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Old 04-16-2012, 01:31 AM   #1 (permalink)
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Default Question regarding selling sketch cards

I sell most of my stuff on the bay. Is it better to put a Buy It Now/Best Offer up on sketch cards (particularly Star Wars and Marvel) and wait out a fair offer or stick it up on .99 auction and let it run? Unlike sports, there is no season or post season for these cards to get hot or hotter so I'm curious as to what you all think. Thanks for the help!
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I prefer BIN/BO for sketch cards. You can usually check recent sales of an artists cards and gauge a good price for it.
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Old 04-16-2012, 05:00 AM   #3 (permalink)
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If you need the money back quick run auction, but why not just put up BIN/BO. I did and sold one of my eight listed that way. Then I had the others go in auction and was surprised at the results from most of them. You win either way with sketches I believe!
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Personally, I feel with BIN/BO I could possibly sell myself short and leave money on the table. For example, I had a sketch where the artist only did 6 cards, and not knowing how much it would sell for, I started it at 99 cents, and it went for $350+.

Most people will probably say BIN/BO is the way, but I almost always do 99 centers. I win some and I lose some, but I always see some that sell for a lot more than I expected.
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I never start anything under a buck. I will first run BIN/OBO's and then auctions with the starting bit at the absolute least I would take for the card. You have to remember that there are times where you might only get one bite...better it be for $9.99 than $0.99.
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I never start anything under a buck. I will first run BIN/OBO's and then auctions with the starting bit at the absolute least I would take for the card. You have to remember that there are times where you might only get one bite...better it be for $9.99 than $0.99.
I agree, I usually wait until the free listing days, then list my sketches with a minimum bid set at the price I want. Might take longer to sell them (might have to relist them a couple of times before they sell), but I never get less than I want. Seems to work pretty well on the $10-25 Star Wars sketches I have been listing. I will probably try BIN/BO on the nicer sketches to see how that works out.
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Old 04-16-2012, 08:54 PM   #7 (permalink)
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Thanks fellas, that really helps me out!
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Old 04-17-2012, 01:42 PM   #8 (permalink)
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use free auctions at the beginning of the month and set the price for about what you think it should sell for, and run it as an auction. it's a win/win. no high listing fee and you get the interest of people buying auction style......... you typically have to wait alot on the bin/bo listings..... unless it's a really nice sketch?
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