Recently, a client presented me with the opportunity to sell her collection of Pandora Charms & Trollbeads. She’d been collecting these beauties for years but decided to move on.
It is my honor to list these for her and I will do my best to sell them at the highest price possible at the current market rate.
For those of you looking for tips on eBay consignment selling, this “live” tutorial will help you to better understand the consignment sale from beginning to end. Ultimately, we all want to make more money on eBay, right?
Make sure to read this article, bookmark it, and come back every few days so you can see how the sale of each item is progressing. Or, join me on Facebook & Twitter so you can stay updated in real time! And, of course, join my newsletter group to get tons more eBay selling tips that go ONLY to my newsletter tribe!
Consignment Selling Strategy #1: Terapeak & Research
Like so many items for sale on eBay, the market is up and down and all over the place. Collectible beads, in this case Pandora, are no different. Prices soar one week and drop the next.
Before you list an item in your eBay store, you must research it.
This way, you can make an informed decision which items are most likely to make money/profit on eBay.
Once you have this sales data, you can share realistic possibilities with clients, thereby helping to manage their expectations.
For this research, I always use my favorite eBay selling tool – Terapeak. Terapeak gives me an accurate, current market value of each bead. And, Terapeak is so easy to use!
Terapeak Tip #1: Using a few key words like the name of the bead along with the color will help determine the sell-through rate along with the average selling price.
Terapeak Tip #2: My research revealed that Pandora beads are worth more money (as a general rule) than Trollbeads.
Example: The #1 selling Pandora bead sold on Sept 12, 2015 on eBay was the 25th anniversary bead which sold for $1699.00, eBay item # 251892964859. And the #1 Trollbead was a tulip locked bead, eBay item #131592231114 sold for $500.00 on Sept 24, 2015.
Consignment Selling Strategy #2: eBay SEO
How to Sell on eBay: SEO Tip: while researching, I discovered that some sellers list “Trollbead” while others will use two words in the title “Troll Bead.” Because potential buyers will search using these 2 different wording styles, I recommend sellers use both styles in the product listing title. One buyer will search “Trollbead” while the other may type in the two words “Troll Bead.
The highest priced listing using the two words was a Baby Troll (with glitter!), which sold on Sept. 20, 2015 for $405.00, eBay item # 321866185334 from the Netherlands.
How to list items on eBay – the right way
How you list items on eBay can make a huge difference in how much money/profit you and the client will gain. For more help in this area, read my in-depth eBay listing tutorial.
My client has an awesome assortment of Pandora Charms & Trollbeads! I’ve got them listed and am working hard to turn treasures into cash for the both of us.
Let the selling begin & let’s see how this collection of Pandora Charms & Trollbeads performs…
Summer Butterfly – The most I have seen these sell for is $39.99 so I will run an auction with that starting price and hope for more. eBay item # 401011962935. Well, that little plan did not work. The bead did not get a bid. I will now relist it as a fixed price item and include make an offer. eBay item # 401016159215. Asking price was $44.10. An offer came in at: $39.00 and yes, I accepted it. SOLD $39.00
Jewel of the Sea Pendant – This trollbead comes in two parts and does seem to be a bit rare according to my research. The average selling price is $72.57 for a brand new one so it will be interesting to see what this “gently used” set goes for. I will start the auction off at $49.99 and hope for the best! eBay item # 391307975450. SOLD $67.00.
Giant Lotus – What a bold and beautiful bead this is representing a lotus flower. New on eBay they sell for about $49. I will go with an auction starting price of $34. and see how it goes. eBay item # 391308418820. SOLD $43.02.
Silver Necklace with a Fantasy Pearl. Original bag with the #54100 along with a bar-code on the side. It really helps to sell items like this if the original packaging is included. These necklaces are very unique. They were designed with a long chain so that you could buy more beads and slide them down the chain easily. Brilliant idea I must say! The new chains with the fantasy pearl are selling on eBay for about $114.00 and the used ones are about $97.47. Another important factor of pricing an item like this is, it has a very low sell-through rate at only 7%. Sellers were starting their bids at $77. with no sale by the end of the auction. Because of those statistics I will need to start my auction at a lower price to gain some interest. My decision is to start the bidding at $44.99. eBay item # 401020434793. – SOLD $44.99.
Holly Bushes – This bead was a bit more challenging for me to research. I did find one that sold from the UK for $23.17 with only one bid. This means that was the auction starting price. Another one sold in the USA for $24.49. They actually had it listed as a fixed price for $30. and accepted the offer of $24.49. My call on this one is to list it at auction with a starting bid of .99 cents. The goal is to gain attention that they will want to bid on others and combine shipping. Fingers crossed – eBay # 391308494731. SOLD $16.27.
Green Flower Mosaic – This is a common type with several listed as a buy it now at the low price of $15.00. Beautiful bead! View current listings. Based on this type of research I will be running an auction with a starting bid of .99 cents. eBay item # 401020604074.SOLD $11.61.
Sahara Night – In the last 90 days only 4 of these sold for about $32.00. There are currently only a few listed on eBay and none of them are located in the USA. Very interesting! I will list this as an auction with a starting price of $24.99 – eBay item # 391308749803. SOLD $24.99
In Your Heart – Interesting enough there are more of these listed by international sellers than USA sellers and only one has sold at the price of $49.99. My research tells me these are not popular or it could be people do not want to pay the high prices that sellers are asking for on eBay. I did find a current listing that ends soon and they have a starting bid of $19.99 so I will list this one with a starting bid of $14.99 – eBay item # 401020907218. SOLD $26.00.
Fantasy Black Onyx Necklace – One of these sold in the last 90 days for $97.00 which was the asking price. Only 8 current listings are posted and out of those eight, only one is in the USA. The lowest asking price I could find was $110.00. It does not seem these are “high demand” type so I am going to try an auction with a starting price of $74.99 and hope for the best. eBay item # 391309196867. NO SALE – Relisted at $105.00 Fixed price with make an offer. eBay item # 391314211801.
Troll Tree – This is an awesome and interesting pendant! The average selling price is $57.47 with a high 75% sell through rate. Only 15 were sold in the last 90 days. The highest price was $86.90. Currently there are only 5 listed and again, none of them are located in the USA. I will start the auction at $74.99 – eBay item # 401021086569. NO SALE – re-listed at $84.99 with make an offer – eBay item # 391322749201.
Green Hematite – There was only one of these listed and sold for in the last 90 days at $24.99. Based on that I will list it as an auction with that starting price – eBay item # 391309514528. NO SALE – Relisted – $37.99 with make an offer – eBay item # 391322755617.
Silver Double Clasp – These are common and are not high value sellers. Going with the flow and listed this with a starting price using the average price statistics of $11.91 – eBay item # 391309976207. NO SALE – Relisted $19.99 buy it now with make an offer. eBay item # 401028402069. Offer came in and SOLD $14.99.
Elder Flower Pendant – I decided to start the bid a little high at $24.99 to help increase the odds for a sale and include free shipping. This did not seem like a high demand type of item so we will hope for the best. eBay item # 401021407820. – SOLD $24.99.
Pandora Charms & Beads
Disney Ariel’s Signature charm has a lovely color from “down under the sea” I would call a sea foam color or aqua Murano glass. When they are new with the original bag they do sell for about $29.00 on eBay is the average. I will run an auction with a starting bid of $19.99 and hope for the best. eBay Item # 391296208893 – SOLD $20.50
White Faceted beads are a bit common. According to Tereapeak the average selling price is $19.72. I will take that as a fair starting price for my auction eBay item # 401020118612. NO SALE – Relisted $29.99 with make an offer – item # 401028403465.
Oval Lights Purple CZ is absolutely beautiful! Bead has 5 oval CZ stones and is retired. It does fall into the “harder to find” category of Pandora beads. New ones sell for as much as $54.00 on eBay with an average selling price of $22.43. I will list this one as an auction with the same starting price, eBay item # 391307964190. NO SALE – Relisted $32.99 buy-it-now with make an offer #391322764813. Green Oval Lights listed the same style – eBay item # 391309558512. – NO SALE – Relisted $32.99 – eBay item # 391322767249. And also listed are Black Oval Lights – eBay item #401021162742. NO SALE – we are not having great luck with these so we will take it out for a spin by pricing them a bit high with make an offer and roll the dice! eBay item # 401028407421.
The Snow Leopard bead is an interesting and unique type with an off white background and classic spots throughout. Each brown with tan spot has a bit of a “glow” to it. The average price on eBay is about $28.00 so I will list it as an auction with the recommended Terapeak starting price of $17.24. This is also a retired bead. eBay item # 401020167062. NO SALE – relisted eBay item # 401022964488.
The Pandora Strawberry bead is indeed worth gold if you have it in 14k gold! I’ve seen these sell for as much as $280. Now that is a sweet golden berry for sure! The silver beads do sell for a bit less with an average selling price of about $17.24. Terapeaks recommended starting bid is $6.71 so I decided to roll the dice and take it out for a spin, eBay item # 401020391580. SOLD $6.71.
Retired Bonsai Green CZ bead is not a big seller. It has a low sell through rate at only 8% with a suggested starting bid of 99 cents and an ending price of $20.22. So, I will roll the dice and start the bid also at 99 cents. eBay item # 401020454820. SOLD $6.51.
Spacer “Trinity” Purple – The average buy it now asking price on eBay is about 34.00. The average selling price is more realistic at about $21.99. After researching this I will list it as an auction, opening bid .99 cents – eBay item # 391308575526. SOLD $21.50. Also listed this in Green – eBay item # 401021153089. SOLD $14.50.
Green Seeing Spots is a fun Pandora bead. It’s a green murano glass bead with raised white spots around the side. The most valuable of the “seeing spots” charms is the 14k gold one that sold for $199.99 on eBay. The average price on the green one is only $27. You would think since it is retired it would be more in demand but for now, I am going with the recommend starting price according to Tereapeak at $17.49. eBay item # 401020538068. SOLD $32.00.
African Plains Zebra – This one is not a common one, yet the average selling price is about $22.50. However there is a current list with the same bead holding several quantities listing them at $19.99 with free shipping, eBay item # 231737470054 . This makes it a bit tough to compete so we will “play ball” with an auction listing starting at .99 cents. eBay item # 401020549518. SOLD $10.29.
14k Gold Small Roses Spacer – Many sellers were asking $115.00 on eBay without success. Others managed to sell theirs for as high as $123. because of running an auction with an opening bid of $30.00. I like that style! “Pushing up my sleeves to again, roll the dice” with an opening bid of $24.99 – eBay item # 401020617603. SOLD $76.00.
Purple Hypnotic – Only 1 out of 4 sold in the last 90 days and it sold for $15.00. Several sellers do have them list at higher prices with the lowest of 19.99. I decided to run an auction with an opening bid of 99 cents. eBay item # 401020625510 SOLD $12.50.
Love You Purple Hearts – This one has a higher sell through rate at 52% of 50 listings in the last 90 days. The average selling price is $21.83 with a $9.00 average auction starting price. There are a few current listings for $19.99 free shipping. Starting price on our charm is $12.00 with free shipping – eBay item # 391308782439. SOLD $14.50.
Captivating Blue – And what a captivating bead this is for sure! The current market value on eBay is about $20. with a good sell through rate. This one I will list at auction .99 cents – eBay item # 401020802446. SOLD $14.50.
Seaside Kiss Blue Topaz – This bead has a lower sell through rate but in my opinion it is mainly because sellers are asking too much. Starting an item high or over pricing items can produce lower sell through rates. I did find one like this sold for $64. and it was new with the box from Pandora. I’ve decided to run an auction with a starting bid of $19.99 – eBay item #401020821103. SOLD $20.49.
Promise Charm Barrel Bead w/black – The average price is about $20.00 so we will list this one with a low starting bid – eBay item # 401020863199. SOLD $18.81.
Dragonfly Pendant – I was surprised to see a charm this large in size by Pandora! It is very cool and it does have a nice sell through rate! I did find one that sold on eBay for $89.99 so fingers cross ours will pull in a nice price at auction. With only a few listed I think odds are in our favor it will do well. I will start the bidding at $24.99. eBay item # 391309155930. SOLD $51.00.
Captivating Blue was the name given by the owner but upon my research the actual name is Fascinating Blue – This pretty blue does have a high sell through rate, however I did find a little nick on it so we will see how the bidding goes – Selling as-is with a flaw – eBay item # 391309127867. SOLD $15.00.
Golden Faceted – This is a common bead that does sell for less than $20. so we will give it a try with an opening bid of 99 cents. eBay item # 391309215604. SOLD $22.03. (WE DID GOOD ON THIS ONE)
Seeing Spots Black – Now in my opinion this beads looks more green in color but I see others also calling this bead black with the same spots that also look a bit blue to me so I listed it as black and included my opinion in the description. eBay item # 401021075225. SOLD $11.50.
Purple Ocean Wave – The average selling price is $30. with an excellent sell through rate. This one should be a sure sale. eBay # 391309486000. SOLD $12.70.
Green Faceted – Factory sealed green faceted beads were selling for $33.00. Let the bidding begin – eBay item # 391309548482. SOLD $16.58.
Seeing Spots “light” blue – This one looks like a powder blue or a baby blue – $26.92 is the average selling price. I will start at about the same price. eBay item # 391309530555. SOLD $26.91.
Petite Facets Green – I like the delicate style to this bead which is not bulky or chunky like the others. Quite dainty and the green has more of a foam or light lime green color to me. This does have a high sell through rate selling for as much as $35.00 and low as $16.00. eBay item # 391309999364. SOLD $18.50.
Adventurescent Midnight Black Stardust – This one has a few nicks on the silver which are not a big deal but it’s very important to point out any type of flaw to help avoid a return – eBay item # 391310049171. SOLD $16.50.
Teardrop Spacer Purple Amethyst Cabochon – Tereapeak results shown a very low sell-through rate at only 12%. Based on these results I will list this as an auction with a starting price of the average $14.99 – eBay item # 401021417356. SOLD $16.66.
Many of these Pandora Charms, & Trollbeads have been listed as auctions. Please know that if they do not sell at auction I will re-list them as a ‘Fixed Price Listing’ with ‘Make an Offer’.
The Wrap-up: eBay Consignment Selling Takes Time
Come back every few days so you can see how the sale of each item is progressing. Or, join me on Facebook & Twitter so you can stay updated in real time! And, of course, join my newsletter group to get tons more eBay selling tips that go ONLY to my newsletter tribe!
One of the most important eBay consignment selling tips I can give you is – take your time!
When I list items on eBay, I spend quality time researching to seek out the current market values. Not only is it in my client’s best interest but it is also in my best interest to sell items for the highest dollar possible.
Because my eBay consignment commission is 50% of the sale.
If you have items like this feel free to contact me and I would be happy to sell them on eBay!
View all these beads in one place on Pinterest:
- Louis Vuitton Coin Purse – eBay item # 401030209462 SOLD $
- Pandora Halo Ring – eBay item # 401030879635 –
- Winter Magic Trollbead 1 – eBay Item # 391326718788 SOLD $39.99
- Pandora Captivating Gray – eBay item # 401030978842
- Trollbead X Lock – eBay Item # 401034400069 –
- SOLD $19.99
- Pandora Angel of Hope – eBay item # 401036484439
- Pandora Two-of-a-kind- clip – eBay item # 401038360225
- Pandora Forget-me-not – eBay item # 391337308033
- Pandora Flower earrings – eBay item # 391338600333
- Trollbeads X double link – eBay item # 401039014494
- Pandora Watchful Eye Dangle – eBay # 401039004832
- Pandora Purple Hearts – eBay # 391338614855
- Pandora Shooting Stars – eBay #401040925771
- Pandora Black Onyx dangle – eBay # 391341312148
- Pandora Sailboat – eBay #391341300843
- Pandora teal polkadot – eBay item # 391341317565
- X Trollbead Shooting Star – eBay item # 401040907899
- Pandora Dark Blue – eBay item #401040903318
- Trollbeads Safety Chain – eBay item # 401040900365
- Trollbeads silver bracelet – eBay item # 391341266942
- Pandora House – eBay item # 401040886897
- Trollbeads X Yin-Yang link – eBay item # 401040875663
- Pandora Hypnotize – eBay item # 401040880343
- Pandora Vintage bead – eBay # 401040882914
- Clio Blue Necklace – This one has been challenging to find any type of comparable info. I decided to list this as a fixed price with make an offer at a higher value than the retail so we will take it out for a spin and see what develops – eBay item # 391341413467.