ebay noob help

Discussion in 'UK Motorcycles' started by Helium, Jun 6, 2004.

  1. Helium

    Helium Guest

    I'm going to stick my Fazer up for sale on ebay. Can someone confirm the
    fees for me please. I think it'll cost £3 for the listing and £15 if it's
    sold (being under £3k in value). If I withdraw it from sale or it doesn't
    meet reserve, my only loss would be £3? Is it worth having any of the
    options (bold etc.).

    Any advice on the wording?
    Helium, Jun 6, 2004
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  2. Helium

    Helium Guest

    I meant £6, not £3.
    Helium, Jun 6, 2004
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    John Higgins Guest

    Never sold a vehicle but I've sold a fair few PCs and the only "must
    have" as far as I am concerned is decent pics and a professional
    looking layout.

    As for the listing extras, ignore them,except the gallery picture,
    they do nothing for the final price.

    Look at Cane's listing for the CCM, it's clean, fairly well-worded
    with excellent pictures.

    John Higgins, Jun 6, 2004
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    CampinGazz Guest

    Never sold a vehicle either, but it's about a fiver for a 300 quid reserve
    on the last thing i sold.. so i didnt bother with a reserve price.. just put
    at the bottom 'this item is advertised elsewhere, and i reserve the right to
    withdraw it if it is sold elsewhere' then no one can moan when they don't
    get your item for 20p cos no one else was interested,

    like the others have said.. the only extra i ever use is the gallery picture
    (6p i think) i dont fart about with those fancy/crappy themes.. they look a
    bit too tacky for my liking.. but each to their own,

    i always put a good write up of what i'm selling tho, i hate it when you
    click on something you might want to bid for, and all it says is something
    like 'jobbiewotsit for auction, new thingamyjig not long ago, good luck
    bidding on my item'

    I always put the info i would want if i were buying what i'm selling, i've
    never had anyone e-mail me asking for more info yet.. it's always all there
    on the listing i put,

    To actualy write my listings, i use my web site editor (front page for me..
    it works well enough.. just :) and i make a new page, with no background,
    and just type out the listing in front page, inserting pictures as i go and
    make the listing look how i want it to, then i upload the page to my web
    space.. without any links so no one can find it, then open the page in IE..
    (need to remember the url it gets uploaded to of course) and right click on
    the page.. select 'encoding' and it brings up the HTML for that page, select
    all and copy,

    Then go to ebay, do the listing as normal at first.. i.e select heading etc,
    then when you get to the part to enter your wording.. select 'write your own
    HTML' and paste the html you've just copied,

    job done, your listing will look how you've made it look in your web editor
    (hopefully.. watch out for the picture links not working.. you may need to
    go in the html and edit the links adding the first part of your web space
    addy.. i.e the www.mywebspace.con/ part before where it goes
    '/images/mymissusesusedpantiesauction.jpg' but that could just be something
    my set up does)

    That's what i do anyway, i also usually start the auction off on 99p, makes
    the insertion fee cheaper, (check out the fee's page on ebay, going to a
    quid costs more i think.. no point starting at 100 quid when your certian
    it'll make more than that.. you can always pull the auction if it dosent
    make what you want.. if youve put the 'for sale elsewhere' bit :)
    CampinGazz, Jun 7, 2004
  5. Except that this is the most irritating thing that sellers do on Ebay.
    It's an auction, right?
    The Older Gentleman, Jun 7, 2004
  6. Why not just select the code in Front Page directly?
    Then paste it into the 'write your own html' bit of Sell.
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    Colonel Tupperware, Jun 7, 2004
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    CampinGazz Guest

    'cos then the url's for the photo's you've aded are pointing to your hard
    drive on your pooter, and not the place you've uploaded them to so you can
    use them in the listing.. of course if you don't put any photo's in the
    listings, and pay ebay to host them for you, then it makes no differance :)
    CampinGazz, Jun 7, 2004
  8. Helium

    Helium Guest

    <snip: more advice on listing using html>

    Sounds like a good idea, I'll do it in Dreamweaver. Ta muchly.

    Off to wash bike and take pretty pictures.
    Helium, Jun 7, 2004
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