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Old 05-25-09, 03:39 PM
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Any advice for me? What is the easiest way to get started? My SIL and I have a lot of stuff we want to try selling on Ebay but neither of us have done it before.
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Old 05-25-09, 03:52 PM
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I don't sell on ebay. I do it on craigslist.
Since you're in Calif and Craigslist is HUGE there, I'd suggest trying your hand at that.
That way, you get to keep 100% of the proceeds.

Yeah, you get a few no-shows and people who wanna bargain, but just be clear in your postings that you are 'firm' on a price (if you are) or that you won't hold an item for people and that it's first come first get etc.

It tends to be somewhat of a pain for the smaller items. Those are better left to garage sales --- but for larger items, I'd do craigslist over ebay any day.
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Old 05-25-09, 04:20 PM
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We thought about Craigslist but decided we would rather pay Ebay fees than deal with strange people coming over to the house to buy things. At garage sales people always try to get stuff for less & Craigslist would probably be the same way.

Edited to add: Most of what we have is new or nearly new clothes and shoes. My MIL loved to shop and had a shoe addiction. I have a few other things like an expensive cell phone & DH has some model airplane/train things to cell. I wouldn't try selling any furniture or anything that would be difficult to ship. I actually just gave a bunkbed set and other items we couldn't ebay to the cadet girlscouts in my troup for a yard sale they are doing to earn money for a trip.

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Old 05-25-09, 05:02 PM
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well, good luck.
I would never buy clothes and/or shoes sight unseen so I would never shop for that stuff on ebay.
 


I use Craigslist a TON. LOVE LOVE LOVE it and you can meet people at a local store or the mall or whatnot if you don't want to deal with them coming to your house. Way better (to me) than having to box it all up and deal with shipping nightmares.
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I've had some success on craigslist and some annoyances. I've had great successes at garage sales though. I'm of the mindset that the stuff is just sitting there not getting used, might as well price it so that I get money, AND everyone buys it up and feels like they're getting a deal too.

I know you asked about e-bay, but I've had very little positive experience selling on there. I think nowadays, unless you're doing it full time and are a "power seller" and have the time to play the e-bay games (such as bidding your own items up to what you want them to go for and outbidding others so you get to keep them if you don't like the price blah blah blah) I found it totally not worth it. I had a ton of brand new and hardly used stuff.

I'd try craigslist but make sure you put $50/firm. I had ppl ask me to come down on stuff I felt was very reasonably priced and I told them nope- I have other people coming to look at it. I've met them at wal-mart and such.

My procedure is...
1. Have a garage sale
2. Take rest to once upon a child and see what they'll take
3. List the rest on craigslist

Good luck either way though!
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