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Pricing your merchandise correctly

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Pricing your merchandise correctly
« on: December 17, 2012, 10:53:51 AM »
I'm sure everyone has their own way of pricing items. But lets say an item has a MSRP or original price tag on the box, what percentage of that do you usually ask for your item? Do you price the item higher so there is room to negotiate or just price it fairly and tell people the price is firm?

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Re: Pricing your merchandise correctly
« Reply #1 on: December 17, 2012, 11:36:44 AM »
75% if unused, 50% if used.

Re: Pricing your merchandise correctly
« Reply #2 on: December 17, 2012, 05:54:52 PM »
it really depends on the demand for the object 

new flat screen tv in the box , and a new vcr in the box are vastly different things

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Re: Pricing your merchandise correctly
« Reply #3 on: December 18, 2012, 09:04:32 AM »
Always have to start the price on the high end cause almost everyone wants to haggle. I like Alloro's percentages but I could never get those unless it's a high demand item. Generally, new in the box price around 75-80%, sell at about 50-75%, used is much worse, price and sell around 5-30% of new.


Anybody selling console TV's that sold new for $150-$250 for $75 - $125? I have to sell them for $10 or less just to move them.

How about a lightly used pair of name brand atheletic shoes that cost $80 new, I have to sell them at $5 or under.

Re: Pricing your merchandise correctly
« Reply #4 on: December 18, 2012, 12:48:25 PM »
Ya totally depends on the item.

there some items that pricing them 20 bucks below what everyone else has them for will move it quickly.

others need to literally be 1/3 of the price to get any interest.

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Re: Pricing your merchandise correctly
« Reply #5 on: December 22, 2012, 06:36:50 AM »
Put your own marked up price tag on box offer discount and get full retail. hehehehe :D


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