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Ebay guitar for charity from Lok #3015245 11/07/19 09:16 PM
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Guys I have so much and few too many guitars.
So i decided to auction one of my guitars for charity.

2004 strat for charity


I know maybe this should be listed in the classifieds , but I was hoping to to get to wider audience since its for a very good cause. So if you wouldn't mind please check it out. and if it needs moved please do.

100 percent of the auction after ebay fees goto project seed. Project seed

If you have any ?s please feel free to ask. I will check in here every other day.

Thanks

Lok

Last edited by Lokair; 11/07/19 11:14 PM. Reason: to ad link to charity

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Re: Ebay guitar for charity from Lok [Re: Lokair] #3015291 11/08/19 07:07 AM
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Re: Ebay guitar for charity from Lok [Re: Lokair] #3015293 11/08/19 07:36 AM
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Awesome contirbution to a better world.

I'd like to help you, I've sold many things on ebay since 2000 and have 873 feedback at 100% positive.

First point, your timing is excellent. A 10 day auction that starts on Thursday gets exposure for 2 weekends. That is the best option. I've never proven it but I always tried to end my auctions on the West Coast around 4pm or a bit earlier so about 8pm on the East Coast. That way everybody is up and about and has a chance to bid. You should do well with your timing.

On an item that attracts considerable interest (who doesn't want a Fender Strat?), I like to get more involvement from buyers by starting an auction at $0.98 - yes ninety eight cents.
This generates a pile on early in the auction and then sheep-like behavior tends to follow. The final 20 seconds can be exhilarating!

I posted an excellent plus Gibson Les Paul Custom in perfectly yellowed white with hardshell case (where it spent it's life) exactly as above and by the end of the first day it was up to $1,200. It ended at around $3,200 and the winning bid came from a buyer who had bid early and it was his birthday the day the guitar ended. So, he jumped in and threw down at the last few seconds. Automatic responses from other activated buyers drove the price up but his bid held and he got the guitar.

I've done it many times with all sorts of things, camera lenses, less expensive instruments. The success has been consistent.

It's your call, with no bids you can change the starting price if you want.

Either way, you are a winner for wanting to help feed the kids!!!!! :- D
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Re: Ebay guitar for charity from Lok [Re: Lokair] #3015299 11/08/19 01:17 PM
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I decided to as you advised Kuru. So starting price is now 98 cents

I thought about it and said that will drive interest.

Lok


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Re: Ebay guitar for charity from Lok [Re: Lokair] #3015321 11/08/19 04:53 PM
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Originally Posted by Lokair
I decided to as you advised Kuru. So starting price is now 98 cents

I thought about it and said that will drive interest.

Lok



Nice, I bid 9.00 and drove it up to $9.50. We can get this thing going!!!!! :- D

I'll be back...


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Re: Ebay guitar for charity from Lok [Re: Lokair] #3015359 11/09/19 12:02 AM
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Good luck with the sale amigo.


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Re: Ebay guitar for charity from Lok [Re: Lokair] #3015367 11/09/19 12:34 AM
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It is moving up!


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Re: Ebay guitar for charity from Lok [Re: Lokair] #3015382 11/09/19 03:55 AM
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Good Luck to a good heart LOK! Hope you make some bucks for the charity! thu


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Re: Ebay guitar for charity from Lok [Re: Lokair] #3015417 11/09/19 05:14 PM
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Just took a look, it is now at $172.50 with 11 bids.

A full week and part of Sunday left to go, it will rise!!!


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Re: Ebay guitar for charity from Lok [Re: Lokair] #3015427 11/09/19 07:01 PM
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Niiiiiiiiiiiiiiiice.... cool


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As of this morning at 9:50 Pacific time, the charity Strat is at $272 with 24 bids and one week 3hours left to go.

Pretty hard to have 24 bidders and no bid war at the end, this is going very well.


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Re: Ebay guitar for charity from Lok [Re: Lokair] #3015504 11/10/19 07:19 PM
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Yes we are looking good with a whole week to go. Thanks for all the support gang.

Lok


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Excellent; glad to hear it! I only regret that I can't bid on it. (I would only do so if I had every intention of buying the guitar if I actually won with a bid- which I can't commit to.)


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Originally Posted by Caevan O'Shite
Excellent; glad to hear it! I only regret that I can't bid on it. (I would only do so if I had every intention of buying the guitar if I actually won with a bid- which I can't commit to.)


Me either, that's partly why I voted early.
My high bid was under $60, I'd buy half a dozen USA Strats for that price. Just run up the credit card and pay it off then they sold.

The auction has taken wing, it should do nicely.

Plus, I need another guitar like a hole in the head, not that that's stopped me before...


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Re: Ebay guitar for charity from Lok [Re: Lokair] #3015616 11/11/19 04:25 PM
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I do not have any need for another guitar, or I would have bid on it. Plus I do not do business with e-bay at all. I once had an account on e-bay and someone hacked into it and my pay account at the same time. It took me hours to get through to those two places so when I finally did get free of them both, I decided to do my business elsewhere. However I do hope the the thing sells for bigger bucks than is now offered.


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$332.00 with 27 bids this am!!!


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Re: Ebay guitar for charity from Lok [Re: Lokair] #3015633 11/11/19 06:08 PM
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Right now it is $366 with 34 bids.
Getting close to the orginal $400 starting point.

It wil go higher, the fight will be at the end.


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Re: Ebay guitar for charity from Lok [Re: Lokair] #3015768 11/12/19 01:11 PM
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431 at 7 am today , looking good guys .
Thanks
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Looking good! Hoping more bids are coming your way...This is fun to watch! thu


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Originally Posted by Lokair
431 at 7 am today , looking good guys .
Thanks
Lok


I just remembered something this morning.
Part of my strategy is to have the auction end on the second payday of the month. The first is for rent and bills, the second has more discretionary funds.
People have more money to spend in the middle of the month, the second paycheck.

You executed perfectly, your start time is exactly correct. I've used this same plan on ebay often, it is just about the only reason to list a musical instrument on there now.

For straight no-bid sales Reverb lets you keep lots more of your money. Reverb doesn't have auctions so you can't use crowd-behavior to generate good returns.

Glad to see it going so well, your kids are gonna eat!!!! :- D


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Hooray, the thing is getting closer to what it should sell for.


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Good for you, made me realize how blessed I am and I need to do something for other who are less fortunate.


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Well 571 and an hour and 15 to go or so. Surfergirl do a little every now and again it adds up.

Lok


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Good news amigo. Whats the final tally? Let us know when it closes.


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Here is the link if anybody wants to follow it.

https://www.ebay.com/itm/2004-Fender-American-Stratocaster-HSS-benefits-Project-Seed/293318789241?ssPageName=STRK%3AMEBIDX%3AIT&_trksid=p2060353.m1431.l2649

50 minutes left and 56 bids. There should be a fight at the end, kicking it up even more.

That's a lot of lunches!!! :- D


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Finished at 605 good deal for everyone involved.
Thanks for the support Gang
Lok


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Originally Posted by Lokair
Finished at 605 good deal for everyone involved.
Thanks for the support Gang
Lok


Sweet!


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