008, 12:14 AM
From someone who has sold quite a few things at 99c I look at it as donating it, I hear stories about vinnies chucking out stuff and figure it saves me money in petrol it may as well go to someone who actually wants it. Often people will round up but some dont and I dont really mind. It all sort of evens out for me in the end some items I have sold got huge amounts for others nothing....
30/06/2008, 12:49 AM
I think it's just the nature of the business and some businesses take that risk to get the sales. A lot of the time what you get on massive discount from shops is below what they paid wholesale for it.
I do feel bad when it's obviously a one off from home type of seller.
30/06/2008, 08:35 AM
Once I got a massive bag of bulk clothes for my dd for 99c which included jeans, etc. and when it arrived in the post it had cost the seller a couple of dollars more in postage than she quoted. She had underestimated the weight because of the jeans.
Sometimes when you win something for 99c it's not really a bargain because the postage makes it a shirt for $6.40 or whatever unless they only charge you $1 or so for postage. I think you really have to need the item for it to be a bargain.
30/06/2008, 09:19 AM
That's why it's a free market, depends on supply and demand.
I thought .99c covers listing fee + photo so it does just cover fees.
Sellers do this to make it more attractive. I've seen lots of items start at low price then hit the $100 mark right before auction close.
The ones that irk me are the sellers that list at 0.99c then have a 'statement' which is against ebay policy, saying they reserve the right to close the auction if it doesn't reach a certain price. If you don't want to sell it for $1, list at the price your willing to take at minimum.
Sometimes you make a good price as a seller, sometimes you get a good price as a buyer.
I got a fax machine for .99c, bargain and local pickup. I thought I'd lose because 5 others I was watching all went for $25++
But Also . . .
I sold 2 Scalectrix sets for $40 in total. The buyer was stoked, they cost $100 each to buy new and although I'd hoped to make a better price, I was pleased too because I know what it's like to pick up a bargain.
30/06/2008, 11:27 AM
depends on how much postage is. if they want $20 for it then no i dont feel bad about it at all
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