Sunday, 22 July 2007

Amazon Auctions Vs. Ebay

Why Don't Amzon promote their Auctions? Amazon auctions don't cost anything to list, they have a secure payment system in place, they have a trusted name, yet amazon don't promote this service at all.
Well amazon don't promote Marketplace (third party sales) either, but there is little need to do this as the product searches show the prices from 3rd party sellers quite adequately. Yet Amazon don't take this opportunity and they are about the only internet company that are in a position to compete with Ebay and give the consumer some real choice.

The only draw back with amazon auctions are only one image is permitted and their is a limit to html available to use and only 3,700 characters allowed. Not that much of a drawback really!

Well, I'm going to be putting my money where my mouth is and list a few things on amazon auctions and see what happens as a result.

The only down side I can see is that I will not be able to see how many people actually view my auction. I suppose I could look for an image hoster that will provide impression counting if I wanted to get scientific, and perhaps I will as this experiment continues.

The 2 items I have listed on amazon tonight are shown below, with breif details and with links to the amazon auction. I'm going to attempt to add tracking id's to these links, so let me know if that causes them not to work.


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One of the previous problems with L-argine has been its taste - this product overcomes that problem with the natural berry flavour.

ProArgi-9 Mixed Berry Ingredients:L-arginine, L-leucine, L-isoleucine, L-valine, Gamma Oryzanol, Transferulic acid Trutina dulcem (fruit sugar, natural flavors, kiwi fruit), fruit acids, natural berry flavors, beet powder (for color), silicon dioxide (flow agent).

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ProArgi-9 is used and promoted by famous world-class athletes who use it to bolster their nutritional intake and enhance their athletic performance.

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1 comment:

Wendy C. Allen a.k.a. EelKat said...

I agree with you. Amazon auctions are waaaaay better. I started using them in 1997, and have had good luck with them. My only problem is I don't list many items very often, I bet if I listed more items more often, that I could have a pretty steady income just off Amazon auctions alone.

I used to sell stuff on eBay, but in 2006 they had raised their fees so high that I was loseing more money than I made, so now I just buy off eBay and let others do the selling.