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What is the easiest way to sell?

What is the fastest way to sell?

What is the most profitable way to sell?

Tips for pictures:



What is the easiest way to sell?


The "Easiest" way to sell something at Audiogon is to list it as an auction, with a $1 opening bid and no reserve price. This essentially guarantees that your item will be sold at the end of the auction. 

Once the auction is closed, Audiogon starts a "transaction" for you, which helps you finalize and track the remaining steps of the sale (payment, shipping, tracking, etc).



What is the fastest way to sell?

The "Fastest" way to sell something at Audiogon is to list it as a 3-day auction, with no reserve price. This essentially guarantees that your item will be sold at the end of the auction. 

Once the auction is closed, Audiogon starts a "transaction" for you, which helps you finalize and track the remaining steps of the sale (payment, shipping, tracking, etc).



What is the most profitable way to sell?

The Classifieds offer the best method to sell for the highest dollar. While auctions provide competitive bidding, they are not well suited for higher end gear. As well, some members simply refuse to buy via auction because they prefer to make deals in a one-on-one process via our online messaging system.  Classifieds offer the longest duration for your item, and are most likely to be found by the user that is specifically searching for your item.



Tips for pictures:

Take a LOT of pictures. Most of the pictures will have a problem of some sort. For every angle you think you want, take at least 5 pictures from very slight variations, like 1 degree up or 1 degree left, etc. This method guarantees a couple of good shots for any item because there is often a glare or distortion you don't want.

Take the item outside and snap a bunch of pictures. Grass, pavement, and walls make good backgrounds sometimes. Sunlight is much better light than indoor, especially when the picture is about to be displayed on a SCREEN, as opposed to paper. 

If shooting indoors, try to use a DARK background. This makes your item the reference (as opposed to a bright background) for the camera's auto light adjustment. 

Take some closeups of the connections, controls, etc.When taking closeups, do it from a distance but zoomed in. Getting too close with a camera causes spherical distortions and blurring.

Include a picture of any accessories, and the Box and Packing. The condition of the box and packing is an important selling tool. 




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