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Old 07-27-2005, 12:05 PM
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A few people have told me that the best way to sell my quad rotor engines will be on Ebay? Has anyone had any luck with that? Just seems like a hassle to me and I haven't used Ebay that much, but I guess that it couldn't hurt to try. Can you put a minimum price on there so if it doesn't get to a certain number, you don't have to sell them???
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yes a reserve price, if the auction doesn't hit the reserve then no sale
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Yea, e-bay could work well for you. Take alot of pics and be prepared to answer alot of questions. You can even put a "buy it now" price. If you have any questions pm me.
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You'll get alot of exposure on Ebay. Good bang for the buck. Set a reserve price but start the bidding out low. If somebody doesn't win them, I bet you'll get emails afterwards from someone who was thinking about them.
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A few people have told me that the best way to sell my quad rotor engines will be on Ebay? Has anyone had any luck with that? Just seems like a hassle to me and I haven't used Ebay that much, but I guess that it couldn't hurt to try. Can you put a minimum price on there so if it doesn't get to a certain number, you don't have to sell them???
Yeah you will have to answer ALOT of questions. A chitload of people will ask you to calculate shipping, which is a pain in the azz. Like others said, you can set a reserve price. They will charge you a listig fee and take a percentage if it sells. The percentage can be alot for high priced items.

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HI ! I have bought many motors on ebay. Unless someone wants them locally and can come and get them, most people will shy away from a heavy shipment from far away. Many deals can be had in shipping. I use a company called Foward air freight. All shipping has to be prepaid. I had a Bravo Drive shipped on a pallate From Florida to Ny City. Only cost me $58. Of couse the item has to be dropped off at a FWD air Terminal and picked up at one of their terminals . Offering reasonable shipping will attract more bids. When it comes to heavy parts I feel it's a buyers market on e-bay.(and quite often I'm the buyer ) I do well selling things locally through the local newspaper. We bought 2 complete FWC 454's w/ trans in Massachusetts, and A complete 350 in Connecticut. My dad went and picked them up and brought them back to Long Island in one day. Paid about $1600 for all 3 motors. You can't loose if you set the reserve right, all you will do is pay a small fee. BBB
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Put it up on OSO. I sold mine quick that way to a GREAT O.G. OSO MEMBER!
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Put it up on OSO. I sold mine quick that way to a GREAT O.G. OSO MEMBER!
That is the only place that they are currently. Just looking for other options!!

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You can help the sale out by providing a link to freight shipping. Ebay can do this automatically but their rates are a bit high which hurts the value. Basically, list the item with the shipping being the responsibility of the buyer. You give them the link in the ad and it's their problem to set the shipment up.

My position with ebay is too provide too much information. The more information the more valid the sale is. Most people are leary of ebay and the auctions with very little information and/or poor pics don't catch much value. When my boat goes on at the end of the week I'll be listing the engine build and dyno sheets to help prove what is in the boat.
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You can help the sale out by providing a link to freight shipping. Ebay can do this automatically but their rates are a bit high which hurts the value. Basically, list the item with the shipping being the responsibility of the buyer. You give them the link in the ad and it's their problem to set the shipment up.

My position with ebay is too provide too much information. The more information the more valid the sale is. Most people are leary of ebay and the auctions with very little information and/or poor pics don't catch much value. When my boat goes on at the end of the week I'll be listing the engine build and dyno sheets to help prove what is in the boat.
If I sell the engines at a reasonable price, I'll pay for the shipping!!
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