Originally Posted by Dom Heffner
I sell on ebay occasionally, and my mother used to make a living at it. She complains now that it's pretty hard to sell anything for even close to what it's worth, which in my opinion is how auctions run in general.
Unless you have something out of sight, it normally goes for well below book value. Mom doesn't do a fraction of what she used to.
Before ebay there was a false sense of rarity. Now, things we thought were rare are listed on there every week, and there is never a shortage of people who just want to give things away.
I know what you mean. I've found things at thrift shops, come back found one on eBay that was getting a good price and then, bam, mine won't sell (I had that happen with some P&G Millenium champagne glasses, still have them, dang!).
BTW, I sell under tscsales - I may try to clear out my stuff and take a bit of a hiatus.