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Old 04-14-2005, 09:01 AM   #1
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Default Gunmetal Rims Going for $400 on eBay in 2 hrs

I kinda wanted these to go to a Baja owner. Can't say I didn't provide an opportunity to ya'll.

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Old 04-15-2005, 05:56 AM   #2
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The price is right, now. I beleive the gunmetals are lighter than my 00-01 RS 6-spokes. You definately would have gotten more cash for them if you waited until fall/snow season. They are good wheels for any Subaru.
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Old 04-15-2005, 08:07 AM   #3
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I wuz a bit surprised to get $541 for them! I agree that I thought I'd get more in the fall but I had 'em posted here for almost a year at $500 and got no takers, and I figgered Baja owners were my best market.

I'm happy!

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Old 04-15-2005, 08:55 AM   #4
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I followed that auction because I wanted to know what they would go for. I'm going to sell mine as soon as I get around to it. I figure I'll get $600!
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Old 04-15-2005, 09:28 AM   #5
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The price is right, now. I beleive the gunmetals are lighter than my 00-01 RS 6-spokes. You definately would have gotten more cash for them if you waited until fall/snow season. They are good wheels for any Subaru.
I am suprised they went for so much. I mean RS wheels generally go cheaper than that, and they are 16X7. I really wish the Baja wheels were 16X7 so I could fit some decent brakes under them.

Thats awesome you got so much for them!
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Old 04-15-2005, 02:28 PM   #6
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This was first eBay seller auction and I put all my thinking into it. I timed it so it would go down to the wire on a Thursday mid-day (more people with access). I started with a low initial price to attract bidders, but put a reserve on it so if it went bad I wasn't committed. Then, when bidding bogged down a bit I revealed the reserve, which got it over the Reserve price right away and set the stage for a last minute bidding war. There were 5 bids in the last 2 minutes that jacked it up another $150. The winner was determined in the last 2 seconds! I had a ball!

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Old 04-16-2005, 07:56 AM   #7
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Very cool.
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The last-minute bidding is typical to most auctions these days. People wait until the last seconds and snipe with bids that are only a few cents higher than the previous ones. I've won quite a few and lost quite a few that way. Now, I decide what my maximum price is, place my bid in the last 30-45 seconds and if I win, great. If not, something better usually comes along.
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Old 04-17-2005, 02:05 AM   #9
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dang......too late
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Old 04-18-2005, 08:10 AM   #10
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Default Exactly. Most people who bid repeatedly in the last few minutes overbid

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Now, I decide what my maximum price is, place my bid in the last 30-45 seconds and if I win, great. If not, something better usually comes along.
When selling, the real issue is how to get the "bidding war" started...

It helps to do research on recently "sold" items. Frequently you can see a pattern of demand building up for a common item, and sell "into it". Or buy "out of it".

I'm starting to get intellectually interested...

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Old 04-19-2005, 08:08 AM   #11
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When selling, the real issue is how to get the "bidding war" started...

It helps to do research on recently "sold" items. Frequently you can see a pattern of demand building up for a common item, and sell "into it". Or buy "out of it".

I'm starting to get intellectually interested...

John
What you can't 't take into account is irrational behavior on the part of some buyers and the unpredictably of demand. I've seen things like gift certificates valued at $25 go for $30. Also, I've had on auction items that no one seemed to want one week and then which sold the following week at prices much higher than what I would have ever expected...
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Old 04-19-2005, 09:53 AM   #12
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Also, I've had on auction items that no one seemed to want one week and then which sold the following week at prices much higher than what I would have ever expected...
That's why I frequently check out the "completed listings" to see the recent price range and number and sometimes the identities of bidders. I just bought a Honda CRV tire cover for $41 including shipping. In the past two weeks they have gone from $44 to $112.50 with the median at $71. With this info I could look at all auctions and identify which ones look ripe for a low winning bid, (low # of bidders, other experienced bidders tied up as the high bidder on competing auctions, lots of identical auctions, etc.)

Seems to work for me. Has anybody written a book on eBay auctions? Hmm.

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