Ebay has cranked the reserve fee throught the roof. I can no longer offer my quality items there. If I protect it with a reserve, the fees are too high, if I post it 9.99, I usually lose money because it goes cheap. Some folks look at it like a lottery, hoping a Japenese bidder (etc) will bail them out, but I am in business, paid a good ammount for my inventory, and can't do it that way.
From a sellers point of view it seems many hobbiests have gone from looking for a cool interesting item, to looking for a cool interesting item cheap. paul genaro sidney ny
--- "firstname.lastname@example.org" <email@example.com>
> I suspect that on account of eBay, the collectors
> eventually all got to know each other personally and
> I think many are dealing straight with each other as
> opposed to going through eBay. Just a theory, but it
> may be the answer.
> Brian Baylis
> Vintage Cycle Studios
> El Cajon, CA
> -- "Steve Neago" <firstname.lastname@example.org> wrote:
> Whatever happened to all the Campy parts listings on
> A year ago, there were several (?3000+)thousand
> listings for parts and this week there are only
> approx 1200 listings... has the bike collection
> market gone downhill? Are vintage collectors and
> bike sellers hoarding parts or keeping the parts off
> Just wondering...
> Regards, Steve Neago
> Cincinnati, OH