When closing closet doors becomes difficult and dresser drawers are overstuffed, it’s probably time to purge. But convincing yourself that you no longer need that slinky dress you wore one time three years ago is only half the battle. Often, it’s determining what to do with all your old clothing treasures that’s even harder.
Typically, we make three piles: donate, give to friends/family, andconsign. The last pile, however, just might be worth way more than you think. And selling its contents on eBay will likely provide a far better return. (It’ll also make parting with your items a bit easier!)
Consignment shops do the work for you. You drop off your stuff, and the retailer handles the resale process. It’s pretty nice, but the convenience factor comes at an enormous price: normally between 25 and 50 percent of what someone else deems your things to be worth. And while eBay does take a portion of what you earn through sales, it’s usually only 10 percent of what you decide the price tag should be. A little more work and a lotmore monetary return for you.
But, you think, isn’t selling on eBay complicated and time consuming? It doesn’t have to be. Follow these easy steps to start and streamline your eBay business. It’s time to cash in on your clutter! I recently cleaned out my closet and made $1,000 selling all my old items! While most item sell for about $20, the cash adds up quickly with these simple tricks:
1. Set up a seller account.
Setting up your account should take no more than five minutes. Select a username; enter and confirm your name, address, and phone number; and specify an automatic payment method for paying your seller fees.
2. Set up a PayPal account, and get verified.
PayPal is how to handle financial transactions when selling your items. Set up an account, and make sure to also get “PayPal Verified.” This increases your credibility on eBay, raises your sending and withdrawal limits, and allows you to sell internationally. To get verified, all you have to do is log in to PayPal, enter your bank account information, and follow the site’s simple directions for confirming it.