Jump to content

FOR SALE. Second hand fishing tackle


Recommended Posts

Earlier this year a friend died and his widow asked me if I could sell his tackle for her. Sooner than selling it piecemeal I looked at it and paid her half it's new value, which was a fair price as some of it is "as new". A few bags are missing but otherwise it's in good nick.. Everything from quality carp rods to match, float and ledger gear plus keep nets. Would this be a good place to sell it or should I put it on E Bay or the like? 

Link to post
Share on other sites

I would start here basing prices on eBay sold figures, then put the remnants on wBay

The two best times to go fishing are when it's raining and when it's not

Link to post
Share on other sites
7 hours ago, wotnobivvy said:

I would start here basing prices on eBay sold figures, then put the remnants on wBay

I would do the same but watch the cost of posting rods ,being over a metre the price of postage is prohibative using parcelfarce.

Another tip is list every mark or flaw ,some buyers know returning an item is costly so sellers will have to drop the price when the buyer complains if theres nothing to complain about  its better but some bastards just make up flaws to get reductions and ebay always sides with the buyer!

I used to sell on there all the time but now theres so many pricks fiddling the system i stopped and selling "to be collected" drops the price way down.

Gumtree is your second choice but its hit and miss theres lots of tyre kickers and chancers its also owned by ebay !

Believe NOTHING anyones says or writes unless you witness it yourself and even then your eyes can deceive you

None of this "the enemy of my enemy is my friend" crap it just means i have at least two enemies!

 

There is only one opinion i listen to ,its mine and its ALWAYS right even when its wrong

 

Its far easier to curse the darkness than light one candle

 

Mathew 4:19

Grangers law : anything i say will  turn out the opposite or not happen at all!

 

"To compel a man to furnish contributions of money for the propagation of opinions which he disbelieves and abhors, is sinful and tyrannical." Thomas Jefferson

Link to post
Share on other sites
8 hours ago, Norm B said:

I'll look at the "to be collected" idea as I know how expensive posting rods can be as I've sold some shore casting rods and it's between £20 and £30, depending on length and value so I would prefer collection. 😃

Trouble is the final price drops compared to posting it as the buyer either has to add the cost of getting there or it restricts you to local buyers

If you go to the advanced search option on ebay ,put in whatever your rod is and tick sold listings you can compare the posted to collected final price .

If its a collectable rod then you may get lucky but a run of the mill rod can go for pennies if collected. My way of not losing is to start the rod off at the minimum  price you want ,if you put a reserve on it it puts a lot of buyers off bidding thinking its high

Edited by chesters1

Believe NOTHING anyones says or writes unless you witness it yourself and even then your eyes can deceive you

None of this "the enemy of my enemy is my friend" crap it just means i have at least two enemies!

 

There is only one opinion i listen to ,its mine and its ALWAYS right even when its wrong

 

Its far easier to curse the darkness than light one candle

 

Mathew 4:19

Grangers law : anything i say will  turn out the opposite or not happen at all!

 

"To compel a man to furnish contributions of money for the propagation of opinions which he disbelieves and abhors, is sinful and tyrannical." Thomas Jefferson

Link to post
Share on other sites
12 hours ago, chesters1 said:

Trouble is the final price drops compared to posting it as the buyer either has to add the cost of getting there or it restricts you to local buyers

If you go to the advanced search option on ebay ,put in whatever your rod is and tick sold listings you can compare the posted to collected final price .

If its a collectable rod then you may get lucky but a run of the mill rod can go for pennies if collected. My way of not losing is to start the rod off at the minimum  price you want ,if you put a reserve on it it puts a lot of buyers off bidding thinking its high

Thanks. 

Link to post
Share on other sites

Create an account or sign in to comment

You need to be a member in order to leave a comment

Create an account

Sign up for a new account in our community. It's easy!

Register a new account

Sign in

Already have an account? Sign in here.

Sign In Now
×
×
  • Create New...