Does free listing encourage people to list too many items at unrealistic starting prices?

Free listing encourages people to list too many items at unrealistic starting prices. This populates the sales with overpriced goods. When they fail to sell, the sellers often re-list at the same starting price and hence perpetuate the problem.

 

I think a modest listing price would make people think about the likelihood of achieving a sale, and so they would set a lower starting price and make the goods more likely to sell. 

 

Another way would be to charge a listing price for goods but refund it if the goods sell after the first listing. Unsold goods could be re-listed on the same basis if the starting price was lowered.

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