Still a great marketplace to start your online sales.
If your eBay sales are going strong, then you probably don't need to read on, but if not, maybe the following could help.
Sunday night I finished up some pictures of a promotional (fan club) brochure that was printed for an actor and actress who were big in the 30' and 40's. I did not even know it was in a box of records I had bought, but if I counted it as a record, it cost me 25 cents.
There were a few competitive listings on eBay and honestly, they were not real encouraging since one seller had reduced their price by 50% and still not sold, while another sold for just about the cost of shipping. (Actually, maybe less) But there was nothing on TV that I was interested in so I merrily took my pictures and wrote the listing.
I noticed that the other listings had few pictures and some had shadows that looked like the pages were stained (I don't think they were), so I took about 10 pictures of the pages inside and wrote a description about twice as long as what they had. (they did not have much)
My listing had a headline using the same basic information that I used in the title bar, then bullet points telling from what movies the pictures had been gleaned and the respective years the movie was made. All was readily available from the publication so it took little time (except for my fat fingers)
I set the auction price so that I would make a few dollars even if it only got one bid and put a buy-it-now higher than the highest competitor's discounted price, just for the heck of it. I listed at 9:30 Sunday night and when I checked on it in the morning to see if there was interest, I thought it had not been listed yet by eBay.
Oops! It had been listed and purchased right away by someone in the United Kingdom for the buy-it-now price. What they paid for the item and shipping was 10 times what the last person sold theirs for, with shipping "free". Go figure!