I’ve been eBaying on and off since December 2010 and I’ve made a decent amount of money from doing it. I love this method of decluttering as it allows me to invest the money I make into buying new things, whilst freeing up some of the storage space that I have in my tiny uni room.
I am going to share my 4 top tips for selling items on eBay which will hopefully inspire some of you to get listing.
- Be HARSH.
If you haven’t worn something in over 3 months, do not like the way an item fits or if you have anything that has had its tags on for months, it should go. There are obviously some exceptions, but this is the general rule that I use when deciding what to sell and what to keep. It might seem hard at first, but you will not miss these items when you have the extra cash in your pocket.
- Start your auction at the minimum price that you would like the item to sell for.
There have been so many times that I’ve started an auction at 99p and have been disappointed when it has sold for that price. By starting your listings at a reasonable price that you are happy with, you’ll get a lot more money and satisfaction out of your eBay experience.
- Sell items in big batches.
I tend to have clear-outs every 3-4 months and post all my items at a go. It can be time consuming, but by doing this, I can tell potential buyers to have a look through my eBay shop, with the hope that they might buy multiple items.
- Don’t be disheartened when your items do not sell.
It can be annoying when your item doesn’t sell, especially when it is one that you had high hopes for. But, analyse why it possibly did not sell, revise the item, then post again. Some of my items don’t sell until the 3rd of 4th time of reposting. If they still do not sell, I take the item to my local charity shop to free up space.
eBaying can be time consuming but it is 100% worth it. Remember to take good clear quality pictures from all angles, to add key words to your title and write an informative description and your items should sell. I have also found that it is quicker and easier to start a bunch of drafts for items on a laptop/pc and to finish them on your phone as you can do this on the go.
I am currently selling a ton of things on my eBay store, including all the items that are inserted as images and extras such as Nike ID Air Maxes. Check them out as examples and feel free to bid if you see anything that you like.