I'm about to see light at the end of the tunnel and finishing the restorations on my 26 fordor and 27 coupe. I'll be listing a number of unneeded parts on Ebay. Most, if not all, with no reserve. Just a heads up for you 26-27 owners, although there will be a few brass and black era parts. I need to thin down and quit paying $400. a month for storage space.
It might help your auctions if you tell us your eBay user name so we can search for your parts.
and/or a link to one of your parts auction, then we can easily find your other items. Thanks
Ebay user name is 'modeltwoods'. I'll start taking photos tomorrow and placing ads this week.
I'm just curious, why eBay rather than listing your parts here? I know that the classified ads here are kind of clunky, but I'm not a fan of eBay.
Have fun and keep cranking.
Why E-bay? More exposure and quicker turnaround to pay for current project or make a house payment.
Be sure to keep any mechanical parts which will fit your cars. They have a way of being useful in the future. If you keep them you might never use them, but if you sell them, you will need them in the future!
I never use ebay and sell all the excess parts I had in either in the local club newsletter, MTFCA classified or at Chickasha. No fees to greedy corporations and met some good people.
As Mark said, More exposure and quicker turnaround, plus, if you don't know exactly what the part is worth, Ebay (or any auction) allows you to get the maximum the market will bear. I hate to see people on Ebay either put the starting price unreasonably high or put an unreasonable reserve on the part. Don't get me wrong; I'd like to get the maximum that I can because in some cases, I will have paid more for the part that I advertise than what I'll get as top bid, but I need to sell the stuff and unfortunately for me, there are no Petit Jean's, Chickasha's, or Long Beach swap meets near me, and if you advertise in a local club newsletter or MTFCA classified, buyers expect you to have a firm, if not, negotiable price on each part. At every auction, live or internet, a fee is charged. I will just be selling parts that I expect to be excess to my needs. I'll keep an extra rebuilt engine and trans, as well as all my wire and demountable rims and about 20 Goodyear and Firestone tires, among other service wear items.