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Posted 01/13/2018   03:13 am  Show Profile Check 51studebaker's eBay Listings Bookmark this topic Add 51studebaker to your friends list  Get a Link to this Message
Have you ever had an auction listing which generates a large number of watchers (>25) but then does not generate a single bid? What are some of the possible reasons that this might happen?
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Posted 01/13/2018   03:49 am  Show Profile Bookmark this reply Add Johan Buvelot to your friends list  Get a Link to this Reply
The majority of watchers have no interest in buying/bidding, they just want to see what the end result is.

Then they have an idea what their own collection is roughly worth and if they want to sell or hold on. It is a way to observe the market.

I used to do the same, but nowadays I simply put in a bid if I want to buy something. Or give something I want to sell a minimum price.

I have learned that no collection is the same so comparing prices is most of the time useless.
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Posted 01/13/2018   04:02 am  Show Profile Check KGV Collector's eBay Listings Bookmark this reply Add KGV Collector to your friends list  Get a Link to this Reply
Wrong time of the pay fortnight or monthly one.

Utilities bills etc

The partner has hit the roof on stamp spending. Hopes to make it still happen.

No 1st bid to start it all off.

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Posted 01/13/2018   04:51 am  Show Profile Bookmark this reply Add Bobby De La Rue to your friends list  Get a Link to this Reply
Isn't it amazing that once that first bid is in the floodgates open.
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Posted 01/13/2018   06:46 am  Show Profile Bookmark this reply Add angore to your friends list  Get a Link to this Reply
I am a watcher to see what the final price is for information but I am also rarely the first bidder except near the end.
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Posted 01/13/2018   07:12 am  Show Profile Bookmark this reply Add ThomasGalloway to your friends list  Get a Link to this Reply
Since eBay removed the time listed from the gallery display of an eBay category listing, I use watching to mark where I left off yesterday.

I also watch certain categories (e.g., EFO envelopes) to observe the selling price.
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Posted 01/13/2018   11:23 am  Show Profile Bookmark this reply Add Rich60 to your friends list  Get a Link to this Reply
Ditto. I am watching certain items to gauge the market and to help price and sell my own listings.
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