Here’s my point of view, as a buyer, on why some seller don’t get the maximum out of their kiloware.
I am writing this post after seeing a nice kiloware I was interested in. A country rarely seen in kiloware and a big lot as well (a 1 pound kiloware). I was going to bid high, until I saw the ridiculous shipping price to Europe from the USA: 45$ shipping for the lot ($27.95 to Canada!!).
I buy kiloware from the States often, I know how shipping cost to Europe. I don’t even mind when seller adds a little to cover his packing and paypal fees it is perfectly acceptable. But 45$? Give me a break! Why is this seller offering only USPS Priority Mail International Medium Flat Rate Box? Because thanks to the fact that Ebay and Paypal always side with scam buyers, a lot of US sellers have become paranoid. Even sellers in categories where scams are rare.
So this nice kiloware lot will end at best near starting price, if it sells at all. I was going to pay WAY over its starting price, but with this inflated shipping, I won’t bid. The lot is nice, but adding 45$ to it makes it too expensive.
It is not the first time I see great lot ending low, most of the time because sellers ships to USA only. I have seen lately 2 other lots I would have bought. Both ended at starting price (one ended at 9.99$, I would have gone up to 25$ for it. Another nice Africa mixture ended at 14.99$, I would have bid up to 35$ for it).
So seller, Here’s a few reason why your lot might not get you the maximum profit:
1- You ship to USA only
2- Ridiculous inflated shipping costs
3- No pictures, or blurry pictures
4- You don’t give enough description: is it on single or double paper, close cut or not. The more the better. Saying “look at the picture” when said picture is blurry or “not from the actual lot” doesn’t help much