It is a long time since I read the sales tips on eBay and I arrogantly imagine that I know it all by now as I have been a member for over nine years but I recently sold an item which I reckon only went for 65% of its value (20% of it’s new cost instead of 30%) because I got the wording in the headline slightly wrong. That has cost me €150 so I should learn not to be so careless.
However, there was a similar object on eBay that was worth far less than what I was selling (a solar power inverter that turns battery power into mains voltage) which was attracting far more bids and, ultimately, sold for around 70% of its new price rather than my 20% (which could have made me €1,000). My mistake was putting 24 v and not 24 volts, or was it?
There was no interest whatsoever from Spain, although I had put a Spanish translation below my English eBay offer. Have a look at the Spanish eBay website, more is done for a local listing than a global one which means it will be ages before eBay.es is worth while. There is an identical inverter on offer on eBay.es as a classified ad for €900 (mine made €333), which has been going for months, and the new price is €1450.
So the questions is this. Is the fact that I advertised the location as eBay Spain what put bidders off? Obviously, I can send it anywhere in Europe really cheaply with FedEx from Spain so I quoted €40 (and €15 within Spain) for a 30kg parcel. Would Free Delivery help me on eBay? Should I have pretended that the item was in the UK?
My conclusion is that you should offer free UK and European delivery to get maximum interest in the product that you are sending from Spain. I had interest from Austria as well as the UK and France but I’m sure that many people ignored the listing because they thought that the transport cost would be too high.
Moral, book your transport through Citibox and you can increase your revenue from eBay sales in Spain by giving free transport at the lowest possible cost to yourself. Citibox is cheaper than anybody from Spain. Any feedback really appreciated on maximising profits from eBay in Spain.