eBay advice please

eBay advice please

Post by Steve Joy » Fri, 04 Aug 2000 04:00:00



I have about 20 PCGS slabbed 1964-D dimes graded 64 and are marked as
Samples. Some of them are beauties, some have some toning and 1 or 2
have some ugly fingerprints on them, I would like to sell them and
enlist your opinions on:

1. Should I offer them as a dutch auction or separately?

2. If so, what should I start the bids at? I had in mind $3-5, plus
shipping, or should I offer free shipping? Or, could I get more for
them? I don't see them selling for much more than $5 plus shipping.

3. How much will the fees be selling dutch as opposed to individually?

4. Should I sell the toned and fingerprinted coins for less money or
just offer them as-is but mention that there is toning, etc?

5. Five day auction ending on Sat or Sun?

Any other advice is appreciated. I've not sold any coins on eBay before
(bought plenty, just ask my wife). If anyone here is interested, just
email me.

TIA      Steve

 
 
 

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Post by Bill Krumme » Fri, 04 Aug 2000 04:00:00


Quote:

>If listing without using Mister Lister or another program, backbutton your
>browser to avoid having to fill in all the boilerplate again, rather than
>starting from scratch.


ever, ever think of that. Crap! Kick myself in the butt.  Sheesh.  Crap.
Someone come on over and give me a good whuppin.

Thanks Fred for the idea.  Better 2 years late than never.  Uh, never,
that's even worse - I probably would have never figured it out on my own.
Crap.    Billl Krummel

 
 
 

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Post by Fred A. Murph » Sat, 05 Aug 2000 04:00:00



Quote:
> I have about 20 PCGS slabbed 1964-D dimes graded 64 and are marked as
> Samples. Some of them are beauties, some have some toning and 1 or 2
> have some ugly fingerprints on them, I would like to sell them and
> enlist your opinions on:

> 1. Should I offer them as a dutch auction or separately?

Dutch will bring less money, especially if some are fingerprinted (and I'm
assuming you would mention that).

Quote:
> 2. If so, what should I start the bids at? I had in mind $3-5, plus
> shipping, or should I offer free shipping? Or, could I get more for
> them? I don't see them selling for much more than $5 plus shipping.

They're really not worth more than $1 plus postage (defined).  I would start
them at one cent, but I have been lead to believe this is dishonest,
immoral, illegal, disingenuous and probably fattening.  :^)  After all,
except for the listing fee, what have you got to lose?

Quote:
> 3. How much will the fees be selling dutch as opposed to individually?

Fee based on selling price is the same (probably 5%).  Quarter each listed
singly, or I think a max of $2 as a Dutch lot.  The $3 savings would
probably be more than cancelled by having to take the lowest of 20 bids.
Dutch is a no-no unless your main goal is to get rid of them all at once,
quickly.

Quote:
> 4. Should I sell the toned and fingerprinted coins for less money or
> just offer them as-is but mention that there is toning, etc?

Selling singly solves this.  Describe/pix each lot.  Not difficult, once you
set up the master description.  Just add "this one has a fingerprint".

Quote:
> 5. Five day auction ending on Sat or Sun?

Seven or ten.  Sun.  Unless you're in a big hurry.  If the whole mess yields
$100, I'd be shocked, so unless you're desperate for money, why rush?

Quote:
> Any other advice is appreciated. I've not sold any coins on eBay before
> (bought plenty, just ask my wife). If anyone here is interested, just
> email me.

List 2-5 per week.  If you discover something you overlooked, you can change
it without affecting all of them.

Define your shipping (what price and how you'll ship, and if insurance is
included--probably best to make it first class, insurance optional).

If your scanner will do it, gang scan and crop.  It takes about three times
as long to do 20 as it does to do one.

If listing without using Mister Lister or another program, backbutton your
browser to avoid having to fill in all the boilerplate again, rather than
starting from scratch.

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Post by VVALHAL » Sat, 05 Aug 2000 04:00:00


Quote:
>They're really not worth more than $1 plus postage (defined).  I would start
>them at one cent, but I have been lead to believe this is dishonest,
>immoral, illegal, disingenuous and probably fattening.  :^)  After all,
>except for the listing fee, what have you got to lose?

It is dishonest, imm***& disingenuous to say you'll sell something for a cent
with no reserve and then not sell it.
Dennis
 
 
 

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Post by Tom Re » Sat, 05 Aug 2000 04:00:00


Quote:

> I have about 20 PCGS slabbed 1964-D dimes graded 64 and are marked as
> Samples. Some of them are beauties, some have some toning and 1 or 2
> have some ugly fingerprints on them, I would like to sell them and
> enlist your opinions on:

--
        Nobody has commented on the "samples" business. To me this means they
haven't been graded and may or may not be 64, but were just put up to
show the holder, etc. Am I right?

--Tom Rea

 "You need to understand the rules so you can break them
 intelligently," the Dalai Lama



 
 
 

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Post by sten.. » Sat, 05 Aug 2000 04:00:00


Quote:
> --
>    Nobody has commented on the "samples"

business. To me this means they
Quote:
> haven't been graded and may or may not be 64,

but were just put up to

Quote:
> show the holder, etc. Am I right?

> --Tom Rea

>  "You need to understand the rules so you can
break them
>  intelligently," the Dalai Lama




They are labelled MS64. It is my understanding
that this is an accurate grade. But, as someone
else here says, I may be wrong.

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Post by J. Crato » Sat, 05 Aug 2000 04:00:00


I might be interested in some of the toned examples you said you may
have. Please contact me.

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the head of presidents."     - George Washington
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Post by Stujo » Sat, 05 Aug 2000 04:00:00




Quote:
> << I might be interested in some of the toned examples you said you may
> have. Please contact me. >>

> I might be interested in one of the other toned ones Jason doesn't want, if you
> don't want too much....preferably one without fingerprints....unless it is
> someone famous.....

Ummm...Ed...I don't think you read his description very carefully. Or
maybe I missed the part where he said they were 79S Rev of 78 Roosevelts.
:-)

--
Stu Miller
My coins may not be pretty but they have great personalities.
http://stujoe.tripod.com
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Post by Ed Euban » Sun, 06 Aug 2000 04:00:00


<< I might be interested in some of the toned examples you said you may
have. Please contact me. >>

I might be interested in one of the other toned ones Jason doesn't want, if you
don't want too much....preferably one without fingerprints....unless it is
someone famous.....

Ed

 
 
 

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Post by Ed Euban » Sun, 06 Aug 2000 04:00:00


<< Ummm...Ed...I don't think you read his description very carefully. Or maybe
I missed the part where he said they were 79S Rev of 78 Roosevelts. :-) >>

THEY ARE?  Well I just ordered one from him...and btw he is selling me the one
with Elvis's fingerprints on it, so every one else that wants one will have to
settle for the plain ones!
P.S. BTW, Peter, I mailed your coins today priority and should be too you next
week even though you live the distance of 50,000,000 state quarters, stacked
end to end, away.

Ed

 
 
 

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Post by Joe Sewe » Sun, 06 Aug 2000 04:00:00



Quote:


>>If listing without using Mister Lister or another program, backbutton your
>>browser to avoid having to fill in all the boilerplate again, rather than
>>starting from scratch.


>ever, ever think of that. Crap! Kick myself in the butt.  Sheesh.  Crap.
>Someone come on over and give me a good whuppin.

>Thanks Fred for the idea.  Better 2 years late than never.  Uh, never,
>that's even worse - I probably would have never figured it out on my own.
>Crap.    Billl Krummel

FYI, if you tell your browser to check a page against the cached version
every time you bring it up, vs. once per session, the back-button trick
will NOT work, especially under Internet Explorer.  The page will get
reloaded, and all the fields will be reset.
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Post by Joe Sewe » Sun, 06 Aug 2000 04:00:00



Quote:

>I have about 20 PCGS slabbed 1964-D dimes graded 64 and are marked as
>Samples. Some of them are beauties, some have some toning and 1 or 2
>have some ugly fingerprints on them, I would like to sell them and
>enlist your opinions on:

>1. Should I offer them as a dutch auction or separately?

Separately.  Make sure you note that these are SAMPLES.  Sample coins, by
the way, aren't necessarily the grade represented on the sticker.
Nowadays, when the services hand out samples of their slabs, they omit the
grade, note "Not Consensus Graded" on it, or give it a phony grade such as
NG-00.

Quote:
>2. If so, what should I start the bids at? I had in mind $3-5, plus
>shipping, or should I offer free shipping? Or, could I get more for
>them? I don't see them selling for much more than $5 plus shipping.

Grade each one yourself, and base the starting bid on that.

Quote:
>3. How much will the fees be selling dutch as opposed to individually?

You'll have to go to the target site (eBay, Amazon, etc.) and look at
their fee schedule.

Quote:
>4. Should I sell the toned and fingerprinted coins for less money or
>just offer them as-is but mention that there is toning, etc?

See the answer to #2 above.

Quote:
>5. Five day auction ending on Sat or Sun?

End it on Sunday, definitely.  When you start it is up to you; I tend to
prefer at least a 7-day auction, to allow the greatest number of possible
viewers.
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Post by Joe Sewe » Sun, 06 Aug 2000 04:00:00



Quote:

>>They're really not worth more than $1 plus postage (defined).  I would start
>>them at one cent, but I have been lead to believe this is dishonest,
>>immoral, illegal, disingenuous and probably fattening.  :^)  After all,
>>except for the listing fee, what have you got to lose?

>It is dishonest, imm***& disingenuous to say you'll sell something for a cent
>with no reserve and then not sell it.

Unless somebody doesn't even bid 1 cent on it, in which case it's
downright embarassing! :)
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Post by Joe Sewe » Sun, 06 Aug 2000 04:00:00


Quote:

>> --
>>       Nobody has commented on the "samples"
>business. To me this means they
>> haven't been graded and may or may not be 64,
>but were just put up to
>> show the holder, etc. Am I right?
[.sig snippage]
>They are labelled MS64. It is my understanding
>that this is an accurate grade. But, as someone
>else here says, I may be wrong.

If they have the word SAMPLE on it, I assume the grade is meaningless.
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