Originally Posted by MrDeeds
I'm settled. I'm spewing facts while he's speculating and I have sold on ebay also.
What he is implying is actually pretty difficult to pull off with as many auctions as they put up and it may defy logic that people would choose to spend money on their auctions while others are cheaper but you can't overlook the fact that people will always want to do business with a brick and mortar business over other ebay sellers that are selling shoes out of their basement.
I find that the majority of buyers on ebay are very afraid of getting fakes or scammed so a lot of them will pay a premium to do business with Sole Supremacy and other sellers that they don't feel will disappear with their money.
I would bet 99.9% of the cats bidding on any pair of Js on ebay could give a rat's a** if there's a b&m store behind the seller's name. Hell, check out any DB4 auction, and I'll guarantee 9x out of 10 it's a rep that's for sale, and the bidding will still be over $400. Most ebay buyers are dopes. But that doesn't mean they're throwing their money at sellers when there are better prices to be had. Plus, there's no risk of sellers scamming, because buyers have ALL the pull on ebay. I'm 100x more worried when I sell there than when I buy.
Look, you wanna get into bidding wars in SS' listings, good for you. But I won't go within 100 feet of that dude's auctions. I take my business elsewhere - as in just about anywhere else.
Sooooo, back to our regularly scheduled AJ1 discussion.