I do a lot more programming, designing, managing and other related Auctiva development tasks than I actually spend time selling items. And while I feel being in the business for 6+ years now, I know a fair amount about selling items, I'm lost on what to do in this one scenario.
I ended up getting a complete xbox 360 package and decided to put it up on eBay, as items ending soon were selling non-stop for extreamly high prices.
So, yesterday at noon, I put up my item as a fixed price listing. Ever since then I've just been in a endless sea of xbox systems for sale and I don't think people are even viewing my listing. And what is driving me nuts is that people are bidding on and winning items that are ending for more money than the cost of my fixed price listing.
I've even lowered the price a few times, added the featured option... etc... etc. I think the problem is that people are just not seeing my listing because of the massive amount of items available. And since I had to do a 3 day fixed price listing, it won't be visiable again until Friday at noon.
Sooo... what do you suggest:
1. End the listing and start it over as a 99 cent auction. I've always liked doing this in the past, as it gets people bidding on and watching your item right away. These people tend to 'stay with' your item from start to finish, frequently bidding over and over again.
2. Break apart all the individual items available in the auction and either put them back up as fixed price items or do what I did with #1 and start them all at 99 cents. (There are games, extra controllers, memory, etc in the one auction right now).
3. Just be patient and wait for the item to run it's course. Hopefully xbox's will still remain sold out in stores and as it gets close to ending, it will be visiable in the search results.
In case you want to see the item:
Note: The auction counter has a really inflated count from people in the office constantly looking.