eBay Activity: Slow or Dead?

Discussion in 'Marketplace Discussions' started by Shoes1916, Sep 2, 2021.

  1. Shoes1916

    Shoes1916 Forum Resident Thread Starter

    Location:
    United States
    I'm assuming we have eBay sellers here, and wanted to ask if even beyond the August/summer doldrums, their activity is exceptionally non-active?

    There seem to be a number of factors creating a perfect storm of inactivity which is more and more reminsicent of the Summer of 2008, though I don't think we're quite there yet.

    Am I nertz?

    Are your sales sloooooooooooooow, or is it a "It's not you, it's me!" kind of situation?
     
  2. kwadguy

    kwadguy Senior Member

    Location:
    Cambridge, MA
    I was just thinking that August was pretty slow. But I thought it was just my stuff...
     
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  3. ScramMan2

    ScramMan2 Forum Resident

    Location:
    Portland OR
    Summers are traditionally slower for media sales. But I've been doing pretty well the last two summers.
     
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  4. Shoes1916

    Shoes1916 Forum Resident Thread Starter

    Location:
    United States
    Augusts are generally slow across the board as people are traveling, moving, getting ready for school, etc., but this past August was the slowest I've seen in YEARS, and a strong contrast to last August in particular, and that's across a wide variety of offerings.

    So it's not just you!

    Are you seeing any kind of rebound now that September's here?
     
  5. Shoes1916

    Shoes1916 Forum Resident Thread Starter

    Location:
    United States
    Last summer was unusually strong, but this one...

    Hoping to see a bit of a rebound through the end of the year! :)
     
  6. Chee

    Chee Forum Resident

    Location:
    Denver
    Media is very slow til october.
     
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  7. Cody B

    Cody B Well-Known Member

    Location:
    Doylestown, PA
    I can confirm it's been extra slow this summer (at least in comparison to the past 5 years or so). Slower than a normal summer and clearly much slower than last summer.
     
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  8. Shoes1916

    Shoes1916 Forum Resident Thread Starter

    Location:
    United States
    DEFINITELY what I've been experiencing; it's not just slow in contrast to last year's strong market, but the slowest overall in years.
     
  9. GruveRecords

    GruveRecords Active Member

    Location:
    South Florida
    August was a great month for me but that could be because I was selling through a nice shrinky 80s Metal collection. September has been pretty average so far. But it’s to be expected this time of year. You really just have to keep active with listing new stuff every day (if you do this full time) and sell higher demand items. The common rock stuff that I get endless copies of like Fleetwood Mac, Dire Straits, Toto IV, Michael Jackson, Any Bowie records, etc all that stuff tends to move really quick any time of year if it’s in VG+ or better condition. Also, Q4 will start kicking in pretty soon. Better to get a lot of listing done this month.

    also, I cross list everything to Discogs. However Discogs is only like 10% of my business because things tend to move a lot slower there than ebay. Still, it’s another way to move stuff.
     
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