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Ebay guitar for charity from Lok

Posted By: Lokair

Ebay guitar for charity from Lok - 11/07/19 09:16 PM

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
Posted By: Dannyalcatraz

Re: Ebay guitar for charity from Lok - 11/08/19 12:33 AM

thu
Posted By: Caevan O'Shite

Re: Ebay guitar for charity from Lok - 11/08/19 07:07 AM

Worthy.
Posted By: KuruPrionz

Re: Ebay guitar for charity from Lok - 11/08/19 07:36 AM

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
Cheers, Kuru
Posted By: Lokair

Re: Ebay guitar for charity from Lok - 11/08/19 01:17 PM

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
Posted By: KuruPrionz

Re: Ebay guitar for charity from Lok - 11/08/19 04:53 PM

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...
Posted By: desertbluesman

Re: Ebay guitar for charity from Lok - 11/09/19 12:02 AM

Good luck with the sale amigo.
Posted By: KuruPrionz

Re: Ebay guitar for charity from Lok - 11/09/19 12:34 AM

It is moving up!
Posted By: Larryz

Re: Ebay guitar for charity from Lok - 11/09/19 03:55 AM

Good Luck to a good heart LOK! Hope you make some bucks for the charity! thu
Posted By: KuruPrionz

Re: Ebay guitar for charity from Lok - 11/09/19 05:14 PM

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!!!
Posted By: Caevan O'Shite

Re: Ebay guitar for charity from Lok - 11/09/19 07:01 PM

Niiiiiiiiiiiiiiiice.... cool
Posted By: KuruPrionz

Re: Ebay guitar for charity from Lok - 11/10/19 05:52 PM

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.
Posted By: Lokair

Re: Ebay guitar for charity from Lok - 11/10/19 07:19 PM

Yes we are looking good with a whole week to go. Thanks for all the support gang.

Lok
Posted By: Caevan O'Shite

Re: Ebay guitar for charity from Lok - 11/11/19 01:05 AM

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.)
Posted By: KuruPrionz

Re: Ebay guitar for charity from Lok - 11/11/19 01:35 AM

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...
Posted By: desertbluesman

Re: Ebay guitar for charity from Lok - 11/11/19 04:25 PM

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.
Posted By: KuruPrionz

Re: Ebay guitar for charity from Lok - 11/11/19 04:31 PM

$332.00 with 27 bids this am!!!
Posted By: Caevan O'Shite

Re: Ebay guitar for charity from Lok - 11/11/19 06:08 PM

Woot!
Posted By: desertbluesman

Re: Ebay guitar for charity from Lok - 11/11/19 10:46 PM

Yay
Posted By: KuruPrionz

Re: Ebay guitar for charity from Lok - 11/11/19 11:06 PM

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.
Posted By: Lokair

Re: Ebay guitar for charity from Lok - 11/12/19 01:11 PM

431 at 7 am today , looking good guys .
Thanks
Lok
Posted By: Larryz

Re: Ebay guitar for charity from Lok - 11/12/19 02:23 PM

Looking good! Hoping more bids are coming your way...This is fun to watch! thu
Posted By: KuruPrionz

Re: Ebay guitar for charity from Lok - 11/12/19 04:48 PM

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
Posted By: desertbluesman

Re: Ebay guitar for charity from Lok - 11/12/19 10:14 PM

Hooray, the thing is getting closer to what it should sell for.
Posted By: surfergirl

Re: Ebay guitar for charity from Lok - 11/12/19 10:40 PM

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

Re: Ebay guitar for charity from Lok - 11/17/19 07:46 PM

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

Lok
Posted By: desertbluesman

Re: Ebay guitar for charity from Lok - 11/17/19 07:56 PM

Good news amigo. Whats the final tally? Let us know when it closes.
Posted By: KuruPrionz

Re: Ebay guitar for charity from Lok - 11/17/19 08:13 PM

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
Posted By: Lokair

Re: Ebay guitar for charity from Lok - 11/17/19 09:03 PM

Finished at 605 good deal for everyone involved.
Thanks for the support Gang
Lok
Posted By: KuruPrionz

Re: Ebay guitar for charity from Lok - 11/17/19 09:05 PM

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


Sweet!
Posted By: desertbluesman

Re: Ebay guitar for charity from Lok - 11/17/19 09:46 PM

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


Way cool.
Posted By: Larryz

Re: Ebay guitar for charity from Lok - 11/17/19 10:44 PM

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


Glad it all worked out...well done LOK! thu
Posted By: surfergirl

Re: Ebay guitar for charity from Lok - 11/18/19 12:47 AM

Awesome!!!
Posted By: Caevan O'Shite

Re: Ebay guitar for charity from Lok - 11/19/19 06:25 AM

Glad to hear it! Congratulations to all involved. Hats-off to a good deed for a worthy cause.
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