> 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).
> 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?
> 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,
> 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".
> 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?
> 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.
Good Grief. If you're bored, here's your own personal 2d animator.
It's an amazing piece of work: