Bidders on vacation?

Bidders on vacation?

Post by John Ston » Fri, 25 Jun 1999 04:00:00



It seems bids on some items aren't doing real well right now, are people
on vacation and away from the computer?
 
 
 

Bidders on vacation?

Post by Money » Fri, 25 Jun 1999 04:00:00


you raise a good and valid questions.  some dealers I know who are active with
ebay said bids are way low.  cheers, alan mendelson

 
 
 

Bidders on vacation?

Post by Emin Ulu » Fri, 25 Jun 1999 04:00:00


I have noticed that this has happened for the past two summers as well.
I have already made some good purchases there in the past two weeks, but
some of the lots I put up for sale only had lukewarm responses.  Other
(low-priced?) lots may actually do better.  I have noticed that action
seems to peak during Fall and Spring.

Emin

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> you raise a good and valid questions.  some dealers I know who are active with
> ebay said bids are way low.  cheers, alan mendelson

 
 
 

Bidders on vacation?

Post by Novsib » Fri, 25 Jun 1999 04:00:00


Yeah, they seem to go on vacation right after they bid on the coin, but before
they pay for it!

D. Parrish

Nemo me impune lacessit!

 
 
 

Bidders on vacation?

Post by Forrest Steve » Sat, 26 Jun 1999 04:00:00




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>It seems bids on some items aren't doing real well right now, are people
>on vacation and away from the computer?

It does seem that way a bit, but the number of items listed (which
should be some measure of the overall activity) is still fairly high.
It seems unlikely that bidders would leave but sellers would stay?

Forrest Stevens

 
 
 

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Post by PFDJ » Sat, 26 Jun 1999 04:00:00


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>>>It seems bids on some items aren't doing real well right now, are people on

vacation and away from the computer?<<<

I only sell occassionally.....mostly duplicates.

About 11 days ago I put up 3 items early enough in the day on Sunday so that
they would be listed during prime time on both coasts.

The first item was an MS-63 1893 Columbian Expo half....a popular item. I
started it at $1 with a reserve set at my cost...$32. It got one bid during the
1st 24 hours and sat at $1 for four or 5 days....it eventually sold at the
reserve price.

The other two items were NGC 66 Washington quarters....a 1953-S and a 1954-S. I
priced them at cost....$25 each with no reserve....less than half of Coin
Universe retail. Both of these items didn't receive a bid until the last day.
One sold for $31 and the other for $32.

Now...it could have been a mistake to list them only a coiple of days after
eBay's major-league outage, or it could be that with the return of summer
people are spending less time in front of the computer....but eventually do
check in.

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Phil DeMayo
Coinmasters 1188
ANA R-182606

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Post by Michael Jacob » Sat, 26 Jun 1999 04:00:00


The internet/www is not going to change a seasonal trend that has existed in
the business forever!!
Until people with four different season get use to the warmer weather coin
activity almost comes to a stand still in the first 6-12 weeks of the warmer
weather part of the year for use northern folks.

I'm working on a 500 lot token auction this year, but no way will it come to
the www till fall.
I'll probably start making noise in August or September, but any effort
trying now will be wasted.

In fact, I see something every years I call the southern weather
effect...when it's 100+ down south people get active collecting, the hotter
days drive people in and then these folks start looking for something to
do...

If you could watch for bids based on geographical location over many years
you will see the slight trend forming..

Walking around the soap box today
Michael

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>It seems bids on some items aren't doing real well right now, are people
>on vacation and away from the computer?