Sort of like hot night spots... the hot web sites grow and fade with amazing speed. One month it's big and exciting.. then you go and wonder what happened????
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There was a previous post on this. Apparently they thought that charging a percentage of the sale would be appropriate. One example showed that it would cost 8% to sell a piece of gear there as opposed to $2 here on Audiogon. I don't know what those guys were thinking, but it's pretty obvious there are better alternatives than spending 8% to sell a piece of expensive gear.
Yes there is sliding scale for items sold based on sale price with "special" introductory fees until 6/15 after that
they don't say. These "introductory" fees are lower than the
ones originally posted there. Here is link to special rates
With these rates a sale of $525 will generate fee of $13.25
There is no cost to post add, but I definitely will stick with Agon for my sales.
I looked it over too, & I think that they're doing more than just posting ads for that kind of dough. If I understand correctly, they're acting as transaction-facilitator & escrow agent go-between between seller & buyer, thus explaining their greatly increased fees. Could be worthwhile as a means of protection for both parties involved. Would certainly be worthwhile in some cases, but should be an optional extra-cost feature if implemented (here) as there are plenty of sellers here whose reputation does not require any outside supervision whatsoever.
they used to get more ads in a day than in a week. i emailed norbert about it, & he politely responded that he understood if would no longer take adwantage of the site. i'd tink they have to do some *serious* adjusting to make it wiable - perhaps going back to the old system for those not interested in the escrow/etc stuff...