Learn to Sell on Ebay

learn to sell on ebay

Doing a little spring cleaning?

Gathering piles of unwanted items?

Did you know that according to HGTV the average family has over $2000 in unwanted stuff! Hmmm…that might be enough motivation to go clean out the garage and attic this weekend.

What to do, what to do with all that unwanted stuff?

You could have a garage sale.

Too much work, you say.

You could sell the stuff on Craigslist.

That's scares you?

Why don't you donate it to charity?

That's easy and generous, but you really need the money.

How about a consignment shop?

No thanks, they'll take 50%.

You could trash it.

No, that's wasteful.

What about Ebay?

You don't know how?

Learn to Sell on Ebay

Don't be intimidated by Ebay, learn to sell on Ebay, it's really as easy as 1-2-3.

List it.

Ship it.

Get paid.

Ebay has put together a series of easy to follow videos to help you create a listing that will sell. There's a video to help you determine the best price, a video with photo tips and even a video with shipping tips.

I've been selling on Ebay for years – it's not as labor intensive as a garage sale, you don't have to worry about strangers coming to your house, and they don't take a 50% commission like consignment shops. After you get the hang of it, you'll be able to generate a listing in about 5 minutes…how easy is that?

Still not convinced? If Ebay sounds like too much work, you can use a service like Ebay Valet. Ebay Valet does the work for you, but of course they do take a percentage of the profit.

Please leave a comment to share your tips for selling on Ebay.

Give it a try…remember, you might have $2000 in stuff just waiting to be sold!


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10 years ago

I’m new to eBay but my advice is to just jump in! Start w/small value items & do your homework – find out realistic prices by finding what price similar items have sold. Make sure you factor in shipping costs as well. eBay has lots of tutorials also!
Just do it!!

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