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I've decided that I will be using straight auctions to begin with when I sell my items to begin with.

I'm just wondering what yours thoughts are for good buy through rates, bad ones, etc.
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When I first started I gave the option for auction and buy It nows. Most of the time the item ended up being bought through buy it now
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not to sound dumb but what are "buy through rates"?
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not to sound dumb but what are "buy through rates"?
lol i was wondering the same thing
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I think what arshavin is saying is...what method should be the best. I think....lol
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I mean if we list 100 auctions for the same item in 1 month and 10 actually get sold then thats a 10% sell through rate. 22 pieces get sold then thats a 22% rate etc
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Business model time.
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oh that makes since! I think Buy it Nows are still the way to go
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not to sound dumb but what are "buy through rates"?
I think they mean sell through rates which is the percentage of items sold compare to items listed.

My goal is to have into the 80-90%. If it goes below that then I know I need to change something.
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I think they mean sell through rates which is the percentage of items sold compare to items listed.

My goal is to have into the 80-90%. If it goes below that then I know I need to change something.
Thats pretty awesome sandy!
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yes thats correct arshavin

my old ebay account manager stated that STR need to be above 28% for a succesful ebay business

thet was 3 years ago, not sure how its changed but i cant see it going up to 50% at all

without looking i bet mines not even 40% and im happy
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Depends completely on the market. If the market is flooded with your item most likely use auction, or buy it now if your price is right. If you are the only one of there are very few, than use buy it now, and make yours stand out.
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yes thats correct arshavin

my old ebay account manager stated that STR need to be above 28% for a succesful ebay business

thet was 3 years ago, not sure how its changed but i cant see it going up to 50% at all

without looking i bet mines not even 40% and im happy

It would drive me nuts to only sell 28% sell through rate.
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yeah your right sandy

but it depends on product and pricing
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depends on your margins.... me personally, less than 75% sell through and I'm pissed. I don't want to be sitting on inventory.

I use auction w/ BIN @ 85% of the max bid I ever had for the items. Most hit the BIN.
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If a product does not sell after a couple times being on then the product has an issue somewhere.

Especially if you start it at the right time of day, on the best day and have a nice write up and pictures and still selling below at least 50% then you need to change something or find a different product.

As I said I like those 80% or higher numbers myself as I hate for something not to sell. I can spend time on a new product instead of relisting etc.
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When I first started, obviously. Since I had less experience, I wasn't doing well. But now, my auctions nearly sells 90% of the time because I started them up at $0.99 and they go well over my break-even point luckily. Buy it nows also sells but occassionaly because my auctions are getting all the attention.
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