[BBC-Micro] [OT] eBay Pricing Psychology Discussion - was Re: reading data from old hard disk

Andrew Hancock andrew.hancock at cyrus-consultants.co.uk
Sat Jun 27 22:12:44 BST 2009

> Ths other problem with starting things at a pound is that it can backfire,

> and you end up getting just that - a pound. It's happened to people I've 
> baught stuff off, and they're not too pleased, but at the end of the day 
> it's their fault for starting it so low.

> I'd always start items at what I would accept as an absolute minimum. If
> doesn't fetch that, then it goes back on the shelf and relisted another

> Mark.

I've seen lots of sellers do this trick, it costs noting to list under a £1
now, and many sellers use it as a classified advert, and then when they have
enough interested parties and bids, cancel the auction, and then start
offering it direct and playing private auctions and offers!

Cancelled due to no longer available or broken!

and then there are the sellers, that try and make up for the poor sale price
of a £1 by telling you it's going to cost £25 to ship, and they need to
charge you £5 extra for bubble wrap and a box!

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