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MWoody
Posted 2008-12-28 11:24 PM (#4819)
Subject: It's hard to be a Seller...



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I thought I had a handful of pretty good Ebay candidates rolling into a nicely placed Sunday closing.

Nadda, Nil, ain't got Jack!

No 08 Collector for me anytime soon...


M(Waah!)Woody
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AussieJames
Posted 2008-12-28 11:32 PM (#4820 - in reply to #4819)
Subject: Re: It's hard to be a Seller...



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The punters are probably still on hols Mike!!

Or broke after Xmas!!

AJ
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Old Man Arthur
Posted 2008-12-28 11:34 PM (#4821 - in reply to #4819)
Subject: Re: It's hard to be a Seller...



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It is a sign of the Times...

[The End Of The World As We Know It]

I keep seeing all these Great Ovations going to the end of their listing with No Bidders.

(Yours included. :( )
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lanaki
Posted 2008-12-28 11:53 PM (#4822 - in reply to #4819)
Subject: Re: It's hard to be a Seller...


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the last three times i listed my 1271-1 viper, i had between 24 and 29 watchers. i guess they were all members of this forum just being nosey ;) i'm done listing it.
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Old Man Arthur
Posted 2008-12-29 12:44 AM (#4823 - in reply to #4819)
Subject: Re: It's hard to be a Seller...



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* PUBLIC SERVICE MESSAGE *

If you are selling an O, list it Here...
But if you are listing an item on EvilBay,
Do not put a link to it here!
You will end-up with 50 Watchers, just for entertainment.

I really try not to click the 'watch this item' button on OFCers.
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redwood
Posted 2008-12-29 1:06 AM (#4824 - in reply to #4819)
Subject: Re: It's hard to be a Seller...


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Yeah, seems like a good time to be a buyer...unless you gotta sell one to make the purchase. :(
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seesquare
Posted 2008-12-29 1:15 AM (#4825 - in reply to #4819)
Subject: Re: It's hard to be a Seller...


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The market sucks green bananas, at the moment. I'm concentrating on fabrication activities, as a prolonged distraction from the crummy economy.
Maybe, by the time I get a coupla critters operational, there may be more discretionary funds available to prospective buyers.
How's the used instrument market holding, comparitively, for other brands, e.g., Collings, Martin, Taylor?
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lanaki
Posted 2008-12-29 2:23 AM (#4826 - in reply to #4819)
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i've been monitoring the eBay listings of collings guitars. i'd say close to 90% of them are selling at or near normal price points. as are apple macbook pro 17" laptops!
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Jeff W.
Posted 2008-12-29 9:15 AM (#4827 - in reply to #4819)
Subject: Re: It's hard to be a Seller...


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stephent28
Posted 2008-12-29 10:37 AM (#4828 - in reply to #4819)
Subject: Re: It's hard to be a Seller...



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Originally posted by lanaki:
i've been monitoring the eBay listings of collings guitars. i'd say close to 90% of them are selling at or near normal price points.
Already planning for your 2nd?

They are amazing playing and sounding guitars.
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lanaki
Posted 2008-12-29 11:00 AM (#4829 - in reply to #4819)
Subject: Re: It's hard to be a Seller...


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t'some fine wood for sure.
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MWoody
Posted 2008-12-29 2:43 PM (#4830 - in reply to #4819)
Subject: Re: It's hard to be a Seller...



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I don't count on Watchers as potential Buyers so that's not a problem.
I don't worry about my fellow BFLG'ers leaving markers either.
I really try to set the auction up so that the last 3 hours are accessible and the product is communicated properly.

On the Koa Viper I ended up with 56 Bids - mostly done in 50 cent increments.

I don't like to give the reserve away but I do try to set it well below a Reasonable BiN.

I just have to remember that I don't NEED to sell, I just want to sell because I WANT to buy!

Any savvy shopper will follow the leads to this place and with a little research could easily discover what my "best deal" price is and take advantage of it.

I do feel bad for those that have to sell to make a living, it is a hard market.
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bvince
Posted 2008-12-29 2:52 PM (#4831 - in reply to #4819)
Subject: Re: It's hard to be a Seller...



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If you are patient and can hold off until Feb-Mar things will definitely pick up as tax return and stimulus check rolls around. That's a nice couple of guitars and I'm sure people will want them enough to eventually bid on them. At the same time, some people will be letting things go to PAY their taxes. Speaking of myself though, patience has been a problem.
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Trader Jim
Posted 2008-12-29 3:10 PM (#4832 - in reply to #4819)
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Only doctors have patience. ;) Not me.
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MWoody
Posted 2008-12-29 3:16 PM (#4833 - in reply to #4819)
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I do like seesquare's approach and I have been practicing it. I'm on vacation until next Monday and I have been working over a few projects.


Gotta go buy a few more rolls of solder...
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birddog
Posted 2008-12-29 3:45 PM (#4834 - in reply to #4819)
Subject: Re: It's hard to be a Seller...


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My last and only sale for my 1771LX had 23 watchers and only a few bidders. Being my first sale I set a BIN price that only lasted a few days. But I forgot to set any kind of reserve.
I certainly didn't want to take a bath on it. It was only at $183 so I logged on in my wifes account & bid it up to $375 with a few days to go. Then I logged on the final day of the sale with about 4 1/2 hours left and it hadn't moved.
I gambled, bid it up to $405 (Hey I figured I bought it once & could buy it again if I had to)
under her name. Then I looked after closing & it sold for $430. Guy wanted to drive up the next morning from Ohio & pick it up. Didn't take a loss but after sitting on it for a month it wasn't worth tying the money up that long.
Just had to tell her to disregaurd all those emails from ebay as she didn't win. ;)

Wally
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alpep
Posted 2008-12-29 8:18 PM (#4835 - in reply to #4819)
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it ain't been easy that's for sure.

I can rant about this for days.
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Chuck (Retired Navy)
Posted 2008-12-29 9:23 PM (#4836 - in reply to #4819)
Subject: Re: It's hard to be a Seller...


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As much as I would like to have a Viper, I just don't have the money right now. I fell off a trailer at work about 10 days ago. Broke my left collar bone, can't even play a guitar now. The following Sunday I was admitted to the hospital at my Dad's with the beginning stages of pneumonia. Spent two nights there. Looking at being out of work for 3-6 more weeks. Can't dive a semi with one arm not able to play. :(

Saw MWoody's Viper, plus there was a nice Elite on the bay. Would really like both, as whatever I get has to be substantially different from those I already have.
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MWoody
Posted 2008-12-29 10:52 PM (#4837 - in reply to #4819)
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Dang Chuck, you should know that landings count for everything.

Heal up, and I hope things get better.
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lanaki
Posted 2008-12-30 3:14 AM (#4838 - in reply to #4819)
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sorry to hear this chuck. perhaps you should change your motto! :D
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Chuck (Retired Navy)
Posted 2008-12-30 5:03 PM (#4839 - in reply to #4819)
Subject: Re: It's hard to be a Seller...


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Even with the current pain and problems, I believe I will stick with my current line. :) Things cold be a lot worse. I still have my job, family, and most of my health. Even more so, I know that all things happen for a reason, and God is still in control,

Maybe in another week or so I can begn to play my O's again. ;)
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