Debbie J. had a question for me:
I just sold my first item on Ebay and wondered if you have any hints for being successful at it! Thanks!
I’m no expert on eBaying, so I’ll write a few of my own ideas down, and then link with some resources that might be helpful to you. Also, readers, if you have anything to share, please do!
When I buy an item on eBay, I look for a few things:
- Detailed photos, and from different perspectives if possible
- A detailed written description, including condition of the item, all dimensions, the types of material it’s made out of, if the item comes with an owners manual…basically everything I’d want to know about the item before bidding
- Clear information on shipping, and a fair price, too. I don’t bid on small items that charge outrageous prices for shipping, for example.
- Positive feedback. If the seller has some bad feedback, I’m probably going to bid elsewhere.
As I mentioned in a recent post, I’m trying to get rid of some stuff. The biggest eBay hurdle for me? Getting motivated enough to actually list the item.
Head over to Get Rich Slowly to see a fantastic article on how to maximize your eBay listing (and profits).
If you’re really new to eBay, check out their comprehensive guide.