I just heard something on the news saying that eBay sales for buy it now items have take over the bidding items. That more sales are happening with buy it now items over bidding items. I know there are a few people here that sell on ebay as well as ebay affiliates and wondered if you guys have noticed more sales with buy it now stuff you are selling?
the ebay pricing structure has been pushing us to focus on BIN items over the past year.
I usually run items that I have multiples of in my inventory in both selling formats...I really dont see much of a difference in my final sales between the two formats..I of course use stats programs when setting my opening bid or BIN prices, so there really are not many surprises.
As an ePn affiliate, its all about BIN items or soon to end auctions, as you get a higher Quality Pricing if your buyers bid and win (or BIN) within the same day
i think the news you heard is a side effect of both those factors...we arent using BIN because we like it, but rather its cheaper to list that way...and big time ePn affilaites are probably focusing on promoting BIN items
When I list, I prefer auction. When I buy, I prefer BIN.
I wish HubPages would add Ebay BIN option to the ebay capsule because that is what they're pushing for with EPN. But, at the same time, it'll limit great items that are auctions. *shrugs*
I just sell via auctions and not BIN. I used to have an eBay shop which had about 50 BIN items at any one time, but I closed it when eBay increased both the monthly shop fee and the listing fees for BIN items.
The changes eBay made at this time means that BIN is now great for people who want to sell multiples of the same item, but it's not so hot if - like me - you sell randomly-sourced one offs (I sell vintage clothing and accessories). So I aim to do about half a dozen auctions a week on eBay, and the rest of my stuff I sell on Etsy.
I moved to etsy for my handmades and customs also - way better results..Im looking forward to the day some real ebay competition arrives...they have destroyed what made them popular in the first place
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