Even though we’re not sure where and when we might be moving, we’re making a point to purge things we no longer use, love, or need. It’s the perfect time of year to do that sort of thing, anyway, but we’re taking it to a new level.
I cleaned out my closet a few weeks ago and was able to fill three large bags with things I either never wore or wasn’t wearing any more. And I’m not even a big shopper with a lot of clothes! I don’t know how I accumulated so many things. Well, I somehow managed and it was time for the purge.
I had a few pieces from Anthropologie in those bags, though, that I felt were a little too special to put in the yard sale pile. Two of them are brand new and one was only worn a few times. Ebay is the perfect way to get rid of brand name clothing (or any clothing for that matter) and make some cash in the process.
Here are the three pieces I listed…
Now, it’s been quite a while since I have listed anything on eBay. I have sold some nice kitchen gadgets, antiques, and some electronics over the years, but the selling dashboard has grown leaps and bounds when it comes to ease of use. I was actually surprised at how quick and easy it was to get all three pieces listed.
To list an item…
- Take pictures of the product: Since people are bidding on/buying this item sight-unseen, you want to make sure to take lots of pictures from every angle. It’s especially important to show and flaws, so the buyer isn’t disappointed when the item arrives.
- Write a detailed description: Again, people are relying on the seller to tell them about the item. I think descriptions that are matter-of-fact are the most helpful. Someone doesn’t need you to tell them how amazing, awesome, or beautiful something is. They want to know how it works, the dimensions, the brand name, what it’s made out of, the condition, etc.
- Select how you want to sell the item: You are in control of the price and the way the sale is conducted. eBay is know as an “auction site”, but they offer so many other buying options now. As a buyer, I love the Buy It Now option, so I don’t have to schedule my day around an auction ending! As a seller, I like the auction option, so I can let the customers decide how much something is worth.
- Pack & ship the item: ebay even estimates the shipping for you, which is so handy! When the item sells, you can print the shipping labels directly through eBay to get better shipping rates. Again, handy. And, if you have a lot of things to sell and need some packing supplies, eBay sells branded packing supplies, so all of your packed orders look professional. I confess to shipping things in a diaper boxes, but sharp-looking packing materials make a much nicer impression!
If you would like to make some money off of clothes, old cell phones, tablets, camera gear (you get the idea), you can start HERE.
If you’d like to bid on any of the things I’m selling, just click the links above.
Disclosure: This post is sponsored by eBay. All words and opinions are my own.