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100 items starting at 1c - starting tonight thru 11/15 on HipStamp  
 

 
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Posted 11/08/2018   12:57 pm  Show Profile Bookmark this topic Add txphl to your friends list Get a Link to this Message
Hi folks,
Finally able to place my first listings. Lot of work learning the API, and posting 100 items in one minute NOT using a bulk lister.
I'm particularly proud of 3 items:
https://www.hipstamp.com/listing/mo...985/22428397
https://www.hipstamp.com/listing/mo...985/22428395
https://www.hipstamp.com/listing/fr...953/22429214
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Posted 11/08/2018   2:01 pm  Show Profile Check GeoffHa's eBay Listings Bookmark this reply Add GeoffHa to your friends list  Get a Link to this Reply
Good luck with your dealing career. I have to say that, from here, some of these prices look very high against the CV. Be interested to hear how you do.
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Posted 11/09/2018   3:51 pm  Show Profile Bookmark this reply Add tlmcca to your friends list  Get a Link to this Reply
The must have been very popular since each of the three you cited are CLOSED with a notation that the seller is on vacation. Big enough return for that vacation to the islands?

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Posted 11/10/2018   02:15 am  Show Profile Bookmark this reply Add txphl to your friends list  Get a Link to this Reply
@tlmcca, @GeoffHa,

HipStamp requires that the items that are supposed to go on the 1c no reserve have a high-enough price rounded up and with a .39 ending while they review it. The listings, as I have learned, are then removed, and converted to Auction listings with a 1c starting price.
They had recommended a percentage high enough that they wouldn't be bought before they went to the no-reserve.

The listings below are now supposed to start at 1c with new numbers:

https://www.hipstamp.com/listing/txphl/22434559 - Monaco 1500 Perf
https://www.hipstamp.com/listing/txphl/22434558 - Monaco Imp
https://www.hipstamp.com/listing/txphl/22434541 - France Coins DatÚs Block

This was very confusing to me, as I captured the listing ID when I created them with the API, and when I went to look at them after crashing for 12 hours, I saw they were closed. I didn't really think someone snatched all 100 up.

In the end, they ended up splitting half to the HipStamp 100th No Reserve, and created a debut event for me. I worked very hard on picking 100 items for the 100th auction all related to "100" - and then they only chose 50 :(

Anyway, it's about $6000 CV (higher with Maury/Michel) so my worst-case scenario is $1 in sales - HipStamp's commission.

Not sure why the listings aren't just converted and the price modified down to 1c or why not just lock them and make them invisible, but hey, I'm learning (as you saw from my first eBay listing.)

I've gotten feedback from a few folks here - thanks so much for that. I don't like filling up listings with legalese and all that, but it appears to be a necessity, as I've browsed through several reputable (and not so reputable) dealers and about 80% of the text is dedicated to disclaimers, shipping, policies, etc...

LOL - I'm not on vacation, going to DC for work (my other job) and won't be able to mail the 100 lots until 2 days after I come back.
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Posted 11/10/2018   02:17 am  Show Profile Bookmark this reply Add txphl to your friends list  Get a Link to this Reply
I stated the following on another thread: http://goscf.com/t/64447

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My first No Reserve auction will kick off with the 100th Penny Auction at HipStamp on 11/15. I will include 100 items all related to the number 100 (admittedly, some are very tenuous connections to 100, like 4x25c Diana Kiribati block and so on.) There are a couple of ugly items (GB #100) but hey, it starts at a penny.

*** PROMOTION: all members with 50+ posts at SCF will receive a 5% discount. Email me after the auction ends with your SCF handle.


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After a sleepless night figuring out the API, I've got my one hundred items at http://www.hipstamp.com/store/txphl. Ignore the prices - they're all starting at 1c starting tonight.
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