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Hello kindly people, & internet. I've been holding onto this gem since it was discovered in the basement, but really, textbooks need to be bought and my coffers are all dried up. Out of Control by the Avalon Hill Game company is up for auction, with a starting bid of $150 - a real bargain if the historical worth of this game has anything to say about it. It doesn't come with any box or manual, but the cartridge is in sturdy shape, with only a little sticker wear around the edge of the sticker on the cartridge. Here's a link to the auction page. Out of Control Hope this winds up in your collection! Happy bidding.
Which do you guys prefer, Make Offer or Free Shipping (in your country only)? Thoughts: Make Offer mostly doesn't work because sellers don't respond or reject all offers. For me, I set an auto-accept at 10-25% off to make it straightforward. Most of the time it works out to free shipping or a shipping discount. Only occasionally do I use it to gauge buyer's interest. It doesn't work that way for regular stuff. If you have only super desirable items or items of uncertain value, maybe that can help. But if you know the value of what you have, it's just not that useful. I think half of offers I actually get are for 50% off or more, which does me little good. Free Shipping means the seller pays the shipping. That results in a higher buy it now price, with shipping baked into the asking price. For example, if the average price of an item is $20 and shipping is $3, and you are comfortable paying average prices, would you rather see $23 with free shipping OR $20 (+$3 shipping)? I'm leaning towards just doing more free shipping and less Make Offers lately. I only occasionally do both. Mind you my average store price is less than $15, so the margins are slim after shipping. I don't use auctions too much anymore. The stuff I have to sell is too random for me to expect the right buyer to be looking at any given time. When I do auctions, I try to make the start price as low as I can stomach to bother packing up the item, since I probably want to be rid of it right away. That doesn't pertain to this thread though.