One experiment was to hit the charity shops in Shrewsbury ..read the " Charity shops and eBay " post . Whilst looking around the shops I came across these two animal prints
A nice looking Cat and Owl at the bargain price of £1.29 each .... for those of you who don't like maths thats £2.58 for the pair.
Anyway as part of my experiment I originaly offered them up to the eBay world at a starting bid price of £4.99 and postage at £2.50 ...... And guess what the result was.. NO BIDS
So not being one to give up...I put them on again but this time I had a starting price of £0.99... And guess what .... They SOLD for £5 ( which was the price I was looking for in the first place )
So in my experiment I have learnt two things ..
1. You can find bargains at charity shops.
2. Start the bidding off at a low price as this attracts the bidders.
So overall I made a profit of £0.89p which would have been £1.39 if I hadn't had to relist ...I know its' not going to break the bank but it still represents a profit of nearly 20%
So it's back to the charity shops for me :-)