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 Okay, so I am going to be selling a large amount of tackle but want input on pricing. Is it fair to ask lower then retail but above 1/2 mark for new never used. And is best to inventory everything and post a list for a buy all out break it up into groups.

 

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I consider 60% a fair price.

Separate groups are easier to manage.

Good luck with your sale.

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Rods and Reels it really depends on what it is. Something like a brand new Chronarch could get like 80% retail, decent gear thats obviously used will be like 50%. A $60 baitcaster that's been used a bit might only be worth like $20. When it comes to lures and tackle the best bet is to keep it all together and refuse to separate it or you won't sell it all. I'd just split it into lure categories, rods and reels sell better separately.

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I really think it depends on what it is. Certain baits that are NOS could be worth more than what they were new. I think what you're thinking of pricing is fair. If nothing else you can always set your price slightly high and advertise it as or best offer (OBO).

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Also demand and supply too. The major brand would get higher re-sell value than those other reels/rods. Also how fast you wanna sell, you can hold your price point if you are not hurry, but gotta reduce some if there is no hit in awhile.

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I like to sell my stuff in groups of 4's that compliment each other and I usually sell new stuff out of the box at 60%-70% so it cover's shipping, but if you have a brand new out of box Spro BBZ for example, you can get $15 if it is in perfect shape.

The key is making sure you are 100% accurate about condition, pics are hard to examine depending on the quality and shiny lures are tough to get good pics with. I try to list any scratch they may have even if really slight since some people who buy something that says " Perfect shape" for example, really expect it to be a lure without any blemishes at all, even though you may believe it is perfect, so just cover yourself and give the lures a close look over.

I also have found that if you have inexpensive new lures that are easy to find like say a dozen Cordell Spots which are only $3 new, it is better to mix them in with other brands and colors to call it a "Set" that will cover all water colors, conditions etc...

People are willing to pay money for a lot of lures if they are new to fishing to not only save money, but to feel confident they are buying good lures, good colors, which makes sense. 

I would advise checking ebay to see what lures are selling for both new and used, you may have some older lures that are worth more than you think, and vise versa, just to make sure you list them fairly for both parties.

Good luck. I find seperating the lures by topwater, crankbaits, jigs, helps, then maybe make a few "Tournament lots" that have a few of each. Hope that helps. I always toss in a few freebies that I have as well even if just a pack of hooks, or treble hooks etc. I don't use, people love extra stuff even if inexpensive. Who doesn't? 

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It really depends on what you have, if you tell me "hey I have a Rapala Shallow Fat Rap size 5 " NIB I´ll give you $25 bucks for it in an eyeblink, no questions asked, tell me you have a shallow Shad Rap NIB and I´ll give you what you paid for it.

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one thing to do to try and determine a ballpark on the value is going to the bay and checking out "sold listings" to see what they've sold for recently.  again that's a ballpark estimate.  be sure to factor in the shipping costs, especially for rods which can get a little dicey....

i think you have a far better chance for selling when you break it up into groups of like items.  It's hard to sell 100 tackle items sometimes, but if you break it up into lots of cranks, spinners, plastics, etc. you're more likely to find an audience for what the buyer wants.

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I think there is a lot of good advice here. You can always give an asking price, even if you think it might be a tad high and then add "OBO".  I know that I am rarely going to give the asking price without a little negotiating. 

I don't sell much, but buy plenty on here, and while I don't "low ball", I am after a good deal.  If you were to list a lot of cranks, say 10 of them and are asking 60% of retail. The buyer might only be interested in 5 of them and, while that isn't a bad deal, you might still have trouble moving them at your price.  Obviously, supply  and demand is a factor.  As a buyer, I tend to buy items out of a want rather than need. That being the case, I look to spend about 40%.

Just thought i would give some perspective from a buyers standpoint.

 

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I would group them into smaller lots and mix and match the baits by type.  Deep diving cranks, squarebills, jigs, creature baits, grubs, etc.  If you have a good amount of lures from a popular brand, like Rage, set up some lots by brand.  A couple of things to avoid is single lots where shipping will prohibit buyers from buying, or letting people people pick and choose choice pieces/colors from different lots where you're left with a pile of stuff that nobody will want.  If you have any oddball tackle pieces that don't fit in a lot maybe just throw them in as freebies to some of the lots.  As for discounts you kind of need to do some research instead of setting firm percentages, but give yourself some cushion because people will usually offer a lower price, unless you set prices so low that people will snap it up because they know someone else will jump on it.

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21 hours ago, Raul said:

It really depends on what you have, if you tell me "hey I have a Rapala Shallow Fat Rap size 5 " NIB I´ll give you $25 bucks for it in an eyeblink, no questions asked, tell me you have a shallow Shad Rap NIB and I´ll give you what you paid for it.

I have 2 left, 1 is shad and one is brown crawfish and it is one of the best producers in clear water. The funny thing with that lure is it seemed to really attract larger than average fish when other shallow cranks didn't work. I still throw it but only when I fish the occasional tournament.

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This is hardly original but the following saying comes to mind:  "When I die, I hope my wife doesn't sell my gear for what I said I paid for it."

 

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I think your add is far over priced if it is the listing I think it is based upon what is in the photos.

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Stating the obvious but here goes. I would venture a guess that nobody is going to shell out $750 for random gear, when they can spend much less and hand pick what they really want..on top of that, the guy your looking to buy this from you has to live near you. Personally, I would break it into lots of $25-$50 or so,take better pics showing the baits and include some shipping in there. You will sell it a lot faster, but it will be more work. 

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if you don't want to expend much time or energy in the sale (as in list out everything you're offering) you're going to have be really flexible (like way flexible) in your price.

 

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