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Highlighted eBay Post: Screaming Eagles

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by on December 28, 2012 at 7:47 pm

In this weekly feature, which will be posted every Thursday, I will talk about a current listing of mine. I’ll explain why it’s a good pick-up and why it might still be for sale on eBay in an attempt to help other people understand the process of selling on eBay and the items I pick up. Please comment and let me know what you think!

Screaming Eagles eBay listing

Screaming Eagles Board Game (1) Screaming Eagles Board Game (2)

Screaming Eagles is an air combat game for 2-4 players. Play alone or as a team and be the first to shoot down all enemy aircraft. There are four squadrons to choose from: Eagle, Cobra, Stallion and Tiger, separated into two colors, blue and tan. It was released in 1987 by Milton Bradley.

This is one of those games that has fallen through the cracks for me. Once upon a time, I experimented with Good Until Cancelled, and this was one of the items I did that with. My advice: never do that! First, it apparently severely affects how the listing appears in the search results. And second, doing that could cause you to forget about the item and tweaking the listing is an important part of getting an item sold.

This copy of Screaming Eagles is in good condition. The box is in good condition, with no repairs or splits or tape marks. There is a dirt stain on the top left corner of the top of the box. There is visible shelf wear. The interior contents are in very good condition, but it is missing one blue peg, which is not a critical component to playing the game (there is a large supply of blue pegs.) The original instructions are included.

The reason this game has not sold yet is probably mostly due to the fact I had it as a Good Until Cancelled listing. I also had a very high price point with no ability to make offers. Even though on first look, this game appears to be highly collectible, the demand for it is actually very low, and there’s a pretty good supply of this game out there. Today, I cancelled the listing and re-listed it for a lower price point for 30 days fixed price, with the ability for buyers to make offers. Hopefully this will get it sold!

With this price point, I’m looking at a pure profit of $13-14 dollars. Unfortunately, shipping costs on this game are pretty high. It’s a 4 pound game, so the fees I’m going to have pay on shipping costs will amount to a few dollars. Regardless, it should still net me some decent money, although it may still take a while to sell.

UPDATE on last week’s Highlighted eBay Post: Harry Potter and the Sorceror’s Stone Levitating Challenge

I’m 2 out of 3 now with selling my highlighted posts! The St. Louis-in-a-Box hasn’t sold yet, but the Harry Potter Levitating Challenge sold the day after I posted about it (on Friday). It sold for $10.99 plus shipping, so I’ll make a few dollars on it when all is said and done. Interestingly enough, the buyer didn’t pay for the Priority Mail shipping method on this one, so they didn’t need it for Christmas. It arrived the 27th via Parcel Post.

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Highlighted eBay Post: Harry Potter and the Sorceror’s Stone Levitating Challenge

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by on December 20, 2012 at 6:41 pm

In this weekly feature, which will be posted every Thursday, I will talk about a current listing of mine. I’ll explain why it’s a good pick-up and why it might still be for sale on eBay in an attempt to help other people understand the process of selling on eBay and the items I pick up. Please comment and let me know what you think!

Harry Potter and the Sorceror’s Stone Levitating Challenge

Harry Potter Levitating Game (1) Harry Potter Levitating Game (2) Harry Potter Levitating Game (3) Harry Potter Levitating Game (4)

Harry Potter items are one of those ‘always collectible’ types of products. This is a copy of Harry Potter and the Sorceror’s Stone Levitating Challenge. A player sets up an obstacle course and then attempts to get the ball through it, which is levitating in the air thanks to blowing air. The player controls how much air is blowing at any time, so the objective is to raise and lower it accurately, without dropping it altogether or running into an obstacle.

This item is not overly popular, but at the same time, there aren’t a whole lot of them for sale on eBay. The problem with selling this is that, even though Harry Potter items are still very collectible, this item is not one that is in great demand. Not many were bought and sold at the time this item was released, mainly because the gimmick doesn’t appeal to many people, especially collectors. New, unopened ones come up on eBay periodically and the price point is low, no matter if it’s new or opened.

This copy of the game is in good condition. The game has been tested and works well. It is complete, including the original instructions. The box has some tape damage, shelf wear and creasing. There was a battery acid leak but it doesn’t affect the ability of the game to function and has been cleaned up thoroughly, although I disclose this on the listing. Everything else in the game is in fantastic condition.

The reason this copy of the game has not sold yet is likely for two reasons. First, demand is very low on this item. Second, with demand being so low, people are more likely to buy a copy that hasn’t had a battery acid leak or has a box in better condition. I may have to lower my price point even more than it already is to actually sell it. Right now, I have it listed for $10.99 plus shipping. It’s difficult to lower it any more, because I did pay a pretty penny for this item. Electronic games are always a risk unless you are going to open the battery section on site, because leaks happen and it can definitely lower the value of an item.

If I do manage to sell it for $10.99 plus shipping, I’d be looking at about $5 profit on the item, because of what I paid for the item and fees I’ll be paying on the cost of shipping it.

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