For any successful auction you need 2 or more potential buyers at a given price range, in order to bid up the price. If only 1 shows up, you get a sale at the opening bid.
It can be a trick, especially for more specialized material, to get the right buyers all focused in the same place at the same time. With eBay
, there is no advertising to promote the fact that a particular item is for sale at a particular time.
This is where the major auction houses clearly provide a major value-add above eBay
, in that they promote sales at specific times, targeted at certain audiences, for maximum participation.
I wonder if some eBay
sellers in general, might consider doing promotion for certain special items, or groups of items when they come up for sale, and have the sale at a pre-determined time....