Ebay Auction: A Good Reputation Pays Off

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eBay Auction Seller Success

A good reputation at eBay auction is worth its weight in gold: whoever was given an overwhelmingly positive assessment by their customers at previous auctions on average achieves noticeably higher returns. This is what researchers from the University of Bonn and the University of Aachen have discovered. To this end they analysed more than 300 auctions of popular DVDs over the past year. At the same time they scotched a widespread belief among eBay users, viz. that auctions with evening deadlines result in particularly high prices

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