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My eBay coins for sale

I haven’t been having any luck with eBay this past nine months. I had a many offers on most of my coins last June but wasn’t getting any email notifications from eBay. Then everything went off the cliff. Either that, no one is interested on what I have to sell. eBay customer support stated that I am competing with high volume sellers and that I should shell out more funds to promote. No thanks. But is is hard to sell what I have. These are all
my finds and graded back in the day around 2004-2008. Maybe some after that.

Feel free to take a look. Or make an offer.


  • braddickbraddick Posts: 22,858 ✭✭✭✭✭

    It well may be your pricing is too high (for today's eBay market/buyer).
    An example:
    This PCGS MS67 1976-S Ike can be purchased for $35.00 with free shipping:

    You're asking $110.00 with $8.45 shipping:

    There are other examples too.

    Your feedback and your photos are excellent so I can't imagine there are any other issues- other than simply economics.


  • SemperFISemperFI Posts: 802 ✭✭✭

    Yeah, I have no idea how anyone can offer free shipping unless they jack up the price or are moving a lot of content. Shipping without insurance bit me a few times where the buy says they didn’t receive it and you have to refund them the money and you lose the coin. And to top it off, USPS increased the rates from $2.65 to now $2.70 which includes tracking.

    For the 1976 Silver Ike, it looks like I accidentally priced it for the 67+ and not the 67 which shows $48 in the guide. I can correct that.

    I just noticed that shipping method has been stripped from many of the listings that were set at first class mail to default to the more expensive eBay Ground Advantage. I will correct those.

    Thanks for the extra set of eyes on that.

  • HalfpenceHalfpence Posts: 442 ✭✭✭✭

    Not sure if it’s still this way, but EBay used to put items with free shipping higher on the search results output. You could build shipping into your items and list free shipping. I also wonder if your listings would do better if you ended them and resisted. They would then turn up on the “new listing” results.

  • SemperFISemperFI Posts: 802 ✭✭✭
    edited January 20, 2024 3:20PM

    @Halfpence said:

    “I also wonder if your listings would do better if you ended them and resisted. They would then turn up on the “new listing” results.”

    I did recently ended and relisted the entire list. I did lose a lot of watchers and it seemed to have reset the first class shipping method to be blank or assuming it showed the advantage as the default shipping method.

    I just went through everything and updated the pricing, insurance increased, and reorganized the shipping method on most to make overall shipping less expensive.

    I don’t profit from the shipping but the cost of shipping has to come from somewhere. Either the seller or the buyer.

    I used to get a lot of sales per week when I did the offers, I’d discount it slightly and things would sell. I’m not a business, just a dude selling my stuff.

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