99 Cent Selling Strategy – Cojones or Folly?


Every few months I’ve revisited this topic of a unique selling strategy rarely used by sellers in the Boy Scout category of eBay. We all know that the classic eBay listing is an auction and just where to start the minimum bid is a dilemma that all sellers face. Start it too high and you scare off bidders. Start it too low and you might give it away as a steal. Here are some sellers who had the cojones to list their auctions starting at 99 cents and they did quite well!


TC2 Troop Committee Armband 1921-1929 Very Rare


1910 Boy Scouts of America Handbook


Eagle Scout Medal Vintage 20’s A Beauty w/Orig Box


Lot Boy Scout Badges, Pins, Eagle Award, Uniform, etc


Philmont Scout Ranch Patch P2K Arrowhead Cavalcade Mint


Rare Aloha Council Hawaii Air Boy Scout Community Strip





Ha ha! My Scout Exec is the seller of the Hawaiian strips. He asked me what they were worth before putting them up and I told him the B/B Honolulu was about $75-$100 and the KR Hawaii was around $25. Guess I was wrong! In any case, knowing that they were worth over $100, he still listed them at 99 cents and was pleasantly surprised when they went for over $300. His only regret was that he didn’t have more!

By ISCA87L on October 8th, 2009 at 9:23 pm

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