“Disappointing” would probably be the best way to sum up my three eBay auctions that ended in the days between Christmas and New Years.
Although two of the items had a large number of “watchers,” for some reason that didn’t translate to anything I would call competitive bidding.
One of the items I sold went for the opening bid. That’s the first time that’s happened to me, although I suppose I should expect that to occur every so often. Fortunately, I still made a few dollars off the sale.
Underscore the word “few” in the previous sentence.
Next year I think I’ll avoid starting auctions that end over the holiday season. However, I think I’ll also try to make sure I have some good gift items listed on eBay over the weeks leading up to Christmas.
I wonder how many Christmas gifts go straight onto eBay once all the relatives are out of town? Probably quite a few.
As soon as the New Year’s holiday is over, I’m going to explore the attic again and find try to kick off 2011 with a big bang on eBay.
If you need a little mad money, why don’t you do the same?