Some of my rare stuff on eBay, if you are interested...

sidevalvesidevalve Posts: 66
edited January 24 in Literature & Memorabilia
Hi folks - I have put some rare accessories on eBay, and as a couple of them are Hudson ones I thought I'd tell y'all (or should that be all y'all). I also have some things on my website, which is oldcaraccessories.com, but most of the things on there are sold, because if you put rare stuff on a website it sells out within about 15 minutes.

The Hudson items are a genuine 1936 key fob from a garage in Syracuse, NY, and a wonderful old salt and pepper shaker from the 20s or 30s. Here is a link to the listings:

https://www.ebay.com/sch/oldcaraccessories/m.html?_trksid=p3692

Comments

  • RichardDRichardD Posts: 591
    Your prices are implausible !!
  • sidevalvesidevalve Posts: 66
    My parts are unfindable!
  • not a single bid on 30 items. overpriced dreamer.
  • 33kc198933kc1989 Posts: 350
    Yes sir ^.  
  • sidevalvesidevalve Posts: 66
    edited January 27
    I know my prices very well, but as you should know, no-one ever bids on eBay till the end. I have already had 5 offers for rare items (the auto desk, both bat bug deflectors, the Noblo wind deflectors and the antenna intensifier). I wouldn't have managed to sell over 4000 items on eBay if I didn't know the market...
  • sidevalvesidevalve Posts: 66
    6 offers on this item alone, the latest of which is $10.50 above my asking price - not usually the mark of an item that is overpriced...

  • jjbubaboyjjbubaboy Posts: 771
    Guess there's some folks that just 'gotta have'...
    "Caveat emptor"
  • JasonNCJasonNC Posts: 845
    I'm willing to bet that this guy hasn't sold many items to people who own Hudsons.
  • tombiatombia Posts: 129
    ??? Looks to me that he had an offer at his original asking price , but turned it down, WHAT? Somthings not right.. His avatar looks like is in the USA, but his email is overseas.
  • professional scam artist ?
  • railknightrailknight Posts: 254
    Well, if sidevalve is able to sell all of his pricey vintage automotive items presently on eBay, then that means our stashes of Hudson stuff has to be worth far more than we all thought.
  • BeforemytimeBeforemytime Posts: 103
    edited January 28
    Well, if sidevalve is able to sell all of his pricey vintage automotive items presently on eBay, then that means our stashes of Hudson stuff has to be worth far more than we all thought.
    It is, until FEEbay commission expenses and listing fees eat all the value. BTDT.
  • I don't think it's that unusual to turn down a best offer that is your opening bid in an auction. If you run an auction with a buy it now option, the buy it now price has to be (I think) at least 30% higher than the starting bid. So the best offer tab is a way to potentially meet someone in the middle.

    From experience, I've sold hockey jersey's on ebay and my starting bid is what I'll take and if it's a case where I expect it to sell it higher than the opening bid, then I wouldn't take a best offer that was at the opening bid either...or at least not in the first day or two of a 7 day auction. Ebay isn't the cheapest place to sell, but it does provide you with a market. Ebay typically takes about 10% of the price and paypal takes another 5%. But then those are typically the only expenses you have other than your time.

    That said, some of those prices appear to be going after a specific collector more thN a casual one.
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