From: SS on
Ok I am used to selling my own stuff at mainly 99p and was mainly stuff that
would have got chucked in the bin, however over a period I have made a fair
amount.
Easy come easy go with free listings it was never an issue just kept banging
them on with turbo lister. Didnt make a fortune but paid my airfares for
holidays.

Now a friend who has no time to spare wants me to sell his record collection
mainly 12 " vinyl and some 7 " vinyl. Just over approx 1300 items.
First of all I know nothing about music let alone the value of vinyl.
Secondly I wouldnt want to take a hit with listing fees if start price is
above 99p
Thirdly there is likely to be a few more valuable items in it.

He is basically not too worried about how much he makes and we would split
the net profit, my fear is with listing fees etc the profit is negligible or
indeed a loss.
I know this is the risk of ebay.
The thought of the likely work involved is mind boggling....help

Any thoughts from anyone with more experience in this.
Best route to take? Apart from tell my friend to P... off.
I probably just need some direction to get me started.



From: Niel Humphreys on
"SS" <nonense50(a)blueyonder.co.uk> wrote in message
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> Ok I am used to selling my own stuff at mainly 99p and was mainly stuff
> that would have got chucked in the bin, however over a period I have made
> a fair amount.
> Easy come easy go with free listings it was never an issue just kept
> banging them on with turbo lister. Didnt make a fortune but paid my
> airfares for holidays.
>
> Now a friend who has no time to spare wants me to sell his record
> collection mainly 12 " vinyl and some 7 " vinyl. Just over approx 1300
> items.
> First of all I know nothing about music let alone the value of vinyl.
> Secondly I wouldnt want to take a hit with listing fees if start price is
> above 99p
> Thirdly there is likely to be a few more valuable items in it.
>
> He is basically not too worried about how much he makes and we would split
> the net profit, my fear is with listing fees etc the profit is negligible
> or indeed a loss.
> I know this is the risk of ebay.
> The thought of the likely work involved is mind boggling....help
>
> Any thoughts from anyone with more experience in this.
> Best route to take? Apart from tell my friend to P... off.
> I probably just need some direction to get me started.


I would upgrade to a basic shop subscription and list them all on 30day
rolling buy now listings ar realistic prices - or slightly higher than you
want but with best offer with the intention that you will accept offers
around your target price.

Each listing will cost you 20p a month but you will recoup that by selling
at prices higher than kit would go for on auction listings (I swapped from
auction only to shop only about 18 months ago and immediately found I was
turning over more than twice what I was before) - and with less 'management'
as you just list them and forget about them until they sell.




From: "Raj Kundra" raj on

"SS" <nonense50(a)blueyonder.co.uk> wrote in message
news:u%MTn.2310$U%7.1639(a)hurricane...
> Ok I am used to selling my own stuff at mainly 99p and was mainly stuff
> that would have got chucked in the bin, however over a period I have made
> a fair amount.
> Easy come easy go with free listings it was never an issue just kept
> banging them on with turbo lister. Didnt make a fortune but paid my
> airfares for holidays.
>
> Now a friend who has no time to spare wants me to sell his record
> collection mainly 12 " vinyl and some 7 " vinyl. Just over approx 1300
> items.
> First of all I know nothing about music let alone the value of vinyl.
> Secondly I wouldnt want to take a hit with listing fees if start price is
> above 99p
> Thirdly there is likely to be a few more valuable items in it.
>
> He is basically not too worried about how much he makes and we would split
> the net profit, my fear is with listing fees etc the profit is negligible
> or indeed a loss.
> I know this is the risk of ebay.
> The thought of the likely work involved is mind boggling....help
>
> Any thoughts from anyone with more experience in this.
> Best route to take? Apart from tell my friend to P... off.
> I probably just need some direction to get me started.
>
>
>
>
Find a specialist or collector and do a deal for lot with him.
Will save you a lot of time.
Visit to local carboot sale is a good start, plenty sellers there with
similar gear and always happy to talk.


From: Niel Humphreys on
"Raj Kundra" <raj(a)REM0VE THISkundracomputers.co.uk> wrote in message
news:X7OTn.1321$k15.500(a)hurricane...
>
> "SS" <nonense50(a)blueyonder.co.uk> wrote in message
> news:u%MTn.2310$U%7.1639(a)hurricane...
>> Ok I am used to selling my own stuff at mainly 99p and was mainly stuff
>> that would have got chucked in the bin, however over a period I have made
>> a fair amount.
>> Easy come easy go with free listings it was never an issue just kept
>> banging them on with turbo lister. Didnt make a fortune but paid my
>> airfares for holidays.
>>
>> Now a friend who has no time to spare wants me to sell his record
>> collection mainly 12 " vinyl and some 7 " vinyl. Just over approx 1300
>> items.
>> First of all I know nothing about music let alone the value of vinyl.
>> Secondly I wouldnt want to take a hit with listing fees if start price is
>> above 99p
>> Thirdly there is likely to be a few more valuable items in it.
>>
>> He is basically not too worried about how much he makes and we would
>> split the net profit, my fear is with listing fees etc the profit is
>> negligible or indeed a loss.
>> I know this is the risk of ebay.
>> The thought of the likely work involved is mind boggling....help
>>
>> Any thoughts from anyone with more experience in this.
>> Best route to take? Apart from tell my friend to P... off.
>> I probably just need some direction to get me started.
>>
> Find a specialist or collector and do a deal for lot with him.
> Will save you a lot of time.
> Visit to local carboot sale is a good start, plenty sellers there with
> similar gear and always happy to talk.


I'd agree with this, I would not really like to sell used vinyl records on
Ebay. There are far too many fussy twats and collectors who will whinge
about any minor defect in order to get partial or full refunds.



From: SS on

"Niel Humphreys" <admin(a)sznzozwdzoznzczozmzpzuztzezrzs.co.uk> wrote in
message news:hvobhj$q7$1(a)news.eternal-september.org...
> "Raj Kundra" <raj(a)REM0VE THISkundracomputers.co.uk> wrote in message
> news:X7OTn.1321$k15.500(a)hurricane...
>>
>> "SS" <nonense50(a)blueyonder.co.uk> wrote in message
>> news:u%MTn.2310$U%7.1639(a)hurricane...
>>> Ok I am used to selling my own stuff at mainly 99p and was mainly stuff
>>> that would have got chucked in the bin, however over a period I have
>>> made a fair amount.
>>> Easy come easy go with free listings it was never an issue just kept
>>> banging them on with turbo lister. Didnt make a fortune but paid my
>>> airfares for holidays.
>>>
>>> Now a friend who has no time to spare wants me to sell his record
>>> collection mainly 12 " vinyl and some 7 " vinyl. Just over approx 1300
>>> items.
>>> First of all I know nothing about music let alone the value of vinyl.
>>> Secondly I wouldnt want to take a hit with listing fees if start price
>>> is above 99p
>>> Thirdly there is likely to be a few more valuable items in it.
>>>
>>> He is basically not too worried about how much he makes and we would
>>> split the net profit, my fear is with listing fees etc the profit is
>>> negligible or indeed a loss.
>>> I know this is the risk of ebay.
>>> The thought of the likely work involved is mind boggling....help
>>>
>>> Any thoughts from anyone with more experience in this.
>>> Best route to take? Apart from tell my friend to P... off.
>>> I probably just need some direction to get me started.
>>>
>> Find a specialist or collector and do a deal for lot with him.
>> Will save you a lot of time.
>> Visit to local carboot sale is a good start, plenty sellers there with
>> similar gear and always happy to talk.
>
>
> I'd agree with this, I would not really like to sell used vinyl records on
> Ebay. There are far too many fussy twats and collectors who will whinge
> about any minor defect in order to get partial or full refunds.
>
>
>
Fair point as it would take for ever to list no matter where I sell them.
After your comments it might be worth listing them all on a spreadsheet
and email the collection to a dealer or whoever and see what they offer.
I can always try and handpick a few that may be worth any money and deal
with them individually.
I think I am in for the long haul no matter which way I do it.
Still if it earns a few bob.


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