Tracey’s Top 5 Tips: Selling your unwanted items on Ebay
- Realistic: Be realistic on the price you expect to sell your item for. If you purchased a dress for $100 and wore it once, don’t necessarily expect to receive $90 for it. Remember that everyone is looking for a bargain on ebay. If your item is valuable and unique enough though it will attract a good price.
- Do your homework: Look into whether the item you want to sell is already listed by others or a similar item is listed. Have a look at what others are writing as descriptions, how much they are listing the item for, selling by auction or buy it now, postage costs etc. This will also give you an indication on the likely price your item could sell for and whether there is alot of interest in this type of item.
- Pictures: make sure you take good pictures of the items you are selling especially if they are more expensive items such as furniture, designer clothes etc. As a buyer myself I appreciate detailed photos from different angles, up close, far away etc and this will eliminate interested buyers continually asking you questions. Afterall the computer screen is your shop!
- Be honest: About the item you are listing, if it has a flaw tell your buyers about it. Is it in good condition or pretty much brand new condition. Be as honest and upfront about the item as possible, because if you don’t chances are you will receive negative feedback which is stored in your profile and makes buyers weary and possibly less confident in buying something from you.
- Trial and error: Give it a go! No harm in trying. I generally write my descriptions first in a word document and then cut and paste this when I am listing the item. For me this makes the process easier as I do the writineg one day and then when I have time on another day I list all the items with the pictures. I normally list about 5 – 10 items in the one hit.