I am so very happy to report that my very first item since joining the eBay Parent Panel has sold!
I sold Jonesie’s infant Halloween costume which was a skunk. The cutest skunk evvvvver. It has taken me a while to part with it. Ahem, I’ve had it for nearly 8 years!
So I did a little research and listed it. I listed it for $14.99 a price that I would feel good about selling it at. And it sold for $14.99. It cost me $4.90 to ship it and $.30 to list it so I have just made about $10 on something that sat in a closet for 8 years!
I put together a video of just easy it is. Here is how to list an item on eBay. The video is just under 4 minutes long. THAT’S all it takes!! (Forgive me, this was my first ever screencast so it’s a little bumbly AND I had a horrible head cold.)
So now that I’ve given you the tool necessary to list an item, I challenge you to go pick out five things that are just hanging around. Maybe it’s a Halloween costume, maybe it’s a piggy bank, an old camera, a non-working ipod (people buy these! Just sayin’), clothing, accessories, cookie cutters (seriously a Snoopy cookie cutter recently sold for $31.00), or some other goody. Go find five. And let’s clean out the house with eBay. Make a commitment to do this and we’ll do it together.
Be sure to check out the eBay Holiday hotlist to find out what is popular this holiday season. And then sell it! And then use that money to buy this year’s Christmas gifts.
Or how about letting your child fumble around eBay to see what they might like to buy. Add it all up, and then take them to their room to find things they want to sell to earn the money! This is also a great money teaching lesson for the littler ones.