Join Date: Feb 2002
Location: Wonderland Arts Society
I sell on ebay every week. It's fun and I love it.
If you are afraid a valuable item may attract low bids, you can put a reserve price on the auction. I use buy it now alot and sometimes my items sell within hours.
A few more pointers:
1. Make sure you know the value of your collectible before listing it. You should also do a search on similiar or exact items to see the going rate on ebay .
2. Be descriptive about any possible flaws, dents, etc. Make sure you describe your item well detailing everything. You should state where you got this from, what year, etc.
3. Post pics of the item. Most sellers only post the one free alloted pic unless the item is big ticket.
4. List your payment terms in the auction, if you will only take money order, paypal etc. Ex. Payment must be recieved in an alloted time, no refunds. If you will accept credit card through paypal. Personally, I stopped taking paypal and only take postal money orders now.
5. I always include insurance required on big ticket items, and only delivery confirmation required on small items. You have to protect yourself in case someone makes a claim that they did not recieve their item. You will have proof and it has happened to me a few times, but nothing to be afraid about.
6. If possible give a flat shipping rate. You can weigh the box if you have a scale. I use stamps.com and they provide you with a free digital scale after youve signed up for a month. You can print postage from home and give them to your mailman when he comes right at your doorstep. If you don't want to do that then you can always go to the post office and get it weighed. Alot of sellers (myself included) charge a handling fee in the shipping to cover other costs. It's your decision if you want to do that or not.