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Re: Selling used items, how much is too much?
« Reply #15 on: April 03, 2024, 08:12:10 PM »
In my experience buying and selling on the forum, I won’t see a question or offer until 40% below MSRP. That is not just this forum. Unless it is a hot item, primers or powder. High end camo takes less of a hit sometimes. Condition is also a major factor.

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Re: Selling used items, how much is too much?
« Reply #16 on: April 03, 2024, 08:34:50 PM »
The Hunt WA Clan is “thrifty” for sure  :chuckle:  Run your items for sale here first to give a HW brother a good deal (and they’re great to work with), but after a bit with no sale, on to Craig’s  List, etc….
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Re: Selling used items, how much is too much?
« Reply #17 on: April 03, 2024, 08:54:10 PM »
There are a few exceptions- some guns, vehicles, boats- if a used item is more than 50% of a new one, I’m buying the new one. I’m always surprised at the number of people who put things for sale without doing any research. I was looking at another site a few days ago & someone was trying to sell a used bow for $300 more than the same bow new from Scheel's

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Re: Selling used items, how much is too much?
« Reply #18 on: April 04, 2024, 03:59:24 AM »
In retail for over 30 years, you want to appeal to a wide audience go 50% off. 

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Re: Selling used items, how much is too much?
« Reply #19 on: April 05, 2024, 02:18:57 PM »
And I just bought that $209 pair of pants for $84 delivered to my house. Plus I got the matching coat for 50% off.

I think I’m going to lower my requirements for used Sitka to 75% off.

Looks like Sitka is working on closing out some of last years stock if anyone is interested.

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Re: Selling used items, how much is too much?
« Reply #20 on: April 05, 2024, 03:10:50 PM »
And I just bought that $209 pair of pants for $84 delivered to my house. Plus I got the matching coat for 50% off.

I think I’m going to lower my requirements for used Sitka to 75% off.

Looks like Sitka is working on closing out some of last years stock if anyone is interested.

This is always the case.   I have never bought new model year sitka gear.   They sell previous years gear at steep discounts.  If your a weird size…..you can find even better deals.   This with new (tag on) gear.

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Re: Selling used items, how much is too much?
« Reply #21 on: April 05, 2024, 03:26:23 PM »
First, Google the item and find the lowest price on the internet because that's what the potential buyer is doing. Some of it is the individual's lack of marketing. Whenever I see an ad without pictures, I just move along. How the product is described makes a difference. Also, the willingness of the seller to ship is a biggie. They don't have to ship for free and no one expects that unless it's part of the deal. But when you're dealing with a state as large as ours and the item is "P/U in Pullman only", you're canceling out 999/1000s of your prospects. Unfortunately, Amazon has turned us into instant gratification shoppers. You need to be able to compete with that. Knowing that UPS and FedEx Ground will deliver overnight (business days) fairly cheaply from and to almost any zip code within the state, can make a difference in the attraction to the item you're selling for potential buyers. I've had pretty good luck when I've sold stuff on here. Know your audience.
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Re: Selling used items, how much is too much?
« Reply #22 on: April 05, 2024, 06:12:56 PM »
My garage has been filling up for the past 20 years.......gonna have to flea market it this coming summer. Did one in 2003-04 and it was pretty much a matter of "Well, how much do you want to pay for it.....name a price and take it, fer krissakes.....don't make me buy it for you!!!!!" When I decide to sell something, no price is too low.

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Re: Selling used items, how much is too much?
« Reply #23 on: April 05, 2024, 08:09:07 PM »
I have some stuff I need to get rid of and when it shows up on here my hope is it will be gone within the day. If not I must have really been holding onto some junk.

 

 


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