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    Reserves on library EBAY auctions
    How do you feel about that ?

    And it seems that (almost) no matter how high the bid goes,
    that reserve is rarely met

    Jack

  • #2
    As long as they are honest with a description, I don't have a problem.... surely what they want for an item is up to them, no ?

    If you don't like the price, don't pay it.
    Matt Hero

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    • #3
      The reserves generally used to be reached though. It's just that a lot of sellers got greedy and library is rapidly going out of fashion and those records aren't selling for what they used to.

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      • #4
        Originally posted by [b
        Quote[/b] (Blighty @ 20 June 2003,08:19)]The reserves generally used to be reached though. It's just that a lot of sellers got greedy and library is rapidly going out of fashion and those records aren't selling for what they used to.
        That's what happens when records get hyped !

        are the funk 45's next

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        • #5
          Maybe I'm missing something, but I've never quite understood why people list items with high reserves but low starting bids: this does seem to be a bit of a con. If your reserve is $20, or £200, why not make that your starting bid, since it's the minimum you're prepared to sell it for? Having a $9.99 start bid set on an item with a reserve of (say) $100, is just wasting people's time, frankly. Or is it just me? I suppose it's a useful tool to allow you to ensure you're not obliged to sell if the price stays low, but allows you to see how high it goes, but I still figure if you have a set price you want, you should put that info upfront. Don't muck about, fools
          a giant steam-powered turntable in warwickshire plays six foot cement recordings of Prince Albert's speeches to the rejoicing populace

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          • #6
            It costs less to put an auction on for £1 with a £100 reserve - then a straight £100 auction.

            Also more people bid on reserve auctions - If someone browses an auction and sees a £100 opener - they scoff! Yet if its a reserve then they plug away and have a few bids.

            You may be an upfront kind of guy mr wayne! But the rest of the world certainly are not.
            www.thesoundlibrary.net <- Changed URL

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            • #7
              Originally posted by [b
              Quote[/b] (sermad @ 20 June 2003,11:54)]It costs less to put an auction on for £1 with a £100 reserve - then a straight £100 auction.

              Also more people bid on reserve auctions - If someone browses an auction and sees a £100 opener - they scoff&#33; Yet if its a reserve then they plug away and have a few bids.
              That&#39;d explain it, then... though I still think the reserve should be noted at the outset. Those extra bids who might scoff at the £100 price tag are really having their time wasted, aren&#39;t they? Well, it&#39;s one more of the many reasons I&#39;ve never actually bothered with ebay, I suppose... Spending cash is enough of a headache as it is without the &#39;bay&#39;s many ways of making it feel like the equivalent of one of those automated phone systems that never actually gets you where you want to be&#33;
              a giant steam-powered turntable in warwickshire plays six foot cement recordings of Prince Albert's speeches to the rejoicing populace

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              • #8
                Originally posted by [b
                Quote[/b] (wayne @ 20 June 2003,13:36)]
                Originally posted by [b
                Quote[/b] (sermad @ 20 June 2003,11:54)]It costs less to put an auction on for £1 with a £100 reserve - then a straight £100 auction.

                Also more people bid on reserve auctions - If someone browses an auction and sees a £100 opener - they scoff&#33; Yet if its a reserve then they plug away and have a few bids.
                That&#39;d explain it, then... though I still think the reserve should be noted at the outset. Those extra bids who might scoff at the £100 price tag are really having their time wasted, aren&#39;t they? Well, it&#39;s one more of the many reasons I&#39;ve never actually bothered with ebay, I suppose... Spending cash is enough of a headache as it is without the &#39;bay&#39;s many ways of making it feel like the equivalent of one of those automated phone systems that never actually gets you where you want to be&#33;
                WORD
                Whats you&#39;re style ?

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                • #9
                  Wayne,

                  Generally bidding again and again, over and over, that is a
                  obsessive/compulsive thing. Doing the same exact thing
                  over and over again.

                  It feeds into that person&#39;s own core being and fuels it like air
                  to fire. It makes them crazier than they normally are.

                  Having a Reserve allows them to feed/fuel their own fire.
                  Having a set oening bid like &#036;100, already makes that decision
                  for them and they don &#39;t like that. THEY want to think THEY
                  are in control but the reality is, is it is totally out of their contro

                  I just woke up

                  Bidding and auctions is gambling. You are betting that no one will pay more than you are. YOU ARE BETTING. Betting is gambling. Gambling is WHAT ? What is gambling ?
                  That is what EBAY is all about

                  DOES any of that make sense ?

                  Jack

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                  • #10
                    Yeah Jack.
                    Ebay is the Crack.
                    She steal your life, your money, your home and your dignity.
                    Auctions Anonymous coming your way soon.


                    But there&#39;s some cheap records to be had now and again.
                    Stop wasting your money on records and get a proper hobby.

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                    • #11
                      There&#39;s no doubt EBAY ANONYMOUS already exists
                      and yes, many things slips thru the cracks and many
                      things many people don&#39;t know what they are and
                      aren&#39;t willing to spend a few dollars to take a chance on discovering something new, leaving them for the few that are and those guys SCORE

                      Also, most people are sheep and are followers and lack courage
                      Sad but true

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                      • #12
                        Originally posted by [b
                        Quote[/b] (Jack @ 20 June 2003,17:33)]Also, most people are sheep and are followers and lack courage
                        Sad but true
                        Now thats the Tuth, Ruth &#33;
                        SECRET RUSSIAN ROMANTIC GUITAR PSYCH BREAKS

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                        • #13
                          Ooops&#33; Guess I was feeling grumpy today...

                          I suppose ebay is cool if you want to play the games, but I&#39;m not so much straight ahead as just too impatient to want to spend all the time and effort involved in getting into the spirit of the &#39;bay. I&#39;d rather do something else, frankly.

                          And as long as ebay is just one choice - another place you can choose or choose not to go to find stuff you want - it&#39;s all for the good. If you&#39;re a private seller it&#39;s probably a godsend because prior to that, the choice was basically to sell or trade with dealers, who take a good chunk of the actual value of your stuff.

                          Unfortunately, while I&#39;ve always felt the &#39;bay was occasionally a breeding ground for stupidity &amp; hype, but basically benign (even a good thing - I don&#39;t bid or sell on it, but I do use it to check out sleeve photos etc - it has its uses) I guess I&#39;m becoming increasingly anti- it because, like the Vultures say on the board this month, it&#39;s starting to monopolise the game in ways that I think are really damaging.

                          Nah, good luck to those who can make it work for them while it lasts, but I&#39;d still rather flick through a pile of musty boxes I&#39;ve found in a junkshop &amp; just get that kick out of feeling the weight of the things in my hand (that&#39;s if the junkshop hasn&#39;t put its entire stock up on ebay &amp; been turned into another bleedin&#39; Starbucks, that is...).

                          I really am starting to sound like my Dad these days. And I swore it&#39;d never happen.

                          a giant steam-powered turntable in warwickshire plays six foot cement recordings of Prince Albert's speeches to the rejoicing populace

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                          • #14
                            ebay ain`t the crack....records are the crack

                            ebay just serves as the dealer giving you your fix....that`s all

                            If it wasn`t around people would still be hitting up dealers &amp; the set sale list guys ie jazzman for their rare record fixes(well a lot still do i suppose).

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                            • #15
                              Originally posted by [b
                              Quote[/b] (Vic Flick @ 22 June 2003,02:43)]ebay ain`t the crack....records are the crack
                              RECORDS ARE THE CRACK &#33;&#33;&#33;&#33;&#33; Tell&#39;em Vic &#33;

                              Record collecting is no mere hobby, no leisurely innocuous
                              diversion. IT&#39;S A FEVERISH PASSION, BORDERING ON DEMENTIA, driving those under its influence to irrational
                              COMPULSIVE and sometimes fanatical extremes.
                              Wheeeeeeeee

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