One thing that may have influenced this final bid price was his ending time. It's not very wise to end an eBay auction at 1:30 in the morning on the east coast. Those of us who've been doing it a long time would have listed this at eBay prime time (that's Monday, Tuesday or Wednesday evening at 7PM Pacific). Also, eBay is seasonal and this is THE worst time of the year to sell big ticket electronics.
I think he left about $500-$1000 on the table with this sale.
I know this isn't the Ebay forum, but since I have an LCD projector I'd like to sell and upgrade to a DLP unit, when is the best season to sell on Ebay? (assuming a Sanyo PLC 8800N qualifies as big-ticket electronics!)
Seems like this may be a good time to pick up a good used projector at a better price.
If it was me I would wait until late October/early November.
But this is just speaking in terms of the eBay market in general. Any given eBay listing can potentially do something unpredictable. All it ever takes is only two bidders who are determined to be the winner. So if you don't want to wait you can always run it with a reserve and hope that will happen. If it doesn't all it will cost you is about five bucks.
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