Buy-It-Now! You Might Be Surprised What Sold..

March 2, 2010

If you keep a good watch on eBay you can pretty much follow the 7-day auctions that are the typical format used by sellers in the WWII Category of eBay.  However, with tens of thousands of items listed in eBay Stores and with the popular 30 day fixed-priced option there are plenty of items that sell with only one "bid".  Each of these top items from the last month sold with the buy-it-now option with most going for over $2k.  There is another way to look at these sales.  Some sellers utilize the "best offer" function to see if they can get any takers to step up to the plate.  If you are a buyer you might have even entered an offer on a listing just to see how low the seller was willing to go.  Can we take any lessons from the two items on this list that did sell using best offer?  It looks like the sweet spot was between 76% and 78% of the asking price.  While that's no golden rule it might give you some food for thought the next time you are in that situation.

Click The Text Links To See What The Top Pieces Sold For
Bids eBay Item Title - Link to Auction Image Link
1 Original Revi 16 B - the box has never been opened Original Revi 16 B - the box has never been opened
1 General George S. Patton, Jr. Signed Letter 1945 General George S. Patton, Jr. Signed Letter 1945
1 NAMED SOVIET GROUP LENIN ORDER RED BANNER COMBAT MEDALS NAMED SOVIET GROUP LENIN ORDER RED BANNER COMBAT MEDALS
1 Named AAF 390th Bomb Group 568th Squadron POW Grouping Named AAF 390th Bomb Group 568th Squadron POW Grouping
1 RCAF TWIN BROTHERS KIA MEDALS CROSSES BIRKS BARS PHOTOS RCAF TWIN BROTHERS KIA MEDALS CROSSES BIRKS BARS PHOTOS

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