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Old 08-30-12, 07:09 PM   #1
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Ebay - Infinite Listing ?

I was watching a Buy-It-Now item that seemed to be listed continuosly for about 2 years, until someone with too much money finally bought it. How do you list an item that way ? I've always just done the 7 day auction, with a relist if it doesn't sell.
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I've seen similar things before where listings go on and on. Was the listing you watched from a store or commercial account or from an individual person?

I don't really know but I wonder if commercial accounts don't have different terms than private accounts. Private accounts have to keep paying with each listing, maybe commercial accounts only pay when they sell something.
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Seemed like an individual account. Feeback counter was only about 50, and no other items for sale.
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I buy and sell a little bit on ebay. I usually sell with buy-it-now and list them as "good til sold" which means it stays listed until it is sold, however long that may take. I have one item listed now that might sell tomorrow or in 3 months.
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yes, it's possible to just have a program repost every time it expires.
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I've seen sellers just continuously extend the bid time. It'd get down to the last day, then suddenly it's back to 27 days or so.
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I didn't realize there was a "good til sold" option. I might have to try that if the fee isn't too high. I know you can relist, but that involves a fee everytime, which would really add up month after month.
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