It can be so easy when sales are slow and offers are not coming in to look at external factors. But I know that my eBay sales have been slow lately because I haven’t been listing consistently in the last month — maybe every other day, at best.
With that in my mind, I created some new listings this weekend and then did sell similar with about 100 items last night. I also lowered the BIN prices on these listings by $10 to $20 and lowered my minimum offer settings by a similar amount. I’ll take $10 or $20 less on a $50+ item if it means it will sell this week instead of four months from now, and as I’ve spent more time looking at my older listings, I’ve realized that my past offer settings were often too high, and on many items I had received an offer weeks or months ago that I would’ve accepted if it hadn’t been auto declined. So I’m trying to change that habit going forward.
10/9/2022 – 10/15/2022
Total items in store: 1146 (down from 1158 last week)
Items sold: 23 (12 via best offer, 5 via seller initiated offer, 9 via promoted listings)
Gross sales: $1337.62 (down 69% from one year ago)
Net sales: $943.10 (down 69% from one year ago)
Average sales price: $58.16 (down 13% from one year ago)
Time spent searching through online auction listings for new trading cards inventory: 15 hours (down from 16 hours last week)
Highest price sold (net): $273.27 — Justin Herbert 2020 Panini Certified Graffiti mirror green #2/5 — this card is valuable because it has a low serial number (#2/5) and it’s a rookie year card of the star young quarterback for the Chargers, Justin Herbert
Lowest price sold (net): $11.33— Kyle Wright 2017 Panini Elite autograph ##/100 — Kyle Wright is one of the best young pitchers for the Atlanta Braves, who have a large collector base. Though the Braves season just ended in with 3 playoff losses to the Phillies, Wright pitched amazing in Game 2 and I sold this card and another to the same buyer who had purchased other Braves cards from me in the last few months.
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