While digging through the garage to find our (three) Christmas decorations, boy did I find a lot of junk. I’m pretty sure that everyone reading this has a least one thing that they feel has some value and also don’t want. Old cell phones, DVDs, that-old-thing-you’ve-had-forever, whatever. Remember my 3 eBay selling tips:
1) Just list it. – The most common mistake I see people make is put off listing their items for sale, waiting for the perfect time or when they’re less busy. Unless you are listing antiques, your stuff is losing value by the second, especially electronics.
2) Take a picture. – Wouldn’t you rather see the actual thing you are buying? This is critical to getting the best price.
3. Make your description honest, clear, and concise. There is no need for fancy templates or a dissertation on your product. People just want to know what it is, and if there is anything wrong with it. I’ve seen so many auctions that have plain straightforward text with a good picture sell for much more than a gaudy listing that’s 3 screens long.
In other words, it really shouldn’t take more than 15 minutes to list your item. Just snap a picture, and write up a paragraph about it.