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Help Selling a DVD
« on: December 21, 2013, 09:11:30 am »
A little help here...

I'm slowly cleaning out my DVD's and I've had the live DVD of Poco "Crazy Love" since it's been released. It's a great concert except it's not Blu-ray and honestly my criteria for watching has matured. I get frustrated watching it.

Anyway, apparently it's become hard-to-find. Rare. Right now it's going on Amazon (3rd party sellers) for $135+

I would love to unload this for a big profit.

I don't know if I could sell it on Amazon? I could ebay and craigslist. Ebay, I'm not sure about either.

Anyway, thoughts?

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Re: Help Selling a DVD
« Reply #1 on: December 21, 2013, 10:28:40 am »
I've been selling most of my DVDs on eBay for awhile now and have had great success doing so. You will get more eyeballs on there than you will anywhere else. Selling used items on Amazon, especially OOP stuff is very hard to do because no one will pay OOP prices for something that has no picture beyond that of stock images. Last bit of advice, which I brought up last time with regards to your Tshirt is to go with a 7 day auction and add $50 - $100 more than what you will be comfortable selling it at. This way you will be able to see how much traffic it's generating and people will email with Buy It Now offer. The rest is up to you after that. Last thing, NEVER and I mean NEEEEEEEVER put an item up with a start price of .99 cents just so that you can see people trying to outbid each other. It means nothing if they stop bidding around 4 bucks and then you are sh*t out of luck and take a huge hit financially.

For me, I always go with Auction with the Buy It Now options. That means I set an opening bid auction price (something I'm happy to sell it at) and in my Buy It Now option, it has to be at least 30% more than your opening bid. Most of the time people end up buying my item at the Buy It Now price which means even more money in my pocket.
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Re: Help Selling a DVD
« Reply #2 on: December 21, 2013, 10:31:24 am »
Gonna move this to the Bargain Bin Section since it's more about selling and less about music.
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Re: Help Selling a DVD
« Reply #3 on: December 21, 2013, 10:41:23 am »
Thanks a ton Chip.

I'm not clear on your Buy It Now... can you give me an example?

Oh, thanks for moving... makes more sense.
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Re: Help Selling a DVD
« Reply #4 on: December 21, 2013, 10:48:15 am »
One of the DVDs I'm selling here.

On the page you will see two prices, the Starting bid in which people can come in a bid after the first bid has been placed or the Buy It Now price where a seller can just as it says 'Buy it Now' and skip the waiting game and headache of worrying about another buyer coming in an outbidding them.
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Re: Help Selling a DVD
« Reply #5 on: December 22, 2013, 05:10:36 am »
Ah, I get it. Thanks
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Re: Help Selling a DVD
« Reply #6 on: December 22, 2013, 05:11:37 am »
What costs do I as the seller incur?
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« Reply #7 on: December 22, 2013, 05:51:47 am »
What costs do I as the seller incur?

There's the rub. eBay charges, or more to the point rapes their Buyers 10% of the final cost and Pay Pal does the same with 3% of cost. FYI, eBay owns Pay Pal. So they are essentially raping you twice. That's why I suggest you ask for more on your item to offset those charges. The only reason why I use eBay is because they have the most subscribers with translate into more views which of course increases my chance of selling an item. You can always use Craigslist for free, but you run the risk of having to ask for far less as well as less people seeing your item.
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Re: Help Selling a DVD
« Reply #8 on: December 22, 2013, 10:07:41 am »
I put it on craigslist yesterday... what the heck.

I'll try ebay later today probably... Maybe not. Maybe to many people are caught up in the holiday's.

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Re: Help Selling a DVD
« Reply #9 on: January 05, 2014, 05:52:58 pm »
Well, I did it. Let's see if I remotely know what I was doing.  ;)

Does this work?
http://cgi.ebay.com/ws/eBayISAPI.dll?ViewItem&item=251419206356

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« Reply #10 on: January 05, 2014, 05:57:05 pm »
Looks good.  :) Watching your auction and hoping for the best for you!
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