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Is it smart to list good til cancelled when you have only one item in the listing?So you are not constantly rerunning the items?
Posts: 5
Registered: ‎03-29-2011

Is it wise to run single item listings as Good Til Cancelled in order to not to have to keep rerunning the listings? If you are pretty sure they will sell within 2 to 5 months? Thanks a Million, Lisa

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Posts: 13,380
Registered: ‎09-25-2011
in reply to body-art-fashion-2014

yes, it makes sense.

Listing GTC will retain the item number and the views and watchers each month.

Relisting  loses that info.

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Registered: ‎05-23-2007
in reply to body-art-fashion-2014

424designs has been lucky.  If you list at 99c you can very easily wind up selling for 99c.


I prefer to list items for 30 days and manually re-list them when I want to.  If you let your expired listings just sit in your unsold file for a couple of weeks and then re-list them, they look like new listings and I think maybe get more interest.  

  If you list good til cancelled, you lose control over them.   You can't just edit the listing and change the expiration; you have to end the listing to get rid of the "good til cancelled"

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Registered: ‎09-19-2009
in reply to body-art-fashion-2014

When I was running auctions, my fees would be in the $800 range.


With a store, I list all items fixed price-GTC.  At the end of 60 or 90 days, I will END the listing and then start again, so it shows up as newly listed.  Now my fees are in the $300 range.

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Registered: ‎07-02-2012
in reply to body-art-fashion-2014

That's up to you. I don't see any reason why it would be a bad idea.


Depending on the item and it's value, you might consider auctions. They tend to sell items much faster than "buy it now".


I generally post all items on auction with a starting bid of 99 cents with no reserve, and nearly everything sells at a good price very quickly.


Hope this helps! Smiley Happy